Style This Easy TikTok Mascara Hack Makes My Lashes Look Like Falsies
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Confession: I don't really get. While I like it for trend hunting, I generally find that the content feels forced, the songs are annoying, and I can only scroll through so many ferret videos on my search for comedy gold. But most of all, it makes me feel old. I know this is a bit irrational—I'm only 24—but nothing sends me into a doom spiral like the realization that people born in 2000 are . (Every time I see a joke about people discovering in middle school, I feel closer and closer to the grave.)
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But there's one thing that makes spending time on the app worth it to me: The beauty hacks. Whether it'sor , TikTok is actually a treasure trove of beauty advice from regular people and experts alike. While a lot of them are updates on old YouTube and , just repackaged for teens today, there are some truly innovative tips and trends on there.
One mascara hack in particular from usercaught my eye and blew my mind. The video opens on the subject filming herself in her car, her face hovering above the camera in her lap. One eye is bare, the other eyelid is covered in mascara smudges, but her lashes on that side are insanely long. I was already intrigued, but when she said “I cannot be the only psycho in the world that does this," I was hooked.
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The trick itself is really simple: load up your lashes with tons of mascara, with total disregard for getting it on your eyelid. She goes on to apply mascara to her other eye (she uses), being reckless with the brush and allowing the mascara to make a total mess, while explaining this is the only way she applies mascara for lashes that look fake. In the end, she wipes off the smudges and is left with the most stunning lashes I've ever seen.
I've seen one of my favorite Instagrammers,, use a similar trick. I reached out to her to get to the bottom of this, and she said her mom also did it this way.
"I find that doing it this way makes my lashes bolder, thicker, and longer," she tells me. “It leaves more mascara in the root of my lash line to create a bolder effect, almost like I applied liner in there. All of this makes my eyes pop more.”
In all honesty, I use a lite version of this mascara hack every time I apply mascara. Not because I think it gives me better results, but because I'm incapable of not making a mess. But this video gave me permission to really push it all the way, and let me tell you, it works. Yes, it makes a mess, but the results are worth it.
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After swiping on several layers and looking like a frightened raccoon in the process, my lashes looked good. Like, really good. While they didn't look quite as good as the video (I suspect that's just genetics at play), they looked long, thick, and curled, and almost fake-looking, which is what I always aim for.
“I’ve been applying mascara like this basically for as long as I’ve been wearing makeup,” the woman behind the video, Cailyn Ghara, told me when I reached out about her method. She says she discovered the hack because her mom scared her out of using a lash curler, and she was constantly in a rush and would make a mess (relatable queen). “Throughout the years I noticed that my eyelashes always looked longer and better when I would push them up with the wand and get it all over my eyelids.”
Although her trick has now blown up on TikTok, it's not something she's always been proud of. “Whenever I was around people who didn’t know about my mascara trick, I would lock myself in the bathroom and not come out until I had Q-Tipped away the evidence,” she says. “Whenever I’ve made a new friend over the years and they’ve seen me get ready, I’ve had to introduce it to them by explaining, “so I do this thing where my mascara gets all over my eyelids...” as a preface before showing them. They’re shocked every time, but once they see the outcome they understand that there’s a method to my madness.”
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Makeup artistsays there's a reason her trick works so well. “When you apply mascara without worrying about getting any on your upper lids, you're able to really dig the brush into the root of the lashes as well as fully coat the lashes with more product because you're applying more pressure,” he says.
, L’Oréal Paris celebrity makeup artist (and Beyoncé's longtime makeup artist), agrees, and notes that while this technique is a good quick hack, it's obviously not exactly the best if you want to wear liner or eyeshadow as well. “This application technique is very extra and can define your eyes in a short amount of time,” he says. “It’s great for people on the go or in a hurry. It’s a bold look for a naked eye when you don't feel like wearing eyeshadow or liner, but still want a little something.”
If you don't want to mess up your eye makeup, there are two ways to go about it. Garaha's chosen method is just apply your mascara first, clean it up, and then apply liner or shadow (I recommend making sure to give your lashes plenty of time to dry before removing the mess). If that's not your style, Sir John has a trick that will get you a similar heavy-lash result, but with no mess.
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“Take your index finger and use it as a shield,” he says. “Put it on your eyelid, parallel to your eyebrow, and then apply the mascara like crazy. Instead of getting the extra mascara on your eyelid, the mess will be on your finger which is much easier to clean and remove.”
Listen, I know this trick looks weird. But I can't recommend it enough.
Bella Cacciatore is the beauty associate at Glamour. Follow her on Instagram.
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