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How to Apply False Eyelashes

June 17, 2014 2 min read

You’re going out for a night on the town with the girls, and you’re in the mood to try something new with your look. Why not add some extra volume to your lashes? There is no better way to instantly “glam it up” than by adding some false lashes to make those baby blues shine!

As a skin care guru/junkie, I’m often asked a number of skin care questions, but my number one question that I’m ALWAYS asked is, “D’Andra how do you put on false eyelashes?” I find that many women are intimidated and scared of the so called “crazy eyelash lady,” but putting on false eyelashes isn’t really as difficult as it seems. It can make a huge difference in your look, and the way your makeup and eyes appear. In the end, it just takes time and practice. The whole process should take less than 5 minutes. Once you get the steps down and find what works best for you, you’ll be set to go.

A little pointer – The secret to putting on false lashes is about knowing your eye shape. This is extremely important! For example, I have round eyes. I wear a longer false eyelash that fans upwards. Try to avoid lashes that are thick because it could end up making your eyes look smaller.

The other standard eye shapes are almond, hooded and mono. Almond shape is universally the easiest eye to lash, and you fortunate ladies can wear voluminous lashes that fan outwards or individual lashes on the outer corners of your eyes to make them even more cat-like in appearance. Hooded eyes need long and short stranded lashes. Make sure the longest lashes meet right above the pupil. Women with hooded shaped eyes can “prime time” it by wearing lashes on the bottom corners of the eyes as well…extra sexy! Women with mono eyes (no crease) should definitely consider wearing false eyelashes, and even getting permanent extensions. Lashes create the look of a crease for you. Monolidded ladies can experiment with almost every style of lash depending on what suits you, because your eyes are very versatile and you can pretty much choose your lashes with your mood.

So get out there and “prime time” it next time you are headed out hunting or just feel like a fresh new look. Remember, the eyes are the window to the soul, so you may as well make the window dressing glam! Check out this video tutorial I put together for all you beauties out there that are trying to learn “how to put on false eyelashes.”  


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