For a wide-eyed look ready for the party season let’s look at a set of falsies. It’s obviously cheaper to apply your own than go to a salon plus sometimes we just want the falsies for one night and not long term so let me show you the best way to apply your long lashes at home.
Apply the glue to the base of the lashes with a match or toothpick and wait 20-30 seconds. The glue becomes tacky and bonds with the lashes quicker which stops them sliding round when attaching them to your lid. Push the lashes onto your eyelid right at the lash line to ensure no skin shows in between. I always reapply my mascara at this stage.
To remove them you can gently peel the falsies away from your natural lashes or use an oil-based eye make up remover. Personally, whenever in the past I have used an eye make up remover they have left me barely able to see and with sore eyes so I am only able to use Lancome Bi-Facil Non-Oily Instant Cleanser which is for sensitive eyes. See how you get on with it.
But what look are you aiming for? Natural? Feline? Full-on glamorous? Pantomime Dame? There are lashes out there to suit every mood. Let’s take a peek.
Natural: if you’re after a natural look so people look at your lashes and ask ”is she or isn’t she?” you need to add Eylure Natural Texture Lashes to your make up bag. Their lashes will add texture to your own giving a natural and feathery look. Great to wear day or night.
Feline: To achieve this look add your false lashes only to the outer corner of your lids and trim them first. For this look it’s easier to buy a pack of individual lashes. Perfect 10 Individual Lashes is a pack of short, medium and long individual lashes perfect for the job. Apply these lashes with a pair of tweezers for extra accuracy and they should last up to 4 weeks.
Full-on glamorous: Let’s vamp it up Girlies with Swarovski Stone Clear Diamond or Mixed Colour Diamond Individual Eyelash Tray. Every tray contains 6 rows of 10 Y-shaped lashes with a real Swarovski diamond attached to each lash. It’s just beyond glam! Can’t see us wearing these to the office or on the school run but great fun for the Crimbo part-ays.
Pantomime Dame:Some Girlies just like them long. In fact, the longer the better. So with that in mind step forward Rimini Collection. Their lashes are hand made, made with human hair and VERY long. Designed for all eye shapes and re-usable.
Most eyelash packs will come with their own glue which I suggest you do a 24 hour patch test on as some of us can have quite violent reactions to the adhesive. If you have sensitive eyes or skin then buy a hypoallergenic eyelash adhesive and avoid the drama.