TIPS ON HOW TO APPLY STRIP LASHES

This is often something people struggle with and nothing makes me cringe more than poorly applied lashes so here’s some TIPS ON HOW TO APPLY STRIP LASHES.

Firstly it’s not easy applying them to yourself, but practice makes perfect, the more you do it the better you will be, so hang on in there.

TIPS ON HOW TO APPLY STRIP LASHES

Here are some tips to hopefully make the process a little easier

BAND OR NO BAND

Some lashes have an “invisible” band these can sometimes feel more comfortable to wear and are sometimes easier to mold to the eye. However some people find the lashes with a band easier to apply as they hold their shape better when applying them, it’s all down to personal preference.

LENGTH AND THICKNESS

This is really down to personal preference, the longer and thicker they are the less natural they will look and they won’t feel as comfortable. So if you are new to lashes start light and work up.

CHECK THE LASH WIDTH

All lashes come in a variety of widths and so do people’s eyes, so before you apply the lashes measure them against your own eye and trim where necessary so they are a perfect fit. Lashes which come too close to your inner eye will often feel uncomfortable, lashes shouldn’t extend past the outer eye.

HOLD YOUR MIRROR LOW

The hardest thing about getting the positioning of the lashes correct is that when looking in the mirror straight in front of you your own lashes are in the way. By having the mirror down low you are looking down and your eyelashes are also lower, giving you a better angle to apply the lash.

THROW THE LASH GLUE AWAY

Some maybe better than others but I always discard the lash glue that comes with the lashes and use a better quality adhesive, my favourite is Duo glue.

LET IT DRY SLIGHTLY

When you apply the glue to the lash, wait a minute or so for the lash glue to start to dry before applying, its less likely to slide around when you place it on your lashes and also you have less time to hold in place and wait for it to fully dry.

APPLY THEM TO THE BASE OF YOUR LASHES

There’s nothing worse than seeing lashes stuck to your eyelid, make sure you squeeze them to your lashes to avoid a gap.

APPLY EYELINER

Apply eyeliner before your lashes to give your lashes a dark base, which will also help to disguise any gap. Apply eyeliner after lashes to help disguise the lash band and create a seamless finish.

I hope you found this helpful, if you have any questions feel free to comment below

lucie makeup artist

 

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