3 super-quick tricks to fake extra-long eyelashes

By: The Beauty Experts at L'Oréal Paris

When time is of the essence, girls on the go need simple tricks to gain a dramatically enhanced gaze. Because when you're ready to dart out the door, there's no time for drawn-out primping. Swooping in for the rescue: these three ultra-inspired, lash-lengthening tips. Unlike serums or supplements that could take months to produce results, these helpful hints are quick and effective. Whether you're a makeup novice or a glam guru, follow these three hacks to transform your fringe from lackluster to luscious.

Beginner: Apply Primer

The logic behind priming skin for optimized foundation application also applies to attaining skyscraping lashes. Eyelash primers not only saturate lashes with growth-promoting nutrients, but also lengthen on impact for a temporary boost. For a gravity-defying gaze, first apply a nourishing primer to each lash by gently working the formula from lash line to ends with your wand. Follow quickly with a coat of your favorite mascara while the primer is still damp to achieve fluttering, flirty fringe.

Intermediate: Try Tightlining

If you desire the appearance of endless eyelashes without the painstaking application of falsies, a little bit of line drawing can give you a similar wow-worthy effect. Use waterproof eyeliner along your upper waterline -- it's important to choose a shade that matches your mascara. Then, complete the eyelash-protracting process with a dash of mascara. Our favorite pick is L'Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Sculpt. The wand has a special sculpting wing-tip brush -- with inner bristles that help you hug the lash line and fill gaps!

Expert: Layer on Loose Powder

All that's required for endless eyelashes in a snap is a dash of loose powder, a spoolie brush and your favorite mascara formula. After brushing a foundation layer of mascara onto your eyelashes, prepare your spoolie brush by shaking a small amount of loose powder onto the brush. Thoroughly and evenly coat the brush with powder, tapping away any excess, and then carefully sweep the brush from root to tip on your lashes. Once the powder is in place, apply a second coat of mascara to your eyelashes and admire the newly lengthened effect.

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