“My life may not be perfect, but my lashes are” — If you want to be able to say this every single day while you take one last look at yourself in the mirror before stepping out, then girl, you’ve come to the right place. Because we’ve got a super trick up our sleeve that will give you dense lashes without having to reach for… falsies. Yes, you read that right!

If the thought of sticking falsies to your eyes with glue makes you anxious (just like me), then this cotton pad trick will save you the trauma. And the best part about this trick is that you don’t have to be a makeup pro to ace the voluminous lashes look. We’ve got you covered with a step-by-step guide on how to get it right.

You will need:

  • Mascara
  • Clean spoolie
  • Cotton pad
cotton pad hack for longer lashes

Step 1:

Take a cotton pad and tear it apart, so you have two pieces.

Step 2:

Coat your lashes with mascara just how you normally would. You can use the Lakmé Absolute Flutter Secrets Volumizing Mascara - Black, which adds volume, is waterproof and smudge-resistant.

Step 3:

Now, grab your clean spoolie and stroke the inside of a cotton pad with the spoolie bristles. Make sure to cover the entire brush with cotton loosely.

Step 4:

Go over your lashes with the spoolie in the same way you would apply mascara, transferring some of the cotton fibres to your lashes.

Step 5:

Coat another layer of mascara so as to hide the cotton fibres completely. You can repeat this a couple more times if you want to flaunt denser eyelashes naturally.