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5 Tips for Girls with Short Lashes

Tough-to-curl lashes? We got you covered.
5 Tips for Girls with Short Lashes Tough-to-curl lashes? We got you covered.

Having short lashes that naturally grow downwards and are tough-to-curl, can be a huge hurdle when doing your eye makeup. Even with the best lash curler and lengthening and curling mascaras, the sad truth is that you almost always still end up with droopy lashes instead of opening your peepers.

If you're one of those girls who are just not gifted with a fluttery set, here are eight tips on how you can manage your short lashes.

1. The right tool matters

We’re talking about lash curlers. There are a million of them available on the market, with different price points, but know that using the right one will make a HUGE difference. If you have tough-to-curl lashes, try using a good quality curler that fits the shape of your eyes perfectly. We recommend the lash curlers from Shu Uemura or Shiseido. These two fit Asian eyes seamlessly, so your lashes are sure get some curl.


2. Consider growth serums

Score fuller fringe by swiping on a lash serum before you go to bed. You can also use it on your brows to help your arches grow thicker!

Measurable Difference Amplifying Serum (P1549.75)

Aside from serums, Measurable Difference has a complete line of products infused with hair growth and volumizing ingredients that will aid your thin hair dilemmas. Check them out at SM Beauty at the SM Store, Makati. 

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3. Change your curler’s pads frequently

You’ve heard horror stories of women losing their lashes because of old curler rubber pads. Don’t be one of those unfortunate women—change your pads every six months. And once you see product build up (hardened mascara and eyeliner), wash and disinfect immediately.

4. Cocktail your mascaras, or just get a fiber one

To get both length and volume, layer lengthening and volumizing mascaras! To save time, we recommend trying fiber mascaras to get full, long, and curled fringes. Trust us, you’ll look like you’re wearing a pair of falsies!

5. Try curling your lashes AFTER mascara

We know, it goes against the cardinal rule of curling your lashes prior to applying mascara! But hear us out here. If your lashes are stubborn, you can try this trick by letting your mascara dry completely first. Then, go back in with your curler and curl your lashes gently. Key word is gently.


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