How To Series. . .

How to apply false lashes like a pro

Hello, you gorgeous lot! This is the first of many from my new "How to series" they are going to be blogs on how to do what is seen to be the most common beauty/makeup/hair techniques but can be quite tricky to master without the little hints and tricks from a beauty proffesional, so thats where i'm going to come in handy and teach you what I know.


One of the questions I get asked regularly from my clients is “how do I apply false lashes?” or I get told the following “my false lashes always come off half way through my night out” “they irritate me to much so I just don’t bother with them”
Ladies, ladies, ladies false lashes are the icing on the cake, they just finish your look off and when done correctly they should feel comfortable, look seamless and last until you remove your makeup.
Follow these simple steps and you will be wearing false lashes with all your makeup looks.

Picking lashes that suit you

Deep set eyes you want to wear something a little more dramatic and longer because the lash can easily be eaten up by the weight of your brow bone and take away from your look

Round eyes, choosing winged and wispy lashes that will go along the lash line well to help create a cat eye shape.
Hooded eyes, opt for a false lash that tapers at each end and features the longest lashes at the centre of the strip. This will draw attention inwards, creating the illusion of depth.

Almond eyes are lucky because a wide variety of lash types will work for this shape. Choose a lash that’s strategically crisscrossed on the strip for a naturally voluminous effect.

I tend to prefer soft, natural, fluffy, feathered, tapered lashes that aren’t too dense.  

Just be mindful thicker lashes can be alot harder to apply as their band tends to be stiffer they don’t tend to bend to the shape of your eye as easily.
Picking the right lashes is so important as they can really open up your eyes and change the appearance of them. Picking lashes that are too thick and long will often make your eyes look darker and smaller, and “close” them up.

Remove from pack & mould into shape

To remove always peel them from the outer edge, never from the inner corner. This is to stop you damaging the inner lashes if you bend or twist one section on the outer lashes it doesn't matter as it's more than likely you'll be trimming them off to fit your eyes anyway. Gently tease it out using your fingers or tweezers and rest the lashes back in the box.

Sometime lashes can flatten when you take them out of the box and therefore pop up at the inner or outer corners once applied. To avoid this roll the lashes around your finger or a makeup brush and leave for a minute – this will help them remain more curved in shape.

Measure and trim 

It is a very rare occurrence that someone can take a strip lash and it will fit their eye perfectly. So before I apply the glue I like to lay the strip lash along the lash line exactly where I would like it to start and then see how much “over hang” there is over the edge of your natural lash, I then trim this off always trim the longest end you don’t want to remove the graduation at the other end as that gives a natural taper like your own lashes. `
Gluing a strip lash over the edge of your natural lashes automatically make your eyes look sleepy and downturned instead of wide and awake.


Tacky glue always works better, what this means is don’t apply your lashes straight after you have applied the glue, just wait a minute or two. This helps the lashes to stay put and makes them easier to manipulate instead of them sliding around on your lash line.
I always apply a tad more glue to the inner and outer corner of the lashes as this is where they are most likely to lift. Investing in a great glue will help  I never use the ones that come free with your lashes, Duo glue is my favourite!

Apply and seal 

I find the easiest way to apply lashes is to pick them up from the centre with tweezers and gently place them against the centre of the lash line, wait a few seconds and then pull the outer corner and tuck it in and then do the same with the inner corner.
I then very carefully use my tweezers to squeeze the strip lash down onto the natural lashes so you don't end up with a strip of skin between your lashes and the false lashes.

I never sit the lashes exactly where the very first lash starts as this can feel 0uncomfortable; your lashes are normally quite fine here there won’t be much hair to support them.
A good little trick is to place your mirror flat on the table with your elbows either side, this will allow you to look down into the mirror and ensures your own natural lashes don’t get in the way.

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