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Six Helpful Tips For Applying False Eyelashes

False eyelashes look amazing and can do wonders to enhance your appearance. That is, of course, if you can figure out how to put them on. Putting on falsies isn’t exactly easy. In fact, there is a good chance that you will wind up covered in glue with the lashes flopping around on your eyelid rather than sticking nicely to your lash line. Fortunately, there are some clever tricks that you can use to simplify the process of applying false eyelashes so that you get great results every time. Check out these six tips:

1. Shorten the lashes.

One common problem you may run into is that the strip of eyelashes is too long for your eye. To check the length, hold the lashes up next to your lash line before applying the adhesive. If the strip is too long, all that you have to do is snip a little bit of the extra length off of the outer edge of the lashes.

2. Bend the band of lashes.

Lashes usually come on a straight band that doesn’t match the natural curvature of your eye. To make them a little bit easier to apply, try bending the band of lashes. All that you have to do is hold the lashes in the shape of a U and squeeze them gently between your fingers, wiggling them around a little bit. Curving the band will help it fit more easily on your eyelid.

3. Remove oil from your eyelids.

If your eyelids are oily, it will be practically impossible to get the false eyelashes to stick to your lash line. To solve this problem, try applying translucent powder to your lash line or dabbing at the area with special sheets that are designed to absorb oil. If you want to use the lashes again in the future, you should avoid using oil-based makeup removers to take them off. Otherwise, it will be hard for you to get the lashes to stick when you try to put them on again.

4. Don’t put the lashes on too soon.

Even if you are in a hurry, you need to give the glue plenty of time to get tacky. After applying the glue to the mink lashes, stop and wait for at least 10 seconds. If you attempt to put the lashes on too soon, they most likely will slide all around your eyelids instead of sticking in the spot where you want them to go.

5. Place the mirror lower than your face.

One of the biggest mistakes that people make is moving their face close to a mirror that is mounted vertically on the wall in an effort to see what they are doing. In actuality, however, you will have a lot easier time putting on the lashes if you look into a mirror that is positioned lower than your face. This causes you to naturally lower your eyelid, which exposes your lash line and makes it easier to see where the lashes belong. You can also opt for a lighted makeup mirror for a clearer application.

6. Use eye shadow to mask any imperfections.

If you don’t get your lashes right on your lash line, you may be left with a little bit of skin showing between them. Instead of tearing them off and trying again, reach for your eyeshadow. Applying just a little bit of eyeshadow in a matte black shade will camouflage any gaps or openings. As an added bonus, it also will make the glue dry more quickly.