Saturday, October 15, 2011

How To Apply Fake Eyelashes


Applying fake lashes is best left to your makeup artist, but with a little patience and practice, you too can master this art. So don't try it five minutes before leaving to a big party. Andrea lashes are great and they are available inexpensively at the drugstore.

Keep a piece of paper handy to hold the lashes, and a magnifying mirror, which makes the job a lot easier. Using a tweezer, dip the base end of the lashes into the glue, then place the lashes as close to the baseline of your own as you can, filling in wherever you want the greatest impact (generally, the mid to outer lashes look fabulous in false lashes). Press gently, but firmly with something blunt. Hold the lash in place for about 5 seconds until the glue has a chance to hold.

Let the glue dry, and then apply a dark eyeliner to camouflage the line of the fake lashes and then apply your mascara. The mascara will help blend your own lashes with the fake ones, and make your eyes look fuller and larger.

To remove, gently pull them off with tweezers.

Step 1: You will need
- A pair of fake eyelashes
- Some Eyelash glue
- Small scissors some
- Liquid eyeliner
- Tweezers some
- Mascara A damp cloth
- some petroleum gelly
- fake eyelash remover

Step 2: Choose the right eyelashes
Fake eyelashes widen the eyes, can enhance the natural lashes and give a dramatic effect that could not be achieved otherwise. They are available in all colours, lengths and shapes. For a more subtle look, individual lashes or small clumps of lashes can be used. Synthetic fibres are usual, but sterilized human hairs can also be found. These are most commonly used by people who have lost their natural lashes.

Step 3: Preparation
Apply a little translucent powder before gluing on the lashes. If you will be wearing eye shadow apply it now. Oiliness will prevent the glue sticking adequately, and eye shadow or powder will help to prevent this.

Step 4: Trim the lashes
Fake eyelashes are made so one fits the left eye and one fits the right. Hold the lashes up to the eyes, noting which eye the lashes will be applied to. If they are longer than the eye, the width should be trimmed with a small scissors on the outer corner of the lashes. Do this BEFORE gluing them on.

Step 5: Check the packet
Some items like glue will vary from brand to brand. For best results follow the instructions supplied with the lashes or glue.

Step 6: Apply the glue
The easiest way to apply an even coat of glue, is to squeeze some on to the back of your hand and run the lash through the glue. Some glues will need to be left for a couple of minutes to become tacky before application to the eye. Check the tackiness with your finger before using the lash.

Step 7: Put the lashes in position
Rest your elbow on a table to steady it in front of the mirror.

Pick up the lashes with tweezers.

It is essential that you press the lashes to the eyelid as close to your own lashes as possible, it is very difficult to mask a space between the two lines of lashes.

Single or clumps of lashes can be glued under the real lashes, to seem more natural.

Step 8: Be Careful!
Watch carefully in the mirror as you put the lashes on to ensure that no glue gets in to your eye.
If it does, rinse the eye with cold water immediately. Make sure you know what to do for the glue that you are using, before you put on the lashes.

Step 9: Hold
Hold the lashes in place until the glue is completely set. Again, glues will vary so check the packet.

Step 10: Finishing
TouchesOnce securely in place, fake lashes can be curled, or have extra mascara applied. This is useful if the fake lashes are a different colour to your own lashes. To do this press your finger behind the fake lashes, apply mascara to your own lashes, pressing the fake and real lashes together. This binds them together.

If there is an area where the space between the fake and real lashes is obvious, fill it in with liquid eyeliner or eye shadow. Also use liquid eyeliner or eye shadow to cover any noticeable glue.

Step 11: Taking them off
Fake lashes should always be removed before going to sleep. Some glue requires a special remover, which should be supplied with it. Most are water based, and can be removed by moistening with a damp cloth and pulling away gently.

Step 12: Storage
Once off, fake lashes can be used again. It's best to store them in their original packaging, as this will help them to retain their shape.

If the lashes are proving stubborn, don't pull hard, this might remove some of your lashes too! Try some petroleum jelly, on the stubborn lashes, leave for a few seconds, and try again.

Step 13: Practice, Practice, Practice
Applying fake lashes becomes easier with practice. It is a good idea to try a few times before the big night when they have to be perfect.