Okay, so as many of you know, I love love love make-up. It's something I am passionate about and enjoying doing, along with styling and photography. It might not be my parents' "ideal" career for me, but what's important to me is that I'm able to do what I love. Anyways, I've decided to start making videos of different make-up looks/anything make-up related sometime soon, so if you guys have any requests, let me know! But in the meantime, I shall do a post on faux eyelashes (video coming soon), since I have quite a few people asking me how to apply them the proper way.
Faux eyelashes for me, is like the icing on the cake. It completes the look. (unless you're born with beautiful long lashes, and don't really need them.) When you're trying to pick the right faux lashes, first ask yourself what kind of look do you want. Do you want a slightly more dramatic look? Or a more natural one? The different types of lashes varies for each occasion. I mean there are even ones with feathers on them if you wanted, which can be found at Shu Uemura. (which btw, makes the most amazing eyelash curlers! You can find those at either Sephora Pacific Center, or in Holt Renfrew's cosmetics department) For me, I usually buy #101 or #105 (more natural) from Ardell lashes. But i also like the criss-crossed ones from Faceshop, which are slightly more reasonably priced. Another good place to get them would be from ebay, which comes in a pack of 10 usually. Or.. if you don't like shopping online, Daiso works as well for $2/set. Ok now onto the application of the faux lashes. Here are the steps. (the video will probably be better than this step by step lol)
#1 : The lash application comes last. Make sure you're done your eye make-up before you apply the lashes. And if you really need to, you could always touch up after.
#2 : Pick your lashes, and apply the glue onto the lash bone (it's where the edge is). I use lashgrip, which is a glue from Ardell, and dries clear. Leave it to dry for about 15 secs, until the glue gets a little tacky or sticky. Key* Once the glue is tacky, it allows for a much easier application.
#3 : Gently lay the eyelashes on your eyelid, as close as you can to the lash line. You don't want your lashes to look weird if it somehow ends up on your double eye-lid or something. Once it's in place, use two fingers (thumb + index), and sorta squeeze (softly!) or press it down so it'll be secure.
#4 : Finish it with a coat of mascara. The mascara will sort of bind your real lashes with the falsies. And if you need to touch up with your liner, you could do that as well.
I hope this made sense lol. If not, the video should be up soon! ♥