My first experience with false eyelashes was terrible. I was attending makeup school and volunteered as a model for wedding makeup class. My lashes were probably overreaching my eye brows and, in all honesty, I looked ridiculous. The goal wasn’t to make me look good, but to learn a particular skill. Unfortunately I didn’t understand it at the time and banned false lashes out of my life for a few years.
It wasn’t until a few months ago that I started using false lashes again after my makeup artist has convinced me to give it another try. This time my makeup was done exclusively for me and it made me look really good!Since then, I became a big fan of false eyelashes and learned quite a few things about them. I will share my best false lashes tips in this post, which will hopefully clarify your own doubts and make you want to wear them more often. Once you learn how to use them, you’ll probably want to wear them for day too.
Picking the right kind of lashes
There are several types of false lashes and each kind aims for different effect.
Individual lashes come in clumps of just three to four lashes and can be added selectively where needed. This type of lashes will provide the most natural look and is perfect for day.
Full strips are great for the evening or for a photoshoot. They aren’t meant to look particularly natural, but it looks so attractive that it doesn’t matter anymore! Since full strips typically cover entire length of your upper lid, you’ll need to add an extra line at the base of the strip. Sexy, dramatic look – does it get any better than this?
When buying full strips, look for lashes with soft and flexible base. These are often labeled as natural, although there is nothing natural about the result.
If you want to look a little bit like Angelina Jolie, go for demi-lashes. Demi-lashes come in small strip sections and are usually applied to the outer part of the lids for extra drama. If necessary, you can apply individual lashes on the top of demi-lashes. Demi-lashes are easy to apply and will not make you look overdone.
First of all, you need to make sure you are using dark lash adhesive instead of white. This makes application much easier and quicker. Hold an individual clump using tweezers and apply only a tiny dab of glue to its knot. You should be holding tweezers sideways. The place to apply is the border gap where the root meets the lid. If you are applying individual lashes, space them a little apart.
To avoid over-processing your lashes follow these tips for growing eyelashes naturally.
Like everything else in makeup art, this needs practice. Once you learn how to apply false lashes, you will probably become an addict. Well, at least this doesn’t make you fat!