How to apply false eyelashes like a pro
How to apply false eyelashes like a pro:-
Applying false eyelashes is tricky work, have you ever thought they looked perfect in their packet only to apply them?
Unfortunately strip lashes aren’t one size that suits to all.
Here’s is a tip to find the ideal lash type for your eye shape, and handy hacks for applying them so they look natural.
FIRST, WHAT’S YOUR EYE SHAPE?
“Which eyelashes will suit me?”
This question with illustrations to help you identify your eye shape. ‘Almond eyes’ are considered to be suit strip lash to all type of eye shape.
Not happening for you?
Here are some other common shapes and structures, which of course come in many variations.
When your eyes are set deeper into the head having an illusion of a more prominent brow bone.
Try lashes that are long in length at the centre of the eye lashes.
When the outer corners of the eyes appear to be downwards. Try a short strip lash that is long in the outer corners to lift your eyes lashes.
When the line on your eyelid isn’t visible. Try a thiner strip lashes in a short length.
When your eyelids appear to projected in the eye socket area.
Try balancing your top eye lashes with strip lashes on the bottom, which will give the illusion of pushing back your eyes.
Also, consider that if your eyes are close or wide set.
THE CLOSE-SET / WIDE-SET TEST:-
Using a pencil, pen or makeup brush look into a mirror and place your tool from the inner corner of the eye to the outside edge which will help you to measure your eye.
Technically you should be able to fit the width of one of your eyes perfectly in between the two eyes.
When you get overlap you tend to have close set eyes so you want to create the illusion of drawing them apart with eye lashes that are long at the outer corners.
If the space is bigger than one eyeball width then you have wide set eyes and want the emphasis to be towards the middle and inner corner of the eye lashes to draw the eyes together.
REMOVING THE LASHES FROM THE BOX:
Hold them in the packet under your nose with the eye lashes facing outwards; this will help identify the left and right eye lashes as they’re not marked.
To remove always peel them from the outer edge. This is because if you bend one section of lashes on the outside it doesn’t matter as it’s more than likely you’ll be trimming them off to fit your eye lashes anyway.
If you bend or break the lash from the inner corner, it matters!
Gently tease it out using your fingers and rest the lashes back in the box.
MEASURING-UP THE LASHES:
Rest the strip lash along your eye lash line to see whether you need to trim it to size or not.
The strip lash should start where your natural eyelashes begin, if you start too close to the inner corner it will irritate your eyes.
To mark where your strip lashes should end, go to the outer corner of fake lashes and count lashes inwards.
If you have them hanging over, it may pull the eyes down.
TRIMMING THE LASHES TO SIZE:
If you have to trim your fake lashes to fit, remember to do it from the outside edge and don’t cut through the lashes, always cut them at the vein.
If you cut upwards you’ll cut half of other eye lashes off you wanted to keep.
PREVENTING FALSE LASH POP-UP:
Sometime eye lashes can flatten when you take them out of the box and pop up at the inner or outer corners once applied.
To avoid this roll the fake lashes around your finger, a makeup brush, pen or cotton bud and leave for a minute, this will help them remain in curved shape.
APPLYING THE GLUE CORRECTLY:
Dot a thin layer of glue along the vein of the lash, from corner to corner. Wait a few seconds for it to go sticky before application.
If you want super long lasting application do this for ‘double adhesive’ technique by applying some dots of glue along your fake lash line as well as on the eye lashes.
WHERE EXACTLY TO APPLY THE LASHES:
Remember to place them where your natural bulk of eye lashes begin, look down and press the strip lash against your lash line in the middle, then outer edge and then inner corner.
BONDING THE LASHES:
Having mascara to start with helps you pinch and push your natural lashes and the false lashes together so they set well.
Squeeze the strip lash down onto the natural lashes so you don’t end up with a strip of skin between your eye lashes and the false lashes.
Carefully use eyelash tweezers or better simply use your fingertips.
CREATING SOME UPLIFT:
If you want to create more uplift with your eye lashes, finish by gently pushing lash against the eye lashes at the edge of the inner lash line.