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When you think of false eyelashes you'll probably think of them as being fiddly, hard to apply and uncomfortable, but that doesn't have to be the way at all. Finding the right false eyelashes and the perfect technique to applying them are just a couple of ways to make them far less daunting to add to your routine.
Choosing Your False Eyelashes
As someone who as once a daily false eyelash wearer, I've definitely learnt a fair few lessons from my previous disasters like what kind of eyelashes suit my eye shape and how to make them stay on all night. Although I now save wearing false eyelashes for a special occasion, it only means that I'm on more of a quest to find the perfect pair. Ardell have always been a favourite brand of mine as they always have a variety of pairs to choose from, plus they're comfortable and easy to apply.
Ill-fitting eyelashes not only feel uncomfortable to wear, but they can also affect how long your eyelashes will stay on. If they're too long they're more prone to lifting at the edges which will mean they can come off easier. I would always recommend measuring your eyelash of choice against your eye first to check whether they need trimming.
If you're a new user of false eyelashes, I would recommend steering clear on individual lashes as they can be hard to position right on the eye, but instead opt for the classic strip lashes like the Ardell Natural Lashes. These feel lightweight to wear, plus they look great with variety of eye looks. Once you've got your application technique perfected strip eyelashes can also be one of the best choices if you're looking for quick and easy.
If you're not a new wear, then I'd say there's always things to learn when it comes to false eyelashes. Ardell Lashes come in a variety of lengths and fullness to choose fro, so there's going to be something for everybody, whether you're going for the intense look or more of a natural one.
Finding The Best Technique
The task of actually applying your false eyelashes can feel rather daunting, but once you've played around with a variety of techniques and finding your favourite, you'll find it gets easier with each application.
Before we start talking about the application itself, I wanted to talk about something even more important - lash glue! It's something that is often overlooked, but I can't stress how key it is to a lasting eyelash application. A clear eyelash glue, especially for beginners, is a great option as not being able to see it means it can cover many mistakes. You want to apply your eyelash glue along the band, making sure not to miss the ends, then wait 30 seconds. Once it starts to get tacky, you're ready to use your favourite technique to secure it to your lash line.
I like to bend the lash strip around my fingers to make it more flexible, so it is able to fit around the curve of my eye more neatly. When it comes to application, some people like to use their own fingers to get the feel of the lashes, but for me, I prefer using tweezers or a lash applicator. With this method I find it easier to get precision and to place the lashes where I want them to sit on my eyes.
Some More Top Tips
Adding a liquid black eyeliner into your routine is a great way to cover up any mistakes you have made, it can also help you pre-application as well. If you draw a black line where you want to apply your eyelashes, it'll give you a guide on where to put them. If you don't want to add black eyeliner, then I would recommend trying out the Ardell Naked Lashes. The invisible band makes them stand out amongst the rest, as they give off a barely there look and feel.
Curling your own natural lashes before false eyelash application can make them look more natural and get a seamless blend between the two. If this still hasn't blended them quite enough, then applying just one light layer of mascara after you're finished can also do the trick!
How do you apply your false eyelashes?