Chances are, if you’re looking at a woman with eyelashes that tickle her brow bone, it’s unlikely they’re the ones the genetic lottery gave her; chances are there’s a bit of glue, at least three false lashes per eye, and most importantly a bit of know how. False lashes are a great way to open up your eye and create a more dramatic look, however, if done incorrectly, they also have the capacity to make it look like one eye is surprised and the other had too much to drink. We’re here for ya! Today’s blog is meant to serve as a step by step guide to applying your very own false eyelashes. You can do this!
There are a good deal of false eyelashes on the market including sets that have feathers, sparkles and ridiculous colors. Just don’t. For the most natural looking false lashes, we highly recommend this set by Ardelle – they come complete with a really good glue and single lashes of short, medium and long lengths that allow you to apply them in a manner that compliment instead of contrast your own eyelashes. Read: people won’t assume that your Facebook profile picture is you making a duck face whilst flashing a peace sign. Ardelle Lashes are available on their website, as well as at locations like Superstore and Walmart. They’re also ridiculously cheap.
First things first – we hope this goes without saying, but be sure to fill your brows, and apply a base coat of Foundation and or Powder. Ugh. . . if we’ve said it once, we’ve said it a thousand times!
Gently curl your lashes to create the same slope as the lashes you’re about to apply. We mean GENTLY! Next apply a thin line of eyeliner right against your lash line, then light coat of mascara to your lashes. These threesteps will help you to blend the lashes a bit more easily. Allow the mascara a bit of time to dry to save your fingers from the smudging.
Apply a dollop of glue (side note: we can honestly say this is the first time we’ve used the word “dollop” in a sentence. . .) to the back of your non dominant hand. This will save you from getting the glue in your hair or on your clothes, you’re welcome. (**don’t forget to rinse this off before heading out of the house). Holding the lash with your thumb and index finger, dab a single short lash into the glue. If you are having a hard time controlling that little cluster of hair the starter kit comes with a baby pair of tweezers that might make this movement a bit easier for you.
Using your thumb and index finger, apply a single, short lash in the centre of your lash line angle it out 45 degrees. This will take some getting used to. Don’t worry about pressing the lash down – the glue is very adhesive and will stick if you let it be. Give the glue a moment to dry, and move on to the next lash. Be very conscious of ensuring that the lashes are laying flat against your natural lashes, as having it tilted to the side will create that “look at all of the martinis I had” look we were talking about. If it’s not perfect, just reset, and try again. You can do this! Once you’ve got the hang of it, move further out the eye. You do have the option to chose longer lashes the further you get to the eye, however, we advise caution with the “long” length; unless you have very long lashes to begin with, our advice is to stick with the medium and short. We recommend anywhere from 4-6 lashes per eye depending on the length of your eyelid. We hope this goes without saying, but go on to do the same, on the other eye.
Give the lash glue about five minutes to dry. Once it’s set, take an angle brush and gently blend your lash line with a dark grey or black shadow to cover up any glue that may have snuck its way past the crease of your eye, and to accentuate the fullness your new lashes have created!
Carefully, and gently apply a coat of mascara to your new lashes! Lookit!!
We love the look of a full lash line and a bright lip for the summer!