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4 Life-Changing Mascara Hacks Every Woman Over 40 Should Know To Look 10 Years Younger

June 17, 2019 by Jayla Andrulonis
shefinds | beauty

It’s long been said that eyes are windows to the soul. So if it’s true that the eyes never lie, then what stories do our lashes tell as we begin to age?

Since our hair tends to become thinner and lessen over time, our eyelashes, unfortunately, suffer as well. While you may not have the same voluminous lashes as you did years ago, rest assured you can turn back the clock with a little makeup magic!

Keep reading for four tried-and-true mascara hacks guaranteed to give your lashes a serious lift:

Get Your Curl On

Skipping the eyelash curler is a no-no when it comes to creating anti-aging lashes. Though the eyelash curler is an often overlooked beauty tool in our makeup bag arsenal, it’s an absolute must if a youthful eye-makeup look is the goal. The 15 seconds it takes to create a curl that holds is well worth it for the eye-opening effect.

Also, eyelash curlers are so much more user-friendly than they used to be and less like, you know, a medieval torture device of beauty.

Top Lashes Only

When you apply mascara to your bottom lashes, it can transfer to the undereye area accentuating dark circles and fine lines, which doesn’t exactly do you any favors.

Even the most smudge-proof mascara formulas can transfer throughout the day, so it’s best to just skip it altogether and focus your attention to lifting the top lashline to new heights!

3. Brush It Out!

 

Let’s be real: There’s nothing more aging than clumpy, caked on mascara. If you ever find yourself with more mascara on your lashes than desired, just pick up a new toothbrush and run it (gently!) through your lashes from lashline to the tip. The bristles of the toothbrush will smooth away the excess mascara for defined and voluminous lashes!

 

READ MORE: This Affordable Wrinkle-Reducing Anti-Aging Serum Works Better Than Botox 

 

4. Back To Black

 

When it comes to mascara, always opt for a classic black formula. Opting for black mascara over a brown hue ensures an eye makeup look that creates definition for your eyes and brings out a bright-eyed youthful intensity!


Keep scrolling to shop our a roundup of our mascara faves guaranteed to put the va-va-voom back in your lashes:

Back To Black

When it comes to mascara, always opt for a classic black formula. Opting for black mascara over a brown hue ensures an eye makeup look that creates definition for your eyes and brings out a bright-eyed youthful intensity!

Keep scrolling to shop our a roundup of our mascara faves that are guaranteed to put the va-va-voom back in your lashes:

Too Faced Damn Girl! 24-Hour Mascara ($25)

Damn Girl! is Too Faced's latest mascara innovation and it's a high-intensity mascara that's designed for maximum drama and lift using a revolutionary, creamy-mousse formula for extreme volume without a heavy feel.

Benefit Cosmetics They’re Real! Lengthening & Volumizing Mascara ($25)
Benefit Cosmetics' best-selling They're Real! Mascara is a lengthening mascara that curls, volumizes, lifts, and separates lashes for an "out-of-here" look.

Clinique High Impact Mascara ($19)

This richly-pigmented, volumizing mascara instantly lengthens and defines the lashes by coating them in your pure, deep color for an irresistible lash look.

L'oreal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara ($8.24, down from $10.99)

L'Oreal's Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara delivers voluptuous volume and length using a soft, wavy bristle brush that h holds maximum formula for a dramatic volumizing charge. 

ILIA Limitless Lash Mascara ($28) 

This buildable, flake-free, natural mascara makes lashes look lifted, lengthened, curled, and more voluminous. Its nourishing formula contains beeswax and carnauba wax to weightlessly condition your lashes while shea butter and keratin fortify them. 

Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara ($26)

Experience ultimate volume and the look of thick, false lashes with Velvet Noir Major Volume Mascara, a celebrity-favorite mascara that is ultra-volumizing and delivers instant dimension for epic lashes. 

Maybelline Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara ($7.99) 

Maybelline's Volum' Express The Colossal Mascara creates 9x the volume, instantly. Its patented mega brush and collagen formula plump lashes one by one, creating dramatic volume with no clumps.

Wander Beauty Unlashed Volume & Curl Mascara ($24) 

This intensely glossy black mascara volumizes, lengthens, and curls lashes while strengthening and conditioning with a proprietary blend. The long-lasting formula is complete with an innovative brush that curls and separates for fuller-looking lashes. 

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Jayla is a SheFinds editorial contributor with an enthusiasm for covering the latest news in the intersecting worlds of style, beauty, and wellness. She holds strong in her belief that leopard print is actually a neutral, and can most often be found with a coffee in hand. You can reach her at [email protected]

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