Beauticians agree one of the most dramatic ways to noticeably change your appearance is with fake eyelashes. However, you don’t need a beautician to do the work for you. Learn how to apply false lashes easily and how to style your makeup look accordingly.
False Eyelash Application
Most lashes come longer than you will require, so use small scissors or nail clippers to trim the outer edge off to the proper length. This will eliminate poking or drooping.
Bend the ends of the lashes gently towards each other in a half circle shape for about 10 seconds to remove their tendency to lay straight.
Apply a small amount of glue to the lash line of the false lashes. In order to guarantee a more even application, a cotton swab can be a helpful applicator. Wait a few seconds or blow on the glue until it begins to get tacky.
Starting at the outside of your eye, gently press the lash line of the false lash as close to your natural lash line as possible, dropping it in from above.
Gently pinch the natural and faux lashes together to blend.
Repeat with the second eye.
False Eyelash Makeup Tips
In order to blend the false eyelashes with the rest of your makeup look, use black liquid eyeliner to cover the lash line and fill in any gaps where your eyelid may show through. A gentle coat of mascara will help blend natural and false lashes together.
Because false eyelashes can be very bold, you will want to keep the rest of your makeup look simple and draw all emphasis to your eyes. Stick to a soft pink or peach lip rather than red or orange lipstick.
False Eyelash Helpful Hints
If you aren’t accustomed to wearing false eyelashes, go for a more natural look to begin with and work your way up to dramatic, occasion-oriented lashes.
Use separately purchased high quality glue rather than the one that comes in the package to make the false lashes last longer.
Higher quality lashes tend to be worth the investment. Low quality ones rip, bend and fall off quickly, and are generally not reusable.
False eyelashes can be an expensive habit, so look into places where you can find false eyelashes wholesale or in bulk to minimize costs.