False eyelashes are meant to enhance your natural lashes, and draw attention to your eyes. When applied correctly, they have the ability to take your eyes from pretty to va-va-voom, “come hither” peepers. Unfortunately, many people find the application process difficult, so they either opt for having them applied professionally, or don’t have them applied at all.
If you want to try applying them at home, you may want to go for individual lashes rather than a single lash piece that covers your entire eyelid area. This way you can control the effect more easily, and make it more subtle if you choose. International make-up guru Bobbi Brown recommends using a dark brown or black eyelash glue rather then the traditional clear glue, as it blends into the lash line and is less visible.
Follow these simple steps and tips compiled by Bobbi Brown to make your at-home application easy and fuss-free:
- Remove a lash from the packaging using a tweezer (not your finger) and start with the smallest of the lashes.
- Carefully dip the lash in the eyelash glue and let it air dry for a few seconds.
- Starting at the outside corner of your eye, gently place the lash in position, as close to your lash line as possible. Keep your eye closed and firmly the lash in place until it dries.
- Work your way across your lash line, gently applying each lash as you move along. You will need between five and ten individual lashes, depending on the volume you want and the length of your eyelid.
- Once all the lashes are dry, gently apply mascara to exaggerate and lengthen your falsies. For a dramatic effect, line your top lid with black liquid liner.
We love i-Envy false eyelashes by Kiss. Try these professional lashes in Classic Fare Medium for exaggerated, yet still natural, lashes. If you prefer a single set of lashes (not the individual ones), you may want to try essence Fancy Lashes as they’re easy to apply and look like exaggerated natural eyelashes rather than fake lashes.
See, not as complicated as they are made out to be! Buy an extra pack to practise with if you’re a beginner. That way, if you mess one or two of them up, you don’t have to leave the house half done, you can simply use your extras.
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