Who doesn’t want thick, luscious eyelashes? But if you’re someone who doesn’t like using false eyelashes or mascara, you may be wondering, how can I get my dream lashes without using either of these?
You can use vaseline to enhance your eyelashes. This truly is a makeup hack that works and is super easy. However, it won’t darken your eyelashes, so works better for those with naturally dark eyelashes, or if you want more of a natural look.
Why Do We Use Mascara?
Mascara is used to lengthen, thicken and darken your eyelashes, making your eyes allegedly more attractive. It is essentially black pigment mixed in oil or wax, which you can apply to your eyelashes using a wand-like brush.
Applying mascara instantly makes you look put together and makes your eyes more prominent. You can opt for either a waterproof mascara or a washable mascara, depending on how long you want it to last.
However, some people believe that wearing mascara everyday can not only dry out your lashes but also make them thinner. So be sure to give your eyelashes a break from mascara every now and then. And on those days you can simply apply vaseline to your lashes.
Coat your lashes in eyelash primer to save them from the drying effects of mascara. And before you sleep, make sure you remove your mascara to prevent any long-term damage to your lashes.
How Can I Use Vaseline On My Eyelashes?
Apply vaseline directly to your eyelashes, carefully avoiding getting any into the eyes. It is best to use a clean mascara wand dipped in Vaseline to do this. When throwing out an old mascara, keep the wand for this purpose. If you don’t have a mascara wand at hand, you can also use a Q-tip to gently coat your lashes in Vaseline.
Not only will this give your eyelashes an instant uplift, but it also keeps them moisturized. This is an especially useful hack for people who have dried out their eyelashes from using mascara too often.
It is also said to help with lash growth. To increase lash growth using Vaseline, apply it to clean eyelashes every night and remove it in the morning. Do this consistently and you will apparently start to see growth and thicker lashes. Although, to be honest, I don’t think you’ll get drastic results.
According to Stylecaster, it is important to condition your eyelashes, which is exactly what petroleum jelly does. However, you may still be allergic to Vaseline so be sure to test it carefully if you’re doing this the first time.
Beauty YouTuber Madina Shrienzada actually made mascara from Vaseline by mixing it with primer and black eyeshadow. But, this seems a bit excessive when you can just get a new mascara, or directly apply petroleum jelly to your lashes.
And for the ultimate glam look, you can apply Vaseline under mascara to intensify its effect. This is perfect for a night out, when you want your eyes to really stand out but don’t want mascara damaging your lashes.
So there you have it – if you have run out of mascara or want to give your eyelashes a break from mascara, just keep some Vaseline handy and you will always have beautiful, volumized eyelashes.