On the nights when an extra coat of mascara just won’t do, bust out a pair of false lashes and turn some heads. Don’t be afraid – I promise it’s not as hard as you think.
False lashes come in many different shapes and sizes. Some are natural,some are super dramatic. If you prefer a doll-like doe eye, go for lashes that are long in the center such as bullseye Amy or Cyndi Lashes. If you like a sexy cat eye, get lashes that become longer towards the end like bullseye Greta Lashes.
Remove lash strip from package and gently bend back and forth. This helps loosen up the lash strip making it more pliable. Visually measure to see if trimming is needed. Sizing your lashes by snipping off the outer corner of lash band with small scissors. Now place lashes directly above lashline. Lashes should begin few millimeters away from the inner corner of your eye.
Now is the time to curl your natural lashes (try Ardell Professional Lash Curler). Once the lashes are glued on, it will be difficult to curl unruly lashes. don’t give too severe of a curl. Remember, your falsies need to lie against your natural lashes.
First only use quality lash adhesive such as DUO Adhesives available in flexible latex or latex free hold. You can apply glue directly from the tube onto the lashes, but this method often results in excess glue. I like to deposit a dab from the tube on to the back end of an eyeliner brush or toothpick. Now, hold lashes between your finger and gently run the glue evenly along the strip.
Don’t be nervous.Using either your finger or a pair of tweezers, grasp the lash side of the falsies (lash strip facing you), tilt your head back (so that you are looking down, into your own mirror) and gently place lash strip directly above your natural lashes.
I like to apply a few light strokes of water based mascara such as Ardell LashMagic after the falsies lashes are on. It’s a good to blend your natural lashes with the false ones. It also lifts the lashes so you don’t feel like you’re looking through a curtain of hair.
Grasp the outer edge of lashes and gently pull up, toward the inner corner of your eye. If the falsies are stuck on your natural lashes, use soap and warm water to dissolve the glue a bit. Once the glue is more pliable, it should peel away more easy.