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The Ultimate Guide To False Eyelashes

With party season fast approaching, it’s time to pull out all of the stops when it comes to creating stunning makeup looks. One of the best ways to add drama to any look is with some luscious, long lashes to add that extra flutter! However, if you’re a lash newbie it can be confusing, so we’ve put together the ultimate guide to false eyelashes for a flawless finish every time!

Choosing Lashes

The first step is to choose the perfect set. There’s two types of lashes you can choose from; strip lashes and individual lashes. Depending on what look you want to achieve, it’s important to consider the differences:

Strip Lashes

Strip lashes are perfect for those who don’t have much time to spare when getting ready. Available in a variety of styles, you can choose to be as subtle or as dramatic as you like. However, it’s important to apply them correctly or they can end up looking stiff and unblended.

Individual Lashes

Individual lashes are best for creating a natural look with subtle definition. Designed to fill in sparse areas in your natural lashes, they’re good for when you don’t want to draw too much attention to your eyes. However, they can be really time consuming so not one for the time-saving girl.

Applying Eyelashes

When it comes to applying false lashes, it takes practice to master the art. To make things a little easier, click below to read our full guide on application.

How To Apply False Lashes

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How To Apply False Lashes

There’s nothing better than super-long luscious lashes! A good pair of strip lashes makes your eyes pop, but applying them wrong can leave them looking amateur. We HQ gals have put together a fool proof guide on how to apply false lashes so you don’t have to suffer! Now you can effortlessly sport flawless, fluttery lashes your tribe will be envious of!

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Removing Lashes

When removing your lashes, avoid tugging and pulling as this can damage your natural lashes and cause your eyelid to sag over time. Instead, soak a cotton pad with an oil-free eye makeup remover such as the Bliss Lid & Lash Wash Makeup Remover and hold it on your eye for a few seconds. This loosens the glue so you can remove the lash easily without causing any damage.

Storing Lashes

Now your lashes have been removed, correct storage is important to keep them clean, in-shape and re-usable. Start by gently cleansing them to remove any old glue and makeup residue. Once they’ve completely air-dried, place them back into the half-moon tray or invest in a bead box from your local craft shop to store several pairs with ease.

What happens if:

You Damage Your Natural Eyelashes?

Remembering to remove your eyelashes carefully will reduce the damage caused to your natural lash. Another way to keep them strong and healthy is to apply a lash conditioner such as the Rapidlash Eyelash Daily Conditioner. Protecting and nourishing, it amplifies them for natural volume.

Your Eyelashes Fall Off?

One of the most common issues people come across with false lashes is peeling and falling off. To stop the corners from popping up, make sure to use a strong glue and wait until it goes tacky before applying. This helps to form a stronger bond for longer-lasting results. We love the Eylure Lashfix Adhesive.

They Are Difficult To apply?

No matter what, applying false eyelashes properly does take practice. When investing in your first set, choose a pair with a ‘practice lash’ so you can get an idea of how to get it spot on. The Eylure Starter Kit is the perfect set to begin with!

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