I have noticed recently how much of a big trend fake eyelashes have become, and looking at magazines recently the bigger the better. Don't get me wrong I love anything that has va va voom involved but when it comes to fake lashes it completely depends on the occasion.
If you lucky enough to have long eyelashes, mascara will do the fab job of thickening them up. A gentle eyelash curl (and I mean gentle) will give you enough of a curl. If you have stubborn lashes that won't curl then heat the curler up slightly with a hairdryer and that will help the curling process. Then follow with a few lashes of mascara. You can apply as many layers as you want just avoid looking like you have spider eyes.
BIG NO NO!!!
I have used fakes lashes for years on shoots, shows and weddings and there are so many pros and cons to wearing them. You might only have the final look in mind but what if they fall off, lift at the corners, look crusty. NOT a good look at all, at any occasion.
There are so many different brands, lengths, thicknesses, shapes, colours and textures it's mind boggling. Lashes have been trending on catwalks, red carpets, magazines and TV no wonder all you glam girls are falling in love with them.
Celebrities are the biggest lovers of lashes and use them on every occasion to make their lashes look super sexy... and I'm not surprised. They are applied so professionally and naturally that it makes all of us want to wear fake lashes all the time.
I'm lucky enough to have a friend to applies fake lashes and she is a pro at it. She uses individual lashes and it looks fab and lasts for weeks. That is a perfect way to wear lashes as if/when you eventually lose one you wont notice the difference unlike having a whole strip of lashes sitting on your cheek.
Just to let you know adverts for mascara are nothing to be in envy of as they are all computerised and they are all wearing fake lashes. So don't think that everyone is better off than you. Let's face it no one is lucky enough to be beautiful, a model and have amazingly long thick lashes.
I mean come on .....we wish!!!!
A lot of fake lashes that are available come with a glue which has a slight PVA texture. It's best to avoid using it as it hasn't got good hold. It's best to buy a black glue which is available from most wholesalers. It has a great hold and also gives you a great eyeliner effect so you can't see the bond between the lashes and lash line. So no flicky up edges. What more can you ask for!!!
A lot of celebrities have also launched their own line of eyelashes such as Girls Aloud and Katie Price. I haven't tried Katie Price's but i have tried Kimberley's from Girls Aloud and they looked great.
So just remember these key points....
- Use a black glue
- Less is more (use a natural set of lashes that compliment your eyes.
- Cut the 'outter end' of the eyelashes if they are too long.
- Allow the glue to become 'tacky' before applying, not too wet.
- Be careful when removing the lashes from the packaging to avoid bending.