I am excited to announce I am featured on StyleMePretty's blog once again! This time you'll read about my tips and tricks on how to apply flawless false lashes. On your wedding day, mascara may simply not be enough. When all eyes are on you, why not say "I do" to false lashes! Some great lash looks to consider for your wedding day are: Shu Uemura False Eyelashes Smoky Layers, Sephora Collection False Eyelashes Mainstay, MAC Cosmetics 20 Lash, ARDELL Demi Wispies Natural Multipack, NARS Eyelashes Numero 7 and NARS Eyelashes Numero 8 and Femme Fatale Designer Mink Lashes. NARS Numero 8 Bottom Falsies pronounce those lower lashes and are my go-to when completing the overall eye look. My tip: Bottom lashes help to add an unexpected detail that photographs wonderfully. Click here to purchase.
The best option for false lashes are Novalash Individual Eyelash Extensions. Wonder why the Kardashians’ lashes always look so full and long? They wear eyelash extensions. Novalash Eyelash extensions are synthetic or minx strands of hair that are bonded and individually applied to a single eyelash. The extensions are semi-permanent, lasting up to 3 to 4 weeks. The bonding adhesive is even waterproof. You can sleep, swim, and wake up every morning on your honeymoon and still have that wow factor without adding a drop of mascara. In order to achieve this look, you want to ensure your false lashes are applied by a certified lash extensionist. But look no further, because yours truly recently became certified as a Novalash Lash Extensionist. To find out more or to book your appointment, click here.
If you would like to apply falsies yourself, below is a step-by-step guide to achieve these perfect false lashes.
Pick the right lash (check out the best below). When choosing lashes, make sure they fit your eye shape. You want lashes that won’t over-power your eyes nor will disappear—the right false lash will enhance your eye shape.
After gently removing the lashes from packaging, place the inner corner of the lashes on the inner corner of your lash line. Check to see if there is excess lash.
Remove the lash from the eye area and cut off any excess with small sanitized scissors.
Hold the band of the lash and bend it into an arch shape for 10 to 15 seconds.
Apply adhesive directly to the band of the lash in a thin strip, placing slightly more on both edges of the lash. Let the glue dry for 10-15 seconds. DUO Lash Adhesive is a great water-proof glue that doesn’t irritate the eyes and it comes in an easy-to-use squeeze tube. It goes on white, but dries clear but there is also a black tinted glue. However, DUO does contain latex; if you have a latex allergy try Revlon Precision Dark Lash Adhesive. It has all the same benefits of DUO, but is latex-free.
Apply the lash from outer edge to inner edge, close to the lash line, above the natural lashes. Be mindful to not place the lashes too close to the inner corner of the eye or too close to the inside of nose, it may cause irritation.
Hold for a few seconds and press the lash into the lash line using an eye liner brush, if necessary.
Helfpul Hint: Practice applying your lashes well before your wedding day. If you find yourself struggling applying lashes with your fingers, use the Lash Applicator applicator from MAC Cosmetics. Its a tool that helps apply lashes easily and precisely.