Without a doubt, fake eyelashes are the final detail that can make the eyes pop. Whether you prefer to wear more makeup or you’d rather keep things simple, putting on classic eyelash extensions can add more depth to any look. These eye-boosters are available in different shapes and sizes, allowing you to choose the right type for your needs.
How to Choose the Right Shape?
What shape you ought to choose depends on the shape of your eyes. If you have wide-set eyes or little to no crease, choose falsies that are fuller in the centre of your eyelid. By using classic eyelash extensions, in this manner, you will be able to make your eyes appear more open. If you have smaller eyes, you can choose false eyelashes that are thicker in the outer corner as this will add length and lift to your eyes. For deep-set eyes, you can choose long lash strips in order to add more length.
Size Them Well
When opting for strip eyelashes instead of individual ones, it is recommended to size them to your eyes. If you choose falsies that are longer that the length of your eye, you can simply trim them. The easiest way to trim them down is with cuticle scissors.
How to Apply False Eyelashes?
If you are a beginner, keep in mind that practice is key. No one can get it right the first time, so you can even buy some cheaper falsies and practice until you become a pro. Generally speaking, the applying procedure is really simple, you just need to learn the basic tricks.
Don’t apply the glue directly onto the strip. It is best to apply a drop of the glue on the back of your hand and use a cuticle stick to dab the glue on the eyelash strip. Once done, wait for about 15-30 seconds for the glue to get tacky and then lay the eyelash on the outer corner of the eye. The angle of the false eyelashes should start from the angle of your own eyelashes. When done, it is recommended to apply 1-2 coats of mascara so the falsies could blend with your own eyelashes.
The same procedure goes for applying individual eyelashes, only that they need to be applied one at a time starting from the outer corner.
Once done, make sure you apply black eyeliner to hide any visible glue areas.
How to Take Off False Eyelashes at Home?
Taking off false eyelashes is a pretty easy and simple procedure. All you need to do is apply makeup remover on a cotton pad, place it directly onto the eyelashes and hold the pad for about 30 seconds on each eye. The makeup remover will soften the glue and allow for easier removal. You can do this with warm water as well because the water will also act as a glue softener. Once removed, you can proceed to remove the rest of your makeup the usual way. If there is any glue residue on your eyelid, you can easily remove it with your makeup remover and a cotton pad.
How to Remove Glue From False Eyelashes?
Reusable eyelashes need to be properly maintained in order for you to be able to use them again. For this purpose, you’ll need a mild dish liquid, a bowl and warm water. Just add one drop of the dish liquid in the bowl, and fill it with hot water. This is essential for breaking apart all the dirt and glue that is attached to the eyelashes.
Put the lashes inside the bowl, leave them for about 10 seconds and start gently rubbing the mascara and glue off the lashes. If there is any left glue on the lash band, you can take it off with a cotton swab and your makeup remover, or you can take your tweezers and start gently removing the glue off the band. When using tweezers, you need to be extremely careful not to rip out the lashes. When done, put them back in the water just to soften them and help them get their shape back. Rinse them with water and place them on a tissue paper to air dry.
The cleaning process is extremely important if you want to reuse them, but not only for reusing them. Giving them proper cleaning and removing any glue will keep eye infections and irritations at bay. Besides investing in quality eyelashes, this is of vital importance for having a good experience of wearing falsies even on a daily basis.