How to darken lashes

Updated February 21, 2017

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.

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

Open the mascara bottle. Pull out the mascara wand.

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

Schedule an appointment at a salon for eyelash dying.

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.


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

Things You'll Need

  • Mascara
  • Salon
  • Mirror
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Beth Porter has been a writer since 2008, with strong experience in early childhood education, gardening, home living and crafts. Porter is presently attending college, pursuing a Bachelor of Arts in early childhood education at the University of Cincinnati.