There is no secret, just a life-long commitment to my eyes that I will take off make up at the end of every day no matter how late or tired. I am convinced mascara weighs heavily on the lashes and, if left overnight, it will cause them to fall out. And as I won’t live without mascara…
2 steps to healthy lashes
Firstly, use a very good eye make up remover at the end of every day, and make sure it gets waterproof mascara and eye liner off with ease. I think even leaving eyeliner along the lash line weakens the lashes. My favourite, as regular readers will know, is Mary Kay’s oil-free eye make up remover, which works by just melting the make up, meaning less rubbing. It’s £13 for 110ml and worth every penny.
Secondly, try to spend a couple of days a week without mascara on, giving lashes a bit of a break. On those days I use a daily conditioner – RapidShield eyelash daily conditioner – which keeps lashes in good health and defines them for the day. It can be used under mascara as a primer and over mascara to add gloss, neither of which I do. If I use the conditioner consistently every day for a week I see a noticeable improvement in length and health of lashes. Sadly, I only ever do it a couple of days a week, but it’s better than nothing.
Conditioning lashes makes them less brittle, much like with hair, and if buying a separate lash conditioner is not something you would want to do (£28 is an investment), then swiping some almond oil over lashes will do a great job too. It’s the conditioning action that is important, not necessarily what it is that is used, and oils condition hair.
It’s simple, and easy. All you need to do is make a commitment to your eyes.