Long, full lashes are like rays of light around your eyes—and help you fake a good night's sleep. Get them in three easy moves.

By Heather Muir Maffei
January 27, 2020
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Step 1: Curl Your Lashes

Curling your lashes helps them stay fluttery all day. Carefully clamp them at the base with an eye-lash curler (we like Tweezerman ProCurl Lash Curler) and hold for 30 seconds while gently tilting your wrist upward. If you have stubbornly straight lashes, first heat the curler with a blow-dryer for about 10 seconds.

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Step 2: Prime Your Lashes

To add oomph, apply a primer. It nourishes lashes to prevent brittleness, lengthens, and amps up volume. Marc Jacobs Beauty Velvet Primer goes on beige so you can never miss a spot. Tip: Wear the primer on its own as an overnight moisturizing treatment.

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Step 3: Swipe On Mascara

Holding the mascara wand horizontally, wiggle the brush at the lash roots and sweep upward to the tips. Repeat. Then hold the wand vertically and use a windshield-wiper motion to separate clumps. L'Oréal Paris Unlimited Lash Lifting and Lengthening Mascara has a bendable neck to target inner corners.

To buy: $8;