Post # 1
Hi Ladies. I’m doing my own wedding makeup, and I’m really scared about using fake lashes! I wasn’t even going to do it, but I had 2 makeup artists, plus my mom, tell me that I absolutely must. Since then, I’ve been looking back at people’s wedding pix and celeb red carpet pix and realizing….everyone does it! And it makes a HUGE difference! But I have no idea where to start. Sooo…
1. What brands/types of lashes do you recommend to use for the big day? I’m going for a very very natural look.
2. Are there any budget kinds that are good to practice with?
3. Any application tips you’d care to share?
Post # 3
Aww don’t be scared!:) I’m by far no expert, but I’m practiced enough that I’m pretty comfortable with using them the day of. If you check out kandee johnson on youtube she has a really helpful tutorial on how to apply them. I’ve just gotten drugstore brands like ardell, etc. and I like them. I’d try a few different styles and lengths and see what you like the best. I’ve narrowed mine down to whispies and I think the 110. ? You can always trim them down also if they are too much for you. It started out a little scary for me at first too, but you just have to practice practice and practice! You can do it! 🙂
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Post # 5
have you considered getting eyelash extensions? they’re a touch pricey but worth it if you’re not good at applying falsies (which i am absolutely terrible at doing lol)
Post # 6
Thanks for the advice!
Update: I got the Ardell 110s. I snipped them on the wrong side. LOL!! I checked out Kandee, who already has ridiculously good lashes, and makes it look so freaking easy. My attempt at applying was an epic failure, but I think I got sliiiightly closer to what I’m supposed to be doing by the 3rd try. I did end up gluing some of my top lashes together though, haha. Mrs. Rainbow’s tip of cutting them in half first is a great idea. That, and googling lash extensions, are next on my list 🙂
Post # 7
I use them all the time–Andrea is a great brand, but there are a few other good ones out there. Watch out for the ones at clothing boutiques–they are usually not good lashes. Instead buy them at Sally’s or a drug store–or a makeup counter, if you are spending a little extra (not neccesary, though). Here are my tips:
- Definitely trim any excess or you look like a weird cartoon character. Trim the long side.
- when you apply the glue, let it sit for about 1-2 min before applying to your eyelid. This way the glue will get tacky and be easier to stick without moving around.
- Use your fingernail and push the base of the falsies down until they touch your real lashes. This way there is no gap between your real and fake lashes.
- At this point the glue should be getting harder, but you can still move them a bit if you need to move them inward some more. Leave a small amount of space between your inner eye area and the lashes. As a good rule of thumb, have them start where your natural lashes start.
- Mascara–you typically should not need to apply any when using fake lashes. If you still want to use some on your real lashes, you can apply it ahead of the fake ones, but let the mascara dry all the way. You probably won’t need mascara, though. If you REALLY want to apply it to the falsies, you can, but if you bought good lashes, why ruin them??! lol
Post # 8
i used MAC eyelashes for my wedding day and i really loved them but they are too pricey for everyday use but great for special occassions like weddings!
acingthelace has some great pointers! practice some – i never ever could get the hang of applying them until i actually went to the MAC counter for my wedding and watched them put it on me, i’ve bought cheaper ones since and wear them on a saturday night out – they are easy to apply once you get the hang of it.
Post # 9
Just practice, practice, practice! Also, get used to wearing them as sometimes they can be a littel irritating if you aren’t used to it. I’m planning to wear them for my shower, my bachelorette party, etc…use any opportunity you have to wear them for a day!
Post # 10
My two cents:
Consider individual ‘clump’ style lashes (Andrea makes good ones) and then concentrate on putting them from the outer corners to the middle of your pupil. This looks great and natural in photos and IRL.
If you are planning on wearing black mascara, get black glue. The clear stuff makes makeup kinda go greyish
DO NOT curl your own lashes first but curl the falsies with your own lashes GENTLY before mascara applications.
I highly recommend getting a mini eyelash curler for this purpose.
a la…. like this type:
One last suggestion… put them on as early as you can in the day. Even if you do the curling and mascara much later. This way you will have more time to remove and reapply if you make a mistake, lessening your nervousness before the big event.