Post # 1
Well, bees, I always play up my eyes when I do my makeup. I’ve decided that I’d like to give falsies a try for my engagement shoot in December.
The issue is that I’ve never bought them before in my life! I don’t know what brand to buy, how to apply them, or how to take them off. Do I wear them with mascara? If I use adhesive, how do I avoid accidentally taking out my own eyelashes?
I know I could Google all this, but I’ve seen a lot of makeup savvy Bees’ posts on makeup over the last few months.
Does anyone have any recommendations or tips?
Post # 3
First off, congrats on your engagement! I hope you have a great time during your shoot next month! 🙂
Second, I love falsies! They really do accentuate your eyes/eye shape. When I use them, usually for special occasions, I tend to buy them at the drugstore like CVS or Rite Aid etc. I get the Ardell brand. It’s all I’ve ever used. There are many different styles and lengths of lashes. There are lashes that are super thick and dramatic and fan out and there are lashea that are very natural looking and thin. The choice is up to you on what kind of look you’re going for.
Whatever eyelash brand you choose, in general, make sure to get the “DUO” brand eyelash glue! There are 2 kinds of DUO lash glue, also can be found at drugstores. There’s a clear kind of glue- shows up white when it comes out of the tube but dries up clear and there’s a dark toned glue…meaning when the glue dries when applied to your eye/lashes, it dries up dark/black. Again, all depends on what kind you want. I use the dark toned because my natural lashes are literally dark brown/jet black and it just “camoflauges”? I guess with it. Makes the eyeliner blend in better too.
It takes some practicing but after a few trials it’ll be easy! I taught myself lol. Hold the eyelash in your non dominant hand with the strip facing up and thinly line the strip with the glue tube in your dominant hand so you have more control. What I like to do is have the lash glue tube tip as close to the falsie as possible and just go straight across and line it. *i like to add a little extra blob on the ends of the falsie because that is where falsies tend to unstick..?i guess. Wait a few seconds til the glue gets a bit tacky then apply. You don’t want to apply the falsie right after you line it w glue cuz it’ll be too wet. when I wear falsies I use my index finger and thumb and get as close to the lash line as possible. Others use tweezers to hold the falsie. Oh crap my post is getting too long lol , if you need more help just PM me! You can literally go on YouTube.com and type in “false eyelash application” and you’ll learn a ton with those videos! I hope this helps and sorry for the novel omggg lol
ETA: you can use mascara with them if you want, to blend your natural lashes with the falsie. When removing them, make sure to use makeup remover, don’t just rip them off. I’ve learned from experience and I’ve pulled my own lashes out–hurt like hell! Take a cotton ball and saturate with makeup remover and press on your eyelid for about 10 seconds then slide them off.
Post # 4
@NYCkindaBee: Ahhhh you are my lifesaver 🙂 This is so, so fabulous!
Thanks for taking some serious time to help a girl out! I’ll come back and post trial pictures, haha 🙂
Post # 5
Practice practice practice! I did quite a bit of practice with Ardell Demi Wispies before our engagement pics, and I used the black Duo glue. To remove them I just get them wet until the glue ‘melts’ and they just slide right off.
Post # 6
I just did flase lashes for my epics last week. It doesn’t matter what brand you get, they can be cheap. I bought the “safest” normal looking pair and they barely did anything for me but I already have long thick lashes. The set that I bought came with clear glue and it went on white and dried clear and it came off very easy at the end. I heard somewhere you aren’t suppose to put mascara on the false lashes so I put mascara on before I put the false lashes on. Also, make sure to cut them to size, or you can cut them in half and put half on at a time.
Post # 7
I use MAC false lashes when I diy. Duo adhesive and lots of practice.
If you’re likely to wearing them for a long time, have a practice first. The most beautiful lashes can sometimes be heavy and annoying after a few hours (a friend is a makeup artist and gets me to trial her new false lash styles before using them on brides for the first time)
Post # 8
I just bought these lashes and think they are great:
I like that the lashes are in bunches and the band is clear, so they look more natural and are more comfortable to wear. The ones with all the lashes going straight out in a line look pretty full on and fake.
Post # 9
also check youtube. Many good videos on this.
The most important parts IMO:
– wear black eyeliner. it helps the lashes blend in more.
– put on mascara first.
– let the glue get tacky before you attempt to put them on.
– try to get them as close to the lashline as possible.
– If you want to reuse don’t put mascara on the falsies. I find that it can make it blend in better, so i’ll do this sometimes for special occassions.
Post # 10
I love them. I now wear them almost everyday – even to work – because i love how they make my eyes look. I use the Ardell “short flare” individual ones – 2 on the outer edge of each eye. Duo glue is the best. I put them on after ALL my makeup is done. Takes about 2 minutes. I will definitely be wearing the same on my wedding day, although i may use 4 on each eye for a more dramatic look!