Are we over mascara? 3 Alternative treatments

Are we over mascara? 3 Alternative treatments

11.30.2016    |    
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Seriously. We might be. I am a self-confessed former lash extension addict and it’s wild looking back at pictures of myself with lashes that nearly touched my eyebrows. At the time, I thought I looked amaaaaazing, but looking back, I just looked older. I had a friend text me recently and asked me if I’d tried Yumi lashes yet. Her reasoning for exploring the treatment was that she was simply over mascara, and I have to agree. I totally get mascara for the evening or on special occasions, but for the day, I suggest skipping the product altogether. Thoughts?

Back to Yumi, it is basically a keratin treatment/perm/ dye job for your lashes. You are not attaching anything to your lashes, but you are lifting them so that they appear much fuller and curled. This is something that I plan to try ASAP. [UPDATE! I DID try Yumi, after reading this article, and it was beyond disappointed. I do not recommend].

In the meantime, I am addicted to tinting my lashes and to lash (and brow) serums. My three favorites are listed below. One caveat: these treatments work really well until you stop using them. Then you lashes go back to where they were before using them. Not a fan of this reality? Tinting your lashes is also a great trick for those of you who like the fuller, yet natural lash look. I tint mine every three to four weeks or so. On days when i just need a little something something, I’ll use MAC’s False Lashes right at the base of my lashes – not extending the color out – just to darken the area around my eyes a bit.

If you are over mascara too, try one of these elongating lash serums:

Revitalash Advanced Eyelash Conditioner


Grande Lash

Image, Bella Hadid by David Roemer for Exit No.32 2.

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