This post today is one I am so excited to write! I usually don’t post too much beauty related content because I’m very particular with the makeup I wear. I first discovered Honest Beauty at HerConference in June when Jessica Alba was a keynote speaker! Ever since then I have solely used their beauty products. In this post I’m going to share How I’ve Chosen the Best Mascara for Thin Lashes!
***This post is in paid partnership with Honest Beauty and InfluenceHer Collective. All opinions are my own!***
I first wanted to start with a little background on Honest Beauty before I got into talking more about the products I have been loving. Jessica Alba started Honest Beauty when she was looking for products for her children. She couldn’t believe how potentially harmful a lot of mainstream products were, so she created her own! The Honest Company also believes in bringing affordable products to the market as well (which is something I stand for).
How I’ve Chosen the Best Mascara for Thin Lashes
Extreme Length Mascara + Lash Primer
The product I wanted to share with you today is their Extreme Length Mascara and Lash Primer! I was gifted this at their Honest Beauty event in Los Angeles during HerConference (read more about HerConference here) and have not gone back since. The reason? It makes my lashes look longer, fuller, and keeps away clumps!
I have always had notoriously thin eyelashes and I’ve hated that! It also causes me to have trouble finding mascara that works because they always end up clumping together what little eyelashes I do have. This just gives an unnatural look to them and makes it harder to see too!
I mentioned above how The Honest Company strives to create clean products, and all of them are made without parabens, paraffins, synthetic fragrances, silicones, and mineral oil! This is great for someone like me who has super sensitive skin (and even more sensitive eyes).
The first thing to do when using this mascara, is to open the coral colored end! This end is the Lash Primer. The lash primer is what honestly sets this mascara apart from any others that I have used! I personally like that it’s the first mascara that hasn’t smelled like some type of un-identified chemical.
Honest Beauty has a post on a few reasons why the Lash Primer is so useful that is linked (here), but I wanted to list a few below:
- Preps. Creates a silky, smooth texture for more intense lay down of mascara.
- Volumizes. Builds drama and fullness for maximum impact.
- Lengthens. Layers up for lush, sky-high length.
- Boosts staying power. Holds pigment in place for extended wear and intense color.
- Conditions. Adds extra hydration for happy, healthy lashes (swipe on while you sleep for an extra conditioning).
As someone with very thin lashes, I’ve found that it helps my lashes to be more firm and to spread apart quicker before I put on mascara! Since I have to sleep with a sleep mask on, it ends up crushing my eyelashes and making them not stand up in a normal curled way. I didn’t notice this at first, but it became an increasing issue!
I look for a curling and lengthening feature in a mascara because I personally am not a fan of eyelash curlers. I used them in high school and they made my eyelashes fall out! Honest Beauty’s Lash Primer helps to straighten out my eyelashes before I add on my mascara which truly helps my thin eyelashes look more full from the beginning.
Extreme Length Mascara
When it comes to the Extreme Length Mascara, I couldn’t have been happier trying this out! I first used this mascara in June after the Honest Beauty event, and even wore it when I accepted the Fashion InfluenceHer of the Year award. It stayed on all day, and even into the night without smearing.
If you look at the below photo, you can even see the detail in the mascara wand. Unlike other mascaras, this doesn’t clump at all on the wand! I have never seen a mascara do that before and I was really happy that I found one like this. I’ve been using it for four months now and it’s still going strong and working well!
Every Day Makeup Routine
I also wanted to add a quick every day makeup routine that I wear to work! I try to be pretty minimal on the makeup because I personally hate having a heavy feeling on my face. This is also the makeup routine I use when taking blog photos as well! I hope it inspires you a little.
- Use a concealer stick underneath your eyes and in your T-zone.
- Use a pressed powder (if you have oily skin like me) on your whole face.
- Use Honest Beauty’s Lash Primer.
- Use Honest Beauty’s Extreme Length Mascara.
- Use Honest Beauty’s Lip Crayon – Demi Matte (featured in my cover photo).
I hope you guys enjoyed this post! I’m so happy to have been able to work with the makeup brand that I love and use everyday. Honest Beauty cares about the products it puts into the market as well as the customers who are purchasing it. That’s why I love them! I have switched most of my beauty products to theirs at this point for this exact reason.
After the first time I used their Extreme Length Mascara and Lash Primer, I knew I would never go back. Some mascaras have so many chemicals that they actually make my eyes hurt. I have never felt that way before with this product and I know you’ll be just as excited to use it too!
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