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Eyelash issues


Lately I've noticed that some of my eyelashes are stumpy and coarse. Luckily they are evenly spaced so my overall lash still seems fairly full. Why is this? Is it mascara use or maybe am I being to rough with removing eye makeup?
Jan 09, 2007 @ 12:11 pm

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Do you curl?

Do you curl your lashes often? Because that can cause coarseness and sometimes breakage.
What kind of mascara do you use? Because waterproof formulas tend to be a lot more harsh on the lashes, and not only that, they are harder to get off, which makes you scrub harder.
Have you ever tried putting Vaseline on your lashes? I find that that conditions them well if they are dry. Just put a tiny bit on your finger and blink several times, to get a bit on them before you go to bed at night.
But first see what the problem is. My guess is that there is a good chance that it is the mascara...
Jan 09, 2007 @ 04:28 pm

Waterproof mascara the culprit?

Yea I have heard that waterproof mascara is harder on your lashes. I don't use waterproof anymore and I have not had a problem with breakage....
Jan 09, 2007 @ 04:42 pm
Ali de Bold

Be careful with eyemakeup remover

I used to lose a lot of eyelashes when I used ineffective eyemakeup remover. I've also had the same results as Artist and MizzRobin with breakage from waterproof. I love the Vaseline tip, I'll have to try that!
Jan 09, 2007 @ 07:21 pm

Not really certain

I almost never curl my lashes and haven't used waterproof in years. I will try the Vaseline though, that's a good idea. As for the mascara itself, I know from the reviews that I use the same as mizzrobin and misschickie (Loreal voluminous), have either of you had these issues with this product? The only other thing I can think of is that it's a hormonal thing - I recently had my third baby - and I know that can do a real number on hair and skin...
Jan 10, 2007 @ 02:06 pm

Loreal Voluminous Mascara

Nope, I haven't had any issues with this mascara (which actually says A LOT because I am allergic to most mascaras out there). I made the sad sad mistake of trying the ones with the primer and both times I looked like someone punched me in the eye! I guess that is what I get for having sensitive eyes!
Jan 10, 2007 @ 04:50 pm

Eyelash conditioners

similar to vaseline, jojoba oil conditions and protects lashes.
not to mention it takes off make-up.

if you don't mind it being a little pricey, Talika has an eyelash conditioner and growth gel that i absoloutly love. i started using it, and noticed my eyelashes were all longer, and less sparse within two weeks. it's about $40.00, but i think it's worth it.
Oct 08, 2007 @ 07:13 pm

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