Applying false eyelashes I believe is the main reason why women don't wear them.
It can be difficult and annoying. I hope this page gives you all the answers and confidence you need when applying false eyelashes.
They are too cute to miss out on :)
It is wise to begin with a less expensive set found at Wal Mart or Sally's when first learning and practicing.
Once you find yourself confident in applying eyelashes, you will enjoy the benefits of using higher quality false eyelashes.
You need to use a glue when applying false eyelashes.
The lower quality eyelash brands will sell glue with the lashes but I've found this glue just isn't the best. My favorite one is the DUO brand because it helps lashes stay on way longer and I don't need as much of it. That, without even mentioning the much higher quality.
Before you begin you need to have applied all of your eye makeup (eyeshadow, eyeliner, mascara) and curl the lashes before you apply the falsies.
By curling the natural lashes this will help the natural and false lashes blend together.
I don't apply any mascara to my false eyelashes in order to help them last longer.
It is very important to curl your natural lashes first before applying the fake eyelashes.
The goal is to make both (natural and fake) lashes look like they are one. If you have super straight natural lashes then applying false ones without curling the natural ones will make them look pretty fake.
The way the lashes are arranged in the packaging "the left and right eye" are going to be the same "left and right when applied".
When removing the lashes from the packaging don't pull from the edge and sides. They are very delicate and you may damage the shape making them slightly disfunctional and deforming the band.
Try to remove them by gently pulling away from the packaging all at once with a finger placed in the center and pull downward away from the plastic packaging. This will allow the lashes to remain in their shape.
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So whenever you become a pro you will know what to do without making expensive mistakes with your new lashes.
There are two sides to a lash one is shorter and one is longer. The shorter end is applied at the inner eye and the longer end is applied at the outer part of the eye.
Fit them onto the upper lash line testing to see if they fit the eye properly. If they are too long, you will need to cut them according to your eye shape. If you do cut, be sure to cut from the longer edge rather then the shorter edge. And be sure you don't cut to much off.
Applying false eyelashes is simple, unless you are in a rush!
Remember to take your time don't be rushed when applying false eyelashes.....
Hold the lashes from the edges. Make sure the lash is lined properly and get as close as you can to the natural lashes so that there isn't any gaps.
There are many ways you can lay the lash down on the lash line. Do what feels most natural and comfortable to you. Whether it be starting from the inner edge of the eye and applying outward or by applying from the very middle of the lash line and then pressing both ends down.
Don't panic, just lift the lashes up off the lash line and reapply to the correct placement.
If you notice that the falsies have lost their stick, then add another small coat of glue, only this time focusing on the two corners and try again.
You can curl the natural and false lashes together at this point. This will help make the lashes look more natural.
Use eyeliner and apply to the new lash line creating a new base with a seamless finish.
Take a warm wet rag or tissue and press it onto the lash line to soften the glue. Hold for a minute or so and then gently pull away the false lashes.
Use an oil free makeup remover with a cotton ball and gently soak it onto the lash line. The makeup remover will not harm the false lashes. You want to be careful when removing the lashes making sure that none of your real lashes come off as well!
Applying False Eyelashes
Depending on the quality of the lashes you use, you should be able to get several uses out of them.
Apply the glue straight to the lash line of the eye instead of the false lash line. This can make it so much easier to apply the lashes.
Use an angled eyelash brush and apply to the upper lash line just like when applying eyeliner. Make sure you put enough glue on the outer and inner edges. Then take the false lash and apply to the glued lash line.
Use a cheap eyeliner brush or a craft brush from the craft store. If you use your favorite eyeliner brush be sure to wash it when finished applying.
Remember patience and practice is the biggest tool you will need! Don't give up! After the first try you are on your way to becoming a pro at applying false eyelashes.
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