I read that a lot of professional makeup artists give the advice of using a khôl pencil to full the spaces between lashes. That would give an impression of volume.
I had a look at my lashes but I don't see how to do it. I don't see big spaces between lashes even if my lashes are very thin.
I see well how to do for the lower lashes because I can put a little bit of khôl on the inside rim but how to do for the the upper lashes? Using the space in the inner rim?
Any other tips to get the impression of more volume on the lashes? I must add that mascara only is great but does not give me huge volume. If I use a pencil as a liner (not between lashes but above or very close to the lashes) and a mascara, I get a nicer volume. Nothing terrific but OK.
The closest I can come to doing that is to use a flat eyeliner brush with powder. They're sometimes called "push" eyeliner brushes because you're pushing it into the base of your eyelashes. This is a picture of one. This is Sephora's description of the technique:
Simply load the brush with color, then dab and wiggle the flat end of the brush along your lashline.
I really like the Kiss Me mascara too! It's one of my three favorites, depending on the look I want. The other two are Clinique's Naturally Glossy Mascara, which is very natural and won't be any good for what you're after, and Rimmel's Lash Maxxx (in the black and hot pink tube) which gives me seemingly very thick lashes. The formula is thin enough that it doesn't clump lashes together and the applicator is like a little comb which helps to really separate every lash.
The only other thing I can think of is to use a lash curler. It helps them to be more visible and so it looks like there's more of them there.
Have you tried primer for eyelashes? It's normally white and applied just like regular mascara. You then apply your normal mascara on top. It definitely gives the impression of plumper lashes, but you have to be careful so it doesn't clump.
Also, some salons offer eyelash extensions (like hair extensions). Individual fake lashes are added to your lash line. I've never had it done, but I have a friend who does it regularly. It looks very natural, but gives them impression of full, gorgeous lashes. I think they last 2-4 weeks.
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I wouldn't recommend lash extensions on a regular basis, based on my own experiences of them. I had them done for me regularly for about 10 months. They do look awesome but they don't last long (three weeks for me) and are somewhat expensive. That might have been worth it for me anyway, but over time the weight of them added to my own lashes started to make mine fall out faster, and grow in more and more sparse. Basically the extensions were pulling out my own lashes. It's taken almost a year since I stopped having them put on for mine to gradually thicken back up again to normal levels.
This may not happen to everyone, but if I knew then that it would be a possibility I wouldn't have done it.
Have you tried primer for eyelashes? It's normally white and applied just like regular mascara. You then apply your normal mascara on top.
just a word of warning about lash primers... since i don't use them or wear contacts myself, i cannot say if this is true, but reports are that people who wear contact lenses should NOT use lash primers because they can make mascara flake more than using mascara alone.