Monday, April 11, 2011
It's amazing what a little lash'll do ya!
Even the most meticulously applied shadows or widest eyes can use the extra "pop" a false lash can lend.
Think false lashes are too hard to apply?
Nonsense! Here are some tricks to make applying lashes a quick, easy step in your makeup routine!
(These instructions are for AFTER you've already applied all eye makeup, including mascara and a bold, dark line near your natural lash line.)
1. Use a forgiving design like those labeled "Demi Wispies." These lashes don't need extra mascara and their lush, fanned out appearance blend seamlessly into the lashline. I like Salon Perfect lashes available at Walmart - they are inexpensive and reusable.
2. Remove the lashes from the case using your thumb to gently drag the lash from the plastic. Save the case to store your lashes. Then, using a black creme liner like Smashbox Jet Set, blacken the lash band by pressing the band onto the back of your hand and applying the liner with a brush.
3. Trim the lashes. The easiest lash to apply is 3/4 or 1/2 of the full lash on the outside of your eye. So, play with the length you like by snipping from the OUTSIDE lashes - these are the longest ones. You want the short lashes - so don't clip those!
4. Apply a thin line of DUO lash adhesive to the lash band and let set for 15 seconds.
5. The longest lashes should line up with the edge of the OUTSIDE of your eye. Lay the lash as close to your natural lash line as possible. The shortest lashes will fall towards the middle to inside corner of your eye.
5. Fan the lashes upwards to get a bright, flirty look.
6. Once adhesive is dry, touch up eyeliner using a dark liquid or creme.
7. To remove - gently peel the lash from the outside corner in. Remove adhesive by catching a loose edge and peeling off. Store lashes in case they came in!
Learn more and purchase lashes here: http://salonperfect.com