8 Ways To Get Fuller Looking Lashes Without Falsies

I'll be honest: I love the look of false eyelashes as much as the next girl. When you crave that dramatic volume and length, sometimes it's just the way to go. But for those times when you can't be bothered to deal with all of that, there are still ways to get fuller-looking lashes without the falsies. I won't lie, it's not as simple as just swiping on that killer mascara formula (although there are totally still mascaras that can mimic the look of falsies). But if you're willing to put in the effort of an extra step here or there, the false-lash effect can still be yours without the hassle of all of that glue.

Of course, you don't have to do all of these steps at once. Adding any one of these to your beauty routine will instantly up your lash game. But if you really want those va-va-voom lashes, feel free to combine any or all of these tips. And no need to worry about your lashes staying on all night— they're your lashes. Just use a little makeup remover before bed, no tugging or ripping required. Here are eight ways for getting totally doll-like lashes without the struggle of falsies.

1. Curl, Curl, Curl

Shiseido Eyelash Curler, $14, Amazon

Curling your eyelashes is one of the most important things you can do to make eyes look wider and lashes look longer. Before applying any mascara, start at the base of your lashes and pump in sections up to the tip for the best curl. Even after applying mascara, keep your lashes curled by using a cotton swab to help hold them up while your mascara dries. Never use an eyelash curler after applying mascara, as this could pull your lashes out.

2. Use A Primer

Estee Lauder Little Black Primer, $25, Sephora

Add extra length and volume to lashes by layering a primer underneath your mascara. Using a water-resistant formula will also help your lashes stay curled when applied before mascara.

3. Coat The Top & Bottom

Clinique High Impact Mascara, $18, Sephora

Many times when we apply mascara, we only apply it to the undersides of our lashes. But for the most volume, it's important to really encase lashes with your favorite formula. So when applying mascara, make sure to apply to the top-sides of your lashes first, and then zig-zag while you apply to the undersides. This way, all of your lashes are covered without losing any lift.

4. Use Fibers

Tarte Best in Faux Lash Extending Fibers, $20, Tarte Cosmetics

For some crazy length and volume, try using fibers to extend your lashes. Apply a coat of mascara before applying a coat of fibers. Make sure to do these first two steps quickly, so that more fibers stick to your mascara. Then finish the sandwich by applying another coat of mascara to cover the fibers. You'll be amazed by how much more voluminous your lashes appear.

5. Layer Extra Coats

Boots No7 Dramatic Lift Mascara, $10, Target

For the most dramatic lashes, it's all about layering. And you don't have to stop at two coats...keep it going for as many layers as you like! If you're worried about your lashes becoming too heavy though, use a lifting or curling formula to keep them from drooping.

6. Tightline

It Cosmetics Tightline Full Lash Length Black Mascara Primer, $29, Amazon

Use your favorite black eyeliner or a tightlining mascara to help fill in the upper lash-line. By filling in sparser areas, it will help your lashes look more voluminous and your lash line look so much fuller.

7. Don't Forget The Corners

Butter London Iconoclast Mega Volume Lacquer Mascara, $20, Amazon

Making sure the lashes in your inner and outer corners are coated can really make a difference in how dramatic your lashes look. Try a mascara with a smaller wand or a ball-tip to help coat those harder-to-reach lashes.

8. Try A Lash Comb

Lash And Brow Comb, $20, Younique Products

Defined and separated lashes will really help to give that false-lash look. To make sure yours don't get too clumpy, try a lash comb for beautifully fanned-out lashes.

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