Long Lower Lashes -- Will the Celeb Trend Jump to the Mainstream?

Posted 01/25/11 at 02:12PM by Audrey Fine

Jennifer Aniston's wearing them on the pages of ALLURE, Natalie Portman sported them at the Palm Springs Film Festival, and, Kim Kardashian's been a fan for a while now. Long lower lashes are trending in Hollywood, girls -- but would you wear them in real life?

Since the days of Twiggy, experts have been quick to caution against wearing mascara on the lower lashes because it can be both hard to keep it from smudging and can create an unflattering shadow under your eyes. But, now, with the celeb endorsements, the look may very well catch on and, coinkinky-dink, there just happen to be several "lower lash" mascaras on the market (like Clinique Bottom Lash Mascara, $10 and Tarte Bottoms Up Lower Lash Mascara, $16 that are poised to ride the popularity wave.

Want to jump on the bandwagon? Here are 4 tips for getting gorgeous lower lashes:

Step 1: Because you want to avoid the darkness that comes from coating the lower lashes, be sure to apply a concealer or eye brightener to the delicate skin below the eyes to counteract the shadows.

Step 2: Even if you use black mascara on your top lashes, opt for brown on your lower ones. It is much less harsh and will look better.

Step 3: Blot excess mascara off your wand -- this will help keep things glop-free.

Step 4: Always hold your wand vertically when applying mascara to the lower lashes -- this will help to give you better control and allow you to distribute only as much product as desired onto each individual lash.

Not hankering to try this trend anytime soon? Or, do you prefer a more natural appearance? Consult the natural beauty look book for surprisingly wearable celebrity hair and makeup looks.
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  • Posted by EricaF123 on 04/13/13 at 02:51pm

    I like low lash look

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  • Posted by powerwoman033 on 03/14/12 at 06:02pm

    I have always been lucky enough to have long lower lashes and I used to always wear mascara on them. The problem is once I hit about 30, it started to smudge and give me the lovely raccoon eyes. I have tried everything to find a way to stop this to no avail. So now I go with bare lower lashes. Lucky for me, Spring 2012 is all about bare lower lashes. I have found a way to like my new look after so many years of mascara on my lower lashes and it's good!

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  • Posted by lea_m_gibson on 04/21/11 at 10:32pm

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  • Posted by lea_m_gibson on 04/21/11 at 10:32pm

    nice

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  • Posted by lea_m_gibson on 04/21/11 at 10:32pm

    nice

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  • Posted by LipglossandSpandex on 03/26/11 at 11:16am

    I don't see a problem with putting mascara on your lower lashes. In my opinion it isn't any less "natural" than putting mascara on your upper lashes, as long as it isn't gloppy or clumpy.

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