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12/19/13

How To Apply False Lashes ~ Step-by-Step Tutorial

I've had quite a few requests for this tutorial, so I wanted to to get it in before this year ends. It's the right time too, I guess, with all the parties coming up. Maybe those of you have never ever worn false lashes can practice now, and be ready to glam up your eyes even more on New Year's Eve!


Step-By-Step Tutorial:
[You can click to enlarge pic]

Step 1: Apply black liquid or gel liner. I'm using Bourjois Liner Feutre Felt Tip Eyeliner.

Step 2: Curl your natural lashes, so they don't fall limp when you layer the false ones on top of them. I'm using Shu Uemura Gold Eyelash Curler.

Step 3: Most times, falsies can be to straight and stiff, so curve the lashes inwards so they mimic the shape of your lash line. This will prevent the ends from sticking out of your lash line. I can't remember which lashes these are exactly, but I think they are Eylure Katy Perry Oh,Honey! which came with the glue. Shown here

Step 4: Glue a dot on both ends of lashes. The ends are most likely to come off, so I like to make sure they're glued properly.

Step 5: Apply glue on the whole band or vein. Try not to smudge it too much on the lashes or they'll stick to your natural lashes. Wait about 20 seconds for the glue to get tacky.

Step 6: Hold them pointing the band downwards and try to place on the center of lash line first. Do it carefully, so the glued ends don't touch your lid.

Step 7: With tweezers or an eyelash applicator, stick the outer end. Do it carefully, so the glued band doesn't touch your lid. I'm using Tweezerman Tweezers.

Step 8: Check if inner end aligns with the starting point of your natural lashes. If it looks too long, pull from outer end. This is easily done when you do it quickly while glue hasn't dried completely.

Step 9: Stick the inner end. See the end point? It won't poke the tear duct.

Step 10: Use the end of your tweezers to press the band down. Make sure there are no gaps.

Step 11: With a finger, lift both your natural and false lashes, and press down to make sure the false lash is sitting close to your natural lash line. Also pinch them both together so the false lashes don't point up too much.

Step 12: The glue usually dries clear, but sometimes you still see white spots. Use black liner to darken the spots.

Step 13: Apply black mascara to blend the false and real lashes together. Coat the base of your natural lashes well. This will stiffen your natural lashes and help them hold up the false ones. I prefer to use an old-ish mascara that's dried up a bit for this.

DONE!

Now you can line, smudge to darken your lower lash line & also apply mascara on bottom lashes, so it all looks balanced. The false lashes may look too long in close-up pics, but they are quite natural-looking.......
Hope you found this tut helpful, ladies (and gentlemen). You know, now I feel naked without falsies. Especially in pics, my super thin lashes get so lost, and with my hooded lids...hmph. I don't wear them everyday, but I like to wear them to parties and special occasions.
How often do your wear falsies, and how many of you have never ever worn them?



25 comments:

  1. lovely tute :) thanks for sharing

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  2. i have never worn dem.. n how do u take dem out after d party is over?? need a tutorial on dt one too..

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    1. They come off easily when you pull them out Snehal. If the glue is too sticky, then I use cleansing oil.

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  3. hi....i would like to ask you which is ur favourite/best black eye pencil

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    1. I have a few favorites- Lakme Kohl Ultimate, Urban Decay 24/7 Zero, Maybelline Colossal Kajal, Maybelline Expert Eyes Crayon Oriental Smoky Black. I'm trying out the Rimmel Scandaleyes Black next, coz I like the Nude one.

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  4. Thank you for this Cynthia! I've worn them before, but mostly when someone else has applied them for me! I find it difficult to do on my own. You look gorgeous!

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    1. Glad you find it helpful Noelle...thanks! :)

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  5. I have never worn falshies eppp....it looks such an ardous task tsk tsk....but i hope to try it now. Thanks so much for the tut..

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    1. Do try Rekha, you might get hooked like me :D

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  6. I have worn it just once for my Sangeeth function.. Always wanted to try but a bit lazy to use them...Awesome tutorial....

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  7. I havent started with false lashes yet.. they look so complicated to apply and remove.. Just a bit scared to anything near my eyes.. ;)
    but girl u it so easily.. lokks damn prettyy.. Gotta try them soon but first need to buy a pair.. ;)

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  8. never applied falsies, but has always wanted to. Ur tute was helful jus one question can these be reused ?

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    1. Yes! You can use them many many times if you clean and keep them nicely after use.

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  9. I ve collected quite a few falsies, i have the glue & even an applicator but never ever worn them!!! You made it look so easy with the tute, I might might finally wear them!

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  10. Excellent tute CZ :) well explained and I have never tried falsies till date :(
    Btw, nail paint and lipstick shades pls :D (they look so beautiful on you!)

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    1. Maybelline Color Show Coral Craze on nails & lippie is mixture- Revlon Mauve It Over and Bourjois Color Edition 11 dabbed on top, if I remember correctly :)

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  11. What a wonderful tutorial... helps a lot (Y)..Thanks for sharing :)

    Manali
    secretsofmissdaydreamer.blogspot.in

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  12. Awsum tutorial..but a suggestion.. Cynthia plz put individual pic with each step. Its a little hectic to read the step n then change page to view the pic..

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    1. Hey Suriti, I don't put up individual pics coz there's a lot and they'll eat up storage space because of their size. If it helps, open the pic in new window.

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  13. Awsum tutorial..but a suggestion.. Cynthia plz put individual pic with each step. Its a little hectic to read the step n then change page to view the pic..

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  14. That's superb!!! I knew you would do it best :)

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  15. I was planning on getting falsies for the first time this month. Thank you for this wonderful tutorial!

    http://thesecretlifeofabeautylover.blogspot.in

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