The most often question I ever get asked is bar none, ARE YOUR EYELASHES REAL?!? It flatters me everytime, even though they are obviously fake. Ever since junior year of high school I have worn fake eyelashes and used every brand and every glue that comes with or can be bought separately. Ask my family and friends and they will tell you I’m ABSOLUTELY obsessed with them for a number of reasons. FACT: Fake eyelashes will make you eyes appear to be bigger. OPINION: they are extremely sexy! FACT: They are very F%$^&*$ tricky to apply when you are trying them on for the very first time. OPINION: DO NOT I REPEAT DO NOT try individuals if it is your very first time using fake eyelashes! USE STRIPS AND get the demi kind if you are apprehensive about them looking too fake and doll like.
The question that usually 99.9% of the time that follows after someone is admiring them and asks them if they are fake is WHAT ONES DO I USE, AND HOW DO I APPLY THEM? I will eventually make a video after I replace my broken digital camera and post a tutorial. For now I’m going to make a step by step picture guide. Now, as a disclaimer I have through MANY trials and errors come up with a routine THAT WORKS FOR ME. There is other ways of doing this and I encourage you to find what works best for you and I KNOW for a fact other MUA’s or people that were false lashes that will criticize what I do, and that’s okay.
- Pick out lashes that are SUITED for the EVENT (whether it’s for a special occasion, photoshoot, for work, or for daily use.) They must FIT your eye shape and your preference. Don’t pick out thick dramatic ones if you’re not ready for them. Start out small and work your way up to whatever you feel is appropriate. I personally have one lash that I go to FOR EVERYTHING. You can play them up or play them down and that is the #3 lash from M.A.C. They are “spiky” and have a bit of length but I feel like they are more for fullness and volume and that to me is the most important because naturally I have VERY sparse lashes. Here they are:
I have used Ardel, brands from the Sally beauty supply store, etc. and M.A.C. has NEVER failed me once. They have all sorts of lashes that are DURABLE, can be “natural” or more dramatic looking, and LAST for many uses without getting spidery looking. The best glue is DUO and I like the dark kind because with the white glue it shows before it dries and can look funky.
2. Get a napkin or something to put the glue on, an eyelash curler, and a compact mirror and make sure you are in a well lit area. DO YOUR EYESHADOW AND LINER BEFORE APPLYING LASHES. It’ll ruin your ENTIRE look if you don’t.
3. Take the lashes out of the case. Be careful because you can rip some of the lash off if you do it too hastily.
4. Take the glue and spurt some out onto the napkin, or the back of your hand. I’m weird and don’t mind having to take the glue off my skin. It doesn’t hurt if you take water and wipe it off with a washcloth. I NEVER apply the glue directly to the lash from the tube because if you press too hard it’ll DUMP all over the lash and it looks TERRIBLE! Seriously trust me on this, especially if you are trying this out the first time, I’ve had WAY too many accidents!
5. Take the tip of the tube and dip it into the glue and spread them out on the lash line. You’ll thank me later when you never have an accident and have glue all over your brand new lash
6. Make sure that the smallest part of the lash goes on our inner part of your eye where your tear duct is. Lashes always go from small to big. Take your lash and place it as CLOSE TO YOUR LASH LINE AS POSSIBLE. Use tweezers to help with accuracy and hold in place for a few seconds to set the glue. Most MUA’s say to let the lash dry at least 30 sec. before applying. I don’t usually use this rule because I usually don’t have much time in my routine to wait and I actually feel like it stays on longer when it’s more wet than tacky. I NEVER have to reapply if I do it immediately after applying glue. If that doesn’t work for you than wait instead of applying instantly. A draw back to doing it right away is that if you aren’t experienced it can ruin your liner and smudge your eyeshadow. Now, as a tip I don’t do normally do this but if you apply your liner AFTER it’s all said and done it can mesh your natural lashes with your fake ones and make for a seamless appearance.
TA-DA! You’ve done it!!! Was this helpful?