Tips for Applying False Eyelashes
Long eyelashes draw attention to the eyes and make the eyes look fuller and more vibrant. However, many people do not have long lashes naturally. So using false eyelashes can be a great alternative and can look as natural as your own. Here are some simple steps to applying false eyelashes.
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1. Trim the eyelashes.
The length of the false eyelashes should match the length of your eye for a natural look. Chances are that eyelashes straight from the package will be too long for you. So take a very small pair of scissors or clippers and trim one lash at a time until they are the right length. Make sure both eyelashes are the same length!
Additionally, you should trim the individual lashes themselves to make them look more realistic. Examine your natural eyelashes and you will notice that the individual lashes are longer towards the outside corner of your eyes and shorter toward the inside corner. Trim the individual lashes so that they appear this way. Also, vary the length of the lashes slightly so that the gap between your real eyelashes and the false eyelashes is not as noticeable.
2. Apply eyelash glue.
Using designated eyelash glue, squeeze a small amount of glue on the back of your hand and drag the eyelash across it. Make sure that you do not use too much glue—a small amount works well. Blow lightly on the glue so that it does not run or drip.
3. Bring the eyelashes close to your eye.
Once you have applied glue to the base of the eyelashes, pick them up with tweezers, holding them by a few of the central lashes with the base pointed toward your eye. Be careful not to clump the lashes together as you do so. Bring the lashes as close to your natural lash line as possible.
4. Press the lashes to your eyelid.
Lining up the ends of the false lashes with the ends of your natural lash line, press the false lashes to your eyelid. Carefully apply pressure all along the false lash line. Hold the false lashes against your eye until the glue dries. This will take 30 seconds to a minute, depending upon the adhesive you use. Keep the lashes in place until the glue dries, so that when you remove your fingers from your eyelid, the false lashes do not come off with it.Image Credit: Brittany G, Flickr
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