Among the innovative cosmetics existing to enhance the beauty of every lady is the false eyelashes. They aren’t new, we know, but what we probably don’t know too well is how to apply false eyelashes like a pro in a way that it fulfills its cosmetic purpose rather than appear to be a costume for Halloween.
Applying false eyelashes can be tricky yet easy. I’ve had to shake my head when I see some ladies look so fake in theirs that I’m tempted to blame it on their makeup artists or jump into the conclusion that they are wannabes. I don’t want you looking like a cosmetic wannabe, and just for you, I have culled seven steps on how to apply false eyelashes like a pro but before we go to the first step, let me throw you a quick question:
What is the shape of your eyes?
Before applying false eyelashes, you need to know your eye shape so you don’t end up applying the ones that do not suit your eye shape. I’m sure you’d love to know the type of eye shapes we have. Here are five of them:
If you have almond eyes, then just any lash can suit you. Those with almond eyes have their irises disappear into their upper and lower eyelids when they look straight ahead.
You have hooded eyes when the crease on your eyelid isn’t visible. The suitable false eyelashes for you is a thin strip lash with a shorter length.
Your eyes are downturned when the outer corners of your eyes appear to be drawing downwards. The best false eyelashes for you is a shorter strip lash that is longer in the outer corners as it will help in lifting your eyes.
When your eyes are set deeper into the head creating an illusion of a very conspicuous brow bone, then they are deep-set. Hence, you should go for eyelashes that are longer in length at the center of the lashes.
If your eyelids protrude in the eye socket area, you have prominent eyes. You could balance your top lashes with strip lashes on the bottom, thus giving the illusion of pushing back your eyes.
Since we’ve looked at the different eye shapes, we’ll proceed to how to apply false eyelashes like a pro in seven steps.
How To Apply False Eyelashes
1. Take out the lashes from the box
When removing the eyelashes from the box, hold them in the packet under your nose with the lashes facing outwards. By so doing, you will be able to identify the left and right lashes as they aren’t always marked.
2. Measure the size of the lashes
You have to do this to be sure the lashes aren’t too wide for your eyes. If the lashes are longer than you’d prefer, trim them down to make it seem natural. Lashes should be longer toward the outer corner of the eye.
3. Apply the glue
To do this, you either apply the glue with an applicator or a brush along the vein of the lashes from corner to corner or you squeeze a thin line of lash glue onto the back of your free hand and gently run the outer seam of the eyelash strip along it.
4. Apply the eyelashes
Knowing where to apply your false eyelashes is very important. You should place them where your natural eyelashes begin. Simply look down and press the strip lash against your lash line in the center, the outer edge and inner corner.
5. Allow the glue to dry naturally
Once you fix the strip, you do not need to press or hold it. Just allow the glue dry on its own.
6. Use your mascara
Mascara will help you achieve a more natural look by blending your natural lashes with the false ones. You can use black, brown, or dark gray mascara, whichever one your prefer.
7. Apply your liquid eyeliner
Just like the mascara, liquid eyeliner helps in giving your lashes a natural look. You can apply black, brown, or dark gray eyeliner along your upper eyelids. Ensure you fill in any gap between the false lashes and your natural eyelashes so they can look more natural.
There you go! With these seven steps, I’m sure the next time you’ll be applying false eyelashes, you’ll do it like a pro.