For some of you out there, eyelashes are your thing, and for others you wish it was your thing. Unless you’re down to wear fake eyelashes every day (or dye and perm your lashes) you need a hack that can get your lashes looking fly AF but doesn’t involve putting glue near your eyeballs. With an arsenal of eyelash curler hacks already in your back pocket, mastering this next little gem is all you need to do before you can ditch those falsies forever — for real! The only thing you’ll need is that oldie-but-goodie tool, the eyelash comb.


Lash combs are generally available in plastic or metal. In the image above, you can see how the plastic comb barely gets in between your eyelashes, while the metal one gets right up in there. The plastic comb actually pushes your lashes together, creating a clumpy effect, which can be cool for a certain look, but not ideal for a natural wispy lash. Bottom line: metal lash combs are best to achieve a polished look.

How to Get the Best Lashes Ever


Step 1: Apply Your Favorite Mascara


Whether you’re into thick and voluminous or long and fluttery lashes, just apply a couple coats of your favorite mascara.

Step 2: Use Your Metal Comb


Place the teeth of the comb at the base of your lash line and gently wiggle it back and forth to get in between your lashes. As you slowly move the comb up toward the ends of your lashes, it helps to blink your eye through the movement to really separate your lashes. I found this Lash Defining Comb by Lash Factory Premium Brow Brush + Eyelash Comb ($8) on Amazon Prime and I love it!


Instantly soft, fluttery lashes.

Sometimes all we need is the right device to take something so simple to a game-changing level. My only advice is to be careful with the metal teeth! You can definitely poke the heck out of your eyes if you’re not cautious, but the results are so worth the extra patience.

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