Pump up your mascara with this simple trick

Aug 3, 2014 at 12:00 a.m. ET

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

Fast and easy lashes Step 1: Push lashes with Q-tip

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

Step 2

Fast and easy lashes Step 2: Use loose powder

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

Fast and easy lashes Step 4: Add mascara

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

Look at what a difference it makes:

Fast and easy lashes: Finished

This post was sponsored by Q-tips.

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