Why you should embrace the bare lashes trend

The ‘no makeup’ look is now taking over your eyes, too

Beauty Crew Contributor / August 22 2016

It’s time to put down the false lashes and embrace bare, natural lashes. Runways, celebs and makeup artists are all jumping on board this minimalist look, which instantly gives you a fresh-faced appearance that you can easily wear for day or night.

To master bare lashes, here are our top tips:

#1 / Curl your lashes

Invest in a great eyelash curler. The natural-looking curl will widen and brighten your eyes without the need for macara. A well-known beauty hack is to heat it up with your blow-dryer for a longer-lasting curl.

#2 / Tint them

If you love the extra black colour that mascara gives your lashes, then try tinting your lashes. If you don’t have time to book in for a professional eyelash tint, try Rimmel Wonder’full Volume Colourist Mascara. While it is a mascara, the formula also gradually tints lashes over two weeks, leaving lashes fuller and longer in appearance so you can eventually go mascara-free.

#3 / Brighten the eyes with eyeshadow

If you can’t bear to go completely bare with all your eye makeup, choose a neutral eyeshadow colour with a metallic shine to sweep across the whole lid, or just along the lash line. Your eye colour will pop, without looking overdone.

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Now that you’ve got the basics mastered, here’s how to complement your bare lashes look with day to night makeup:

For day

During the day, you’ll want to keep the rest of your look quite fair as well. We recommend a mineral powder like Laura Mercier Mineral Powder, a natural blush such as Tom Ford Cheek Color in Love Lust, the neutral colours from an eyeshadow palette like Estée Lauder Pure Color Envy Sculpting EyeShadow 5-Color Palette in Provocative Petal, and a clear lip courtesy of Glossier Balm Dotcom.

For night

Come evening, you can amp up the look with a bold lip from Rimmel London Provocalips 16HR Kissproof Lip Colour in Kiss Me You Fool, the bronzing and highlighting boost of Nude By Nature Highlight Palette and Maybelline New York Hypersharp Wing Liquid Liner if you don’t want to go too bare.


Image credits: Getty; @glossier

Stephanie covered BEAUTYcrew's beauty news and social content for a joyful stint in 2016, and now lives and plays in New York City, salivating over unlimited Sephora options and everything bagels while working as the Marketing Manager of Global Goods Partners, a women-empowering social enterprise.