I have been experimenting a LOT lately with strip eyelashes. It took me a while to find a set of lashes that I like...a set that enhances my natural lashes and NOT cover them up. I wanted them to look as natural as possible. I finally found some that I like, so for the past month or so, I've been wearing them just about every day....my lash application isn't perfect by any means, but they say the only way to get better at applying falsies is to practice, practice, PRACTICE!
|The eye on the right has been lashed. The eye on the left is naked.|
It's not that I need the falsies. I mean, once I pack on my mascara my lashes look just fine. In fact, I've been asked many a time if my own lashes were fake. I just feel the falsies add a bit of instant glamour and wakens up my face. Plus, applying strip lashes every day is less expensive than applying my trusty mascara every day!
When I first started experimenting with false strip lashes, I used my fingers to apply them. I really didn't know what I was doing [I still don't...] and would apply the lash corner to corner. But once I got serious about my lashes, I watched tutorial after tutorial on YouTube and I even watched my cousin apply hers to see how she did it.
Most of the videos, AND my cousin, show how to apply them with your fingers. Because I don't have dainty lady fingers, I found that to be quite cumbersome! Then I came across a video where tweezers were used and it was like a ray of sunshine! I find that using the tweezers allows me to get very close to my lash line and leaves the gap between my natural lashes and my false lashes virtually non-existent. I also learned, that the proper way to apply lashes is from the middle out.
When I apply my lashes, the first thing I do is line my eyelid with liquid eyeliner. This line serves as a guide for me to follow when I put on my lashes.
Next, I put the glue on the lash. Holding the lash with the tweezers, I'll blow on the lash a bit and wait about 15 seconds to allow the glue to get tacky before I put it on my eyelid.
Once the lash is adhered to my lid, I use the back of the tweezers [and my fingers] to press the lash onto my eyelid. This makes sure the lash is good and stuck. I typically do not put on mascara when I wear my lashes, but from what I understand, applying a coat of mascara afterward really blends the natural and false lashes really well.
Like I said, my lash application isn't perfect, but it's much better than it was a month ago! I will continue to wear them off and on and I certainly hope my application results get better with time!
This is the best lash application video I've come across. She shows you how to take them out the package, apply them, take them off AND maintain them! http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pi9u8mCNA_g
Do you wear false lashes? How did you learn how to apply them?
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