How to Get Thick & Full Eyelashes Over 50 - 7 Expert Tips & Tricks

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Let’s face it, it's hard to get thick and full eyelashes over 50. Luckily, I have done a little bit of my own research and experiments on my mature lashes, and the results are fantastic!

Check out my tutorial packed with tips and tricks on making eyelashes for older ladies look long, full, and dreamy! Let’s get started.

Tools and materials:

  • Eyelash serum
  • Eyelash curler
  • Eyelash primer (mascara base)
  • Mascara
  • Eyeliner
  • Small comb
Eyelash serums

1. Apply serum

Some of you who follow me know that I did a lot of research on eyelash growth serums, and I learned about the science behind them. I picked this one from VieBeauti and applied it once a day, in the morning. After a while, I noticed that my eyelashes got longer!

So, if you are looking for length, I definitely recommend getting a good eyelash serum and applying it as part of your daily routine. 

How to tightline your eyes for fuller lashes

2. Tightline your eyes

One of the best-kept secrets to thick and full eyelashes is to tightline the base of your eyelashes before you apply mascara. It looks complicated, but I can assure you, it’s easy! All you need is a good eyeliner that holds well throughout the day.

So, when you apply it, apply it right at the base of your eyelashes. Like this, you’ll be filling in the gaps between your eyelashes and making them look fuller. Hands down, this is one of the best eye makeup tricks! 

The best eyelash curler for older eyes

3. Curl your lashes

It’s time to get out your lash curlers! I use an inexpensive eyelash curler - it probably cost me $10. The best eyelash curler for older eyes really doesn't have to be expensive or sophisticated; it just needs to get the job done!

When curling your lashes, place the eyelash curler not so much at the base but more in the middle. Next, pulse, and try holding it for almost a minute. 

How to use an eyelash curler on older eyes

Can you see the difference? The right lash line is curled and looks way fuller than the left side. 

Makeup tips for women over 50 eyelashes

4. Fan out your lashes

I like my lashes to fan out a little, so it opens my eyes and makes them bigger.

After curling your lashes, you’ll notice they all point up. To fan them out, grab a few lashes between your thumb and forefinger. Then, put some lashes in between your nails and pull them out gently. With a bit of pressure, it's going to fan them out in the sides. 

How to apply mascara for older eyelashes

5. Apply a mascara base

I highly suggest not to miss this step because by applying a mascara base to your lashes, your mascara will glide on, and your lashes will look great! It’s literally like a primer for your eyelashes.

My mascara primer is a little white, but that’s ok since the black will cover it up. So, go ahead and apply it to your lashes. 

Tip: Move the wand back and forth while applying the primer; it will help separate your lashes and avoid clumps.

Tips and tricks for eye makeup over 50

When you get to the outside edge, fan your lashes out with the wand so that those lashes stay in place. 

Applying mascara for older eyelashes

6. Apply mascara

Let the primer dry for around a minute before applying your mascara. Once it’s dry, place the mascara wand from the bottom of your lashes and work your way upwards. It’s best to open and close your eyes so that the product gets as close to the lash line as possible. 

Tip: In case you’re wondering should an older woman wear mascara on her bottom lashes? The answer is yes! Feel free to add a little as you see fit. 

Mascara for older eyelashes

Here are my lovely mature lashes with just one coat of mascara, incredible, right?

Applying a second coat of mascara to the tips

If you feel like you need a second coat, I suggest applying mascara at the ends of your lashes. Like this, they will look longer. 

Combing lashes with a flea comb

7. Comb your lashes

So, this is an extra tip, but it works really well. I actually purchased a flea comb from the pets section at Walmart. Ok, so it might freak you out, but it works so well! It’s so effective at getting out any clumps and separating your lashes.

How to get thick and full eyelashes over 50

How to get thick and full eyelashes over 50 tutorial

So there you have it, the best tips on how to get thick and full eyelashes over 50. Give your lashes some much-needed TLC and some va-va-voom! Thanks for joining me and have fun fluttering your newly voluminous eyelashes!

Products used

Suggested materials:
  • Eyelash serum
  • Eyelash curler
  • Eyelash primer (mascara base)
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  • Kimberly Kimberly on Jun 02, 2022

    Love it. Lashes are very important to me.

    I have used Nyx Epic eyeline in Stone Fox. This liquid liner has a super thin brush and I can literally dot between each lash.

    I also ordered a eyelash curved comb to separate a d direct my lashes. I have many lashes that grow downward and sideways. This set

    is phenomenal. Also has some very nice spoolies and brush for brows.

  • Sharon Sharon on Jun 03, 2022

    loved the tutorial. i have a tip to share, i use an electric razor comb(for brushing, cleaning the razor) came with my husbands razor & he wasnt going to use it so i do for combing my lashes so theyre not clumpy