(Closed) Tell me everything you know about fake lashes!

posted 7 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
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197 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

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! 🙂

Post # 5
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374 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: June 2012

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 # 7
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925 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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:

  1. Definitely trim any excess or you look like a weird cartoon character. Trim the long side.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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
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6998 posts
Busy Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

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
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817 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: September 2011

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
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3142 posts
Sugar bee

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.

A la:

http://static.cdn.beautylish.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/10/fake-individual-lashes-false-eyelashes1.jpg

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:

http://www.gurumakeupemporium.com/WebRoot/BT2/Shops/BT4080/4C28/8B05/3975/7C4C/7F38/0A0A/33E8/AFF7/preo_eyelash_curler_productfull.jpg

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.

 

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