False eyelashes officially went mainstream in the 1930s, influenced by film actresses, when they were featured in Vogue magazine. In the 1960s, false eyelashes became the centerpiece of makeup when models like Twiggy helped popularize this trend. They went out of style for a little while, but some think the Kardashian effect brought them back to the forefront. So, how do you add these to your beauty routine? How do you apply these little hairy wings to your eyes? Here's our beginner's guide on how to apply false eyelashes.
First, trim each eyelash strip.
Measure the strip against your actual eyelid and trim off the excess, when it's off your eye, of course. You can use the extra bit to later stack upon the lash strip at your eye's outer corners for extra oomph.
Apply your lash glue strategically.
Don't just glue and stick. You've got to wait and let the glue dry a little, about 30 seconds. That's just enough time to leave it feeling tacky. Here's a little trick to distribute the glue onto the ends so they don't life while you're wearing them: bend the strip to make the ends of the lashes 'kiss' or touch.
Look down into a mirror, not straight ahead.
If you place a mirror under your face nearly to a perpendicular angle and look down, your eyelid will extend, almost like you're closing your eyes, but you'll be better able to see exactly where to place the strip. Remember: Don't close your eyes when applying because it changes your eye shape.
Use eyeliner to camouflage the strip's band.
After your lashes are on, take your liquid liner (or gel liner with an angled eyeliner brush, if you prefer) and draw a line extending the band from where it begins to the inner corner of your eye.
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