If you weren’t exactly blessed in the eyelash department, applying fake eyelashes may be the best way to achieve your desired look. While mascara can go a long way in glamorizing your eyes, sometimes it just is not enough. There is a kind of art in applying the lashes. Unless your look is fake or hoochie, you need to make sure you are choosing the right size and length for your face.
At few simple steps:
- First off, you need to measure your eye length. You can use the eyelashes themselves, a piece of floss or string. Using floss or string may be the best because you don’t want to accidently cut the lashes too small. Measure the curve of your eye along your natural lash line. A good rule of thumb is to measure twice, cut once. Once you have the right length, cut your lashes.
- Next you will want to get your lashes flexible. To do that, you can bend them into a C formation and hold them there for about 20 seconds or so. Just so that they aren’t totally flat and do not want to bend when you go to glue them on.
- Now you will want to apply the glue. It’s usually best to use a good last glue…not the junk they give you in the kit with the lashes. In either case, you want to apply the glue to the lashes. But before you rush to get them on as fast as you can, give the glue some time to set and stiffen slightly before applying. Just blow on the glue for a few seconds and let it get a bit tacky.
- Apply the lashes on top of your natural lashes. Do not apply above the lash line or you will appear to have 2 sets of lashes. Not cool!
- If you are not allergic to mascara, use a little on both your lashes and the fake eyelashes to blend them together really well. Make sure you are choosing a color (brown or black) that matches the look you are going for.