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Lately false eyelashes appear to becoming less of a special occasion add on and more of an everyday staple for some. I’m still a little too lazy to put on lashes daily but I do have a few tips/thoughts on the practice.
Which Lash? Which Lash?
That is the question… Personally I see no reason why anybody should spend more than a couple of pounds on one set of lashes and certainly never over £5 – my lashes are always budget (often from Savers) and I have no complaints. One of the best things about false lashes is that they can be layered so you can create a unique lash that’s perfect for you and more often than not can be reused; as long as you look after them.
Now you can also go for individual lashes too (which if are done well can look amazing) but I find them a little fiddley to work with so unless I am having them done professionally I stick to full bands.
Putting them on.
- First things first measure your eyelash to your eye and cut it to size. It’s always better to have your lash a tad too short than having a nasty overhang!
- Next wrap your lashes around something small to make them more malleable. I tend to just use the handle of an eye shadow brush. By doing this the eyelashes will be somewhat more willing to go where you want them to.
- Apply your chosen adhesive. Although I swear by cheap and cheerful lashes I can’t worship the adhesive that comes with them. Luckily you can buy glues separately or, if you want something really heavy duty then weave glue has been known as a stronger alternative for your lashes. Cheap and sturdy weave glue is a couple of pounds for a big tub and will last ages – be warned though they tend to contain latex so aren’t good for allergies and will take a lot more work to remove.
- Once you’ve applied adhesive wait for it to get tacky. If you stick your lash on straight away it won’t stay where you put it, the glue will go everywhere and the whole process will just become a mess. When the glue has gotten tacky pace the lash above your lash line (not on your you will probably rip out your lashes when you come to take them off – ouch) and press them into place. I do this part by hand but a lot of people like to use tweezers and if you can get scissor tweezers it can be even easier!
- While the glue dries don’t be afraid to play with the lashes and gently nudge them the way you want them to go.
- Once dried put on a little bit of mascara to blur the line between your lash and your false ones.
And there you go, just a few tips on how to get the most out of false eyelashes. I don’t claim to be a guru but I hope this helps!