Lashes – false lashes have legit become a thing and you need to keep up with the trend.
Do you know how to apply false lashes? Even though you have the knowledge, its application takes time yes everyone cannot be a pro but – practice makes perfect.
Here are 5 simple easy steps on how to apply false lashes:
1) First, trim each of the eyelash strips.
Measure the strip against your actual eyelid and trim off the excess (not while it’s against your eye, good lord). You can use the extra bit to later stack upon the lash strip at your eye’s outer corners for extra va va voom if you want, or you can use it when you just want a bit more emphasis on top of your natural outer lashes, like a dress’s train.
2) Apply your lash glue strategically
Meaning, don’t just glob it on and immediately stick it to your eyelid. You’ve got to wait and let that goo dry a little — but not too much. About 30 seconds should do it, enough to leave it feeling tacky but not wet. During that 30 seconds, bend the strip to make the ends kiss, better distributing the adhesive onto the ends so they don’t lift while you’re wearing them. So simple, so innovative.
3) Look downwards into a mirror not straight ahead
The hardest part for me is actually plopping the strip onto my lash line close enough so that it’s right on top but not tangled up in my lashes. You Tube told me that if you place a mirror under your face nearly to a perpendicular angle and look down, your eyelid will extend, almost like you’re closing your eyes, but you’ll be better able to see exactly where to place the strip. This little tip changed my world.
It really is so much easier than trying to do this staring into a vertical mirror and poking myself into the eyes while my head is tilted back at wildly uncomfortable angles. Don’t close your eyes when applying this – it is hard but you can use a tweezers to make it easier.
4) Use eyeliner to camouflage the strips band
Now that you’ve got your lashes on, here’s a crucial step to make your strip lashes look less obviously like you’re wearing strip lashes. Take your trusty liquid liner (or gel liner with an angled eyeliner brush, if you prefer) and draw a line extending the band from where it begins to the inner corner of your eye. You can also flick out the end if you want a winged effect, but this is mostly just to blend the line of the band to your lash line.
5) Tada!! All done hey gorgeous 🙂
If you master this you can legit do it in about 3 minutes – now that you have them you have to flaunt them. To read more about different lashes and whether they are something you’d be interested in read one of our previous blog posts.
That concludes the steps on how to apply false lashes.
Have a great day.