July 23, 2021 3 min read
At Silly George we have two things that we really believe in. Having long, gorgeous lashes isn’t just about looking good, it’s about feeling good. That little bit more confident, that little bit more you. And getting there shouldn’t cost the earth or take hours of your time. It should be simple, easy, effortless. I mean, that’s the dream right?
But where do you even begin? There’s so much out there, so many things to choose from. That’s why we’ve put together the everything-you-need-to-know overview. So whether you’re a pro at lifting that look or you’re just starting out, below you’ll find all the info you need to help you nail the perfect lash lifestyle.
Give me my mascara and I’ll conquer the world! Before we get into the modern innovations which transform lashes, we’ve got to talk about the classics. Using an eyelash curler on your natural lashes to bring out those curves followed by a stroke of eyeliner and a splash of mascara is a tried-and-tested way to deliver definition, lift and volume.
PRO TIP: Curlers can damage your lashes if used incorrectly. Check out our article on curlers though and you’ll be curling like a boss in no time.
But not so fast. If it hangs around too long that trusty mascara can make your luscious lashes brittle and easy to break. Get yourself into a daily cleansing routine and keep your eyes fresh with a gentle makeup remover.
PRO TIP: Like any part of our body, our hair cells are at their best when they’re healthy. Daily cleansing will remove bacteria and any other baddies which, if they build up, can start to impact your lash growth.
If healthy lashes are pretty happy, then nourished lashes are ecstatic! You can start with something really simple like coconut or castor oil which will condition your lashes and give them a wonderful extra shine. But if you want to take it up a notch it’s really worth investing in a growth serum. Growth serums work by extending the amount of time your lashes spend in their ‘growth’ phase and by strengthening their roots to limit breakage and loss.
PRO TIP: Whilst growth serums are the ‘gold standard’ for lash growth, some products contain chemicals which can be harmful to your skin and even, long-term, your lashes. That’s why we make our Lash Growth Serum free from parabens, sulphates and toxins, so you get the best of the science without any of the nasties.
You’ve got a fantastic base and now you’re looking for that extra 10% more you. This is when you start hearing words like ‘extension’ or ‘lift’ and suddenly think: “wait, are we talking about caring for my lashes or redoing a house here?” 🤔 So what’s the best option when you’re looking to augment your lashes and what do all these different things do?
1) Extensions – attaching semi-permanent fibres directly onto your natural lashes one by one.
2) Lifts – a chemical perm which curls your lashes and fixes them in place for 4-6 weeks.
3) Magnetics - false eyelashes which attach to your eyeline using magnets rather than glue.
4) Glue-on's– traditional falsies which attach to your eyeline with a glue.
The difference between all of these tends to be cost. Procedures like lifts and extensions can be very expensive, whilst false lashes will be more reasonable. Which makes false lashes ideal right? Well, the problem with the main false lash options out there is that magnets are heavy, whilst glue-on's leave behind a load of gunk and mess which can end up damaging your lashes.
This is where we think we’ve come up with something pretty revolutionary.
We think you deserve the ease and impact of a falsie without any of the downside so we went back to the drawing board and came up with our unique LinerBondTM, an eyeliner which will hold your lashes in place with its own adhesive strength. Combine it with two sets of our pristine lash sets through one of our Basic Bundles and you’ll have everything you need for instant, effortlessly, longer lashes.
The only thing you’ll have to spend time on is wondering where to show them off 😉