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How to Get False Eyelashes to Stay On Longer
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I consider women who wear thick, dense lashes to work everyday as the Queens of Lashes. I unfortunately only pop them on for very special occasions and during tutorials, and I certainly have not worn them to dance or bungee jump with!
(Actually, now I’m really curious; if anyone bungee jumps, would you wear a pair and let us know how that goes?)
Back to topic! There are a couple of tricks to getting lashes to stay on better.
1. What’s the single most important thing I should know?
It’s all about the glue. Well 80%.
Choosing the right glue changed my entire experience with false lashes, which I could NOT for the life of me get to work previously.
See this box?
2. Which color should I get?
White dries clear, so that’s the generally popular version. But even though it dries clearer, it doesn’t become invisible, so you need to go over it again with black liquid liner to hide any paler clumps at the base of the lashes.
Dark glue can solve this problem, but if you’re new to lashes and tend to have to fiddle with them a bit during application, dark glue can leave smears on your lids or eye makeup, which are harder to clean up later.
3. What kinds of lashes stay on the best?
If you’ve tried many cheap synthetic lashes, you’ll know some of them have a very hard lash band. These stiff bands don’t like to stay down and are constantly fighting to pop off at the corners, so avoid using these if your look needs to take some “abuse”.
Human hair lashes like those from Red Cherry (Beautyjoint and Madame Madeline) and Ardell (Madame Madeline) are affordable and very well-made. They give the best natural-looking effect as well since they don’t have that unnaturally-shiny look that synthetic hairs give. Look out for lashes that say “Made in Indonesia”. I LOVE Wispies in general as they give a more fluttery, feathery look.
If you need to use more dramatic lashes with feathers and all kinds of other bits and bobs, then it gets tricky, as most dramatic lashes are built on thicker bands by necessity. The brand I know of which has good dramatic lashes with more flexible bands is Elise but it’s not as generally accessible as something like Ardell.
I can’t find Elise, and I need dramatic lashes that stay on. How do I do it?
D.I.Y! Buy full lashes with a good flexible band and just transform them yourself.
Options for Franken-lashes:
- Stick a little colored felt or paper applique onto the hairs using lash glue. I did it with Fimo used for nail art. The flatter the object is, the better it will stay on.
- Paint the tips with a thin layer of lash glue and then dip into glitter. This works better for spiky, long lashes that are very separated. A dense pair like the above will make it look like you stuck a glitter fan onto your eyes.
After your glue sets and dries, lay a finger horizontally (flat) over the top of the lash and then use the other hand to apply waterproof mascara to your lashes from below, wiggling so that you can press and mesh your own lashes into the false ones.
Not only is it a way to blend the lashes together seamlessly, but it is also helps to hold the false lashes to your real ones better, and prevent them from coming loose with activity.
A non-waterproof mascara is easier to remove but waterproof holds it better.
Do note that applying mascara AFTER false lashes go on does shorten the life of your lashes as you will need to clean them before using again, and the more you handle them, the more they can get damaged or bent, etc.
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More from Ms. Lively in our March issue…
On a report that she and Ryan Reynolds are looking for an apartment on Fifth Avenue: “Newspapers say a lot of stuff, don’t they? Though I wish I could afford half the places that I hear I’m looking at. Sign me up!”
in the *should-buy* list haha
i like the hair;)<3