Hey everyone, I hope you are having a lovely day. For this week’s blog post I decided to show you a step by step guide to applying lashes. It’s one of those things that people are scared of and can never seem to get right. Perhaps one weekend you manage it on the first or second attempt and then the next weekend you fling them across the room in frustration. Does that sound like you?
Well I have taken some photos to try and explain each step as simply as possible. I will say that it does require good eyesight and sometimes I find that the people who struggle the most, maybe can’t see what they are doing. So make sure you have good lighting as well as a close up mirror so you can’t go wrong.
Before we begin, I will apologise for the quality of photos. I don’t photoshop or know how to edit so I did the best I could. Let’s get straight into it.
What do you need?
Using tweezers, gently take the lashes from their packaging. If you are too rough you will damage them so peel them off slowly. For the purpose of this blog I have used a set of lashes with a very thin band and are more for creating length than volume. Lashes with a thin band tend to be lighter and easier to apply. Once you get the hang of them, then you can try heavier lashes with ease. I have previously applied mascara as well as some black eyeliner to blend in the band, so if you haven’t already done this then apply both of these products.
With larger lash bands the eyeliner will help blend in the lashes and this is important. For the lashes I have used in this blog, I could have skipped this part as the band is so thin.
Hold the lashes up against your eye to see if they are the correct length. If they are too long then you can carefully cut a little bit off the outer part of the lash- the longer side usually. (I forgot to take a picture of the scissors).
Once you have the correct length of lashes, take some Duo glue and line the lashes. I apply it directly from the tube, just be careful you don’t squeeze too much out. You can apply the glue on the back of your hand and then onto the lashes if that is easier.
As you can see I applied a generous amount over the lash band, taking care not to coat the lashes themselves. The most important part of the whole process now is setting the lashes down and leaving them for THREE MINUTES. Do not be tempted to lift them sooner as they will be too slippy and wet to apply. This is were most people go wrong and apply them immediately. If you wait until they the glue is tacky, when you place them on your lash line, they won’t budge.
After Three minutes, using the tweezers lift one of the lashes in the centre. Be sure to apply the correct lash to the correct eye. Usually in lashes like these the shorter lashes are usually for the corner of the eye.
Place the lash as close to your lashes as you can but still touching your eyelid. I place it in the centre, let go and then secure down each end separately.
After applying the lash to the other eye, I go back to the first eye and using the tweezers I squeeze my own lashes together with the false lashes and this helps them look like one.
The lashes should now be placed perfectly and will last all day/night.
My biggest recommendation is the Duo glue which you can buy from Superdrug and Boots. It will last you a very long time and is the best I have ever tried!
I hope this helps any of you who struggle with lashes!
Thank you for reading my blog,
Love, Sarah xxx