Long thick luscious lashes – it’s what everyone wants for W-day….right?
And I’m guessing many of you will be considering a set of falsies but may not feel 100% confident in applying them and are concerned that they will fail to stay put for the duration of the festivities.
I’ve got to admit, until make-up artist Mariam Jensen applied a pair to my peepers for the RMW Hen Do I’ve never had the pleasure of wearing a pair that are not peeling off from the corners within hours. The lady clearly has some stick-tricks up her talented sleeves, so out of sharing and caring (and actually a little bit of pure selfishness on my part) we asked her to share her step-by-step secrets for creating the perfect flutter.
All of the beautiful images of Vix’s pretty face are courtesy of Emma Case.
What You Will Need
False Lash Applicator – Shu Uemura, Yes you can use tweezers but I swear – these are well worth the investment for precision application.
Lash Glue – We love Duo Adhesive from MAC.
Trimmers – Regular nail scissors will work but Mariam used the Shu Uemura eyebrow pair.
Lashes! – Obviously there are thousands to choose from, Mariam rates both Eylure (lots of really natural looking pairs available) and Ardell (my favourite), both available at Boots.
Always start with eyeliner, it hides the “root” of the lash strip and makes your eyes really pop. For the full tutorial on this particular 60’s retro flick you can have a butchers at our sexy siren post. You can also put a coat or two of mascara on your own lashes at this point.
Measure the lash strip against your eyelid – too long and it will a) look odd b) is more likely to come away at the corners.
Trim your lashes to the desired length.
Get your glue ready (Mariam squeezes a bit onto the back of her hand)
Apply your glue to the lash strip (and here’s the IMPORTANT bit) wait for it to go tacky before applying to the lash line – between 15 and 20 seconds. That way it doesn’t slide around and sets better preventing your falsies from falling off.
Pick up your lash with the applicator and starting from the outside corner apply to the eyelid just above your natural lash line.
Continue to follow the curve of your lid until you reach the inner corner, pressing the lash strip in place.
Using your fingers ensure the lash is fully adhered and press any non-dry areas until they are fully set (again pay particular attention to the outer and inner corner areas).
At this point you can apply eyeliner over the top of the adhered false strip if there are any gaps to create a seamless finish.
Apply your second eye in exactly the same way!
(Alternatively you could just get Mariam Jensen to apply them for you – they won’t budge a millimetre)
So then lovelies, let’s talk lashes…..
Are you a fan of falsies?
Any tricks or products you would like to recommend to the RMW community?
Thinking of the more semi-permanent lash extension option for W-day?
Any my-false-lashes-fell-off-at-a-really-inappropriate-moment stories?!
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