How To Get Long, Luscious Lashes

Let’s face it, eyelashes are in. Always have been and always will be. Nothing quite beats the feminine look of luscious lashes.

I love how they look–they open my eyes and provide a flattering appearance.

When it comes to my maintaining my lashes I’ve tried it all; from mascara to Latisse serum, to strip lashes (with and without glue) and even, eyelash extensions. I currently use a serum called Revitalash that is applied topically every night. You don’t need a prescription and it’s less expensive than most alternatives. Meanwhile, there are many more from which to choose.

Me with Chris

For some advice on keeping my lashes (and yours!) in tip-top shape, I turned to Tracy Lisee, a former manager of the Elizabeth Arden Red Door Salon and a sought-after skincare specialist in New England. Tracy’s entire career has been dedicated to beauty and wellness.

“There are so many options to choose from,” she says, “so, really, it comes down to personal preference.”

Here are some of the most popular lash choices and Tracy’s tips on each:

Strip Lashes

“Strip lashes can actually protect the integrity of your natural lashes, so the myth that they will ruin your own lashes is just that–a myth. I know strip lashes can be intimidating to apply but if you have a good magnifying mirror, good lighting, and a little patience, you’ll be a pro in no time. And always use good glue!  Some great lash brands include Huda Beauty, Red Cherry, Kiss, and Ardell Wispies. My favorite glue is by Duo with Vitamin E.”

Lash Serums To Grow Your *Own* Lashes

“Another option for longer lashes are serums and medical-grade products used to promote longer, fuller lashes such as Latisse. These products can be costly and if you stop using them, your lashes stop growing too.”

I, personally, use Revitalash and love it — but have also heard great things about a serum called “Essy” which is very affordable.

Lash Extensions

“Lash extensions are a great, low maintenance option. However, you DO need to refill every two to three weeks depending on how fast your lashes grow. So be prepared financially (it can run between $80-$150 dollars per fill) and know that the treatment takes between 60-90 minutes. I recommend finding a good lash extension technician by word of mouth and client reviews. Don’t be fooled by stock photos on social media. This is your eye area after all.”

Tracy Lisee, Skin Care Consultant

One more piece of advice from Tracy: “No matter which option you choose, be sure to always use a good skin care regimen.”

True. Happy lashing!

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