Nothing can pull together a makeup look quite like a pair of falsies. It’s funny, how you can go from amateur to pro in the makeup game with one simple step!
I love the look of full, fluttering lashes and I feel that mascara just simply cannot achieve this look.
Yes, I’ve had lash extensions but I don’t love them for the following reasons:
- Too much upkeep (fills every two weeks)
- Expensive $$$ ($40-$80 fill)
- They can be uncomfortable (1 big fake lash in your eye = agony)
- You can’t change up your eye look
- I don’t sleep on my back
- I have to be careful with oil products around my eyes
- I have to steer clear of eyeliner
Now, if you have lash extensions and love them, good for you! They just don’t work for me.
I find false lashes comfortable, rarely cause irritation, and I love changing up my look
I get asked all the time, as a daily false lash wearer, what my tips are for wearing them, so I am going to share with you!
1. Use Ardell Wispies if you are a beginner
Ardell Wispies and Demi Wispies are by far the best beginner and daily use pair of lashes you can buy. They are super inexpensive ($3.99/pair), can be reused a ton of times. When you cut these down to size they are so comfortable that you honestly will feel like you have nothing on your lids! I find since the band is so thin (but not too thin), its very pliable and easy to work with as well! If you clean them, you can easily get 10 wears from 1 pair of these babies.
I buy the multipacks of these ($13.99/4 pairs) and wear these ones on the daily!
2. Before You Proceed: Cut Your Lashes
If you always find that lashes bother you, or peel up at the inner corner: your lashes are too long for your eyes. The first thing that you should be doing is cutting your lash.
I always measure my lashes by loosely laying them on my upper lash line. I’ll cut a little bit off at a time (don’t be scared, if you’ve cut too much, that is ok!). I will try to make sure that my band does not go beyond the first few eyelash hairs on my eyes, and I always leave a little room at the end as well. This way when you are blinking, you won’t feel it tugging on your eyes and wearing down the glue
3. You Can Never Get Lashes Close to Your Lashline
Alright, listen up, trick #3 is another essential trick for beginners and also when you are feeling just plain lazy!
Do your eyeshadow, then apply black eyeliner to your eye. I love using Kat Von D Tattoo Liner in Trooper because it doesn’t budge or smudge.
Having this line of black can REALLY help you if you didn’t get the lashes super close to your natural lash line.
Apply a thin coat of mascara to your natural lashes to lock it in and bring them closer to your falsies and voila! I only apply mascara after if I didn’t do a very good job that day of application.
4. Apply Glue Sparingly
Less is more. Apply just a very thin line of glue to your falsies. You do not need them cemented on your eyes to last all day and it will be so much more comfortable with less!
I always apply just a thing strip to my lashes and then WAIT 30 SECONDS before applying. If you apply them too quickly, they will move around when you blink and you won’t get good adhesion.
Wait 30 seconds and lay them down when the glue is nice and tacky, they will stay exactly where you need them.
5. Lash Glue Colour
I love using black lash glue, it will blend with your eyeliner!
Clear and white should be left to the experts.
6. Open Your Eyes When Applying
I know what you are thinking, you are insane! I am not saying be wide-eyed when you apply your lashes! Just keep them open a little bit, this way you can see exactly where they need to lay down to look natural.
You would be very surprised how much closer you can get to your lashline by having your eyes open!
7. Use Tweezers or Eyelash Applicator
To finely get the lashes on your eyes, use either tweezers or an eyelash applicator to press it onto the spot you want.
I always lay down in the rough spot that I want with my fingers, then I take tweezers or an eyelash applicator to press it into my lid to adhere properly.
I find using the applicator from the start can be a little clunky to use and never gets close enough.
Don’t forget to SQUEEZE the lash to your natural one for a nice and tight fit!
8. Clean Them for Next Time
I always pull all of the glue off of them, sanitize them with an alcohol spray before I put them away. If I am tired, I will do it in the morning. This is one of the most essential steps, these go so close to your eyes!
So that they keep their shape in the long run, I put them back in the box that they came in, or I will store them in my House of Lashes Lash Story box for next time!
10. Say Goodbye
When they are gross and dingy, toss those nasties in the trash.
If you took the steps above, they costed you little to nothing by now because you have reworn them.
Don’t risk it, if they are gross, toss them and move on!
Do you have any tips for falsies? Let me know!