News

False Eyelashes: How to Wear Them Correctly?

It is rightly said ‘Eyes are the windows to the world’, you can tell a great deal about a person just by looking at their eyes. Eyes with thick long eyelashes can really adorn the facial features and expertly highlighted eyelashes act as the perfect centrepiece to look at.

Every woman dreams of having beautiful eyes and has taken extensive steps to enhance the beauty of their natural eyelashes. Numerous studies have shown that men are more attracted to women who have long dense eyelashes. For decades, women have used several beauty products such as kohl, mascara and eyeliner to define and enhance the natural shape of their eyes.

There are beauty regimens that women follow to enhance their natural eyelashes. The most popular being the use of eyelash conditioners and serums or the classic eyelash curler with some lash-enhancing mascara. For those who crave a more dramatic effect, there is the option of eyelash extension or a lash perm. However, eyelash extensions are not only expensive but also high maintenance. And if used continuously over a period of time, they can cause damage to the natural eyelashes.

But if you are not blessed with naturally thick eyelashes, do not be disheartened, false eyelashes are the perfect solution for you.

However if you have struggled to wear fake eyelashes in the past, this is the perfect guide for you.

False Eyelashes

There are several types of eyelashes available on the market. If you plan to wear them during the day mostly, choose a pair that is sparsely spaced with an invisible strip. But if you want to wear them during the night go for a pair that is fuller and thicker and has a darker strip.

Curl those lashes

If you have naturally straight eyelashes, you must always curl them as nothing looks more unnatural than natural straight lashes poking out underneath the false eyelashes.

How to use an eyelash curler

To curl the eyelashes, guide your natural eyelashes into the curler and squeeze the curler, hold for a few seconds, release the hold and move the curler a little out and press again. Make sure that the curl of your lashes looks natural and not pressed at an angle.

False Eyelashes Application

Before you begin the application check the length of the eyelash and compare it with your natural lashes, if the length is longer than your natural, snip away the extra length from the outside.

Next, apply the glue on the strip, apply a little extra glue on both the ends. Wait for 10-15 seconds for the glue to settle. Using your fingers or a pair of tweezers, start applying the false eyelashes. Begin application from the inner corner. Make sure that the false lash is applied on the skin just above the natural eyelash line. Gently press the ends and check to see that they are fixed properly and will not come off.

Blend them Well

Use the eyelash curler to secure the natural and false eyelashes together. If you are wearing false eyelashes during the day, use a clear mascara to highlight them further. Alternately use a darker mascara if you are wearing false eyelashes at night.

Define the shape: Eyeliner

Once the eyelashes are secure, you can complete the look with eyeliner. From basic shades of brown and black, there are a lot of other colour options available on the market. The eyeliner also helps to blend the strip of the false eyelashes.

After Care

Don’t rush through the removal process of false eyelashes, first wipe off the eyeliner and mascara with an eye makeup remover. This will also loosen the grip of the glue. Gently start removing the eyelash from the outer end, carefully clean the eyelash of the mascara and glue residue, and place them in the packing box. Clean the remaining eye makeup and apply an eye cream to hydrate the skin.

Eyelash Care

Post cleaning, apply a drop of coconut oil or olive oil and massage well. This conditions your eyelash hair as well as facilitate natural growth.

Beautiful eyes have been known to stop people in their tracks, so go grab a pair to step up your ‘eye-game’.