How to Get Long Eyelashes With Mascara

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I have been trying to figure out how to get long eyelashes with mascara since I entered high school. I was born with very short, thin eyelashes that were practically invisible without a little bit of help from a tube of mascara. I quickly discovered that not all mascaras were the same and that it takes some skill to apply mascara the correct way. After a lot of experimentation, I’ve found a few tricks to getting the most length from your mascara as possible. A product was provided for this post and affiliate links are included.

How to get long eyelashes with mascara

How to Get Long Eyelashes With Mascara

Even on days when I go light on the makeup, I never leave home without applying mascara. It makes that much difference, and it really does help me feel more confident. I may skip the liner and the shadow, but I never skip the mascara. The only time you’ll see me without mascara is when I’m heading to the beach since I haven’t found a mascara that was waterproof enough to handle swimming.

Here are a few tips you can follow:

  • Begin applying your mascara at the very base of your lashes – as far back as you can actually go.
  • Wiggle the brush slowly back and forth (left and right) and then VERY slowly bring the brush forward to the tip of your lashes.
  • Repeat this step three or four times. Be sure that you put the mascara wand back in the mascara tube between each application to apply more mascara.
  • Be certain that you do this slowly to allow each coat to dry slightly between each application.
  • Move on to the other eye and repeat the same process.
  • Now from the top side of your lashes, do a quick application from the base to the tip. Be sure that you lift up and out rather than down.
  • Choose a mascara intended to lengthen your lashes. The formula and brush style will help your lashes get the length you want.

How to get long eyelashes with mascara

We all want long, luscious lashes to make eye makeup pop, but only the best mascaras can get the job done. Whether looking for length, volume or curl, Hard Candy’s new mascaras are the perfect treat for lashes.

How to get long eyelashes with mascara

Hard Candy Lashaholic Big Fake, $7

  • Quick glide formula that smoothes across the lashes to evenly coat and lengthen
  • Maximum bristle brush will curl, separate and lift lashes for a noticeable difference
  • Available in Blackest Carbon Black

How to get long eyelashes with mascara

Hard Candy Ginormous Biggest Fan, $6

  • Fanned out brush that instantly defines and curls lashes for bigger and brighter eyes
  • Easily wraps every lash with exceptional volume from root to tip
  • Available in Blackest Carbon Black

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  1. I used to wear mascara and just got out of the habit over the years. I’m due for a makeover and considering coloring my hair and wearing more makeup again so I’d love to try some new mascaras.

  2. Dominique Cloutier says

    I’d love to win because I LOVE mascara, it’s one of the few pieces of makeup that I use almost daily and I’m a mom so that extra money goes to my kids lol not makeup anymore!

  3. Dana Matthews says

    My eyelashes are so thin and out of shape.  Seems a few are missing and sometimes the more mascara I apply, the worse it becomes.  Maybe this would help me!

  4. Julie Waldron says

    I’d like to win this for my daughter, she loves using mascara.

  5. Ryan Origon says

    I’ve been looking for a good mascara!! 

  6. Jessica miller says

    I would love to win this because I could use Mascara. I havent bought myself some in a long time.

  7. Dana Rodriguez says

    Great tips! Mascara is a must for me because my lashes are so light.

  8. I would love to win because I am really needing a mommy makeover 🙂

  9. Dara Shank says

    Always love trying different and new mascaras!

  10. I’d like to win because I’m currently seeking anew mascara that doesn’t clump and separates & helps curl my lashes.  Excited to see if this one is all that it claims to be!

  11. Laticha A says

    i’d like to win because mascara is one of my must haves, as a redhead my lashes are very light so i use mascara to darken and bring more attention to them

  12. I would like to win because I go through a lot of mascara.

  13. ashley kirchner says

    I would love to win because I am always searching for the perfect mascara and i have never tried these!

  14. I consider my eyes to be my best feature. I have long lashes, and would like them to really pop. When it comes to pampering myself, or spending on myself, I don’t really do it. This would be a great treat, and I would not feel guilty about it!

  15. I am always looking for a good mascara that can help my lashes look better than they really are.

  16. I would like to win because if nothing else, mascara is my daily go to. I love trying new types and I am always looking for the “best” one for me 

  17. terra phipps says

    I would like to win this cause I have no makeup my husband really all about essentials only type of person and make up to him is not essential.
    so if I want something I would have to win it or get it to review.

  18. I love mascara and I seem to be always running low!

  19. Tandi Cortez says

    I would love to have longer lashes! Thanks for the chance to win!

  20. I’d love to win because I’ve never tried hard candy mascara, although I’ve used their eyeshadow before.

  21. Patricia E. says

    I would love to win because I loveeeee mascara! It is the only make up that is a must for me.

  22. Mary Beth Elderton says

    I have blond eyelashes—so blond they are practically invisible!–so I consider mascara a “must have.”  I am always on the lookout for a mascara the will lengthen the lashes without being too much.

  23. Marcia Goss says

    I would like to win because I haven’t found a brand of mascara that I really love. This is one brand I have not tried.

  24. Annmarie W. says

    I have a teen daughter who goes through quite a bit of mascara…and I know she’d love to try this brand! 

  25. I like having long eyelashes 

  26. I would love to win because I have been looking for a good mascara, but have not found one that I like.

  27. I need help in the eyelash department.

  28. lissa crane says

    I would love to win since I am a big Hard Candy fan but have not tried this mascara! It looks great!  

  29. Dawn Monroe says

    I’d like to win because I don’t think I’ve tried the brand and I’d love to have the long lashes look.

  30. courtney hennagir says

    I would love to win because I am seriously lacking in the mascara department.I also love trying new products so I am really excited at the chance.Thank you!

  31. Barbara Blanton says

    I always love having long lashes would love to try

  32. Love trying new mascaras!

  33. TallulahJane says

    My teenage daughter is breaking my bank with her mascara habit…This would help us!!

  34. Adrianne B says

    I’d like to win because I am on the hunt for a new favorite mascara.  I am currently using Benefit and honestly, I hate it, but want to use it until it’s gone.

  35. I want to win because I love trying new products!

  36. i’d like to try this brand

  37. jeccica simpson says

    I love trying new products, thanks for a chance!

  38. natasha Lamoreux says

    I would love to win this for my daughter and I.  I am a big fan of Hard Candy because they have great products at an amazing pricwe.

  39. charlene elswick says

    I have never used  Hard Candy products before . I would love to  give it a try 

  40. I’d love to win because mascara is one of the few things I actually use when it comes to make up! It makes me feel a little more put together and I have not tried this brand before!

  41. Renee Rousseau says

    I would like to win because my mascara supply is totally depleted and Water resistant Clump-free Smudge-proof is perfect!

  42. Jessica Winkler says

    I would love to win b/c I love Hard Candy eye shadow and lipstick. I know it will become a must have for me if it’s anything like their other products. 

  43. Donna Teller says

    I would love to win this to give to my sister because I think she would absolutely love to try this.

  44. Melissa Cunningham says

    I love hard candy and makeup!

  45. This would make my eyes pop and beautiful

  46. Angelica Dimeo says

    I want to win Because I need a good mascara 🙂

  47. Leah Shumack says

    Mascara and eyeliner are my two staples of makeup everyday! I would love to try out this brand!