Faux eye lashes are an easy way to achieve different looks, whether you are going for high drama or looking to enhance thin and sparse lashes.
Celebrity make-up artist J. Guerra has worked with celebrities such as Bethenny Frankel, Kathy Wakile, Tiffany Giardina, and others in addition to behind the scenes work at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week, USA Couture Fashion Week, Milan Fashion Week, and Paris Fashion Week.
He gives his professional tips and tricks below.1. Lay out the materials needed. (Some materials are optional.)
Ok, now let’s get started.
2. Prepare your natural lashes.
Now that your real lashes are taken care of, let’s work with the fake ones.
3. Open the false eyelashes and prepare them for application.
Now that they’re all set, let’s try gluing them on!
4. Apply the false eyelashes to the eye.
For a more natural or for a dramatic look, here are a few tips.
5. Finally, blend your natural eyelashes with the false ones. There are a few additional steps in order to achieve a well-blended look.
Now that you’ve been debriefed, here are some tips for choosing the right ones. Faux lashes come in lots of varieties!
MAC has an impressive line of lashes. Wispy, natural, dramatic, full… all in different patterns and designs. They also have individual lashes in three different lengths available in one package. (Available at www.maccosmetics.com)
Make Up For Ever has tons of options. Lashes to increase length and intensity - they have got it. Colors, feathers - that’s covered too! Their new limited edition Holodiam Collection Eyelashes feature lashes dotted with golden glitters for a full-on festive look. (Available at www.makeupforeverusa.com)
ARDELL got their empire off the ground in 1971 with their ARDELL Duralashes. Their reasonably priced line includes strip lashes, individuals, and more recently, ARDELL ACCENTS, a shorter strip lash specifically for the outer corners of your eyes. They also have self-adhesive lashes, which are pre-glued. Check out their site for recommendations based on eye shape. (www.ardelllashes.com).
Another economical brand is Prestige. Theirs have names such as Brigette, Pamela, Giselle and other celebrity-inspired styles. They come with a small tube of adhesive. (Available at www.prestigecosmetics.com)
Sephora has a nice selection of its own brand. Their newest, Deco Daze Faux Lashes, feature glitter and rhinestones. (Available at www.sephora.com)
Duo is the gold standard when it comes to lash adhesives. Its latex formula stays put but is easy to remove when the time comes. The white formula dries clear. It also comes in a brush-on option and a waterproof dark tone. (Available at CVS.)
I recently discovered a totally fab tool for application: the Sephora Bulls Eye Lash Applicator. The rubber-coated grips offer excellent hold and control and you can use the back end to tuck the lashes into the lash line. (Available at www.sephora.com)
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