False lashes for everyday use are imperative in this modern age. They make our eyes look bigger, more flirtatious and command a lot of attention. Whether you’re blessed with naturally long lashes or not, a set of voluminous or dramatic falsies can enhance your eyes, or even change the shape completely. In a matter of seconds, you get a new look that makes your makeup appear even more glamorous.
There’re a lot of misconceptions surrounding false lashes, from being difficult to apply to looking too obvious. In reality, it’s all about picking the right pair and knowing how to apply them. And once you enter the vivid world of natural lash extensions, it’s very likely that you won’t go back. And as overwhelming as it may seem, the following tips can help you navigate with ease.
Find the Right Type for Your Eye Shape
There’re lots of different fake lashes that can be tailored to exactly what you’re looking for, whether it’s a natural look, or something more dramatic and glamourous. The best false lashes are made from 100% human hair and hand-made from skilled lash artisans. These are the most quality lashes that look natural, feel pleasant, and with proper care, you can wear them multiple times. The most important thing to consider when you’re shopping for high-quality natural lash extensions is to choose the right type for your eye shape. Understanding your eye shape can help you avoid false lash fail and get that fuller looking lash in no time.
If you have almond eyes, like Beyonce, for example, they are slightly pointed at the ends, with a wider centre where the curve of the iris is hidden by the upper and lower lids. It’s safe to say that most lash styles look great on almond eyes, but you might look great with a set of full volume lashes that are evenly distributed. Opt for a pair that follows the natural line of your lashes, shorter at the inner part and longer at the outer. This way, you can enhance the beautiful shape of your eyes. Natural lashes with measurements of 5mm inner hair length, 11 mm middle hair length and 12 mm outer hair length might be an ideal choice for almond eyes.
If you have round eyes, you can see the most of your iris. This eyes shape can benefit a lot from lashes that can lift and enhance the curve of the top lid. Heavy and voluminous lashes might not be the best solution for round eyes, since they can make your eyes look smaller and flatter. Instead, you can opt for a set of curly lashes that can give your eyes a more flattering look. Curly eyelashes are something like a push-up bra for the eyes. You can find them in different lengths, however, be careful with the weight – you don’t want them too heavy.
Deep-set eyes are large eyes set deeper into the skull, creating an illusion of more prominent brow bone. If you have elegant deep-set eyes, you can use natural lash extensions to accentuate them. You can look for a set of extra-long lashes that also curl up and away from the eye, to avoid mascara smudges on the brow bone.
Upturned eyes have an oval shape and a natural upward lift at the outer corners to the eyes. Because of this lift, the lower eyelid appears much longer than the upper eyelid. If you have this shape, then you’re the perfect candidate for a cat-eye. Natural false lashes that are shorter at the inner part and longer at the outer might be a perfect solution to create the famous cat-eye look. For an easy feline flick in seconds, you can also try a flared half lash in the outer corner.
How Do You Apply Natural False Eyelashes?
Applying natural false lashes might be tricky, but with a few clear instructions, you can master the fake lashes game. Before you start with the application, curl your natural lashes to create a shelf for your falsies to sit in. You can also apply mascara to help support their weight. Then, you need to measure the lashes to see if you need to trim them to fit. To do that, rest the strip lash along your lash line, starting where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin. To mark where your strip lashes should end, go to the outer corner and count 2-4 lashes inwards. If you have them hanging over, it can pull the eyes down. If you have to trim them to fit remember to do it from the outside edge.
Make sure you use a good-quality glue, although it usually comes with the lashes. Apply a thin layer of glue on each of the lash bands, from corner to corner. You need to wait a few seconds for it to dry and become a bit tacky before applying. The final step is to place the lash where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin, look down and press the strip in the centre, outer edge and inner corner. Squeeze the strip lash down your natural lashes, and voila-you’re ready to sparkle.
How Do You Clean False Eyelashes?
Since you’re going to use your set of lash extensions multiple times, you need to take good care of them. Make sure to soften the glue with a cotton swab soaked in a makeup remover, and gently remove them off the eyes. For this purpose, you can also use coconut oil or sweet almond oil. Always peel the remaining glue off, so they are ready for the next use. You should also clean them to help keep bacteria away from your eye. Submerge the into warm water and a little bit of soap and gently rub them to remove mascara and other makeup. Let them dry and store them into their original package until you decide to apply them again.