Whether you are of the Nay mindset to False Eyelashes – they are here and here to stay!
Many people feel intimidated by applying false eyelashes and we can understand why. It takes some trial and error to find a style that suits you, and there’s a learning curve to fitting them perfectly along the lash line. Plus I think the eye isn’t something wants to mess around with right?
When it comes to buying makeup, the price has nothing to do with the quality (trust me on this okay?). Expensive doesn’t inherently mean better, and false eyelashes are no exception to that rule! There are excellent options available at the drugstore and online for a fraction of the price of department or speciality store lashes. But no matter where you buy your lashes, there are a few things to consider.
Human hair or synthetic? Some people prefer human hair lashes but the synthetic versions are really just as lovely and soft. Buy a few variations in your budget and see what you like best.
The width of your eye plays a big part in the lashes you choose. The longer your lash line, the less likely demi lashes will fit. If you have a smaller lash line, you’ll probably have to trim the standard size lash strips.
False eyelashes come with different types of strips. For instance, some find “invisible strips” (which are very thin and don’t have a dense amount of lashes) more comfortable. In general, the thinner the strip the more imperceptible it will feel and more natural it will look. These are from Pierre Rene and one set is a lot more less dense than the other set.
Strips that are very black, thick, with dense lash hair have a more noticeable feel (which can be slightly uncomfortable), but in trade-off, they offer a far more dramatic look.
Shape matters! False eyelashes come in all different shapes and sizes, but choosing those that mimic your natural eye curvature will look more natural and be easier to put on.
Lashes that have the most length in the middle of the strip create a more natural shape. Lashes that have the hair shorter in the front and longer in the back create a bit of a more dramatic cat-eye. The lashes that have full, thick lashes across the entire strip are very noticeable—not the most natural look for day to day, but outstanding for showing up in pictures!
Enlist the help of a makeup artist. If you’re really not sure where to start, a makeup artist can show you different lash options and teach you how to apply them.
Choosing the glue is important. If you are allergic to latex, a latex-free version is crucial. There are also different colours, including white, clear, and black glues. The white and clear options dry perfectly clear, whereas the black eyelash glue stays black. Keep in mind black glue offers less room for error because if you mess up, it is very difficult to remove and correct without disturbing the rest of your eye makeup.
For more information on how to actually apply false lashes, you can read all about it in a previous blog post.