Applying fake lashes is a finicky job that requires practice and patience. Do not be frustrated if you do not get it right on the first few attempts. The women you see in video tutorials or professional settings have had plenty of opportunities to learn the ins and outs of false lash application.
You can learn to apply fake lashes as well as anyone else if you are prepared to put in some effort. Another vital component of a successful lash application is having the right tools for the job. Here are five things you need to ensure you get it right:
The right lashes
It seems obvious that you need to have fake eyelashes to apply. However, not all false lashes are the same, and successful eyelash application depends on choosing suitable products from brands like Lilac St., Eylure, or Sweed Lashes. Lilac St. specializes in DIY lash extensions that are easy to apply and create a stunning look. Its lash extensions have an invisible strip that enhances their natural look. Lilac St. lash extensions come in three distinctive looks: original, feather, and volume. The hand-arranged fibers create an authentic look that many people would mistake for natural lashes.
With so many lash products available, choosing the right one might be overwhelming. However, those in the know suggest choosing cheaper products when you start as you might end up discarding them after an unsuccessful attempt. Once you have the process perfected, start looking for more expensive products that last longer and create a more natural appearance, depending on your taste.
Eyelash curlers are vital for successful false lash application. You will not use them on your fake eyelashes. Instead, you must curl your natural lashes before applying any false ones. It creates a more dramatic effect and makes applying fake lashes easier. The eyelash curler has been around for decades, although its design has been refined. Today, you have many choices when buying eyelash curlers.
Traditional curlers have handles that allow for easy grip and control. A curler clamps down on the eyelashes, curling them upward. You might find them bulky for a travel cosmetic kit. Consider buying compact eyelash curlers, which are much smaller but still yield great results. Heated eyelash curlers create a long-lasting effect.
False eyelashes are typically glued onto your lash line using a special adhesive. The glue product you use is equally as crucial as which lashes you choose. Lash glue contains chemicals that act as bonding agents, giving it adhesive properties. These chemicals might irritate sensitive skin, primarily when glue is used in excessive quantities. Therefore, concentrate on using minimal amounts of adhesive but ensure that you use enough to keep your false eyelashes bonded.
The secret to using eyelash glue is in its application. Choose one in a tube with a fine nozzle that allows for accurate placement of adhesive on the lash strip. A nozzle also prevents unnecessary waste, making your lash adhesive last longer. Finding the balance between using too much or too little glue might require some experimentation.
Before applying adhesive to your false eyelashes, measure them against your eye. Manufacturers produce strips of eyelashes that should fit an average eye. However, this might be too long for you. By measuring the false eyelashes, you can cut off any excess before applying them.
Leaving the measuring and trimming process too late can turn eyelash application into a nightmare. Imagine a sticky situation with lashes full of glue that extend beyond your lash line and trying to cut the strip. You can buy special lash scissors, although a small pair of sharp-tipped scissors will work effectively.
Tweezers or lash applicators
You will need a pair of tweezers to hold your false eyelashes in place while the glue dries. Tweezers are an essential item in anyone’s makeup bag. Their fine pincer tips make tweezers accurate, a characteristic necessary for false eyelash application.
Lash applicators work on a similar principle to tweezers but are designed for false eyelashes. They provide a firmer grip, making applying false eyelashes with precision convenient. A lash applicator’s curved end fits a false lash in perfectly and will yield positive results without an unsightly line caused by the strip not being attached to your lash line correctly.