Thursday, March 10, 2011

Fake lashes--the love/hate relationship!

I love fake lashes, probably somewhat because mine are so short and thin, but mostly because the options are endless for finishing off your look! From natural to dramatic, falsies come in so many different shapes, sizes, colors, and styles. But, if you're like me and have an eye shape that makes using false lashes a bit challenging, you may have to go a little above and beyond to find the style you want in a falsy you can use.

I am half-Japanese and my eyes have an almond shape to them. I've found that I simply CANNOT get falsies with a thick band to stick to my eyes no matter what I do, no matter how much I curl or don't curl them, and no matter what brand. The best one I've found for my eye shape have been the ones with a thin, clear, cord-type band that's extremely flexible. When falsies have a thick band (and you can't see the individual lash "roots" on the band) they just cannot shape to my eyes. It drives me nuts because I have tried so many different brands and after nearly gluing my fingers to my eyes, the falsies remain unattached. Just as a quick note, I use Duo lash adhesive, though I have tried several others as well.

Now, because my false lash needs are a bit pickier than some other falsy-lovers, I have a hard time purchasing falsies online because they rarely show the band in pictures. This drives me nuts!

Does anyone have any special tricks out of the norm for forcing falsies to stick to their eyes no matter the shape?

The typical falsy routine consists of:
1. Curling your lashes
2.Checking to make sure the falsy is not too long for your eye (cut from the outside if necessary)
3. Apply a thin line of glue to the band and allow to dry for about 30 seconds
4. Apply the lashes as close to the lash-line as possible without applying them to your actual eyelashes
5. Pinch the false lashes to your natural lashes
6. Check to make sure neither end has popped back up
7.Put a thin line of either liquid mascara, gel liner, or foiled eyeshadow along the falsy band to hide the band completely (I use eyeshadow more than anything simply because I like the way it looks and I have so many colors it's a habit everytime I line my eyes)

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