On the nights when an extra coat of mascara just won’t do, put on a pair of false lashes and turn some heads. Don’t be afraid – I promise it’s not as hard as you think!
False lashes come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are natural and some are super dramatic. I have had great luck with both drugstore and department store brands, but everyone’s preference is different. StyleCaster posted their top 5 picks for the best lashes here!
Every eye size is different. Remove lash strip from package and gently bend back and forth. This will help loosen up the lash strip, making it more pliable. Now, place lashes directly above lash line. Lashes should begin a few millimeters away from the inner corner of your eye. When cutting lashes down to size, always trim away the outer end. Do a little at a time – you don’t want to cut off too much!
Now is the time to curl your lashes. Once the lashes are glued on, it will be difficult to curl unruly lashes. Don’t give your lashes too severe of a curl. Remember, your falsies need to lie against your natural lashes.
I like the black Duo adhesive (you can find it in any drugstore) There are many ways to go about this….you can apply glue directly from the tube onto lashes, but this method often results in too much glue. I like to deposit a dab of glue from the tube onto the back end of an eyeliner brush. Next, hold lashes between your finger and gently run the glue evenly along the strip. You are looking for a thin, even layer of glue on the lash strip only.
Once adhesive is applied to lash strip – WAIT, about 20 seconds! This is really important…adhesive needs time to set and become sticky. If glue is too wet when you apply your lashes, the lashes will slide around and make a big sticky mess!
You’ve waited 20 seconds, and now you are ready to apply. Don’t be nervous! Using either your fingers or a pair of tweezers, grasp the lash side of the falsies (lash strip facing you), and gently place lash strip directly above your natural lashes. Gently press the lash strip against your skin. This will help to secure your falsies in place.
Your lashes may fee heavy and it may feel strange to look through them. Let them dry a few minutes and you will get used to it. I promise! I like to apply a few light strokes of mascara after the falsies are on. It’s a good way to blend your natural lashes with the false ones. If for whatever reason, the lashes look completely ridiculous…gently peel them off, and start again.
Grasp the outer edge of lashes and gently pull up, toward the inner corner of your eye. If the lashes are in good shape, peel dried glue off and place them in their original packaging. They’re good for a few more wears!
Good Luck Gorgeous!