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Monday, July 13, 2009

applying false eyelashes

Wearing false eyelashes can really enhance a woman's beauty. However, applying fake eyelashes so that they don't look fake is sticky. The following tips might help.
Steps to follow in applying fake eyelashes:
Trim the lashes.

If the lash is wider than your eye, trim one side of it lash by lash.
Optionally, trim the individual lashes to make them look more natural. They should be longer towards the outer corner of the eye, and the lash length should vary slightly.

Squeeze eyelash glue onto the back of your hand and run the eyelash along it. Blow softly from edge to edge to make the glue a little less runny to apply your lashes.
Pick the lashes up with tweezers and bring it as close to your natural lash line as possible.

Press from end to end and hold until the glue dries (30 seconds to a minute, or sometimes less depending upon the adhesive). This allows the glue to set so that when you lift your fingertips from it, the lashes won't come along for the ride
Apply mascara while pressing your finger behind the fake lashes. This will bond the false lashes with yours.(It may be beneficial to use an eyelash curler before applying mascara)

Fill any gaps between the false lashes and your natural lash line with eyeliner.
Individual lashes are applied in the same way. Trim the lashes so that they vary in length, with the ones towards the outer corner of the eye being longer. When applying them, start in the outer corner and work your way in.

Remove the lashes before sleeping by using the special remover provided with your lashes. Otherwise, wet a washcloth with warm water and hold it over the lashes to loosen the glue. Petroleum jelly can help with dislodging particularly stubborn lashes. Whatever you do, don't pull too hard, or you might take some of your own lashes off, too!

Store the lashes in their original packaging, so they do not lose their shape and you can reuse them.

For a more dramatic effect, apply eyelashes on the bottom of your eyes as well.
Look for black eyelash glue at your local pharmacy or beauty supply store. It makes goofs look like eyeliner.

Go easy on the glue so that it doesn't build up on the false eyelashes or clump up your real eyelashes and leak into your eye.
To avoid using too much glue--take a straight pin and stick it into an old cork. The cork makes it easier to control and provides a handle. Dip the FLAT end of the pin into glue and dab it along the false lashes.

After applying glue to the lashes wait a few moments until the glue starts to set. It sticks better and won't move as much on your eye. The more glue you use the longer you will need to wait.

It only takes a small amount of glue to keep lashes on. Use the cork and pin method above to put a fine line of glue to your lashes.
Most glues dry clear

The lash applicators are cumbersome. If any fine adjustments are needed they can be done with fingers or regular tweezers.

Apply the false lashes as close to your natural eye lash line as possible.
It helps to bend the eyelashes inward from the middle and on each end gently, depending on the natural curve of your eye. This helps to get the lashes as close to your natural lash line as possible.

If you apply your false eyelashes after you have done your eye makeup, you can later help cover up the false lash line with an eyeliner.

Sometimes applying mascara at the very end helps the falsies blend with your natural eyelashes.

Soak the used eyelashes in warm gentle soapy water to remove glue and other makeup that may have gotten on them. Gently reform and air dry on a dry paper.