I couldn't be more happy to finally do my first collaboration of the year AND bring to you my new method of applying faux lashes!
One year ago (has it been THAT long?) I blogged about how I apply my faux lashes. Since then my application has changed and I have to share it with you! I have teamed up with Danella John, a makeup enthusiast and aspiring makeup artist, to show you how to do your lashes!
APPLY YOUR MASCARA FIRST!
I cant say this enough especially for girls with naturally curly lashes. Applying the mascara and allowing it to dry FIRST,makes the lashes more pliable and you will be able to maneuver the falsies easier over your lashes.
Get a good lash glue! I normally recommend the Kiss/ I Envy, Duo and Ardel lash glue.For curly lashes, I prefer to use glues that dry clear, in the almost inevitable event of glue touching your eye-shadow look.
Use lashes that have a more flexible band. In my experience, using lashes with thick bands can be a pain to apply. Lets make this experience a pleasant one. I recommend lashes with invisible bands and 'wispie' type lashes.
My lash collection. The to the right are my double stacked lashes
Flex your new lashes gently to 'warm' them up for eye fitting. Place fresh lash as close to your lash line as possible to see if it measures up to your eyes. If not, clip excess off from the ends/longest side, ie NOT the side closest to your tear ducts!
Apply a little glue along the lash band and wait about 20 seconds (ALLOW TO GET TACKY) before you apply them as close to the lash line as you can. You can use your fingers or tweezers to help you apply. For curly lashes, it's ok press your natural lashes on the falsies to help them blend better.
Step back and look at your marvelous lashes!
Danella has an awesome visual on how she applies her lashes! Check out her video on her channel, MakeupBy Kurli!
My look is romantic yet dramatic with a double cut crease. Let's just say, my beau showered me with affection and Im still in a dais.
For my lashes, I double stacked my lashes, using the NYX Wicked in No. 12 Vixen and Ardel No. 600. They are pictured in the previous photo.
I hope you learnt how to win the fight against lashes, so you can wear them in harmony with your naturals.
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