A beauty staple of celebrities, false eyelashes are the easiest way to give your gaze a glamorous makeover in minutes. Renowned beauty expert and cosmetologist BhartiTaneja gives you a rundown on how to dazzle up your peepers.

When it comes to fans of false eyelashes, the list throws up some noteworthy names of the glamour industry. Kim Kardashian loves them, Lady Gaga is a true fan and Katy Perry keeps experimenting with them. Their rise to popularity was quick and not surprising at all. After all, who doesn’t want big, bright and beautiful eyes that scream pure glamour? Whether it’s a coy bride fluttering her eyes in excitement or a true diva entering a party with commanding look, they work with every look—even a natural one—to instantly dress you up. From using falsies to enhancing the natural ones, here’s how you can go glamorous….

Artificial or false eyelashes

These are credited with making the world of eye make-up wide and wonderful. From natural to more opulent and thick ones, the choices are pretty enticing. And yes, there are coloured ones too for those who love experimenting with their looks just like Lady Gaga and Katy Perry. Young girls absolutely adore these!

How to use – Before you apply false lashes, first make sure the strip is the same length as your lash line. Always go for a good quality adhesive (glue) for long lasting results. Now place the lashes on your eyelid, as close as possible to your lash line. Let it settle for a few minutes and finish off with a light coat of mascara and curl the lashes. Do not forget to take them off at night before going to bed. Stretch the eyelid from the outer corner of the eyes, now hold the tip of the falsie from one corner and gently pull it off. Remove the mascara with the help of eye make-up remover and clean your false eyelashes with the same.

Eyelash extension

For those who want to skip the task of applying false lashes every day can go for eyelash extension. This gives fuller and more intense lashes for a little longer period (about 7-10 days).

How to use – In this, single lashes are attached to your natural lashes for a more subtle yet sensuous look. Always trust a professional for this as the eye area is quite delicate and you don’t want things to go wrong.  To add more glamour, add light coat of mascara and curl them with an eyelash curler.

Permanent eyelash curling

This one is the beauty blessing for women-on-the-go, especially honeymooners and working women, who do not want go through the routine hassle of curling the lashes and applying the mascara. The best thing about it is that it even curls the smallest and tinniest of your natural lashes, making them look more curled, defined and dazzling. Just a light coat of mascara and you are done.

How to use – The lashes are curled beautifully to give you smoldering, sexy eyes. The effect lasts for almost two months. A special perming lotion and eyelash curlers are used to curl your natural lashes for ‘wow’ results.

Mascara magic

It’s the instant way to wake up your eyes with full and thick lashes. Today, there are a variety of mascaras available in the market that not just offer thicker lashes but also offer the goodness of Vitamin E that helps in lash lengthening.

How to use – Apply one coat of mascara and let it dry for a minute. Now curl the lashes with the help of an eyelash curler and apply one more coat of mascara.

Hot tip – Gently massage your lashes with Almond or Olive oil to make them look thicker and longer.

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