There are a lot of things that change after turning 40. One of the things that surprised me was my eyelashes became thinner, shorter and lighter.
Most days I use mascara and an eyelash curler to add shape, length and volume. But sometimes if I’m going somewhere special I enhance my eyelashes a little more with false eyelashes.
False eyelashes have come a long way! They look more natural than ever and are easy to apply!
Here’s how to apply false eyelashes so they look as natural as possible.
You’ll need false eyelashes (duh), a Q-tip (or a toothpick), tweezers, and glue. I use the Ardell brand and I’ve used several different ones. Today I’m using the #105 Glamour length. If you want something a little less subtle try #110 or the demi whispies.
First I put my eyeliner on my eyes and one coat of mascara to my natural eyelashes. Then I remove the false eyelashes with a tweezer. Be careful not to pull any lashes out.
Next I put a drop of glue on a piece of paper. You only need a small amount, I always squirt too much out!
I use a Q-tip to apply the glue to the lash line on the false lashes. I always try to add extra to the ends. I want to make sure they don’t come loose.
After you have placed the glue on the false eyelashes, let the glue dry for about 30 seconds (it’s best not to blow on them.) Then carefully apply on the lid as close to the roots of your natural lash line as possible.
I apply them from the outer corner of my eye inward, pressing lightly. The white glue dries clear, so don’t freak out if you see glue, it will disappear.
Once the false eyelashes are applied, let them dry for a couple minutes and then add mascara to blend them in with your real ones.
This is a picture I took a several months ago without false eyelashes.
This is a picture I took with my false eyelashes. They definitely help to make my eyes pop!
Practice makes perfect, so try them a couple of times and you’ll get the hang of it. You can also re-use them a few times by cleaning them with makeup remover.
Have you ever tried false eyelashes?
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