Mascara Routine for Short Lashes


Mascara Routine for Short Lashes

If you blessed with naturally thick, long lashes… well good for you. Some people were not so lucky in that department. Me, I’m some people. The good news is I’ve figured out some tips and tricks to give that illusion of having it. If you have really short, straight, sparse lashes, this video/blog post is for you. I’m going to list some of the must have products along with my mascara routine for short lashes.

Grande Lash Serum

The first product I have to mention and that’s been a GAME CHANGER for my lashes is the grande lash serum. Being a skeptic at first after trying a few other lash serums, I wasn’t expecting much from this product…until I saw a big difference in my lashes after a month of consistent use of it. It didn’t give me crazy thick, full lashes. What it did give me was was very long and fuller lashes then I had before. It was such an improvement that I even ditched using any sort of fake lashes on the regular. Though this serum is a bit pricey, I highly recommend picking it up during the Sephora VIB sale. Worth every penny.



If you’re mascara routine consists of just one step, the application of your mascara, that just wont cut it. In the picture above, you can see the difference of how technique can make a huge difference on how your lashes look.

Step 1: Curl your lashes

This is one step you do not want to miss. A lash curler may look scary at first, but you’ll get the hang of it in no time. You don’t need an expensive one either. There are many affordable ones you can find right at the drugstore.

Step #2: Use a lash primer.

Apply one coat of a good lash primer is going to build your lashes volume and length before applying on your mascara. The one I’m currently wearing is by Urban Decay, but L’Oreal Paris has a great affordable lash primer you can find right at the drugstore.

Related Post: Better Than Sex Mascara Dupe: L’Oreal Lash Paradise Mascara


Step #3: Apply the first coat of mascara.

Be sure to really get into your lashes by wiggling at the base of your lashes and twisting the wand upwards as you go through the lash hairs. This way, you give an even coat from the base to the tip. I recommend using a water-proof mascara because they tend to hold your curls a lot better throughout the day. My holy grail mascara is the L’Oreal Lash Paradise mascara. You can sense a theme here: there are great affordable lash products at your local drugstore.

Step #4: Follow up with your second coat and work one eye at a time.

This is going to add more thickness to your lashes with every coat. Use a dry spooky to brush out and separate your lashes to prevent excess clumping.

Step #5: Fill it in with eyeliner

Apply a very thin line of black eyeliner near your top lash line. This is going to fill in any caps and give the appearance of full lashes.

Step #6: Don’t forget your bottom lashes.

This is more of a personal preference. After you’re done applying your first, second, and/or third coats of mascara, use what ever is left on the wand on your bottom lashes.


I really hope this video and blog post was super helpful! I know it can be frustrating if you have short lashes, but with the right techniques and the right products it is very much possible to make them look long and pretty.

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The Comments

  • Linda
    February 27, 2017

    Girl, your lashes ain’t that short! Lol, my lashes are way shorter than yours but I do think that curling and applying primer does help make my lashes look longer 🙂

    • KayMo
      February 27, 2017

      hahaha! My lashes are short and broken! My mom and sister are the lucky ones in the family bc they have thick long lashes 🙁

      Gotta love that lash curler though!

  • AlifyaLifestyle
    February 28, 2017

    Such great pics!! You have beautiful eye btw! 🙂

  • Alia
    March 1, 2017

    Your lashes are so pretty. I honestly use zero technique when I apply my mascara. I love how yours look so effortlessly. Where did you buy that ‘Better Than Sex Mascara?’

    • KayMo
      March 1, 2017

      Thank you! I love this mascara, it takes all the effort out! I bought it at Sephora 🙂