False or Fake Lashes are the newest item in my beauty repertoire. I had seen a bunch of beauty tutorials on YouTube that had lashes as part of the look and never really thought about using them myself until I was in a wedding recently and wanted my eye look to stand out in photos.
I naturally have pretty decent length (tough problem to have, right?). In fact, I never even wore mascara until I was in college, because I thought I didn't need it. Little did I realize your lashes tend to get a little bit lost if you're wearing a full eye look. Which is the same reason to wear falsies!
The first set I bought were the Eylure Naturalites in Super Full (100). These lashes are just that...SUPER Full. These came in a kit that came with an eyelash placer tool and a small tube of lash glue.
The second set of lashes I picked up are the Ardell Naturals 109. These ones are much lighter and more natural for everyday or to beef up your lashes for an event. I wore them for a wedding (the same wedding I used the Gel Envy for in this post) and they really made my eyes stand out more for photography. I had the makeup artist apply them for me since she did my eye makeup, then I tried them myself at home later.
Here's a quick rundown of how I apply them:
1. Measure lashes against your own. Trim as necessary.
2. Apply thin layer of glue on lash band. Let it get tacky for about 10-15 seconds.
3. Using tweezers, place the lashes as close to your natural lashes as possible, lining up the end of the band to the end of your lashes as a guide.
4. Adjust outer corner, then inner corner, using tweezers.
5. Repeat for other eye.
*Line your eyes at least on the top before placing the lashes. This hides the lash band. I used gel liner.
*Use tweezers to place them on and lift/line up the corners.