Tip Tuesday #14: The BEST lifehack for ‘no makeup’ makeup eyelashes (if black mascara is too harsh)

The BEST lifehack for no-makeup makeup eyelash look (if black mascara is too harsh)

Hello and welcome to #TipTuesday! As I was putting my makeup on today I thought ‘how come I haven’t shared this lifehack yet?’ This is hands down my favorite ‘no makeup’ makeup lifehack.

I have pretty thick, black, and long lashes, but they are quite stubborn and have almost no natural curl. They also don’t hold the curl very well unless I put mascara on. However, I don’t like wearing mascara during the hot summer months at all – it looks harsh and feels heavy with lightweight makeup. I’ve tried brown and dark brown mascaras, but they look off on me – the color stands out too much.

The trick I came up with years ago is applying eyebrow gel on my lashes after curling them. The thing is, eyebrow gels often provide the hold while not giving a lot of pigment. As a result, the lashes are defined, the curl is holding all day, but it looks like 100% natural lashes.

Another awesome thing about this trick is that wearing eyebrow gel on both brows and lashes adds balance and harmony to the whole makeup look, making it look effortless.

My current favorite eyebrow gel is L’Oreal Brow Artist Plumper, which I mentioned in my all-time makeup favorites.

Before using eyebrow gel on your lashes, make sure that it’s ophthalmologically tested

What are your favorite ‘no makeup’ makeup tricks? I’d love to know ❤️

I hope you enjoyed this week’s #TipTuesday!

See you in my next post,


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12 thoughts on “Tip Tuesday #14: The BEST lifehack for ‘no makeup’ makeup eyelashes (if black mascara is too harsh)”

  1. Brilliant tip, thanks for sharing. I sometimes use clear mascara when I do a no-makeup makeup look, but that can over emphasise the lashes too – so I’ll definitely try this tip – I like the idea of the balance too. I’m all for ease and simplicity for day looks in the summer: I use bronzer, contour and blush where they should be placed AND to create subtle, coordinated eye looks too. That works to harmonize a look too.

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    1. Glad you enjoyed it! I also used clear mascaras before, but for some reason they didn’t hold the curl of my lashes. I liked the effect though! I have same approach to makeup. Although I adore full glam looks, I always go for something simple when it comes to my own makeup. I also love the the idea of makeup products multitasking 😊
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment ❤️

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      1. Hey, you’re welcome. There’s nothing wrong with simple looks, sometimes they can look ‘glam’ and put together just in a more understated way. That’s the fun side of makeup though, don’t you think? That never ending variety of looks- love it.

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      2. Oh absolutely! As for me, I go through phases that depend a lot on the season. During the summer I go for lightweight textures, but in autumn I feel so inspired doing full face of makeup. To me, makeup is art, but my face is a canvas. I love how makeup can convey so many things or just be there for aesthetic pleasure. I adore it!

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  2. Yes, I go through phases too. Right now the UK is experiencing a mild heat wave, lol, so other than skin care, I haven’t really ventured into my collection much in the past week or so. BUT this weekend I am seeing friends (at a safe social distance, obvs) so regardless of the whether tis hot or not, the glam guns will be unholstered!
    Autumn is my favourite time of year and my makeup looks during that season tend to be inspired by an autumnal palette of colour.

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  3. I just want to say I discovered your blog, while searching for Kibbe test with pictures and your approach helped me a lot 🙂 I’m petite, busty, rather angular, a bit fleshy, but not very luscious and not muscular, with oval face, small lips, moderate cheeks, a bit prominent nose and answer B chin. I was almost sure my overall balance can’t be anything else that soft gamine, but almost every YouTube stylist says that SG have to got doll-like. I was confused: maybe then I’m soft natural or theatrical romantic. But my place on yin-yang spectrum doesn’t resemble women like e.g. Salma Hayek, I don’t look like the best version of myself when I where clothes like hers. Also I don’t look good in loose, too flowy garment that would be good for naturals. I look best and feel myself when I find the balance in the mixture od oposites. So after reading your blog entries I’m forgoting about boxes and must-haves and I’m embracing my yin-yang mixture as not doll-like SG 🙂

    And to this post above: I don’t like using mascara (I’m do used to my face without it, I don’t feel myself even with the slicest trace of mascara), but when I want to look a bit more put together and fancy, I use clear mascara.

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    1. I can’t begin to tell you how inspiring your comment is for me! It’s so awesome to know that you enjoy Kibbe system and embrace your features – that’s what this system is all about!
      I was motivated to write about Kibbe system because I felt like these self-proclaimed ‘stylists’ seem to be simply nitpicking and taking things out of context, which creates a lot of misconceptions and misinformation. I get it, they are trying to profit off of it and maybe confusing people can bring more clients to them, but they are taking all the fun out of Kibbe system for everyone who just wants to learn and use it. One of such things is the ‘doll-like’ SG. This is very wrong – ‘doll-like’ is a subjective descriptor that doesn’t have any impact on the Yin-Yang of a person. Besides, in my opinion, it’s very limiting and to many women unpleasant to be told they are ‘doll-like’. I feel like those ‘stylists’ or whatever need to get a reality check and realize that people shouldn’t be put in boxes like this – it’s disrespectful and ignorant.
      About mascara: same for me! I can’t leave the house without a lipstick on, but wearing mascara just doesn’t do it for my face, so I use this eyebrow gel trick to hold my lashes in place. Back in the day my absolute fave was a clear Milani eyebrow gel for this purpose 😊
      Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment! I’m really glad that you find my posts useful – I’ll keep them coming 😊


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