RANKED: BROADWAY MAKEUP ARTISTS RANK THEIR TOP 5 LASH GROWTH SOLUTIONS
We Asked Broadway Makeup Artists How They Help Performers Get Amazingly Long Lashes. Here’s What They Told Us…
By Kimberly Webber
(COSMO) - You may be like me and love a good Broadway show or musical. I love the costumes, set design, and especially the beautiful actresses. I love noticing how beautiful their makeup looks, and it had me wondering how do they get everything so perfect?... Especially their eyelashes?!
I love long, lucious eyelashes, and had always dreamed of having them myself. There’s so many options to get amazingly long lashes, and I wanted to find out what a Broaway star does to get the best lashes ever. I decided the best way to find out was to just… ask!
My team of reviewers and I interviewed 5 Broadway makeup artists and asked them what they do to give their actresses the most lucious lashes possible. What we found out was amazing…
Here are 5 ways Broadway makeup artist help their performers have the longest lashes ever!
The first product recommended by Candace Merril, a Broadway makeup artist for over 35 shows, was Liaison Lash Bond, a growth serum that helps build stronger lashes. Candace explained, “Liaison has it all, a good value, safe ingredients, and (brace yourself) it works! I first tried Liaison when I received the 50% off code SECRET50. I wanted to see if I apply it to my performer’s eyes after the shows if it would it. I used it on three actresses for six weeks and it resulted in some of the longest, most luscious lashes I’ve ever seen. I use it on all of my performers now. The ingredients are natural and don’t cause irritation or burning, and the instructions are straightforward and simple. It’s really the best of everything packed into one product. Effectiveness, safety, and value all rolled into one.”
By far, Liaison Lash Bond, is the safest and most effective eyelash growth serum EVER.
A lash lift is a semi-permanent procedure that helps lift lashes from the root to look longer. Broadway stylist, Damien Forester, often recommends these for his performers at the start of a production. “The biggest trouble with lash lifts is they only last about 6 weeks, and then you’ll need to get another one. However, for a production that only have a 3 or 4 week run, they’re a great solution to looking great and needing less mascara for the run. Would I recommend them for everyone? Probably not. But they are a great temporary solution.”
Long-time Broadway makeup artist Lola Newsom tells us about her experience with falsies. “Falsies are like the hidden secret of Broadway stars and dancers. We love to load actresses eyes with mascara, but if you can add some falsies as well for an even more exquisite look, we’ll do it. However, I’d be careful to recommend falsies to women doing it themselves. They are quite difficult to appy and quite a headache to take off. Personally, I would never use falsies except for a show. But boy do they look good. I recommend Esqido Lashes BFF, really safe brand and amazing looking lashes.”
“Professional lash extensions are a great temporary solutions that really makes your lashes shine,” says experienced makeup arist Riley Masters. “Professinol lashes are like a combo of a lash lift and flasies, you get it done by a professional and they look great, but they only last two to three weeks. But they look incredible. If you have the patience, and the money it’s a great solution. However, like most makeup artists these days, we highly recommend trying something more natural like a growth serum, a lot of extensions do more harm than good in the long run.”
Another great option for longer lashes while looking great is a growth serum mascara. Chloe Tillson uses this as a double-whammy for her performers. “I was using lash growth serums on my performers and trying to get them to put it on every night, but big surprise, performers are fussy and don’t like to do things you tell them. So I started using a mascara with growth serum inside it. Liaison’s Mascara Bond has a special formula to help hydrate and activate lash follicles to grow longer and stay healthier. It’s really an amazing product. Results come in about 3 to 6 weeks and LAST! I love it.”
We wanted to talk further with our investigative reporter Stephanie Marianne who talked to many Broadway makeup artists to help create this list. We asked her to look into Liaison Lash Bond to find out why it’s the most effective and safest eyelash growth serum available. Stephanie tells the story.
Personally, I never believed in the effectiveness of eyelash serums. There’s a lot of brands out there claiming they work, but most don’t, and many use ingredients that can harm you. I’ve had too many friends tricked into buying serums just to find out it’s a waste of money and their lashes are worse off than when they started. So I’ve avoided it at all costs.
But when all these amazing makeup artists kept recommending Liaison, something clicked. Then, I remembered just a few weeks earlier, my best friend, who I trust with my life, said she had just started using Liaison’s Lash Bond. She said she was expecting it to work within 4 weeks. I, of course, didn’t believe her. But then I went to visit her to see how her progress was, and I was stunned. I could see her eyelashes getting healthier and longer. Then I asked to see the ingredient list….
I was even more stunned to see all healthy, effective ingredients. Not a single ingredient caused alarm! I begged her to let me borrow her Lash Bond. Instead, she gave me a secret 50% off code, SECRET50, and I ordered two bottles immediately.
I received the package within two days and started using it that night. The application is very simple, a small amount across your eyelashes before you sleep. It feels like placing water on your eyelid. Of course, I woke up the next day expecting a miracle… but alas, it takes longer than that to see results.
So while I waited, I looked into the science of Liaison. I wanted to know how it worked, and what it was aiming to do with my lashes…
Step 1: When you apply Liaison, a fresh supply of oxygen and citric acid work away at lash waste, releasing it through your pores to be washed away and clearing the way for nutrients.
Step 2: Our specialized mixture, including purified water and hyaluronic acid, activates internal peptides and gains access to follicles to prepare for bold growth.
Step 3: Polypeptides travel deep into your roots, supplying follicles with essential proteins throughout your day and while you sleep.
Step 4: Refreshed lash follicles continue to receive the optimal oxygen, blood flow, and dose of nutrients needed to keep lashes healthy and strong.
After about 3 weeks is when I began to notice the color of my lashes getting darker. 4 weeks and I noticed I didn’t have to apply as much mascara. By week 6, it was as if I was a totally different woman.
Since then, I’ve continued to apply and my lashes have only grown thicker and healthier. The amount of money I save on mascara from having to use less product is now used for Lash Bond.
I’ve been converted into a lash serum believer, and hope you will, too.