Tuesday 12 December 2017

12 Tips on How to Party Proof Your False Lashes

With Christmas parties in full swing, I thought I'd share my tips on how to party-proof your false lashes. During my time at university, I must have gone through a hundred packs of lashes usually from Eylure or House of Lashes and I learnt some tricks along the way.

Tips on how to apply false lashes - Eylure lashes and House of Lashes false lashes

1. Lashes with thick bands are easier to apply
If you haven't ever tried false lashes, I recommend buying some that have a defined lash band and a style that are quite natural. It takes a little while to get used to the feeling of them on your eyes.

2. Try them on your eyes before your night out
Plenty of times I have applied my perfect smokey eye makeup, only to ruin it by not being able to stick my lashes on correctly. Take them out of the packaging and without applying any glue, rest them on top of your natural lashes.

3. Cut them to suit your eye shape
Once you have them placed on your natural lashes, you'll be able to see if they are too long. Always trim from the outside of the false lashes. Cut small sections, rest them back on the natural lashes each time to keep checking the size.

4. Wear them before your night out
I personally think eyelashes that have been worn once or twice go on easier. Even if you try them on without any other makeup, you'll be able to see how they look and feel, plus they will mould to the shape of your eye.

Eylure Texture 117 False Eyelashes

5. Flex the lash band
Once you have removed them from the packaging the lashes might be a little stiff. Some people curl them around a pencil, I just put each side of the lashes in between my fingers and then gently flex the band back and too. This makes them easier to apply.

6. Eyeliner
If you are new to applying lashes, add a touch of eyeliner to the base of your lashes, this will hide a multitude of sins.

7. Thin layers of glue
It's tempting to pile the glue onto the lash band thinking it will help stick them on, it's the opposite, it makes them more likely to slide during application. Try just a thin layer on the lash band.

8. Wait until they are slightly dry
You might have heard this tip from YouTubers before, but it is true that lashes are easier to stick on when the glue has started to go tacky.

9. Look down
I use a mirror in front of me and look down with my eyes still open. I simply place the lashes down on my natural lashes. You'll have a minute or so to play around with the lashes before they set. I press down the outer and inner edges of the lash band to make sure they are in place. These are the parts that are most likely to ping off so make sure they are stuck down well.

House of Lashes Bambie False Eyelashes

10. Mascara and touch ups
Some people prefer to add mascara to the top lashes before they apply their falsies, however, I find it more difficult that way. I usually do my eyebrows while I wait for the lashes to set, then I'll apply a thin layer of mascara. I simply press the mascara brush into my lash line, this binds the lashes and natural lashes together and if you have fair eyelashes it helps make them less noticeable. Although the lash glue should dry clear, sometimes I run my eyeliner over the false lash band just to neaten things up.

11. Don't sleep in them
I would always recommend taking your makeup and false lashes off before bed even if you are drunk. Your skin and eyes will thank you in the morning! Peel them off slowly and place them back in the pack.

12. Reuse
You don't have to buy a new set of false lashes everytime you go out. Peel any remnants of glue from the lash band gently. I usually wear mine 3 or 4 times before I bin them.

Falselashes.co.uk kindly sent me two sets of lashes, the Eylure Texture 117s and the House of Lashes Bambie set. They have an amazing range of lashes from popular brands including Ardell, Lilly Lashes and KoKo Lashes. There is free 1st class postage on all orders so your new lashes can arrive by the weekend.

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