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Boost your roots.
Applying liner at the base of lashes makes them look thicker. "It creates the same effect as the old wiggle-mascara-at-your-roots trick, without the mess," explains Raychel Wade, makeup artist for La Prairie in New York City. Using a fine-tipped pencil (or a freshly sharpened traditional one), dot the skin between each hair.
Feed your follicles.
When applied to lashes daily, prescription-strength Latisse ($100/month) "adds length and thickness in two months," says Elissa Lunder, MD, a dermatologist in Wellesley, Massachusetts, and a FITNESS advisory board member. Get the Rx from your doc, who can tell you about any side effects.
Layer your mascara.
Forget faux lashes -- swiping on two different formulas offers the same effect. "Use a thickening mascara, then a lengthening one," says Wade. Wait 45 seconds between coats to avoid clumps.
Two mascaras are better than one. Start with Maybelline New York Great Lash Big Mascara ($6.15, drugstores), then top it with CoverGirl LashBlast Length Mascara ($7.49, drugstores).