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Full, feathery lashes are "the fastest and best way to feminize the face," says celebrity makeup artist Troy Surratt. Here's how to get 'em.
Curl your lashes.
Before applying mascara, give your lashes a good squeeze for a few seconds with a tool like Surratt Relevée Lash Curler. "This changes the natural angle of your lashes, making them look two to three times longer," says Surratt. ($30, available at Barneys)
Swipe on mascara.
Apply a lengthening and defining mascara (we like Lancôme Definicils High Definition Mascara) by starting at the root of the lashes and sweeping the wand out toward the tips. Shade-wise, deep black is an always-classic choice; dark brown or black-brown gives a softer, more romantic look — so pretty for a boho, beach wedding! ($27, available at Lancôme)
Don't forget your lower lashes.
"Capitalizing on them creates the optical illusion of bigger, brighter eyes," says Surratt. Avoid volumizing mascaras in this area (they add too much bulk) and instead try a soft sweep of a specialized formula like Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara ($10, available at Clinique)
They make your eyes look amazing in photos! For the most natural look, use individual lashes or strips cut into three equal pieces. "That makes them easier to apply and less detectable," says Surratt. After gluing them on, swipe on another coat of mascara to marry your natural lashes to the faux ones.