How to Apply False Eyelashes Like a Pro
I was on a set over the weekend where Pittsburgh makeup artist Haley Kim applied false lashes to my eyes. I was excited to have them put on, but also a bit nervous because I wondered if the glue would rip my natural eyelashes off, if they would irritate my eyes and how I would get them off at home. I have received fasle eyelashes from beauty companies that I have never gotten around to trying, since I am not one for false lashes for an everyday look, but I did find them great to use for an artistic purpose.
When the day ended, I found myself going through my false eyelashes to see if I could apply them at home by myself for another upcoming project. Many women enjoy wearing them everyday at the office or for date nights, so the tips here will apply to all false eyelashes that are applied and then removed.
Haley first applied my makeup and then put on the false eyelashes. All she had to do was pick the right size eyelashes for my eyes. She had many lashes that differed in style, length and brand. After she chose the right ones, she pressed them onto my eyelids and held them for about 30 seconds. She checked to make sure that they were on and would not fall off. She brushed them out with an eyelash comb and put more makeup around my eyes for a complete, finished look. It was as simple as that!
The lashes looked great and even though I kept flinching, hearing her tell me it is really just pressing firmly down and making sure they are aligned close to your lash line made me feel like there should be nothing to it. Although I am sure it will take me some practice to master it.
When it came time for taking off the fake eyelashes, I grabbed a cotton swab, dipped it in eye makeup remover and slowly dabbed it along the false eyelashes where they were stuck to my eyelids. Just like that, the glue started to dissolve. I then slowly peeled them off. The eyelashes were off and pain-free.
If you decide to get into the false eyelashes trend, know that you can create your own eyelash looks as well. You can stack lashes on top of each other and also cut them to make them shorter or look a little more wild with long and short lengths intermixed. The world is your oyster with stacking as long as you use eyelash glue. Eyelash glue can be bought at the drugstore and usually comes with a pair of lashes that requires you to apply glue, instead of the adhesive ones.
Born and raised in the DMV, Emma Blancovich has a big appreciation for discovering things to do around town, such as new restaurants to try and supporting the local music scene by attending live shows. During the week she is an editor for trade associations, but on the weekends you can find her hiking up trails with the latest fitness gadgets then getting ready for a night out using the latest beauty and health products.