Hello Lashes!

 

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Some girls naturally have gorgeous, long, voluminous eyelashes or they have an amazing Lash Artist. For those of you who are all natural, hope you know lucky you are! There’s probably thousands of girls that would love to have long, voluminous lashes without the inconvenience and cost of an upkeep. For those who have busier lifestyles, lash extensions may be the less time consuming alternative then disposable lashes. You’re able to schedule an appointment with a Lash Artist and within a couple be hours be on your way. Getting your lash extensions filled when recommend is important. It becomes more affordable and less time consuming.

As we all know, the alternative to  lash extensions would be the traditional, disposable false lashes. Some of us love the look of false lashes and prefer to only wear them during special occasions, which makes disposable lashes their “go to.”  Even though the lashes are disposable, with proper care, you can get multiple wears out of one pair. When removing your false lashes, apply a small amount of oil-free eye makeup remover on a q-tip and gently follow the natural flow of the lashes to remove mascara. Repeat the same step on the base (strip part) of the lashes to remove the glue, or you can use tweezers and gently pull the glue off. If you are using a oil-base formula (not recommended), use a small amount of alcohol on a q-tip and repeat the same steps to remove the oily residue. Place your lashes back in the lash case to keep clean and keep the shape.

There are a variety of brands, fibers and styles when choosing lashes. From Mink, Silk, Natural, Synthetic and individual lashes. They come in a variety of  lengths, thickness, boldness, and even glittered with a little bedazzle. Mink and Silk Lashes are the luxury of lashes. Yes, Mink lashes are made of mink, thats why the price point on these beauties can be 2-4 times the cost compared to other brands.  Individual lashes have the same effect as lash extensions and have more of a natural look compared to strip lashes. The application process is more precise and the results are beautiful. Strip lashes are the easiest, quickest type of lash application for beginners and pros.

Now that we know the different types of lashes and how to take care of your lashes, heres a little “How To,” on applying lashes.

Strip Lashes:

Step 1: Curl your natural lashes with an eye lash curler. You can apply eyeliner before or after your lash application. If using a kohl pencil, it is best to apply the eyeliner after the lash application

Step 2: With tweezers, gently pull the lash from its case. Starting at the outer corner of the base of the lash, gently pull towards the inner corner

Step 3: When removing the lash from its case, the lash will have a little adhesive on the base, this will help with sizing. Measure the lash to your eye shape by holding the lash up to your eye. Looking downward, place the lash starting at the inner corner, not the inner most corner of your natural lash line. Notice the excess lash on the outer corner of yours eyes. The excess lash towards the outer corner is the part you will cut off. Remove the lash, cut the excess and repeat to the other lash. Save your excess lash!

Step 4: With tweezers hold the lash upside down (the base should be facing down and the lash facing up) by the outer corner of lash (not the base/strip part) Apply a line layer of eyelash glue to the base of the lash. Wave the lash a few times so the glue can get a little tacky

Step 5: Looking downward, place your lashes starting from the center of the eye, working your way to the outer and inner corners

Step 6: Apply Mascara

Pieced Lashes are pieces of lashes that are in between strip lashes and individual lashes. They have a small band/strip on the base and you’re able to place them on the outer corners of your eyes or add them on top of strip lashes to add more volume to the ends. You can buy Pieced Lashes or buy strip lashes and cut the pieces yourself.

Pieced Lashes:

Step 1: Curl your natural lashes with an eye lash curler. You can apply eyeliner before or after your lash application

Step 2:  With tweezers, gently pull the lash from its case. Starting at the outer corner of the base of the lash

Step 3: When removing the lash from its case, the lash will have a little adhesive on the base, this will help with placement. Place the lash on the outer part of your natural lash line or any where you feel you need a little extra lash action. Remove the placement and move on to step 4

Step 4: With tweezers hold the lash upside down (the base should be facing down and the lash facing up) by the outer corner of lash (not the base/strip part) Apply a line layer of eyelash glue to the base of the lash. Wave the lash a few times so the glue can get a little tacky

Step 6: Looking downward, place your lash at the outer corner of your eyes, or where ever you feel you need a little extra volume

Step 7: Apply Mascara

Individual Lashes are great to fill in space or for a little enhancement to your natural look. They give your eyes just enough to say “Hello World!” Individual lashes come in different lengths and styles. I recommend getting a variety to create more of a natural look, such as short, medium and long.

Step 1: Look in the mirror and exam your eyes and lashes. Where do you want the lashes, outer corners, fill in space? Once you’ve determined your lash look follow these steps.

Step 2: Curl your natural lashes with an eye lash curler. You can apply eyeliner before or after your lash application.

Step 3: Using the lid or some sort of clean surface (artist palette), place a pin drop amount of eyelash glue

Step 4: Gently pull the lash from its case and barely touch the base (root) of lash to the glue

Continue steps 1-3 until you achieved the fullness you desire.

Step 5: Looking downward, place your individual lash at your natural lash line. From experience, the best way to apply individuals is to position your hand at a downward, slanted angle

Step 6: Apply Mascara

Viola! Hello Lashes!

Even though you may not be a professional makeup artist, applying false lashes can become easy after a few applications. Practice on your friends and on yourself. In no time you’ll be applying lashes like a pro!

Hope you enjoyed “Hello Lashes”

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