Traditional Or Contemporary False Eyelashes?

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November 1, 2016 by jaqueline16



By: Jaqueline Ramirez / City Honors College Preparatory Academy

Every makeup fanatic knows that a final eye look is not complete without a pair of false eyelashes. It’s the one factor that takes your look from plain to ready in seconds, but is there a proper way apply these?

Eyelashes share one similarity with all makeup products, what is that you ask? It is the variety of choices you have, not all eyelashes are the same. They range in shape, length, material, and color…. literally any color. I’m talking your pinks, blues and purples. All for my girls who wants to be creative.



Eyelashes all depend on personal taste. If you want a more natural look, you can choose Wispie Lashes, or a great alternative, such as the Ardell #120. Now for those who like the dramatic or more glamorous look, purchasing a pair of fuller and thicker lashes will suit you best. Some great pairs are the Red Cherry Lashes #43 or the Lilly Lashes 3d Miami.



Traditionally, a pair of falsies is applied over your natural eyelashes. Always keep in mind you need to get them as close as you can to your lash line so they can blend in. It is important to always cut the lashes shorter if the length is too long. Remember…. we want to align them with your natural lashes. It’s not a hard procedure but does require a few steps.

  1.  Cut the falsies if necessary.
  2.  Place a thin line of lash glue on the band, allow it to get tacky so it sticks best.
  3.  Use a pair of tweezers or lash applicator to apply. You can always use your fingers but one of these utensils will make the process much easier.

After completing these steps, you’re done. Now, keep in mind this is the traditionally way to apply them. A new form has developed (note: try this at your own risk ). The new technique is as follows:

  1. Cut the falsies to compliment your eye shape.
  2. Take the pair of falsies and cut the lash band down the middle, you will now have two pieces.
  3.  Place a coat of glue on one piece, let the glue get tacky.
  4.  Take that piece and place it underneath your eyelashes closer to end of your eye first.
  5.  Use tweezers or applicator to press the lash piece against your waterline and secure it.
  6.  Take the other piece and repeat steps 4 and 5.
  7.  You’re all done.

Whichever option you prefer is up to you but just remember to be careful when applying lashes. Good luck!

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