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Pump up your mascara with this simple trick

Ivy Boyd is a beauty blogger and a makeup artist who has previously worked for Sephora and as a graphic designer. She studied art in college and brings that approach to her makeup artistry and YouTube tutorials. Ivy loves everything from...

Get a false lash look, no glue required

If your lashes are a little skimpier than you'd like and you'd prefer longer, thicker, fuller ones, you can pump up the jam with three products you probably already own.

You've got to love a cheap, easy and fast DIY beauty routine.


  • Q-tips™ cotton swabs
  • Baby powder or loose translucent powder. I used Tarte's Amazonian Clay Smooth Operator Finishing Powder because Tarte is a natural line and I felt safe using it in the eye area. You can use baby powder or even cornstarch.
  • Mascara


Step 1

Get a false lash look, no glue required

Use the cotton swab to push against your lashes from below. This will encourage a natural curl and push them upwards.

Step 2

Get a false lash look, no glue required

Pick up some loose powder with a cotton swab, generously coating the cotton bud.

Step 3

Looking down, liberally dust the powder over your lashes. Looking down will prevent powder from getting in your eyes. If it falls below your eye, no worries. Just brush away with a powder brush when finished.

Step 4

Get a false lash look, no glue required

Coat lashes in mascara. You can repeat steps 2-4 for even more volume and length.

Look at what a difference it makes:

Get a false lash look, no glue required

This post was sponsored by Q-tips.

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