How to Lengthen Your Eyelashes Without Falsies or Tinting



There are three things in life that most women crave for – long hair, long nails and long eyelashes! (I’m still working on the hair part.) Over the past few years I’ve discovered how to maintain and care for my eyelashes, whilst learning tips and tricks along the way. Below are 5 steps to take if you’re seeking long full eyelashes. I guarantee this 100% works otherwise I would not be sharing it with you all.


Eyelash Growth Serum

The key to any successful eyelash growth process is the fundamental basic of a good growth serum. There are currently loads on the market, however be cautious when choosing a brand as I’ve heard a few can make your eyelashes fall out. The one and only brand I love and trust is LiLash! This growth serum has never failed me and I was introduced to it by Laura from BuyNowBlogLater. I apply it along my lash line once a day at night before I go to bed and it only takes two weeks to see the results.


One trick I’ve learnt since dabbling with make-up over the past decade is always wear nude/skin tone eyeshadows with shimmer. The neutral colour makes your eyes look fresh and the shimmer makes your eyelids stand out, therefore making your eyelashes appear longer. One of my favourite all time shadows for dark skin is MAC’s Tempting. Avoid dark heavy eyeshadow colours at all costs, dark colours will close your eyelids, making them appear smaller.


Avoid eyeliner at all costs! I know a lot of women can’t even step outside their house without eyeliner on but honestly all it does is close your eyes and gives the appearance of smaller looking eyes. In particular I would avoid liquid eyeliner, this is a sure fire way to give the appearance of short eyelashes. Because the liquid is so heavy and dark, it hides your lash line, making your lashes near enough invisible. This is why so many women resort to wearing falsies with liquid eyeliner.


Mascara is simply down to personal preference; therefore I shall list three of my favourite lengthening mascaras:

  1. Benefit’s They’re Real
  2. Loral Telescopic Carbon Black
  3. Clinque High Impact

Make-up Removal

The process of removing your eye make-up is an important final step. Try not to fall asleep with your eye make-up on as heavy mascara over a long period of time tends to make my eyelashes flake off one by one. Gently remove your eye-makeup every night with a gentle cleanser either with a cotton pad or your hands. Two of my favourite eye make-up removers are MAC’s Cleanse Off Oil and Bioderma. I hope this article has helped you, let me know how you get on with your eyelash journey. 🙂 Bloglovin / Instagram / Twitter / Facebook / Youtube

  • Jane
    • duchessoffashion

      Glad you enjoyed it Jane! 🙂

  • Luxveritatis.

    Great post! 🙂
    I’m also new to this world of blogging so it would mean a lot to me if anyone checked out my blog and followed? Thank you:)

    • duchessoffashion

      Thanks hun, I will have a snoop! x

  • ~ Carmen ~

    A good lengthening mascara is my miracle. I don’t have the longest lashes so I work with what I got. :] // ☼ ☯

    • duchessoffashion

      Yes definitely worth the investment hun! 🙂

  • Molly

    Great suggestions! I’m always looking for ways to make my eyelashes stand out more!

    • duchessoffashion

      Glad it’s helped you out Molly! 🙂


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