If you’re a beginner, wearing fake lashes isn’t exactly an intuitive process. You may have looked at the directions a million times or even watched a few YouTube tutorial videos but you still can’t manage to master the process. The good news is that wearing fake lashes can take a little bit of practice and expertise to do flawlessly, but each time you apply them you are going to improve! Before you know it, you will be able to apply them like a pro in just a few seconds. So do some more research on different tips, tricks, and methods and keep at it!
Find Your Perfect Pair
The first thing that you need to do when you’re looking to wear fake lashes is to start off with the perfect pair. Obviously, this is easier said than done since it seems like there are endless options out there for you to try. Overall, don’t be afraid to try different types and styles to see which ones you like and which ones you don’t. You could also do additional research online to check out specialty false lash companies, read customer reviews, and learn more about their products if you are interested. After you have tried a few different kinds, you should have a good idea of what you might want to look for in your ideal pair. Here are some different factors that you might want to consider when trying to find your perfect pair of false lashes:
- The material – Choices include synthetic plastic, silk, milk, and human hair
- The price range – How much are you willing to spend on your false lashes?
- The shape – Will the shape of the lashes flatter your natural eye shape? Is the band flexible enough to mold to your lash line?
- The length – Do you want big and bold false lashes or smaller more natural ones?
Do Your Makeup
Before you apply your false lashes, you need to do your eye makeup! Some people prefer to do their eye makeup before the rest of their makeup to prevent getting remnants elsewhere while others prefer to do it last. Whatever your preference, it’s important to apply all of your eye makeup like your eyeshadow and eyeliner before you apply your false lashes. It’s also always a good idea to curl your natural eyelashes and apply a bit of non-waterproof mascara before applying your fake lashes so that they are able to seamlessly blend with your falsies. Once your shadow game is flawless, it’s time to apply your favorite pair of fake eyelashes.
Apply the Lashes
Applying false lashes might seem difficult – but it really doesn’t have to be. When it comes to applying lash glue, less is really more! You don’t want gobs of glue all over your false lashes. So be stingy with the lash glue and apply a thin but complete line across the entire lash band from end to end. If you consistently have problems with the ends of the lashes not sticking, you may want to put an extra dot of glue on either end just to help them stay in place all day. Once the glue is applied, carefully apply the lashes right above your natural lash line and make sure that they are completely stuck from end to end. This step is probably the hardest and you can totally use tweezers to make it easier! And just like that, you have amazing lashes that are bound to wow everyone from your friends to your date.
Remove the Lashes
The last step in wearing fake eyelashes is removal. Whatever you do, do not go to sleep wearing false lashes no matter how tired you are! Gently tug near the band to remove them from the lid and pull out instead of across. If you have reusable lashes, taking care of them after removal is key to getting the most uses out of them. After removal, you will need to take off any extra glue from the lash band just by using your finger. If necessary, you can soak your lashes in warm soap and water for a few minutes to clean them and get them back to tip-top shape. Finally, be sure to store them in the original case to keep them safe, clean, and dry until you are ready to wear them again.
And that’s it! Wearing fake lashes really is that easy. You will definitely become a convert after just a few days of enjoying voluminous lashes that totally take your look to the next level. While it might take some practice at first, once you get the hang of it and discover your favorite lash types and styles, it will become the best part of your makeup routine because it’s like putting the icing on the cake! Just this small extra step will transform your look and make you feel confident and glam.