Every woman wants that distinct air of beauty that’s unique to her. The eyes not only provide a look into her essence, they tell an outer story of beauty and intrigue. Something as simple as applying false eye lashes, or adding a curve at the edge of the liner stroke, changes the way others imagine her.
Have an expert show you the first time
Applying false eye lashes for the first time is scary, especially for women who fret about putting things near their eyes, like contacts. Consulting with a professional is the best option for nervous beginners. They tell you which lashes are better, give you tips and short cuts; and they suggest the best methods for using adhesives. You’ll also need to know the best way to remove lashes, as not to pull out too many of your natural lashes. Most of all, you’ll want to avoid contracting eye infections.
Instructions vary with individual experience
Each individual has something they do differently than the next. This is because actions dealing with the eyes have distinct comfort levels, which refers to constant batting of the eyes. Once you find your comfort level, applying your eye lashes is quick and easy.
Choose the fullness and length you want in a lash. Try Andrea Modlash lashes and Clear-white Duo Eyelash Adhesive. The lashes are fashionable and economical, running around $3.49, the adhesive costs about $6, and the adhesive doesn’t leave an easily discernable glue line across the eyelid–plus the contents lasts a long time. You can find both items at most drug stores.
Note: Instructions on how to apply false eye lashes are on the Duo Adhesive site. A slightly different set of instructions are below. It’s important to learn a safe method that you’re comfortable using.
Make sure your dressing table is free of clutter. To avoid infections, have a clean surface for your lashes, scissors and adhesive. Lashes are sensitive to work with; so be particular.
The lash will be too long to work with, in most cases. Cut it with small scissors to make it more manageable. If you’re right-handed, squeeze a small amount of adhesive on the back of your left hand. Take a lash and gently rub the edge through a little adhesive, not too much–just a thin smear. Wait about three seconds then apply the lash, beginning slowly at the outer corner, working over to the inner corner of the eye. Don’t struggle with pressing. Let the glue bond naturally.
After you’ve applied your lashes
Apply whatever shade of eye shadow you’re wearing for the day (or night). Use liquid eye liner to run over the lash line to conceal the application seam. Use mascara to blend your natural lashes with the synthetic ones.
Remember. If you’re nervous and fidgety, consult with a professional when applying false eye lashes for the first time.