Audrey Hepburn’s Crazy Eyelash Trick Will Freak You Out
When it comes to unusual beauty tricks, we kind of thought we’d heard them all. We’ve used red lipstick to cover under-eye circles, baby powder to set makeup and we’ve even poured beer all over our hair for shinier, more luscious locks. But there is one old Hollywood hack that we’re just now hearing about, AND it’s one that was used by Ms. Audrey Hepburn herself.
Lauren first used an eyelash curler and applied two coats of mascara. Then she used a sewing pin near her eye’s waterline and “pulled the pin through to the top, separating each individual lash. This defines each lash and helps distribute the dark mascara pigment more evenly.” While the results look awesome on Lauren, we have to say that we’re wary about deliberately placing a sharp object so close to our eyes. If you tend to fall heavily on the clumsy side, here are a two other lash separating techniques that aren’t quite as risky.
1. Lift off Lash Comb ($10): Just like the pin (but a little bit less sharp) the metal bristles of this brush will work to separate those freshly coated lashes.
2. Disposable Mascara Wands ($7): Most of the clumps in your mascara come from build up on your mascara wand. To help get rid of them and add even more separation, apply your mascara like normal and then use a clean mascara wand (like one of these disposable ones) to get rid of any excess build-up.
What do you use to get stunning lashes? Share with us in the comments below.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!