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Ask a Redhead: Any Tips and Tricks for Blonde Eyelashes?

Redheads usually have coarse + stiff lashes. We have some tips:

Every week, we put out a call for your redhead questions. This gives you a chance to get advice or input from our team of redheads. From beauty and fashion to lifestyle, redheads are in a unique boat, and we want to help make this community a place where you can turn to for all your redhead needs.

This week, we’re talking all about redhead lashes, and answering a question from Facebook that reads: “My eyelashes are stiff to curl, and are blonde at the base. Help!” So, let’s talk all about redhead lashes and how you can enhance yours with a few tips + tricks:

1. Find the right mascara

First and foremost, you will want to find yourself the right formula. The Finally Have Lashes® redhead mascaras come in custom colors made for redheads by redheads. When formulating these shades, we chose colors that look natural on redheads and formulated all our mascaras to be sensitive and eye-safe. If you’ve ever felt like Black and Brown mascaras don’t look natural on you, it’s time to try an Auburn and/or Chestnut mascara. Finally Have Lashes® will also add curl and maximize volume for long, beautiful redhead lashes. We have two different mascara lines — Hourglass + Enhancing — in our Finally Have Lashes® line. We can’t wait for you to try!

Finally Have Lashes® Hourglass Mascara

The Hourglass Mascara is our original mascara series. The custom Auburn, Brown + Black shades are designed to volumize, curl, lift, and lengthen lashes in a sensitive-friendly formula with an hourglass brush.

Finally Have Lashes® Hourglass Mascara

Finally Have Lashes® Enhancing Mascara

The Enhancing Mascara is our new mascara series! These custom shades include Auburn and Chestnut! Brown and Plum are coming soon and pre-orders are now open. Our enhancing wand is designed to build maximum volume & length and will help to comb through lashes to define, separate, lift & curl.

Finally Have Lashes® Enhancing Mascara

2. Help to soften stiff lashes

Stiff lashes can be caused by genetics, but there are a few ways you can try to soften them up.

To soften stiff lashes, you can try the following tips:

1. Use a Conditioning Mascara: Look for mascaras that contain moisturizing ingredients like oils or vitamin E. These can help hydrate your lashes and make them softer over time.

2. Apply Oil or Serum: Before bedtime, apply a small amount of natural oils such as coconut oil, castor oil, or even olive oil to your lashes using a clean mascara wand or cotton swab. This can help nourish and soften them overnight.

3. Avoid Waterproof Mascara: Waterproof mascaras tend to be more drying and can make lashes stiff. Opt for regular mascaras that are easier to remove and gentler on your lashes.

4. Remove Mascara Gently: Use a gentle eye makeup remover and avoid rubbing or pulling on your lashes. Let the remover sit for a few seconds to dissolve the mascara before gently wiping it away.

5. Use a Lash Primer: Applying a lash primer before mascara can create a protective layer and help condition your lashes, making them softer and less prone to stiffness.

6. Brush Your Lashes: Use a clean mascara wand or lash comb to gently brush through your lashes daily. This can help distribute natural oils and any conditioning products you’ve applied, as well as prevent them from clumping together.

7. Consider Lash Serums: If your lashes are consistently stiff and dry, you might want to try a lash serum designed to promote lash health and hydration. These often contain peptides and other ingredients to strengthen and soften lashes over time.

By incorporating these tips into your routine, you can help soften stiff lashes and keep them looking healthy and hydrated.

3. How to curl and application tips

If you have naturally straight lashes, you can use a lash curler to add some bend to them, but if your lashes are stubborn you can try a few of these tricks:

Curling stubborn lashes can be a bit tricky, but here are some tips to help you achieve a lasting curl:

1. Use a Good Quality Eyelash Curler: Invest in a high-quality eyelash curler that fits the shape of your eye well. Look for one with a soft silicone pad that won’t pinch or pull your lashes.

2. Heat the Eyelash Curler: Warm up your eyelash curler slightly with a hairdryer for a few seconds (make sure it’s not too hot to avoid burning your eyelids). The warmth can help to set the curl better.

3. Curl Before Applying Mascara: Curl your lashes before applying mascara. Curling after mascara application can lead to clumping and may damage your lashes.

4. Hold and Pulse Technique: Position the curler close to the base of your lashes and gently pulse the curler a few times as you move it towards the tips. This technique helps to create a natural-looking curl.

5. Use Mascara Wisely: After curling your lashes, apply a lengthening or volumizing mascara. Start from the base and wiggle the wand slightly as you move upwards to separate and define the lashes.

6. Try Heating Techniques: Some people find that using a heated eyelash curler or warming their regular curler with a hairdryer (as mentioned above) gives them better results with stubborn lashes.

7. Hold the Curl: After curling, you can lightly pinch the curler at the tips of your lashes and hold for a few seconds to lock in the curl.

8. Use Waterproof Mascara Sparingly: Waterproof mascaras can hold a curl better, but they can also be drying. Use them sparingly and make sure to remove them gently at the end of the day to avoid damaging your lashes.

9. Consider Lash Primer: Using a lash primer before mascara can help to condition and protect your lashes, which can make curling easier and more effective.

10. Practice and Patience: Achieving the perfect curl may take a bit of practice. Be patient and gentle with your lashes to avoid any damage.

11. Apply Mascara Before Shadow: Most makeup artists will tell you to apply your eyeshadow before your mascara, but if you’re a redhead who wants to cover those light roots, try doing your mascara first. This means you can make a mess of your lids and wipe it off before adding your shadow.

By following these tips, you can effectively curl stubborn lashes and enhance the appearance of your eyes.

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