Conquering false eyelashes- four secret tricks to full on fluttering
False lashes may be the mainstays of the Christmas season, but they’re not always the easiest things to apply. This season is going to be all about giving great flutter, so I’ve compiled a few sneaky tips to help you master the tricky art of false lash application.
Here’s my guide on how to apply false lashes.
Many beauty tomes suggest you use a pair of Tweezers to place the false lash against your eyelid, but I’ve found a lot of people feel really awkward putting something pointy near your eyeball. The teaspoon trick we’ve discovered involves using a teaspoon to gently press the false lash against your eyelid. The curvature of the spoon helps flatten the lash to the inner rim of the eye, and due to the shape you can press all the way round at once. Your new beauty bag staple! I find that having it slightly chilled means the glue is less likely to stick to the spoon as well.
Flex and trim the false lashes
Before you apply the lash to your eye, bend it between your fingers to add movement to the lash. This makes it easier to work with and also means it will adhere to the curve of your eye and not just curl off. False lashes tend to be created longer than your actual eye area, so measure the lash against your eye and snip a little bit off the end to make it fit better.
The adhesive your false lash comes with will work, but why settle for ‘workabale’ when you can use something wonderful? We love the Duo glue (you can get this in MAC or online) which has a great sticky consistency and really helps the lashes stick down. The nozzle dispenser makes sure you evenly coat the lash in glue, and you can even opt for a tinted version to blend with your eyeliner. You’ll be impressed with how much difference this makes!
The 60 second rule
Once you’ve applied the glue to the lash, wait 60 seconds before you put it on, so the glue will have turned slightly tacky. This makes it much easier to apply and stops your fingers from getting accidentally sticky.
Do you know of any great false lash application tips? I’d love to hear your secrets, please share them in the comments below.