Applying False Eyelashes


When we are applying makeup, we are always trying to find ways to improve upon ourselves. We try different shades of eye shadow, lipstick and even blush. But, when we are putting on our mascara, we look at our lashes and try to think of a way to make them look fuller and longer.

For many of us, plumping mascara may do the trick, for others, false eye lashes may just be what the doctor ordered. You can find them in many different sizes, lengths and even thickness. You can also get them to cover the entire lash or if you just need a little lift, get single lashes to fill in those empty spaces.

Applying either one of these is not that difficult with a little bit of practice. You will want to do your brows and apply foundation first before putting them on. Next, to hide the band of the false lashes, use a black or brown eye liner pencil to draw a line across the lash line. Be sure to blend it in.

The next step is to get the lashes ready. If they are too long, trim them with a pair of scissors on the outer edge. Bend the lash band so that it will move to the shape of your eyelid. Once you have the false lashes the size you want, use a toothpick to apply the adhesive to the band and give it a minute to become tacky. Starting from the inner part of your eye, press on the lash. Get them as close to your natural lash as possible. Hold them for a few seconds so they set in place. Now, do the other eye the same way.

Those single lashes need a steadier hand. You want to begin from the outside and work your way in. A few lashes are all you need per eye. This takes a little more time to do but is worth it in the end once you see the final product. So, go out and get those beautiful, long, luscious lashes that you have always wanted.