Post # 31
I absolutely LOVE fake lashes, but not those super thick, super fake lashes. If you ask your makeup artists or google it you can find super natural falsies that will fill in your natural lashes and make them just a bit longer. ABSOLUTELY gorgeous… and it will really make you feel like a princess. (: Just see if at the trial your artist can put a pair on. (:
Post # 32
I started wearing strip lashes after I stopped using extensions. It is still not the easiest part of my daily makeup routine, but after practicing for a couple of weeks it became much easier and now takes about five minutes. Watching tutorial videos on YouTube might help. Practice applying them and test out different lashes a couple of months prior to the wedding.
When I had makeup artists applied fake lashes for friends’ weddings, they were really uncomfortable but they are fine when I apply them myself. I tried a few brands and several styles before finding the right lashes for my eyes that look pretty natural. Don’t give up yet! I really do think lashes make a difference, especially in photos!
Post # 33
peegee: I wore them during my makeup trial and Darling Husband said, “it looks like there are spider legs on your eyes”. LOL, so yeah, I didn’t wear them.
Post # 34
I’m not wearing false ones. I don’t usually wear them and I didnt want to feel incomfortable on the day. I had my makeup trial without them and I was happy with the look.
Post # 35
- Wedding: April 2017 - Hogarths, Solihull
I don’t think you NEED them…
I’ve come here with a cautionary tale though. I got the lash extensions a few years ago. My mum had gotten them and loved them, so she paid for me to get them done.
When I went, I was asked if I’d ever reacted badly to lash or nail glue. I responded in the negative and they did my extensions. The next day, ALL MY EYELASHES HAD FALLEN OUT! My beautiful lashes were no more.
My eyelashes still aren’t as good as they used to be 🙁 it’s been 4 years now 🙁
I often find myself wearing the store bought false lashes (I had to for a good 6 weeks until mine grew back!) if I want a bit of va va voom so I’ve become a bit of a pro. To make them look more realistic, I trim mine with some nail scissors so that they are the same width as my natural lashes. This really helps and I would suggest it to anyone! It also makes them far easier to apply 🙂
But no, I don’t think they’re a necessity for everyone. Just get a great mascara and you’ll be fine 🙂
Post # 36
I’m not planning on wearing false eyelashes – not a fan. However, I am considering getting a lash lift for the wedding. I hear you can get a great result and it’s not expensive (at least where I live).
Post # 37
I did wear them but I want to share my experience to ease your mind of going with out the falsies.
I have never been the best at removing makeup and always result to pulling off the chunks of mascara which ends with me losing 2-3 eyelashes a day. So naturally they are ridiculous ly thin and short. So I did my fake lashes. Watched all the tutorials, countless test runs.
Well on the big day at the beginning of the reception a huge chunk of eyelashes came falling out. I didn’t have my backup makeup bag so I had to pull the lashes out and go without evenmascara. The whole day. All the photos. With virtually no eyelashes, only small specks of white glue all over my eyelashes.
Never used them again.
Go without or have them professionally done.
Post # 38
- Wedding: March 2016 - Surfer\'s Beach, Grand Cayman
retrometro: Yes! Loreal Telescopic for length and Loreal Voluminus Million Excess for volume. That’s my go to combo. To be honest my lashes with those two mascaras looked about as dramatic as the subtle falsies I had purchased anyway.
Post # 39
I didn’t. But I have extremely long eyelashes and didn’t need anything extra. Personally, I think the majority of them look, well, fake. I wanted to look like myself. 🙂
Post # 40
I wore mascara (love love love smashboxes at sephora) and it made my eyelashes lovely. I don’t wear falsies – I wear glasses for a severe asstigmatism so there was no way I was going to: 1) wear them with glasses and 2) pick them over being able to see. Without my glasses I see detail about 2-3 feet away from me. I blurr and I can move and see stuff, but not in detail.
Post # 41
peegee: I did not wear falsies. My sister did my makeup and she swears by layering mascara.
Post # 42
minniegrace: *burrrp* Morty!
Post # 43
BalletParker: Thank you! I did a wedding recap, but that was about 2.5 years ago haha
Post # 44
Cory_loves_this_girl: lol I was here then, I must have missed them, I hate that! I’ll check them out:-)
Post # 45
No I didn’t want to, I find them weird and uncomfortable. I just did my make up slightly heavier than I normally would and used stay put waterproof products and a finishing spray from Sephora to keep it set