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Get the Look of False Eyelashes

Learn how to recreate the look of fake or false eyelashes using Lancôme’s best mascara for long thick lashes.

Woman applying mascara for a false lash look

False eyelashes can come with a bit of a learning curve, since applying them can require both steady hands and extra time in the morning. If that’s not an option for you right now, this may be the perfect time to get the look of false eyelashes using mascara. In fact, you can easily create longer lashes with just mascara and a mascara primer; together they help make your lashes look thicker and fuller. Here’s how to get the look for yourself, no lash tech or false-eyelash tutorials needed.

How to Use Mascara to Create a False Lash Look:

To get the look of false eyelashes with ease, just follow these simple steps:

1. Start with clean lashes

2. Curl eyelashes with a lash curler – try curling lashes in three parts: first squeeze the lash curler at the base of the lashes, then the middle of the lashes, and then at the very tips.

3. Apply two coats of eyelash primer to lift and enhance lashes. Apply our Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer, to both the top and bottom lashes.

4. Before the primer dries, apply a mascara with a false lash effect like Monsieur Big, our mascara for longer, bolder lashes. Apply as many coats as needed until you get your desired look.

5. Remove your mascara at the end of the day with a makeup remover, then apply a lash serum like Cils Booster Lash Revitalizing Serum. The amino acid-infused formula reduces lash loss during makeup removal and fortifies lashes while you sleep.

Volumizing mascara with a set of fake eyelashes

Best Products and Best Mascara for a False Lash Look

Lash Primer with Fibers

Lash primer, which lengthens and thickens the appearance of lashes to boost the results of your mascara, is essential to get the look of false eyelashes. Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer creates a smooth layer on your lashes so mascara can more evenly coat giving the appearance of longer lashes. (For the best results, your primer should still be wet when you apply your mascara afterwards.) The formula is infused with micro-fibers which cling onto each lash to help create the fake lash look.

False Lash Look Mascara

There’s no greater mascara compliment than someone asking you if you’re wearing fake eyelashes when you’re actually just wearing mascara. If you’re wondering what mascara makes you look like you have false eyelashes look to our Monsieur Big Mascara which is a volumizing mascara that uses a brush with wavy fiber bristles and a wide shape to deliver a thick coat onto lashes and create a false eyelash effect. The mascara formula features polymers that create a sleeve around each lash, which keeps the mascara from clumping or flaking. That makes it buildable, so you can swipe on multiple coats of the mascara for 12x the volume without clumps or smudges so you can enjoy big lashes.

By doubling up on both eyelash primer and a mascara that makes your lashes look longer, you’ll be able to recreate the look of false eyelashes — easy.

Lash Care for Long Eyelashes

For a false lash look it’s important that lashes are healthy – lash care is something that shouldn’t be ignored in your makeup and mascara routine.

Makeup Remover: Regardless of whether you are wearing fake eyelashes or just a really good mascara – using a makeup remover is a must. Try our award-winning bi-phase eye makeup remover Bi-Facil Double Action Eye Makeup Remover; the formula instantly and effortlessly removes waterproof makeup. The lipid phase dissolves the mascara as the water phase cleanses skin without leaving it feeling greasy or sticky. If you are wearing heavy makeup it can also be worth using the double cleansing method.

Lash Serums and Lash Conditioner: After cleansing the eye area apply Cils Booster XL Enhancing Lash Primer, which contains nourishing ingredients such as a vitamin E derivative and vitamin B5, to condition lashes. You can even wear it overnight as a “lash mask.” Simply apply clean lashes to nourish and rejuvenate before bed. Alternatively try the Cils Booster Lash Revitalizing Serum, which conditions damaged lashes including lashes affected by daily makeup application, eyelash curlers, false lashes, and lash extensions and reduces lash loss (83% of people saw less lash loss during makeup removal). Less lash loss = more lashes = fuller looking lashes.

Mascara Tips for a False Lash Look

In addition to using the right lash products to create a false lash effect – there are also a number of mascara tips you can use in your mascara routine.

Tip #1: Cocktail Your Mascara: Layering two mascaras is a mascara technique which can help to enhance your lashes and make them look bigger for a false lash effect.

Tip #2: Curl your eyelashes: Curling your eyelashes is one of the simplest ways to visibly lift your eyelashes and make your eyelashes look longer.

Tip #3: Use eyeliner: Applying an eyeliner in-between your lashes (an eyeliner technique known as “tightlining”) will help to make the base of your lashes look thicker and define your eyes – almost creating an effect as though you had applied false eyelashes.

Tip #4 Hold the Wand: As your mascara is drying, hold the mascara wand at the middle of your lashes to help lift the lashes as the mascara sets.

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