As any movie star or fashionista can confirm, fake lashes are a great way to jazz up any look and add smoldering seduction to your gaze. However, the idea of fake lashes can be intimidating to put on for someone who has never applied them before. As with anything though, the more you practice putting them on, the easier the task will become; below are basic steps on you can familiarize yourself with the process and eventually become a seasoned pro.
Start by taking the lashes off of the tray they are stored on. You can absolutely reuse lashes over and over again as long as you peel the excess glue off of the lashes after taking them off, so don't throw away the tray. It is crucial that you make sure that the actual lash band will fit your eye size and it not too long; hold them up to your eye so you can see if the band fits comfortably on your lash line. If it is too long, trim it with scissors.
Use glue such as duo glue will allow the lashes to stay on for one day and night. There is some glue that lasts a lot longer such as two weeks, but this kind of glue is used at salons for individual lashes and extensions and is especially wise to stay away from if you're still green to the application process. The duo glue is a lot less harsh and, if the final product don't look quite right, you can immediately pull the lashes off without having your natural set ripped out as well. Using a q-tip or a small instrument, apply a little of the duo glue on the lash line of the false lashes. Let the glue dry for about 30 seconds so that it gets a little tacky and sticks better. Using either your fingers or tweezers apply the lashes as close to your own lash line as possible.
Apply liquid or cream liner over the band of the false lashes to blend them more with your lash line. Then, use mascara to blend your lashes in with the false ones by pressing them together with the mascara wand. And there you have it! Remember that different styles of lashes provided different looks. While some add subtle fullness, others add sexy length and, as people are constantly seeking ways to use cosmetics to express their individuality, there are options that offer nontraditional shapes and colors; I personally can't get enough of my multicolored lashes (as shown above).
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– By Stephanie Kaczmarski. Stephanie is a Philadelphia-based makeup artist who loves to help individuals find the perfect look that makes them feel beautifully confident, whether it’s for their wedding day or an average day. For inquiries, email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.