(Closed) What type of false lashes?

posted 6 years ago in Beauty
Post # 4
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I’ve always read that strips aren’t that great, but I’m sure they could work if they were applied correctly. I’ve used individual ones before and have had lots of success. You can get them at Andy drug store, target, or wal-mart.  The trick is to let the glue get a little tacky, and then apply.  So let the glue sit for about 10 seconds. You want to concentrate on the corners for more drama. Check out YouTube. They have videos of how to put them on on yourselves or let friend do it.  Or if you have the time and a few extradollars, do lash extensions…they last for 4 weeks and look super natural.

Post # 5
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

I had individual lashes put on for my trial, and I wasn’t that big on them.  She only put them on the outer corners and I felt like up close it looked kind of stupid – like a doll.  I was experimenting this weekend with inexpensive strips, and I like the effect of having them all across the eye. 

Does anyone know why the indivdual lashes are supposed to be better?

Post # 6
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

@Future MrsB:  They are supposed to be better because you can control where you put them.  And if one comes off, you don’t look ridiculous.  She should have put them in the middle of your eyelashes, to the outer corner, with a few more on the outer corner.

Post # 7
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

I know that individual lashes (flares) are better just because I’ve played with both. The whole lashes don’t look very natural and they seem to come off more easily. The individual ones look very natural and don’t seem to come off as easily. I’m doing my own makeup because I’ve had one to many bad experiences with makeup artists using way too much make up. I practice with the individual ones when I go out on the weekends so that I’ll be an expert at putting them on by the time my wedding comes around. The best way for you to make a decision is to play with them yourself. Just know that the individual ones are harder to put on and you will need some practice before you get them just right. And yes, I find it best to put on mascara and then the falsies. You can lightly put some more mascara on top after but that makes them harder to reuse.

Here’s a picture of me with the individuals (you can’t even tell). I used the short length flares for the 1/3 of my eyelid closest to my nose and medium length flares for the outer 2/3. I didn’t use the long length flares because I didn’t think they looked natural enough. 

 

Post # 8
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

Oh, and check out youtube tutorials too. I love those – so many talented artists.

Post # 9
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Bee Keeper

Maybe I’m biased because I grew up dancing and wearing fake lashes all the time, but I love a good fake lash, and I usually just use drugstore brands, but I don’t have experience with MAC. If I were you, I would get some cheap ones that are on the natural side and experiment at home. Curl your lashes, apply mascara, then apply the fake lashes, and follow with a final coat of mascara to blend (I think this is important). I use the whole strips. This way you can see what looks best. Also, as a pp said, def let the glue get tacky.

Post # 10
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2012

I tried out individuals and had a hell of a time applying them so I switched to Ardele Accents strips.  They’re just half a strip and I’ve had compliments on them without people realizing they’re fake!

Post # 11
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: November 2012

@BluegrassBridetoBee:  I have only used fake lashes once and it was at my makeup trial for my e-shoot. My MUA used individual lashes and they looked very natural and lasted forever!!! It added just enough drama and received numerous compliments on my eyes (everyone thought the lashes were real) when I told them they were fake. I am definitely having them on my wedding day!

I hate the lash strips…you can tell they look fake and don’t seem to set like individual ones. A former classmate of mine had strips on for her e-shoot and when you see the up close pics of her…you can tell instantly that they are fake. Sucked for her because she has nice, natural lashes so I have no idea why she added fake ones.

Post # 12
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Busy bee
  • Wedding: May 2012

has anyone used katy perrys new ones??? i wonder if they are any good

Post # 13
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

I get lash extensions occasionally and love them.  They look very natural and I always get complements on them.  If they weren’t so expensive to keep up I would have them all the time.  I’m getting them done for my e-pics this weekend though and can post a before and after photo if you’d like.

Post # 14
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@gallifrey:  I’m getting lash extensions this weekend – I wanted to make sure I liked them ahead of the wedding! It looks like you are blonde — so do they use lighter lashes or dark? If darker, can you see the extensions then as the weeks pass and you  have less “dark” until you go back in?

Post # 15
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: August 2012

@lunathea:  Cool, I’ll have to try those 1/2 ones.

 

@gallifrey: I would love to see a before and after.

Post # 16
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Blushing bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

@78science:  You will love them!  I am very blonde … including my eyelashes.  If I don’t have mascara on it’s hard to even tell if I have eyelashes.  I always just get the black lashes because I use black mascara and think they look great.  As the weeks go by, the extensions fall off but I’ve never noticed the base of the extension or gaps in between the falsies and my real lashes.  If you’re concerned about your real eyelashes showing through you can put mascara on the extensions, but it makes them fall off a lot faster.  I only put mascara on when i’m down to my last few fake lashes but if you’re going to keep up on them every 3-4 weeks even that’s not really necessary.

@sunkisthappy:  No problem.  I will try to remember to post some when I get them done this weekend.

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