Tuesday, 13 July 2010

Fabfrocks guide to: Applying false lashes


When I wrote about my new false lashes last week, a couple of people commented that they'd love to wear false lashes but they struggled to apply them. Now, i'm no expert, but I always manage to get mine on pretty straight, so I thought I would share the fabfrocks guide to applying false eyelashes:

1. Put your make up on first. I know some people apply their mascara after their lashes, thinking it will make the falsies and their natural lashes blend together. This will just damage the lashes and the pulling motion of your mascara will move them out of position. Also even if you don't normally wear it, apply at least a thin line of eye liner: that way you won't see the join of your lashes on your skin.

2. Apply the glue to the lashes and then WAIT! If the glue is really slippy and the lashes are sliding everywhere when you try to put them on then you're applying them too soon. Wait for the glue to go slightly tacky and you will find that your lashes go on much easier. It depends how long it take you to do your make up, but I usually glue my lash, apply my eye liner and mascara, and then stick them on. I do this one eye at a time.

3. Get the position right. I don't know if this is how you're supposed to do it, but my tried and tested method is to apply the lashes very slightly on the skin (that way you can feel they're on) and then slide them down so that they're exactly at the lash line. If you have them any higher or lower then they generally don't sit straight above your natural lashes: if the falsies flick too far above your own lashes then they're a little too low. If this happens take them off, remove the tacky glue, and start again.

4. Hold still! Once you have them where you want them I tend to press my falsies in position really firmly and then hold it there for about 30 seconds. This pressure makes sure they stay and dry in place, and keeps them in position all night!

And that's it! That's how easy it is to apply false eye lashes and get it right: give it a go and let me know what you think, and if you have any clever tips to share that can make this even easier let me know!

Love, Tor xx


LJ said...

youre so good for taking time to write down these steps! and i love the photo u picked.
xx-LJ from SOS!

MargieF said...

great tips but i would disagree with the mascara tip...i find my lashes look much better if i bland my lashes and the falsies with mascara and if you dont apply too much the falsies dont get too covered...also another good tip is to press down the lashes with a cotton bud or tweezers to move/ press into place:)

WendyB said...

That photo looks like Sam Waterston's eyebrows worn as lashes. In other words, heaven!