#TBT: Twiggy’s Lashes
Twiggy’s petite, thin frame was the basis for her nickname. But the model’s come-hither eyelashes were in stark contrast to the rest of her. While her body was small and slight, her lashes were long, chunky, and bold. And remember, lash extensions weren’t even a thing in the mod ’60s. Icons like Twiggy relied on some serious mascara application to achieve their doe-eyed appearance. Today, we tend to shy away from the clumpiness of Twiggy’s famous lashes, but we’re still on the continuous quest for bold, stand-out eyes. British It Girl Poppy Delevingne nails the doe-eyed look, but for a modern woman: Less of the harsh Twiggy-lash-separation, more va-va-volume.
Here are some of our favorite products to help mimic these statement-making lashes:
Sunday Riley Influencer Mascara ($30) promises one-stroke application and definitely lives up to the claim. We love the glossy finish that wouldn’t dare flake on us… ever.
Don’t be intimidated by the applicator on Givenchy Mister Lash Booster ($31). This transparent formula is a primer (pre-mascara) and a growth serum (think RevitaLash) all in one product. It helps lashes look denser, meaning you can use even less of your favorite mascara.
A perennial favorite and for good reason, Kevyn Aucoin The Essential Mascara ($32) lifts and curls for major fullness. ‘Nuff said.
You know those tiny lashes on your lower lash line and in the corners of your eyes that are incredibly prone to clumping? Surrat Pointilliste Mascara ($26) is their new BFF. It’s specifically designed with a little brush to reach those pesky hairs that are often overlooked.
In terms of best drugstore finds, Maybelline Lash Sensational Mascara ($9) is our go-to. It has a unique brush to give your lashes a fanning effect, while the comb applicator lets you apply coat after coat without a clump in sight.
Fans of tubing mascara should look no further than D.J.V. Beautenizer Fiberwig LX Mascara ($22). Since it encapsulates lashes with a fiber-rich film, your lashes will stay long and defined until you choose to remove the formula, and not a minute sooner! Plus, our editor Sarah describes it as “dope”… what more convincing do you need?
While overachieving can be an obnoxious trait in a person, when it comes to mascara, we want ours to do everything. Hourglass Film Noir Mascara ($28) volumizes, lengthens, separates, and conditions. The formula is a bit sticky to avoid smudging, even when on your lower lash line.
Sometimes it’s necessary to bring out the big guns. For those occasions, Eyeko Lash Wardrobe ($24) has you covered. This kit is filled with reusable falsies that are applied with an odorless adhesive to avoid any dreaded eye-watering during application. TIP: If using mascara and liner as well, make sure to apply before the lashes.
-Casey Sharbaugh is the blogger behind www.comfortablycasey.com