Friday, March 27, 2009

How to Use False Lashes

This can be a bit of a sticky beauty topic. I posted about this before but I've gotten several people asking me how to properly use falsies and it seems my post got lost. Here we go, anyway:-)

There are so many fake eyelashes out there these days-some are natural looking and some are made to be bold and dramatic. False lashes can be an incredible eye enhancing tool.

Falsies come in a few different "types" such as:

Individuals- These are small clusters of lases knotted at the base. They can look comepletely natural when done correctly.

Half strips- these are smaller strips of lashes meant to be placed on the outter half of the upper lash line.

Full Strips- Pretty self explainatory here. Full lash strips meant to be worn along the entire lash line.

Alot of people have a difficult time applying false lashes. It can be pretty tricky but here are a few tips to help you with the process!

Here's what you'll need:
Eyelash glue (preferably dark glue)
Your chosen lashes
Cuticle sticks

1.If you're wary of the length, go ahead and trim them with a small manifure scissors.

2. Put a thin line of eyelash glue along the base of the lash strip. Use a dark eyelash glue so you don't get white spots showing through.

3. Us a little more glue on both edges of the strip to prevent them from coming loose.

4. Place the strip as close to your lashline as you can get them.

5. Press the strip gently but firmly with a wooden cuticle stick for good hold.

6. Try not to blink for 10-15 seconds so that the lashes dry in place and don't slip around.

7. Use a dark eyeliner (gel or liquid liners work particularly well in this case) to help the fake lashes blend with your real ones.

8. Apply some mascara to further help blend fake with real.

False lashes are fun, flirty, and sexy. They're alot of really funky and fun styles to choose from as well as really pretty, natural, or sexy styles. Falsies are an affordable little beauty tool and can really enhance one's eyes.

Some great Brands to try are: NYC eyelashes (Only around $2!) Revlon false lashes, and MAC lashes (Around $12).