How to put on fake eyelashes

I’ve always had pretty decent eyelashes, not mega long or thick, but satisfactory. Only now they seem to be getting lighter and disappearing. Can you relate?

It’s not really a big deal on a daily basis ( I just whisk on a little eyelash primer before I add mascara and that seems to help), but if I’m getting my photo taken it can end up looking like my lids are bald!  When I shoot photos for the blog, I’ve found that a pair of natural strip lashes does the trick.

applying false lashes

The only problem…putting on those darn fake lashes has to be the most stressful thing there is. Between trying not getting the glue all over my lid and fiddling to get the lashes to line-up and be even with each other, and struggling to see what I’m even doing because my eyes aren’t what they used to be, I somehow manage to pull it off.

The more I practice, the easier it gets. Plus it helps that I’ve recently picked up a few great tips from my friend, professional make-up artist Sana Young @sanayoungmua , that makes putting fake eyelashes so much easier. Here’s what I’ve learned. When applying fake lashes…..

Quick Tips on the Proper Care of Your Falsies

Convinced? Now that you already have the reasons to wear your false eyelashes, the next thing to know is how you can take care of them to prolong their use and ensure longevity that should make your pockets happy. Here’s a quick guide that you’ll find useful.

  • Remember to remove the remaining glue from the band of your false eyelashes before putting them away.
  • In doing so, use your tweezers. Gently strip off the excess glue so that your false lashes will remain soft and pliable.
  • When using mascara with your falsies, apply the mascara first and let it dry before putting your false eyelashes on.
  • Keep your false eyelashes free from dust. Velour lashes come in a case that is designed to store them on days when they’re not in use. With this case, you will not only keep it dust-free but also keep them soft and in the best shape.

There are days when you want to look extra beautiful and it can just be a matter of adding false eyelashes to your usual makeup routine. If you haven’t tried using one, it must be the perfect time to make a change–especially with all the reasons that should convince you to wear ‘em.

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