Photos (CLOCKWISE): George Quiroga Photography for Uptown Girl NYC; Thinkstock; Albert Sanchez for Style Eyes
Although eyelashes provide a barrier function, keeping out dust and debris, most women feel they serve a greater purpose. And we agree. Adding definition to the eye and camouflaging the signs of aging, long, voluminous lashes are the ultimate sign of femininity. Time causes the lashes to appear thin and short, but you can make a statement with lust-worthy lash treatments, tools and techniques.
Just ask celebrity makeup artist Taylor Chang-Babaian, who shares her secrets for awe-inspiring, eye-enhancing lashes in her book Style Eyes (dedicated entirely to eye makeup!). For a voluminous gamine look, she recommends applying black cream eyeliner along the lower lashline and white pencil eyeliner in the lower rim of the eye. For the extra pop seen in the bottom-left photo, apply chunks of long individual eyelashes along the lower lashline after applying your mascara.
For more more products, tips, tools and treatments to help you achieve longer, thicker, enviable eyelashes, flip through the slideshow and get inspired.
Photos: George Quiroga Photography
A celebrity favorite, lash extensions are a good option for instantly thicker and longer lashes for an extended period of time. And if you want to shave off time from your daily routine, yet achieve natural-looking lashes with more curve and darkness than what mascara provides, NovaLash Curly Curl lashes in .25 thickness and varying lengths are perfect for a natural, voluminous look.
Eyelash Makeover by Uptown Girl NYC
Goddess Signature Mink Lash Strips ($170) are made from 100 percent Siberian mink and provide serious length, volume and luxury. The lightweight, hypo-allergenic and easy-to-apply strips are also available with golden studs—you know, if you're feeling extra fancy.
For women dissatisfied with their length, thickness or darkness of their eyelashes, RevitaLash Advanced ($98), an eyelash growth stimulator, is a beauty blogger favorite.
The Eye Popper
Dramatic, jet-black lashes are easily attained with Trish McEvoy Lash Thickening Mascara ($31). The hourglass brush separates and lifts as the buildable formula thickens lashes while resisting clumping, smudging and flaking all day long.
Applying false lashes has never been easier with this professional tool. The curved tip of the Kre-At Beauty Lash Applicator Tool ($42) helps provide perfect placement of your favorite false lashes and the velvet case allows for safekeeping.