3 Tips For Longer Lashes Without Serums

In today’s post, I am going to be sharing my 3 Tips For Longer Lashes Without Serums. The reason that I’m specifying without serums, is because I feel like nearly everything I’ve researched involves some type of magical growth formula. But guess what, my tips are really simple!

3 Tips For Longer Lashes Without Serums


The biggest change that I have made is related to the way that I remove my eye makeup. In October 2016, I discovered cleansing oils and I didn’t quite know at the time what a huge difference they’d make.

Most eye makeup removers are typically in a liquid form and they’re used with a cotton round. Most occasions when I removed my makeup this way, I lost quite a few lashes and thought it was normal. Over time, I found that whenever I used anything but my fingers to remove my makeup, I was accidentally too rough.

Since using my Bobbi Brown Cleansing Oil*, I haven’t had as many lashes fall out, allowing them to fully grow. The way you should use a cleansing oil is by taking a few pumps (or drops depending on the packaging), into your hands. Apply it to the whole face or eye area, and gently run your fingers over your face to work the oil into the skin. You don’t need to purchase the same cleansing oil that I have. There are many other alternative options out there that are also more affordable. But, I do highly recommend the Bobbi Brown one as I find that it melts my waterproof eye makeup away the easiest.

It’s been a good few months now and I think the results are starting to speak for themselves. My boyfriend commented on how long my lashes were and my friend Samantha from She Writes About It asked me if I was using false eyelashes. I honestly think that they’ve grown so much because I’m no longer applying a lot of pressure to my eye area and rubbing something against my lashes like a cotton round. If you are unsure if a cleansing oil is for you, try another type of product that melts makeup away where you use your hands.

One thing that I have always believed in is investing in tools. You use your makeup application tools every single time you apply makeup. On the other hand, makeup gets used and replaced by another shade on quite a regular basis. The eyelash curler that has been my go to for a couple years now is the one by Shu Uemura. In Australia, it is priced at $32.00 which can sound quite expensive compared to what you can find in Priceline. Honestly, though this is the best I’ve ever tried and it actually picks up all of my short, straight and flat lashes, curling them at once. It never tugs at my lashes which can also be a problem with cheaper ones, resulting in a further loss of lashes.

As soon as my eyelashes have been curled, I then go in with my holy grail mascara which is the L’Oreal Volume Million Lashes Waterproof Mascara. I have mentioned it here on the blog a countless amount of times and no matter what expensive mascara I try, this is still the best. More people need to talk about it, especially if you have oily eyelids. Mind you, the original formula of this mascara is great too, in case you don’t like waterproof formulas. I apply this to my lashes like normal and then a thin layer on top of my lashes which I find helps hold the curl even further. Obviously, a mascara doesn’t actually help grow your lashes, but it does give your lashes the illusion of looking longer.

What are some of your tips for longer lashes?
Have you tried any of these three products before?

*Products marked with an asterisk have been provided for editorial consideration. For more information, please read my disclaimer.


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  • Great tips! I will put them on practice, I also love the million lashes mascara.

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    • It’s so incredible!! More people need to give it a shot 🙂 x

  • Lovely, helpful post! In the same vein as your first tip, I also find that not wearing mascara every single day really helps the lashes to be stronger and longer, mascara (especially if it is waterproof) really tends to damage them!

    • Yeah, I definitely tell that not wearing mascara often helps 🙂 I think waterproof mascara is perfectly fine to wear! It doesn’t do anything harmful to your lashes. It’s just the removal process of the waterproof mascara that can be tricky because you might be tempted to be rough 🙂 x

  • Totally agree about cleansing oil! It’s so gentle yet so effective and really gets waterproof mascara off! Plus I feel like the oil ingredients are nourishing?? But I’ve been using castor oil for a solid few months every night – just applied to the lashline with an eyeliner brush – and I feel like it has totally helped my eyelashes grow!

    Tasha // shiwashiful.

    • I should give that a shot!! I’ve heard that it works wonders x

  • Great tips! Definitely agree about cleansing oil. Even coconut oil works well! The Shu Umera is my go-to eyelash curler too!

    Jessica || Of Purity and Simplicity

    • Oooh! Coconut oil to remove makeup? I might give that a shot!! x

  • Amazing idea to apply longer lashes. Easy to use now with mascara.