Simple And Elegant Lash Looks Made Easy
Individual false eyelashes are the way to go when you want eyelashes that will give your eyes a natural look if your own lashes are sparse. They’re perfect for doing both slight enhancement for everyday eye makeup looks or adding that special element of drama for evening makeup. The look you get will depend on how you select, trim and apply them.
Selecting Your False Eyelashes
Individual false eyelashes are a little different from strip lashes. When find a pair you want, pay special attention to length.
Choose a length that matches the length of your outer eyelashes.
Some of the brands come in packets that offer only one size. Others will offer several sizes in one box. Here are a few popular choices to start with:
Ardell Individual Lashes, Naturals Long Black – These are probably the most popular ones to use if you want to go long. Remember, you can trim them so if you need them shorter you won’t be limited. You’ll have both long and short.
Andrea Permalash Individual Lashes, Flair Short Brown – A great choice for blondes and redheads who want a more natural look. If you find they need a little more color you can use your mascara on top. You’ll get nice lush eyelashes with this brand.
Ardell Duralash Regular Single Medium False Individual Lashes – Single lashes are different in that they do not have the little ‘knot’ on the end that you see in the other offerings. These are about as natural as you get get without opting for extensions.
When you get home lift one out of the package with a pair of tweezers and hold up to your own eyelashes at the outer corner.
If it’s too long you can trim the fake eyelash before you apply it – never after it’s on your eyelashes.
Makeup Tips For Fake Lashes
There are women who love these types of eyelashes and those that prefer strip eyelashes. Each will tell you that their preference is the easiest to apply. The truth is that you simply have to try them yourself.
- Practice first with a pair of affordable false eyelashes like those from Ardell.
- Use a magnifying makeup mirror so you can see where you’re actually applying them.
Remember that individual eyelashes adhere to your own natural lashes, not the skin on your eyelid. In other words you are gluing lashes to lashes.
How To Apply Individual Eyelashes
1. Pour a dab of glue onto a piece of foil.
2. Pick up the lash part of the eyelash with a pair of tweezers.
3. Dip the end of the lash into the glue. You only need a little tiny amount.
4. Let it set for a moment so that the glue becomes sticky.
5. Take the eyelashe and gently apply it right on top of your own eyelashes with the end very near, but not touching, the skin on your eyelid.
Once your eyelashes are on and have dried you can apply a coat of mascara over them.
Some women also like to use eyeliner first, let it dry and then apply their fake eyelashes. Others prefer to line afterward. The choice is yours.
Individual false eyelashes can last for one day or several depending on the type of adhesive you use. When you first begin wearing them start with a mild adhesive and just wear them for the day on your outer lashes. If you find they’re for you then add several types to your kit and go for a glue that will let you wear them all week or more!