In the last few years, celebrity culture around the world has seen the popularity of false lashes skyrocket. There has been a huge increase in the eye makeup market in general, with many alternatives to false lashes, such as volume enhancing mascara, becoming popular, too.
For many, false eyelashes are where it’s at when it comes to having a unique sense of personal style. One only has to visit a local shopping centre to see the number of stalls offering to apply false lashes to understand the surge in popularity.
Effects of False Lashes
Why are false lashes proving so popular among women of all ages?
· Add instant glamour to eyes
· Effect of widening small eyes
· Rejuvenate tired eyes, making them look younger and refreshed
There are several great brands that offer high quality lashes in various styles. We aren’t going to sit here and tell you all about the best brand for you; only you will know that.
Instead, check out our guide for applying lashes correctly.
False Lash Application
First of all, check the lash against your natural eyelash length. Why do this? Well, you do want to extend your natural lash length, however if the false lashes are too long then it isn’t going to work. Trim the lashes if you need to.
Now apply the adhesive to the false lashes – either in a continuous line or sporadically along the base. Remember you need to remove these later so do not go crazy and use too much! Some brands offer ready-glued lashes so you do not have to do this bit yourself. Ensure you wait 20 or so seconds for the adhesive to become sticky before applying the lash.
Use a set of tweezers to hold the lash, and push into place, from the inside of your eye and working your way to the outside. Remember to “pinch and push” with the tweezers all the way across both eyes, this technique will leave your lashes looking sexy and sultry.
If you want to enhance your look further then you can add a subtly coloured mascara, although this is sometimes best avoided as you should only apply this to your natural lashes. Instead, use eyeliner and eye shadow for the best effect and to avoid going anywhere near your false lashes!
Often the effect of false lashes is so great that you never need anything else anyway.
To remove false lashes, I would recommend not just pulling them off, as many do. Instead, use warm water and cotton wool to gently brush across your eyelashes, which should allow them to be removed gently and without any unnecessary pain.
Blog Author's VaidaG's note:
I recommend you to take a look at a video http://www.videojug.com/film/how-to-apply-fake-eyelashes to get a visual look of how to make yourself gorgeous using falsies ;)