How to darken lashes

Written by beth porter
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How to darken lashes
Dark eyelashes are considered a good beauty trait. (Jupiterimages/ Images)

The eyes are a captivating part of the body that communicates and attracts. Having dark, full eyelashes is a dream for some women and men. Dark eyelashes make the eye appear more striking and defined. Not everyone is born with dark eyelashes, but there are a few methods that can help darken the eyelashes. Using a dark colour of mascara is a quick but temporary way to darken eyelashes. Eyelash dye is perfect for longer lasting dark eyelashes.

Skill level:
Moderately Easy

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Things you need

  • Mascara
  • Salon
  • Mirror

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  1. 1

    Set a mirror in front of yourself, or use the bathroom mirror. Bring out a bottle of dark brown or black mascara.

  2. 2

    Open the mascara bottle. Pull out the mascara wand.

    How to darken lashes
    Swipe the brush against the rim a few times to rid of excess mascara. (Medioimages/Photodisc/Valueline/Getty Images)
  3. 3

    Run the mascara wand through your eyelashes. Your eyelashes will be a much darker colour now. This is only a temporary solution.

    How to darken lashes
    Do not poke your eye or rub mascara into your eye. (Jupiterimages/Goodshoot/Getty Images)
  4. 4

    Schedule an appointment at a salon for eyelash dying.

  5. 5

    Talk to your beautician about the best dark colours of eyelash dye, and choose the perfect shade for your eyelashes. Allow the beautician to dye your eyelashes.

Tips and warnings

  • Do not perform eyelash dying at home. Eyelash dying chemicals can severely damage the eye if handled improperly.

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