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Today I’m sharing one of my favorite makeup secrets – my mascara hack!
About a year ago I switched mascaras. I had been using Maybelline Great Lashfor years. Like 18 YEARS. I liked the consistency, it stayed on with minimal smudging, and it was cheap and easy to pick up. The reason I switched is because I attended a favorite things party and the gift I got was Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara. I tried it out and I have continued buying it ever since. It is supposed to help you get longer, more lush lashes. It works for me. I really like the consistency. It is drier than Great Lash and I feel like that helps it look thicker at the base of my lashes. The brush is also really thick and tightly bound which helps fan my lashes out more than Great Lash ever did. The price is a bit more but it isn’t too high.
And now for the hack! I add a drop of lavender essential oil to my Grow Luscious and I have noticed that my lashes are naturally longer and thicker than they used to be. It isn’t a crazy difference that is super noticeable but I do see it as I’m getting ready for the day. I wore the mascara without the added lavender for several months but really noticed the difference in my lashes after months of wearing it with the lavender.
So, why lavender? Lavender essential oil is assumed to aid in hair growth and to have antibacterial properties. Eye makeup can harbor lots of germs because of the mucous membrane (eyelids) it comes into contact with. This is why you should not share your eye makeup or applicators with others! Anyway, the lavender oil helps keep those germs in check. Another benefit of the oil is that it helps keep the mascara from getting too thick as it gets older and has been exposed to air time and time again.
This mascara hack is so simple. Here is all you need:
1 tube Revlon Grow Luscious Mascara
1 drop Lavender Essential Oil*
Open the mascara, carefully drop 1 drop of essential oil into the tube and replace the lid.
*Make sure to buy a high quality, 100% therapeutic-grade essential oil. Do not use a fragrance oil used in soap or candle making.
**I am not qualified to give advice about essential oils, first aid for misuse of essential oils, etc. I’m just sharing something that has worked for me. Follow the advice here at your own risk – essential oils should not be applied to the eye without the supervision of someone who had been trained to do so.
Do you have a great makeup hack or a favorite drugstore beauty product? Share in the comments!