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18 Jun 2013 - 05:45104170
mascara help
A lot of you know me for fund raising dressed as wonder woman. Well I did a charity collection at a super market dressed as wonder woman, full kit and make up. including false eyelashes, I had a bad reaction to the glue, so my wife says no for any more false eyelashes.
So what is the best mascara for length and thickness,
Please advise

18 Jun 2013 - 09:12104171
I'm not going to suggest a particular brand, but I've had OK results from those ones that have a white brush for building up the lashes, and then a black brush for colouring them in.

Despite the claims of ads all mascara is going to do is thicken your lashes. False eyelashes really are the only reliable way to lengthen. Shame you are allergic

Fun game: watch mascara adverts carefully, and see how they hide things at the bottom of the screen like "false eyelashes/lash inserts used in this demonstration."

18 Jun 2013 - 11:48104184
maybellines the falsies is pretty good!

but maybe you are just allergic to a certain glue? if you know other people with some you could try putting a small dot of a few on your arm or something? unless of course it was REALLY bad reaction

18 Jun 2013 - 12:38104186
The only one I can recommend is Benefit's "They're Real" mascara. It's awkward to remove because it clumps your eyelashes together and sets but it does make them look longer and it's the thickest mascara I have! I have long eyelashes anyway, but applying this stuff makes them look ridiculous haha.

I usually apply false eyelashes on top of standard mascara for my costumes, but like I said this is the best I've found for natural lashes Boots are doing trial size ones for £9.50 at the moment I think, which could be worth checking if you can't use falsies!

Also kudos for the amazing charity work you do! <3

Last edited by Exelia (18 Jun 2013 - 12:40)
18 Jun 2013 - 13:17104191
I have short heavy eyelashes that droop down and so I am the pickiest person ever with mascara.

I currently use Maybelline's Illegal Length fibre extensions mascara. I have to say it's pretty darn good and actually makes my eyelashes visible! I usually try to go for something different each time or use one for a month and drop it if I dislike it. I've stuck with this one for several months now so it must be doing something right!

18 Jun 2013 - 13:52104196
Thank you all very much for your help. We were given false lashes from a hair dressers but my eyes kept puffing up this last time i really reacted. My wife said no more eyelashes I want you to use mascara. Turns out the better I look the better I do at charity collections.

18 Jun 2013 - 17:05104207
I used to usemax factor masterpiece but converted to benefit's 'they're real' mascara. Masterpiece is great for subtle length and definition but 'they're real' also thickens and hardly clumps. I suggest getting a brow and lash brush and a lash curler, use the curler for 10 seconds, apply the mascara thickly and then comb the lashes lightly to remove clumps.
I've got really sensitive skin and ive never reacted to either mascara, so hope they help you!

18 Jun 2013 - 17:09104208
how about eyelash tint?
I do it cos allergic to most mascaras then what you can do is get an eyelash shaper to give a good curl

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18 Jun 2013 - 17:30104211
I'm a trained MUA & Beauty Therapist.

It sounds with the glue it could possibly be a latex allergy - so maybe watch out for that!

As J-Po said you can get an Eyelash Tint which will colour your lashes for about a month. You can also have an Eyelash Perm which curls the lashes but again I think with the perm it is a latex-based glue to apply the perming rods so for either of these I recommend you go to a salon and get a patch test done by a pro as you can have reactions to both dye and glue! If you are allergic to latex and cannot have them permed, I agree with J-Po again and use a heated eyelash curler.

Mascara-wise, it depends mainly on the brush you use than on the actual mascara product, most mascaras are actually formulated the same. Usually what's recommended for really "fake" looking lashes would be using a base layer of a lengthening mascara (with fake fibres in it!) and then a volumising mascara.

Personally I find the Japanese brand Dejavu's Fibrewig (an example of it here) mascara fantastic for lengthening the eyelashes and L'Oreal's Extra Volume Collagene Mascara (here) for thickness - look at the brush size!

Hope that helps, cheers.

Edit: Actually, just had a look round for you on a hunch of mine, DUO do a latex-free eyelash glue. DUO's the best eyelash glue I've ever worked with, I swear by it, so this may be worth a try if you find it is a latex allergy: an eBay listing for it here. Again, test it first on the inside of the wrist or inside of the elbow or behind the ear to see if you react or not & leave the test on for 24-48 hours and if no bad reactions you're free to use it!


Last edited by chyphens (18 Jun 2013 - 17:36)
22 Jun 2013 - 21:09104418
Quote J-Po:
how about eyelash tint?
I do it cos allergic to most mascaras then what you can do is get an eyelash shaper to give a good curl

I had my eye lashes tinted for the first time today as I cant use mascara due to having really bad blepharitis.

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