Are you curious about false eyelashes? Are your eyelashes just not cutting it anymore?
False eyelashes, also known as falsies, have always been a massive part of the beauty world. Recently, they have become even more popular, to the point where mascara has taken a back seatfor false eyelashes to thrive.
Yet, if you haven’t ever tried false eyelashes, it may be intimidating to know where to start. There’s where we come in.
We have compiled the ultimate beauty guide to false eyelashes below, so keep reading for everything you need to know.
The Different Types of False Eyelashes
The first thing you should know about fake lashes is that there are tons of different kinds.
Strip lashes, the most popular kind, are fake eyelashes that are attached to a single strip, which is then glued to the lash line. You’ve probably seen this kind done in movies or television.
There are also magnetic eyelashes, in which you apply a magnetic eyeliner that the false lashes then connect to.
You may have also heard of individual lashes, which give a more natural look. You can purchase them as individuals or, more commonly, in clusters, usually 3-5 individuals glued together.
You can find false lashes that range from super dramatic to more natural and less noticeable. Purchasing your lashes from places that have a wide range of products, such as from Lavaa Beauty, can ensure that you get the product that is right for you.
What False Eyelashes Are Made From
The best false eyelashes are made from materials that won’t irritate your eyes and won’t fall apart easily.
Falsies can be made from synthetic materials, which often include plastics. These are generally cheaper, but are also harder to apply, and can appear shinier than other types of lashes.
Mink eyelashes are also very popular, which specifically uses fur from a mink. However, there are debates over the ethical practices of using mink, which should be considered before purchasing.
Instead, you can also find faux mink lashes, which use a synthetic material to mimic mink fur. There is also a blend of synthetic and silk, which gives a more natural look than just synthetic lashes.
The Tools Required
Before you apply false eyelashes, you’ll want to gather your tools to make your experience as smooth as possible.
A general list of tools include:
A false eyelash application tool or tweezers
Scissors (to cut strip lashes)
You can easily find all of these products in beauty stores or online.
Remember, before applying your false eyelashes, it’s essential to disinfect all of your tools thoroughly. This will prevent any infections that could occur from dirt or bacteria getting in or near your eyes.
To stay a step ahead, after you apply your lashes, it’s wise to sanitize them immediately so you never forget this critical step.
How to Apply Falsies
Finally, the time has come to explore how to put on false eyelashes.
For strip lashes:
Hold the lashes in front of your eyes to gauge how much needs trimmed
Use your scissors to carefully trim the false lashes to mimic your natural lash width
Carefully apply a very thin layer of glue on the lash band
Wait for the glue to become tacky, around 30 seconds
Use your tool or tweezers to get the center of the lashes against your natural lash line
Use your tool or tweezers to attach the outer corner of your strip to your outer lashes
Use your tool or tweezers to attach the inner corner of your striper to your inner lashes
Hold the lashes up for at least 30 seconds or until the glue dries
This process is ultimately the same when applying individual lashes. You will dip the individuals or clusters in the glue, wait until the glue is tacky, and then apply them to the location you desire on your lash line with your lash tool, holding it up until it dries.
How to Remove Falsies
Now, let’s explore how to remove false eyelashes. The process of removal is generally much easier than the application.
Since falsies are used for a short period of time, the glue is not super strong. Start by gently pulling your lashes off, beginning with the outer corner of your eye and moving in.
Go slowly, and if it hurts, you can stop and use makeup remover to weaken the glue. However, if it continues to be too painful, give it time to weaken on its own before trying again.
Can You Reuse False Eyelashes?
Some false eyelashes are reusable, but not all of them.
Individual eyelashes are not usually reusable because it is much more challenging to clean the glue off of them. When you use individuals, the glue ultimately ruins them for further use.
Quality false strip lashes should be easily cleaned and used up to 20 or 30 times, depending on what the lashes are made from and the production quality.
Follow This Beauty Guide for the Ultimate Eyelash Experience
Now you know all about false eyelashes, where to buy them, and how to apply and remove them. Think false lashes could be for you? Why not give them a try today?
They’re perfect for special occasions or even everyday wear, especially if you’re bored with your current makeup routine!
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