Yesterday I had a wonderful wedding party. All the girls wanted false lashes. As I was applying the first clients lashes I had a circle around me of about 7 ladies. I asked them what they were doing and they all said that they wanted to know how to apply lashes. Then I thought this isn’t the first incident like this. This happens quite a lot and this is why I’m going to tell you all my surefire way of applying lashes quickly and efficiently.
Having worked for a major eyelash company in the past (whom I choose not to name as it wasn’t one of my better experiences) I think I really have a handle on this.
First of all, when removing lashes from the tray, make sure you take your thumb and in the center of the eyelash press down on the lash and pull away from you. You’ll have to be gentle with this as you don’t want to disrupt any of the lashes. Once you separate the lash from the container you are ready to begin.
Next place the lashes over your own eye (small end will begin where the colored part of your eyeball begins) then determine how long you would like them, most lashes are too long for most people so you’ll want to trim them if they’re too long. Make sure you take any access eyelashes off of the thickest part.
Next apply a thin strip of glue along the base of the eyelash.Wait about 30 seconds for the glue to dry a little bit.
Slightly close your eyes and place the lash as close to the roots of your own lashes making sure to secure both inner and outer corners. Keeping the eye closed for about 30 seconds press gently against the root to make sure everything is in place. I like to curl the lashes with an eyelash curler after this step and then marry the lashes together with a coat of mascara. To prevent any glue from showing at this point you can apply a thin line of liquid eyeliner at the base and there you have it. A natural looking eyelash!
By Toronto Makeup Artist – Karen Silver