June 18, 2014

False lashes for beginners

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Hi guys! If you’re intrigued by the entire false lashes thing, but didn’t get a chance to play around with them yet, today I’m going to share with you all my tips and tricks on how to apply them. 

I review the following models from MAC:
  • #20 Demi Lahes - great for most eye shapes. They visually lift the outer corners creating that Cat Eye effect. I usually trim them a bit on the outer corners :)
  • #7 Pointed Lashes to create eternally flattering Babydoll look. Great for both big and small eyes.
  • #33 Lashes in separate bundles - didn't do much for me, but they are very well reviewed all over the Internet by girls with shorter natural lashes who like a natural effect.
  • #4 Wispy lashes - the most dramatic and glamorous ones. 
I use MAC DUO adhesive (glue) that dries to clear.

How to choose false lashes?

If you're wondering how to choose your falsies, I'll demonstrate you what results you can get with 4 popular shapes from MAC (the best sellers in France). Hope it will help you choose and apply your falsies.

Tips and tricks

  • For the beginners, I’d recommend to start with half lashes. They are much easier to apply yet still create that beautiful cat eye effect. 
  • No matter what brand you choose, you want to use a high quality glue, not the one that comes with the pack! 
  • I strongly recommend to use a glue that dries clear (not black) so you don't have to worry if it gets a bit messy. 
  • Falsies will last longer if they stay clean, so it’s recommended to apply them after you’re done with the rest of your makeup including mascara. 
  • Before applying your falsies, check their length to make sure they are not too wide for your eyes. This will avoid the corner drooping or worse, the end poking into your eye. If necessary, trim down the strip on the outer edge where the lashes are longer.

How to apply false lashes?

  • Squeeze some glue on a Q tip first and apply it to the lash band. Make sure to be generous at the outer corners, they are the most important. 
  • Let the glue dry for at least 30 seconds so that it gets tacky.
  • Place your false lashes on top of your own. You want them to be glued to the base of your own lashes and not to the skin above them. Otherwise they won't follow the curve of your own lashes are will direct them downwards (and we don't wanna make our eyes appear droopy, right?). 
  • You want to firstly align false lashes with your own ones in the outer corner. Once your’re happy with it, you can align the inner corner as well. 
  • To blend the falsies in, squeeze them with your fingers or pinch them with tweezers. Just make sure there’s no glue on your tweezers of it will pull the falsies off. 
  • Be sure to use a liquid liner to fill in any gaps between the false lashes and your own ones. This way you can correct eventual imperfections and get a more natural look. If the liner gets on your falsies, remove it immediately when it’s still wet using your fingers or a Q tip.

How to remove false lashes? 

  • Apply a makeup remover along your lash line and let it sit for a minute or two. 
  • To remove your falsies, grab their tips in the inner corner and gently peel them away from your own lashes. Some people actually prefer to do it in the opposite direction

Let me know which lashes you liked most and if you can recommend me some great falsies that you use, I’ll be very happy to discover them.

If you have any questions, post them down below :)

Many hugs,

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