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The Maxmade Ultimate Lash Guide!


For next-level lashes no matter your length, budget or lifestyle, your ultimate big-lash solution starts here.

When it comes to sex appeal and confidence, there’s nothing quite a set of high-impact, thick and glamorous lashes to bat those cheeky eyes!

Unfortunately, not all of us are blessed with thick, long or healthy lashes worthy of a Hollywood close up. Genetics, diet and stress impact hair growth, not to mention a dodgy trip to a salon for extensions that left you with broken eye-strands.

While our lashes replace every 6 weeks, they tend to grow only to a certain point. Using a lash serum or even coconut oil on the lids will help, as will eating foods like salmon, cinnamon, spinach and Greek yoghurt to promote hair growth.

However, if you’re not feeling patient and want those WOW lashes now, read on for your MM-approved options!



image via Amy Jean Eye Couture

Lash Lift

Lash Lifting with keratin is an ideal salon treatment, perfect for making the most of your natural lashes. Think of it as curling your lashes on steroids, with an eye-popping result that lasts 4-6 weeks and requires minimum maintenance. Basically, your lashes will bounce up and sit upwards towards the brow line, having the appearance of strong curvature and length to match.

An in-salon keratin lift such as Amy Jean Eye Couture Keratin Lash Elevate uses silicon moulds to lift and curl lashes to perfection, providing a root lift for natural lashes. It literally looks like you’ve had eyelash extensions, but using all your own lashes, while the keratin helps to seal and nourish the natural lashes and ensure they remain healthy and strong throughout the post-treatment cycle.

Ideal for: low maintenance babes that already have natural, long lashes and want a semi-permanent way to show off the length.



image via The Bronzing Boutique


Lash Extensions

Lash extensions are high maintenance, high-luxury and high-glam – and if that is the vibe by which you live, then they’re definitely worth it! Your eyes will pop open like a supermodel and will always look done – even first thing in the morning.

However, you will need to be patient, as a full set of eyelash extensions takes between one to two hours and requires refills or touch-ups every two to six weeks (do not down an espresso before your appointment, as you will get restless!). For the best results, don’t scrimp on quality, and always go with silk or mink lashes. At a reputable salon, they will be fitted to your eye shape and most importantly, will be properly applied so as not cause any damage to your natural lashes. My secret squirrels swear by The Bronzing Boutique for professional, lasting and luxurious lashes.

Ideal for: babes who know their eyes are their power and time (or money) is no object.



At-Home False Lashes

 Morphe Lashes 

I love this brand for their array of animal-friendly lashes that come in the most thorough range of lengths, thickness and shapes to suit most eye shapes and tastes! Two things that Morphe Lashes stand out for me on are premium quality which allows multiple wears and the super friendly way their online shop shows the lash on the lid, thus helping you to choose the right shape and look every time.

Perfect for: gals on a budget who still want that quality, professional look.

Artemese Lashes
For the girl that likes a blink of luxury, this range will allow everything from a full J-Lo flutter lash, through to a more natural soft, fluffy lash, within a matter of minutes. Artemese lashes are made from mink hairs dahhhling, with silk lace that easily binds to the leather-bound packaging. This means that your luxe buy will go the distance, as you can re-use these eye-weapons for up to ten wears.
Model Rock Lashes 
For my gals that like the flexibility to mix their lash-look up on a one-wear-only occasion, Model Rock has one of the largest arrays of high-quality lashes for the most competitive prices on the market! Another reason to hit a high with Model Rock? Their unreal multi-packs, with multi-style packages. Perfect for having a ball with summer.
Ideal for: those who love to experiment with different looks for one night.

Now… for the ultimate falsie application guide…

You’ll be out the door in no time without breaking a sweat with my fool-proof application how-to!

Step 1: curl lashes your lashes as close to the bottom of the lash as possible. A good curl is going to add lift and support to your falsies to adhere properly.
Step 2: measure your lashes and trim them with scissors, so they fit the correct length of your eye. A good rule of thumb is to have the lashes start and finish where your natural lashes do (makes sense!).
Step 3: add a thin, consistent line of glue to the base of the false lashes and allow 1-2 mins for the glue to go tacky. This will help the lashes adhere to your eyelid quicker and easier. While this is happening, add a fine coat of mascara to your own lashes.
Step 4: while looking are your self in the mirror lift your chin high so that your eye line is low and reveals your entire lash line. This is the perfect angle and position to slide your falsies over the top of your mascara’d lashes to meet your eyelid. Use a pair of tweezers or a cotton tip to push the base of the lashes against your lash line for a firm hold. Make sure you do this for both the outer and inner corners.

Step 5: To finish, do another coat of mascara and pinch the false lashes and your lashes together – particularly focusing on the inner and outer corners. This will ensure a more seamless finish and allow the lashes to blend.

Voila – there you have it.





Words: Alina B / Hair & Makeup- Products Review; Max May / Photographer: Bonnie Hansen for maxmade.com.au / Stylist; Molly King / Model: Elodie Russell

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