Well I am not born with long Kim Kardasian natural lashes. It sucks when you're around people with long lashes luscious and here you are with straight stubby ones. One solution to this drama is pretty darn simple. False eye lashes! False eyelashes application is really quick simple. All you will need are tweezers, scissors, adhesive and most importantly a little patience in the begining. False eyelashes are affordable, reusable, and pretty quick process once you get good at it. Once you grasp this skill set, you can make your eyes POP in less than 2 to 3 minutes.
Below are essential false eye lash application steps.
False Lash Step 1: Select the right lash. There are so many styles of false eyelashes out there. So what are the best false eyelashes to wear? Well that depend on the look you are after. I buy my lashes at my local beauty supply. My favorite affortable brand name lashes are Kiss Lashes and Ardell Lashes. I personally love Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes. The Ardell brand has many many styles you will find on the shelves. What are the best ardell lashes styles? For more dramatic look, go for Ardell Double Up Lashes. These lashes are double stacked for big volume and glam. For more natural styles, look for Ardell Natural or Accents Lashes. My store favorite is Ardell Natural Demi Wispies Lashes. Thes criss-cross style lashes are perfect for every day wear and night out as well.
False Lash Step 2: So let's start out by cutting your lashes in half. Amazing how that was just 1 whole falsie. They can be pretty long. Cutting your lash in half will also give the look of one end of the lash short and the other long which is pretty much needed to create a nice wide eyed retro vixen look. Also this is a good time to apply some liquid eyeliner to your top lid. It will help cover up any mistakes from the lash line. My preference is the cat wing liner look created with the right eyeliner to match my fake lashes
False Lash Step 3: Next step is bending the lashes just a bit so the lash band can be more manageable. Apply a small coat of adhesive along the lash band. Kiss adhesive tends to work really well and is one of my favorite adhesives out there. Another adhesive recommended by the ladies at Madame Madeline is Mehron Adgem adhesive. It is a acrylic based latex free adhesive that's made for body accessories but also works for false lashes. My lashes really last all day with this adhesive, even in hot summer weather!
Once you have applied the lash adhesive, wait for it a bit for it to get tacky and then lay it carefully on top of your lash.The short end should be in the middle with the longer end lined up along the end you your eye. Use the slanted tip of the tweezers to gently press the lashes against your eye and not uses your finger, because that will make them bunch up or fall off or worst stick you your hand.
This part of the process still scares me! Just like everyone else it really scared me the first time I put them on because having something sharp so close to my eye wasn't the business. After make sure to leave them alone for about 20 seconds and then gently pat them tips to make sure they're on for good. Then that's it !! Easy and now you can feel sexy as can be. It's an easy process once you master not getting frustrated with the messy glue and fear of poking your eye out. Also going with a half lash instead of a full lash lessons the work and effort.
For a long lasting application follow these simple tips.
1. Start over completely if you fail to position the lashes on correctly the first time. Dont try to stick them on again over dried glue because the lashes will lose tackiness and they will fall.
2. Trim the lashes even more if cutting them in half doesnt fit your eye quite right. The lash piece that you cut should virtually apply onto your eye in a straight line from the middle of your eyelid to the end of your eyelid. If you have really round eyes, the liquid liner underneath will mask the part of the eyelash that doesnt perfectly curve downward with the shape of your eye.
3. And lastly Some can be reusable. Just make sure to remove the adhesive completely and store them in a safe place. You can use the original lash container to store them in.