Today we’re taking about fake lashes, both individual and strip… and I’ll also give you some pointers on storing them so you don’t have to buy new strip lashes every week!
Dip the base of the individual eyelash in the adhesive. You want to let the glue set for about 30 seconds before attaching the lash to your lid, makes the application less messy. Then you can stick the lashes onto sparse spots to fill them in. I typically use tweezers to do this part. Let the glue dry and apply your favorite mascara to blend it allll together.
For a natural look, I use three or four medium individual lashes on the outside and then one or two small individuals to blend into my natural lashes.
For a cat eye effect, I use a longer individual lash when it comes to the outer corner of your eyes, shorter as you reach the middle of the eye and the shortest in the inside corners.
Although you can wear individuals for a few days, I’m not comfortable recommending that. I always try to take my individual lashes off and when I do this I’m very careful about it. I typically will use an oil-wash or makeup remover to loosen the bond of the glue and your lashes. This helps to prevent damage to your natural lashes. Once you take them off your able to store them, if they’re still in good enough condition to be used again. Using tweezers to remove them will help keep them intact as opposed to rubbing them off.
I use a Q-tip to spread the glue along the strip of the lashes. Again, you want to let the glue set for about 30 seconds, or even longer depending on how thick you put it on there, then attach the lash to your lid, makes the application less messy. I typically use tweezers to apply the strips. I was always taught to place at the end and work around… HOWEVER. I measure and place in the middle of my eye, then place the outer edge, then the inner corner. After this I take the tweezers and squeeze the falsies and my lashes together, be very careful not to poke your eye out! Let the glue dry for a few minutes and then throw on a coat of mascara to keep your lashes and the falsies together.
For a more subtle/natural look, cut the last 1/3 or 1/4 of the strip off and place it onto the outer corner of the lashes.
You can build more dramatic lashes by using lash glue and placing different types on top of each other. Who knew lashes were customizable?!
Ardell… again. I love the Demi Wispies, when I wear them I get so so many compliments. The Naturals are awesome for everyday wear. I use the same glues as the individuals, Lashgrip and Duo…. they’re just the best.
Use tweezers and gently remove from the outer corner and pulling inward. Pretty mindless.
Make sure to keep a spare tube of glue, tweezers, and some spare lashes in your makeup bag when you wear falsies, just in case they should fall off.
Clean the adhesive off of the base of the lashes and reuse them to avoiding having to constantly buy new lashes.
Store your used strip lashes in pill containers! It’s super organized and you can save money, while keeping your lashes away from all the dust and other allergens floating around your apartment.
Stay tuned for out LAST segment of the series, LASH EXTENSIONS next week! My girl Danielle will be back to help me help you with all of your lash extension questions, so comment those below!