Lash Tips And Tricks

Makeup Artist Brisbane - Lash Tips And TricksFalse Lashes are an inexpensive, simple and fun way to top of your make-up look for any special occasion. False eyelashes can have a dramatic effect on your look or they can be used to add fullness to your own lashes. They can take your night make-up from ordinary to something really special. They come in all shapes and sizes and can be used for fancy dress, daytime or evening wear. They are also reusable – the glue comes off easily and you can wear them up to 10 times depending on the quality. Here are some simple ways to make the most of your lashes.


Half Sets of Lashes

False Eye LashesIf you are after semi natural look but still want the ‘full lashes look’ use a half set of lashes. These can be purchased at some chemists/department stores for around the same price as your full set of lashes.

Tip– For the same effect just cut your full set of lashes in half. Try to find a set that is fairly symmetrical so that you don’t have to do too much cutting.

How To – Do your entire make-up as usual including mascara and eyeliner. Apply the adhesive glue to the half lash. Start from the middle of your upper lash line and work your way towards the outer corner of your eye. You want the lashes as close as possible to your natural lash line. Replicate on your other eye. Finish the look by applying a discrete flick of liquid eye liner at the outer corner of the eye – this will open your eyes further and create a sexy, feminine eye shape.

Ultimately, your normal lashes will blend in to the half strip of false lashes like they’re joined together. You can save the unused lash for another special occasion, this way you spend half the money and you have the sexy, delicate make-up look you desire.


Full Sets Lashes

Tip – My advice when choosing a full set of lashes is to choose carefully! They may look great in the box but decide on a set that will suit your special occasion – you can buy small, thin sets which look stunning for weddings but keep the big, thick, diamante lashes for fancy dress!!

How To – Apply the same as the half set of lashes as above. Don’t worry about the white glue, it will dry clear. They may feel a little strange at first especially if you not used to them but once the glue dries they should feel a lot more comfortable. Most full sets of lashes come in a standard size so to fit to your eye size cut the ends until they fit comfortably on your lash line. It is better to cut small amounts off at a time – you can always cut more off but you can’t glue it back on if you take too much off. Make sure both sides and both lashes are symmetrical for an even, balanced look.


Individual Lashes

Individual lashes may look daunting however after some practice they are simple to apply. Individual lashes look like small clusters of lashes which fan out gradually at the ends. There are 3 main lengths – small, medium and long. The long ones are pretty large so steer clear of these unless you naturally have super long lashes.

Tip – Individual lashes can be used to fill in the spaces between your lashes to create a fuller effect. You can also add a couple to the outer edges of your eyes to have them appear more open.

How To – Firstly, curl your lashes with eye lash curlers and do the rest of your eye make-up as normal (inc. eyeliner, mascara). Using tweezers, take a cluster of the individual lashes and dip them in your adhesive glue. I normally like to dab a little on the back of my hand so that you can control the amount of glue being applied. If you want a full set of individual lashes – Start from the outer corner, apply a couple of the shorter lashes then gradually work your way towards the middle of your lash line with the medium size lashes. As you get to the inner corners of your eyes go back to using the small size lashes. Make sure both sides are fairly even and balanced.


False lashes are a wonderful way to enhance your eyes. See my post on Makeup Tips To Enhance Your Eyes for more makeup tips for eyes.