It’s wedding season and that means dressing up and adding little extra details, like fake eyelashes. People always think faux lashes are so hard to do, but actually they aren’t, especially with a little practice. Here are my tips for getting Bambi-esque peepers:
- Practice first. Don’t make a big event the first time you try applying them.
- Get short lashes—I like Ardell short individual lashes best. Long lashes look too Vegas-showgirl-y and the individuals look better and are much easier to apply. I tend to trim the short ones a bit too—I just don’t want to look bizarro.
- Apply lashes last—some makeup artists recommend applying them at the beginning but I’ve had better luck applying eyeliner and mascara before the lashes.
- Pick the lash cluster out of the tray with tweezers and dip the base into lash glue and let it set for a couple seconds so the glue is tacky. Then apply it to the outer corner of the eye, as close to the base of your lashes as you can. Then do the other eye (this helps guarantee symmetrical placement). Then do a second lash a little further in on the first eye. I usually just do three to four clusters from the outside to the top of the eye so the almond shape of the eye is really enhanced and opened up.
- If it looks wonky, just pull it off and start over again.