Some of us have naturally thick, full lashes, but as for most of us…? Well, most of us have some eyelashes, or some of us have thin, sparse lashes that we just wish would GROW! If you are like most women, you would like to add a little “oomph” to your lashes by adding some thickness to them. Fortunately for us, there are thickening mascara brands out there for us to use.
Thickening mascaras help bulk up our lashes by having a different, tailored formula compared to other mascaras. These types of mascara contain waxes and silicone polymers that coat the lashes upon application, and which make them appear thicker and more bulky than other types of mascara.
Here’s the problem: A lot of mascaras CLAIM to be thickening mascaras, when in fact the really leave you wanting an even fuller appearance. A true thickening mascara should give you that fuller look with just one coat of mascara, and you should certainly need not apply more than 2 coats of a thickening mascara to your eyelashes EVER.
One of the best thickening mascaras, named as one of InStyle magazine’s “Best Beauty Buys” in 2006 is Christian Dior “Diorshow”. The price tag may be higher than a lot of other standard mascaras out there (it can be any where from $20 to $25USD) but you most certainly will not be disappointed with the performance. One quick swipe of this mascara and you’re good to go!
Understandably, not everyone can afford – or wants to shell out – that much money for mascara. If you are looking for a less expensive alternative, you can buy the Maybelline “Full ‘N Soft Washable Mascara” online for under $5! This mascara is not only budget-wise, but it is great for giving your lashes that fuller look each and every day. Even better, this mascara is hypoallergenic so it is safe for sensitive eyes, contact wearers, and anyone who suffers from allergies. It also has a “Quick Dissolve System” which allows you to quickly and effortlessly remove the mascara.
Some women would like thickness but they would also like a little bit of volume too. A popular choice for the past several years has been the L’Oreal Voluminous brand. This mascara will smoothly apply straight to your lashes with no clumping, and it will separate the lashes nicely, giving them definition. If you want to boost up the thickness of your lashes, you can easily add up to 4 coats of this mascara without your eyelashes looking clumpy or gunky.
For those with sensitive eyes – and a bit more money to spend – then try out the Physician’s Formula “Plump Potion Lash Plumping & Stimulating Mascara”. This mascara is dermatologist approved, fragrance free and hypoallergenic. Your lashes are lengthened and volumized as soon as you run the thick bristled brush through your lashes from root to tip. It’s easy to apply and will add a lot of length and volume to your lashes, but the one downside is that it may not hold any curl you added to your lashes all too well.