As a woman matures she thinks less of an interlude and more of a relationship. This is how I have come to think of my eyelashes. They need to be luscious, for the longterm. In my youth I was a curl girl. I would ruthlessly attack with Shu Uemura’s iconic eyelash curlers before a night out (always before mascara – I was never that naughty).
Yes, they do make your eyes pop and they certainly work better than any other curlers I’ve ever tried, but when I visited the Blink Brow Bar I hit a stumbling block when I discovered that my lashes had become very puny from all that action, and that my lash line had gaps from the pull of the curlers. This is a common phenomenon amongst curler junkies, according to the experts there.
Suddenly I was thrown into a state of panic. I’d always relied on big lashes for an evening out, so the idea of living without them left me bereft. The very idea of relying solely on eyeliner plunged me into the depths of despair. I had to get creative.
My first stop was Atherton Cox for a set of falsies from lash goddess Daxita. She managed to give me a full set in record time. They were heavenly, and I had three glorious days without needing more than a lick of lipgloss to accompany my perfectly-framed eyes. But then came the fall out, or, rather, the pull out. Had I known there was a removal service, I’d have been there. I didn’t know. As my lash line started to quiver under the weight of the interlopers, I started pulling the fake lashes out with arrogant impunity.
The retribution for my hasty actions? I lost more lashes. It was at this pivotal lash-less moment that I sat back and realised that the answer was clear; I needed to make the most of what nature bestowed upon me and fortify my lashes, not assault them. I needed to nurture and nourish. Out went the curlers and experts, in came a cocktail of cosmetics.
Firstly, there was Rapidlash’s Eyelash Enhancing Serum. I applied this nightly on the lash line, before eye cream. There aren’t enough words to describe my delight when little baby lashes started crowding out after a week or so of this. Next, I used a coat of Mavala’s Double-Cils in the evening, to lengthen and strengthen the burgeoning hairs. In the morning, it was a lick of Talika’s Lipocils Expert. This solution claims to work in 28 days if applied morning and evening and helps enhance the curl, colour and length – it works. Full stop.
After a month of these three products the difference was unbelievable. With just a little lick of mascara I had perfect peepers. You’d better get going – springtime is blossoming just around the corner, and luscious lashes are big news for the season’s look – trust me on this. Now get to work.