Hopefully you all are pros at the cat-eye look now and are comfortable rocking your new glam look! Pairing your new cat-eye with your fab red lip is a perfect combination for a sultry summer night, but it’s time to amp it up! Being a blondey with short lashes myself, I’ve always had a hard time getting the luscious look I crave and I’ve recently been curious about false eyelashes. I want the sexy combination of a cat-eye, long dark lashes, and the perfect red lip! I’ve been on a mission to successfully find, apply, and wear false lashes comfortably and now I want to share my tips with you!
Applying fake lashes adds about ten minutes to my normal makeup routine so it’s definitely something I save for special occasions. It adds the perfect amount of drama to make an average night, a night to remember. First you need to pick the perfect lashes for YOU and for the look you are going for. Here is a guide to help you figure out which lashes are right for your night out.
If you want to ease into false lashes, you can buy a pair and cut them into individual lashes for a less dramatic look. I always like to customize my lashes by cutting each individual lash to make them look more natural (make sure to cut at an angle), I also like to leave the longest lashes to the outside edges to enhance the cat-eye look and make my eyes look bigger. If you just want to add individual lashes, the process is a little different. First, put some drops of glue on a hard surface and let it dry enough so it’s tacky. Then, take tweezers and dip the lash in the glue and place it in between your natural lashes. Hold it for a few seconds so that it sets and start at the outer edges of your eye. With individual lashes, you want to make sure to only use around five clusters and stay away from the inside of your eye. When applying the full strip of lashes, you use a toothpick to place the adhesive onto the strip. Let it set until it’s tacky and then place them as close to your eyelash roots as possible and let them dry for a few minutes. If you want, you can take a Q-tip to press on the lashes and make sure they are set. If they are too long, you can take them off and cut them! Once they are set you are good to go, and ready to apply the rest of your makeup! If you want to camouflage your false lashes, you can apply a darker eyeshadow and mascara over the lashes. If you are like me and want to accentuate your new luscious lashes, wing out your liner for the cat-eye look!
Sometimes, It’s OK to be fake! Don’t be afraid to enhance your already beautiful eyes with some falsies and be ready for a night on the town!
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