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Kerry Washington's answer to longer, healthier eyelashes is not a special peptide-infused eyelash growth serum, a set of extensions or a Rx for Latisse – and that's more affordable than anything else three of these options. Washington's secret is simply a $ 7 tube of mascara that you can find in almost every drugstore.
Seriously. The actor owes Neutrogena's Hydro Boost Plumping Mascara ($ 7, walmart.com) to improving the overall health of her eyelashes, making her instantly look longer, thicker and fuller.
"We tend to think about the effects of the environment or hydration on the hair on our head or on our skin, but it's as if eyelashes are losing in the shuffle," said Washington InStyle during one telephone interviews. "I find that a lot of mascara can dry and I find that the hair is suffering from it and I notice that my eyelashes have been healthier since I used them." (Associated: Eyelash Extensions Will Ruin Your Real Eyelashes?)
Bonus: Healthier Eyelashes Grow Faster.
The reason why this special mascara is so good for your eyelashes is that it's filled with hyaluronic acid, an incredibly moisturizing ingredient found in every product in Neutrogena's Hydro Boost line and in thousands of other skincare products the market. It immediately gives the dehydrated skin – and in this case the hair – moisture and fullness. (Related: The absolute best mascara on the market for any look with a whip)
In general, Washington has told us that they always prefer to use products that are multitasking in their routine. Another one of her favorites? The Hydro Boost Lip Shine ($ 7, target.com), a shine that adds color to the lips while providing the intense moisture of a balm.
Fragile eyelashes or chapped lips? It turns out that Washington is the winter skin guru we were all after.
This story was originally published on InStyle.com by Victoria Moorhouse.