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False Eyelashes 101

June 14, 2008

I admit, during my early days of high school..I was scared of false eyelashes. With the different brands, lengths, styles, it can be overwhelming for first time false eyelash users. Don’t fret! Here’s your guide to the world of false eyelashes

Types Of False Eyelashes

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Strip Lashes – These lashes come two in a pair and come in a variety of lengths, thickness, colors, etc.

Separate Flares – These lashes are the half versions of the strip lashes. They are applied to the outer edge.

Individual Lashes – These lashes come in two varieties : regular or clusters. These are the most natural looking out of all the lashes and create a more fuller look for your natural lashes. When applying individuals, you have to apply one lash or cluster at a time.

Types Of Glue

  • When applying individual/cluster lashes, you need to use individual eyelash adhesive. This adhesive secures the lashes for up to 6 weeks if taken care of properly.
  • When applying strip or flares, you need to use a regular eyelash adhesive such as DUO. Duo adhesive is a great brand to use because when using this adhesive on my lashes, they stay on securely without lifting at the edges by the end of the day.

Tutorial On How To Apply False Eyelashes

  • This tutorial is by far my favorite for false eyelashes. Complete with pictures and detailed step by step’s.

Removal & Keep Up

  • Do not tug on the lashes. If you do, chances are you might be pulling off your real lashes too. That’s never a good thing.
  • You can invest in false eyelash/make up remover or you can simply use olive oil or virgin coconut oil to loosen up the lashes.
  • To clean your lashes, put a few drops of water til the glue on the strip loosens

Tips & Tricks

  • Apply false eyelashes after doing your eye make up.
  • Use mascara before and after applying the false eyelashes to blend into your natural lashes.
  • If you plan on wearing eyeliner, use an eyeliner that doesn’t smudge easily or simply opt to using liquid eyeliner or using an dampen thin liner brush + eyeshadow. The last thing you want is smudged up eyeliner after applying your eyelashes.
  • False eyelashes too big? Just cut a little bit of the lashes on the inner edge to best fit your eye shape.
  • If your wearing a lot of eye make up and want to wear false eyelashes, use natural looking lashes like Ardell’s #109 (one of my personal favorites: pictures here & here of the look).
  • Don’t feel like wearing mascara, but feel like you need to wear something? Use Ardell’s #305 flare lashes paired up with a black winged out eyeliner for lazy make up days (one of my new favorite looks + lashes).
  • Practice makes perfect! Practice applying lashes on during your free time to get hang of false eyelashes and to see which lashes best fits your eyes.
  • Remember ladies: Stock up on lashes, you can NEVER have too many!
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