Read This Before Wearing False Eyelashes
Truth be told, not all of us are blessed with a naturally voluminous set of eyelashes, so most likely we’d look for something a little more… synthetic to open up our eyes and make it look extra gorgeous. While we love a good mascara, unfortunately it can only do so much if you’ve got super short lashes. This is precisely why we think false eyelashes are one of the beauty industry's best inventions. We know you agree, ladies!
While putting on falsies isn’t exactly rocket science, dealing with its proper positioning and the time frame of when to let the glue dry can be a pretty daunting, if not fear-inducing task for some. To help you attach those eye-boosters like a pro, we put together our very own guide outlining exactly how to apply yours, with tips on how to keep your falsies looking fresh, and to know which lashes to buy. Read on!
Prep your natural lashes.
After completing your eye makeup, start by curling your lashes up and outward so that they adopt the natural shape of your false eyelashes. Don’t forget to apply a coat of mascara so that your lashes blend in!
Lancome Grandiose Wide-Angle Fan Effect Mascara. At lazada.com.ph
Get familiar with your eye shape.
If you have round eyes, look for winged and wispy lashes. This will go along with the lash well to help create the perfect cat eye shape. For deep set eyes, you may want to wear dramatic and long lashes because your lash can easily be eaten up by the weight of your brow bone and wake away from your look. Remember that lashes are an extension on the eye shape, so it’s important that you can control the shape.
Choose your false lashes.
False lashes come in many varieties, from synthetic to mink, to bejeweled and feathered. In this case, we're talking about natural-looking lashes, so best to choose one that mimics real human hair. Be wary of fake-looking plastic ones, as these tend to look stiff and are uncomfortable to wear.
Make Up For Ever Lash Show False Lashes Natural Impact. At SM Megamall
Another type of false eyelashes is the mink type—known for their super-soft feel and lightweight curl, they look super natural and fluffy when applied and can be used up to 25 times with proper care. They are the priciest strip lashes due to the materials used and their handmade construction.
Huda Beauty Samantha #7. At lazada.com.ph
Pick the right eyelash glue!
Lash glue comes in black and clear. We recommend though, that you use a glue that starts white and dries clear because dark lash glue has a tendency to mess up your eye makeup if you don’t get the application right the first time. Beware of unsightly white ones that tend to stick out once dried, too!
Duo Eyelash Adhesive in Clear. At lazada.com.ph
Master the art of attaching them correctly.
First, squeeze a drop of your lash glue at the base of your strip lashes, and wait a few seconds for the glue to get sticky (you'll know it's time when the glue isn't so fluid anymore, and becomes tacky to the touch). Next, lay the strip on the inner corner first and then attach the outer corner so it is placed slightly above the natural lash line. Make sure the angle is the same as the angle of your own lashes. Extra eyeliner and a coat of mascara will tie it all together, filling in any little gaps. And voilà, you're ready to go! Bat those lashes like there's no tomorrow!
Lead photo via Into The Gloss