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Five Tips and Tricks to Apply False Lashes

False eyelashes accentuate your eyes, drawing attention to what Shakespeare called ‘the windows of the soul’. While women have previously relied on mascara to highlight their natural lashes, false eyelashes take things to an entirely different level.

While fake lashes can make all the difference in creating a stunning look, applying them can be a tricky business. It is not as easy as the professionals make it look, and many women have given up in despair, believing that they will never get the process right. However, you can learn the perfect fake eyelash application technique using these five tips and tricks:

girl curling lashes with gold eyelash curler

Shop for the right product

Some false eyelashes are easier to apply than others, and buying the correct ones could mean the distinction between success and failure in fitting them. Shop for easy-to-apply false eyelashes from Sweed Lashes, Trish McEvoy Lashes, and Lilac St.. Lilac St. has a range of eyelash products that users find effective without posing too much of a challenge when applying them. Its eyelash extensions are hand-arranged with individual fibers to create an authentic, elegant finish. Lilac St. lash extensions come in three styles: original, feather, and volume.

Users might find lash extensions, such as Lilac St., easier to work with than full strip false eyelashes. However, it might take a few attempts to perfect arrangement, placement, and application. This is true of any fake eyelash products, and users should expect to undergo an experimentation phase where they learn the dos and don’ts of false lash application.

Prepare for the process

Have all the tools necessary for false eyelash application at your fingertips before attempting to apply them. Your list should include the lashes, adhesive, tweezers, and an eyelash curler. A strip lash product might be too long for your eyelid. Measure the lashes against your lids and trim any excess.

Apply your eyeshadow and eyeliner. Do not use any oil-based products at this time as they cause lash glue to degrade and lose its adhesive properties. Some women prefer putting on the rest of their makeup after applying false lashes. Neither approach is incorrect and which to use is a matter of personal preference. However, one vital step that remains the same regardless of how you apply fake lashes is curling your eyelashes before applying them.

Adhesive application

This is one of the trickiest parts of false eyelash application and where many users go wrong. Their greatest challenge is in determining how much lash glue to use. Too much leaves an unsightly line that attracts more attention than the lashes themselves. Too little fails to hold the false eyelashes in place and could lead to them peeling off at an inopportune moment. Finding a balance may take a few attempts.

A vital step is to give the adhesive a little time to dry before applying it to your natural lash line. This is a step many users skip to their detriment. Like most adhesives, lash glue needs a moment or two to bond with the first surface. Therefore, waiting for a little while allows lash glue to stick to the false eyelashes before attaching them. Think of it as similar to using Superglue. You apply it to the first surface, give it a few seconds, and bond a second object with it.

Fake lash placement

Yet another challenging process is lining false eyelashes up with your natural lash line. It takes patience, precision, and a steady hand. A lash strip is flexible, so you can bend it to follow your eyelid’s curve. If you have measured correctly, the strip goes from one end of your eyelid to the other.

Lash adhesive works quickly, and trying to fix the incorrect placement of false eyelashes could prove tricky. Therefore, getting it right the first time is essential. Once your false lashes are placed, use a pair of tweezers to push them into your lash line firmly.

Damage control

Unless you have perfected false eyelash application, you might have some glue lines evident after placement. Trying to peel excess glue off could prove painful and damage your eyelid and lash line.

Instead, cover it up with some eyeliner. You might also benefit from adding some mascara. However, as mentioned before, avoid oil-based products that could affect lash glue’s adhesive properties.

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