Making your eyelashes look longer requires you to keep a few key things in mind. Learn how to make your eyelashes look longer with help from a celebrity makeup artist in this free video clip.
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Hi, my name is Taylor Babaian. I'm a celebrity makeup artist and today I'm going to show you how to make your eyelashes appear longer. So when you're choosing a mascara to make your eyelashes appear longer you definitely want to choose a formula that has nylon fibers to add length and volume to the lashes. To get the look I'm going to use L'Oreal Paris Voluminous False Fiber Lash Mascara in blackest black. You definitely want to look for a wand that goes in sporadic different directions. It will really add intense volume and fullness to the lashes. You can actually see that there's little fibers in there that will attach. So I always love to use black mascara and apply it close to the base and work my way up, kind of just rock it in the lash, get really close to the base, almost give it an eyeliner feel so you get that intense volume at the base and then always make sure to get the tips. So when I'm applying the mascara to the bottom lash I always like to turn the wand vertical so that I can really get in there and just do one coat on the bottom lash. So now that the top coat is dry I'm going to apply a second coat and you can see the nylon fibers attaching. That's what the nylon fibers actually do, they actually add fullness by attaching to the base of the lash and also lengthening. So you see how it like really does intensify and lengthen that lash. So if you really want your lashes to look longer and fuller I always like to go as dark as possible so my favorite is always blackest black because you want contrast against your skin especially if you have darker skin. The darker you go in mascara the better contrast you're going to have. The more visible your lashes are going to be. So if you do have fair skin and black has a tendency to look too intense on you, you could definitely go for a soft black or a brown but my favorite is blackest black. I always like to apply a little extra just on the ends of the eyes just to make it appear more winged. So if you have super super straight lashes, you definitely want to curl your lashes before but if you have lashes that are generally a little curly and you just want a little extra curl it really helps to pull and really get to the root of the lash. It already has some curl formulation or activators in the mascara or the mascara formula and you just kind of press it up so that it freezes. Now I am using a waterproof formula and I love the waterproof formula especially if you do have a tendency to have lashes that kind of fall down afterwards. The waterproof formula, not only will it prevent from smudging or anything it actually also prevents the lash from falling. So we finished Bianca's left eye and as you can see it really has a dramatic difference. The lashes are longer definitely fuller and it's even even more winged at the ends because we've applied that second layer of mascara focusing a lot more attention on the outside of the eyes. So there you have it, that's how you make lashes appear longer. I'm Taylor Babaian. Thanks for watching.