The smokey eye may have had its moment, but now it’s eyelashes that are stealing the show for 2012. Long and lush are what we’re going for, and luckily there’s help for those with thinning lashes or who weren’t born with thick ones in the first place. Whether you have a few months or just a few minutes, you can, indeed, get flirt-worthy lashes.
In a few months: We can’t say we’re surprised that lashes have been growing in popularity over the past few years thanks to the FDA approval of Latisse, the prescription-level, medical answer to thin, flimsy lashes. Some people have such good luck with the product that they can even go without mascara. It takes about four months to see final results, but Latisse can double your lash volume.
In an afternoon: A salon procedure called LashDip, (that must be applied by a certified professional) offers all of the lift, curl, thickness and length of a high-end mascara, but it’s semipermanent and can last for up to six weeks. Plus, LashDip can be added to Latisse-treated lashes or combined with extensions.
In a minute: A good-quality mascara can make all the difference. Lancôme’s Hypnôse was voted “Best Overall Mascara” in the NewBeauty Beauty Choice Awards because the tapered brush really lets you reach each and every lash. And the glossy formula makes your eyes pop.
To see before-and-afters of these options for thicker lashes, see the Winter 2012 issue of NewBeauty, on newsstands now.
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