Growing up as a redhead, I would sometimes feel ashamed because I felt I barely had eyelashes.

I had them, but they were so light!

As I grew up, I discovered I only had to learn how to highlight them better with my favorite: MASCARA.

Now, after 10 years of being a professional redhead makeup artist, I found this is what works the best for redheads with fair lashes:

1. Curl the lashes first 

A good tip is to curl your lashes with an eyelash curler before applying mascara to keep them curled longer. If your lashes tend to fall straight, clamp your eyelash curler at the very base of your lashes.

2. Use a black or dark brown color mascara

Always apply mascara to dry lashes. My favorite brands are Chanel Le Volume or Lancome Grandiose. They give a nice volume while lengthening.

3. Interested in extra long lashes?

I recommend Ardell Lashes in #110 if you prefer false, non-permanent lashes.

I also enjoy an eyelash perm every 6 weeks to help lengthen and keep curl in my lashes. This works for me best because I like to work out (and tend to sweat), so the perm works best with my active lifestyle. The duration is approximately 45 min and it costs anywhere from $50 to $150, depending on where you live.

4. Be careful when removing mascara or false lashes

The most important thing a redhead can do is take good care of the eyelashes. The softer and more bendable the lashes, the less likely it is to damage them with mascara and a curler.

Also, when removing your mascara, be gentle and avoid scrubbing. You want to leave your remover on the lashes for a few seconds so it loosens your mascara before you take it off.

5. Apply a DIY eyelash serum at least once a month.

Just like your hair, your eyelashes need nutrients and moisture and to look healthy and beautiful. I apply vitamin E and/or castor oil directly to my lashes (with the use of a Q-tip 1-2 times a week) before bed.

Rock it like a Redhead!