Have you ever worn falsies? False eyelashes, that is! If you never have, then you really should try it. False eyelashes are a hot trend and are a great way to add some drama as well as make your eyes look bigger.
If you’ve never worn them before they can seem a bit intimidating, but trust me… anyone can wear false eyelashes! All you need is a steady hand and some good glue.
If you’re thinking you’d never wear false lashes because you have nowhere to wear them, think again! Why not glam things up with a pair the next time you’re out with the girls, or on your next date? Nothing says flirty better than thick, dramatic lashes. Every girl’s lashes could use a little extra help now and then… if they’re done properly and not too over the top, then no one but you needs to know!
OK, here’s a few basic tips on how to apply false eyelashes:
When you go to buy your false lashes, choose a pair that are longer than your natural lashes, but not too long. You probably don’t want to look and feel like a drag queen! (Not that there’s anything wrong with that!) Don’t worry so much about the width, you can always trim them with a pair of scissors. The length is what needs to be the most comfortable for you.
Believe me, there is nothing worse than having too much eyelash glue on your lashes! You can always go back and add more if you need to. It may take a few times, but eventually you’ll get the feel for exactly how much you need. Remember: Practice makes perfect!
For your false lashes to look natural, it’s very important to stay as close to the lash line as possible. It actually works really well as a natural guide. You want the lashes to follow the natural line of your eye so they don’t look, well, false.
Tip Remember to apply your eyeliner after you apply your false lashes. I find that liquid liner is best because it looks cleaner than a pencil and also does the best job covering the seam (where your real lashes and the falsies meet) and the glue.
If you’re still scared to try false lashes on your own, then make a trip to your local MAC Cosmetic counter and the makeup artist there will be more than happy to show you how it’s done. They have a wonderful selection of lashes and even have the glue!
I really do hope you try it at least once to see what it’s like. I don’t wear falsies all the time, but they certainly are fun for when I want to feel ultra glamorous… they definitely have an “Old Hollywood” feel. So be brave! Wear falsies! It’ll be our little secret!
Feeling a bit droopy in the eyes post holiday celebration? Do you feel like you’re carrying a lot of extra baggage around your eyes? Maybe your eyes have a naturally downward slant and you have a constant struggle with how to do your eye makeup? Well I just happen to have a few tricks up my sleeve to help get a boost for your eyes without resorting to surgery, injections, or anything like that!
First things first: When trying to make your eyes look lifted, always remember that what you’re really trying to create is an optical illusion. You want to lighten and brighten, while also bringing them out as a feature. Here are some ideas on how to get that lifted eye look:
Using light, shimmery eye shadows will help to open up and lift your eyes. Avoid using dark eye shadows because it will drag your eyes down and defeat the purpose. Using only one or two lighter eye shadows in a pink, nude or gold shimmery tone is best.
Line your eyes on your top lid only, slightly lifting the line at the end of your eyes. (This is super important! Otherwise, you will drag your eyes down!) You can extend past your lash line slightly for a winged eye look if you’d like. Doing so will help create that optical illusion I was talking about earlier. Make sure the line is thinner on the inside and gets gradually thicker towards the outer corner. A liquid eyeliner is best to achieve this effect, but a pencil will do if that’s all you have.
Curl your eyelashes before applying mascara. Curling your lashes will help lift and open up your eyes, and it will also help make putting your mascara on a bit easier.
Tip For the ultimate lifted eye, avoid applying any eyeliner or mascara to your lower lashes. You want the focus to be up, and all the action should be on the upper lashline.
There we go! No more tired, droopy eyes for you! I know it doesn’t seem like much, but it really does work, and these are quick tips that get a lot done with very little work. Not sure about these things making a difference? Just do one eye at a time and then look at the difference between them. It’s pretty amazing what a little can do!