Falsies and I have a love hate relationship. I love how they create drama, glamour and sexy flirtatious eyes in an instant, but I hate that you need to put them on every time… and carefully watch that they stay on. Have you ever had your falsies start peeling off from the edges? So not fun.
But at the end of the day, whoever came up with the idea of false lashes is genius! I’ve tried a couple of different brands, but Ardell Lashes has been my favorite so far — they’re soft and flexible, come in many different styles and are affordable too.
Here are the styles I regularly use. The 110′s are great for a natural daytime look, while the 117′s and 120′s are perfect for evenings. As for the 102′s, I use them for day and night. The only thing about them is that they look less natural.
I use DUO eyelash adhesive to put on lashes. The dark tone is great, especially if your application techniques are less than perfect. Just apply some eyeliner on first and the glue will blend right in!
Applying False Lashes…
- Match lash strip to your own eyelid and trim off any excess lash from the outer edge.
- Apply a thin layer of eyelash glue to the strip and let dry for 30 seconds. This allows time for the glue to become stickier.
- Close your eye and place eyelashes directly above your natural lash line. Generally, you want to put the lashes on to match the angle of your real lashes, but if the angle of your natural lashes isn’t what you like, try tilting it slightly upwards. I don’t have double eyelids (boo!) so when I apply lashes, I like to angle the lash strip slightly upward than that of my regular lashes… making my eyes appear bigger! Make sense?
- Gently curl lashes if needed and apply light mascara on the tips for a more dramatic but natural look. After all, what girly girl doesn’t wear mascara on a regular basis??
When you’re done with the falsies for the day, carefully peel them off from one edge to the other and pick off any adhesive clumps, but be careful not to rip any of the hairs off. Store them back in the box to retain shape and keep them clean for next time!
You can re-use eyelashes over and over again depending on how well you keep them. I’ve used a single pair every day for almost a month before they started wearing out…. I probably should have thrown them out sooner… for sanitary reasons! But I do keep them pretty clean!