There are numerous ways to thicken eyelashes. When these methods are used in combination, they can create the fullest, thickest eyelashes possible, with maximized volume. Many women fret over thin, brittle lashes, but achieving thick, sexy eyelashes is only a few techniques and a mascara wand away. Learning to properly apply eye makeup is only one of the ways you can thicken eyelashes.

Things You'll Need

Wash your face with a mild facial cleanser and dry thoroughly, paying special attention to your eyelids and lashes. They should be clean and dry before beginning.

Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler. Use according to the manufacturer’s instructions. Eyelash curlers are the preferred choice of makeup professionals for increasing volume and thickening eyelashes.

Apply a thin veil of translucent powder to the eyelashes. This will help thicken eyelashes before applying a fortifier or mascara.

Apply a lash fortifier, found at any beauty supply store, to the eyelashes. These products are made from cellulose fibers, which strengthen and thicken the lashes.

Apply mascara to the top of the lashes, and then the bottom from the roots. Make sure you maintain the curve of the lashes in your movements, instead of pulling them out straight.

Leave the mascara brush on the tips of the lashes for several seconds before removing to achieve maximum volume. Move out from the roots to thicken eyelashes and keep them from pointing outward. Repeat the process until your desired look is achieved.


  • When applying mascara, do not pump the wand in and out of the container. This causes the product to dry out by forcing air into the mascara tube, and does nothing to ensure even distribution.