How to Make Eyelashes Appear Longer and Thicker

by Kendra Dahlstrom

Some women are blessed with extra long and extra thick eyelashes but many women are not. Long, thick eyelashes are coveted in today's society and they are thought to be feminine and beautiful. Fortunately, things can be done to eyelashes to make them appear longer and thicker. Now you can easily have eyelashes that appear long and thicker.

Items you will need

  • Eyelash curler
  • Mascara
Step 1

Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler. Some women have eyelashes that grow in many different directions. Curlers help to bring them together to unify the look. Bring the curler as close to the base of your eyelids as possible. Squeeze and hold for 5 seconds.

Step 2

Move your curler up the eyelash slightly and squeeze for 5 more seconds. This is to make the lashes have a less severe curl. It looks much more subtle. Repeat these two steps on both eyes. Your eyelashes should already look a bit longer.

Step 3

Untwist the cap to your mascara, and pull out the applicator. If the brush is curved, hold it so that it fits the contour of your eye. If it is straight, it does not matter which way you hold as long as it is horizontal. Place the mascara brush on the underside of your upper eyelashes as close to your eyelid as possible. Move it back and forth horizontally about 5 or 6 times.

Step 4

Extend the mascara applicator brush over the length of your eyelashes. Now the base should look thicker and there should be color on every inch of every eyelash. Sometimes eyelashes look short because they are so light in color. A dark mascara will take care of that.

Step 5

Wait 5 minutes and apply mascara again. You want the first coat to be dry. This second coat is meant to thicken the entire eyelash. There is no need to brush horizontally at the base again. Just brush the length of the eyelash on each eye.


  • Using fake eyelashes is another option women take, but this does nothing to make your own eyelashes look longer and thicker. They simply cover up your natural eyelashes with fake ones.


  • There are many commercial products that claim to thicken and lengthen eyelashes by actually growing them longer. Be wary as some women have actually lost eyelashes due to using these products.