I’m thinking about wearing artificial lashes for my wedding. But I’ll be doing my own makeup and I’ve never applied them before. Are they hard to apply? Can someone give me some tips? If you guys think I can do it, then I’ll go ahead and get some and practice.
I’ve never had any difficulty applying them, but my makeup artist was surprised when I told her that. Just get some from the drugstore and practice a few times. Stick down one end first, then go a little at a time, pressing down against the lash line. Smooth down with the blunt end of a makeup brush. One trick that helps some people is to cut the strip in half and apply each part one at a time.
Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant
Definitely practice and give yourself ample amount of time to do it. After you put on the glue, blew on it and wait for it to be tacky before putting it on your lids. Try to be precise with the glue so you don’t mess up your make-up and have to redo your eyeshadow. Also, you should probably not practice too much w/ the lashes you’ll wear day of. Buy a couple pairs if you can. They start to lose their shape after awhile.
practice! or better yet buy your lashes from the makeup counter in the mall (like mac) and ask them to put them on you 🙂 they will. oh and if you have to do it yourself… use a toothpick, squirt out some glue, dip the toothpick in it and use that to apply to the lashes… let it get tacky, then put it on. i dont wear them alot… maybe 3 times a year, so im not perfect at putting them on but they always turn out good 🙂
Maybe I’m inept (prob lol) but I canNOT put them on myself. I have tried sooo many times. I’ve read tips, I’ve watched videos. Can’t do it. I can’t ever get them close enough to my lash line or get them to stick right.
I was told to put them on after my makeup. I tried to put some on with my halloween costume and it was ridiculously hard because the glue sucked. I bought some better glue (I think it was revlon) and tried again, this time with my wedding lashes and I was suprised how easy it was.
I just watched a ton of youtube videos on how to do it. They give a lot of good advice that the ladies here have mentioned, but I really liked being able to watch someone do it it. I’m going to start practicing for my TTD shoot this weekend.
I definately recommend lots of practice and give yourself plenty of time before the wedding to master them! And watch youtube video’s! I went to MAC maybe a week before my wedding and she showed me how to do them, but the lashes she sold me were just way too dramatic. I went to a couple of beauty stores and bought probably 4 different kinds/pairs. I only had time to practice about 3 times, but never really got it quite right. I would either get glue on my lashes, or 1 would sit at a different angle than the other etc. I was then counting on someone at our resort in the spa to put them on me, but they didn’t do makeup there…I freaked out!! BUT my new hubby came to the rescue!! He actually put them on me before our ceremony and the next morning for our TTD and they were perfect!! I definately say go for it bc they make the biggest difference in pictures 🙂
Try this youtube video for guidance. I always put them on after I do my makeup so you don’t mess up the lashes, since you can reuse them. I would start out with cheaper lashes from the drug store to practice on. Don’t use glue that comes with the lashes, though, buy Duo Adhesive. You can get it at Sephora, MAC or the drug store (it’s cheaper at the drug store, $6 vs. $8 at Sephora). Good luck
Thank you for all your help!! I bought a pair of lashes today, and I’m going to give it a try tomorrow. I really want to try it tonight, but it seems silly to try it this late at night when I’d have to take them off in a couple of hours to go to bed.
I am a huge fan of the individual lashes. They are easy to apply, natural looking, and add just enough “umph” to your lashes. They look great in pictures too! I add them to the outer corners. They come in a box with a variety of lengths to choose from (great for practicing) :).
Okay… So I tried this today, and it wasn’t as hard as I thought it was going to be. I think the hardest thing was manuvering them around my natural lashes which are very curled naturally. With some more practice, it won’t be long and I’ll get to point where it isn’t difficult at all.
I asked Jim what he thought, and he said he couldn’t tell I had any on. On one hand that’s a good thing, because it means I did it right. On the other hand, I think it means I might need some that are a little more dramatic for the wedding. I’ll probably get a thicker pair next time to see if I like them. I guess it takes a few tries before you find the right style.