EZ Beauty: Lash Out!

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As a 1960s model of Mod, Twiggy was known for her slight frame and boyish haircut, but she was just as identifiable for her signature beauty look: full, false lashes framing big, expressive eyes.

And Twiggy knew how to work this fringe benefit in every picture–her coquettish look gave her visage its iconic doll-like quality.

Today the beauty opts for a more subdued look
Today the beauty opts for a more subdued look

While things have tamed down over the years (no one should be painting on fake lashes unless they’re partaking in A Clockwork Orange remake), we still love the power of how defined lashes can open the eyes and make them more defined without the need of any other makeup.

When using mascara, always wipe the wand with tissue first to remove excess product (and to prevent clumping). Wiggle from the roots to the tips to get a good, even coat, but hold the wand vertically to coat the thinner, sparser bottom lashes. And, it’s recommended that you replace your mascara every three months (truth be told, if you use it daily, it will probably dry out by then anyway).

If you want length: Dior DiorShow Mascara, $31, Sephora.ca
An award-winning favourite of mascara fans the world over, it gives a long, lush, and sexy effect.

If you want volume: CoverGirl Clump Crusher Mascara by Lashblast, $9,Wal-Mart
A curved silicone brush helps your lashes reach their thickest potential—and yes, this mascara lives up to its clump-free application claims.

If you want precision: Make Up For Ever Smoky Extravagant Mascara, $28, Sephora
A great all-around mascara that features a pointed tip making it easy to get those tiny lashes at the corner of the eyes and to separate without the need of a lash comb.