First off lets talk about selecting the right lashes. There are so many different brands and styles to choose and it can often be overwhelming... how do you choose the right pair? I would always recommend trying a few different kinds and shopping around, you can actually find some reasonable good lashes even at your local Priceline. Look for lashes that appear soft, have a natural looking texture and that look full and voluminous. The last thing you want to apply is plastic feeling sparse lashes! I have tried both mink and synthetic lashes and I have to admit I do prefer the synthetic kind as long as it is good quality. I have tried many brands and the XO Beauty lashes are by far my favourite and ones I would highly recommend. They have over 15 different types of lashes for all occasions and they are 100% synthetic and also hand made. They are such amazing quality, they feel light and they wear so well. They also last for quite some time - as long as you take good care of them. You can purchase the XO Beauty lashes online here http://www.xobeautyshop.com/
So to apply your lashes these are some of the tools you will need:
- You choice of lashes
- Tweezers and small nail scissors
- Lash glue (most lashes do come with a small glue but I do recommend buying your own later as it is much better quality. I love the Duo Lash Glue and the Ardell Latex Free lash glue.
Now that you have chosen your lashes, you have your glue and tools lets get to applying. When applying any false lashes you want to make sure you trim the lashes to size. We all have different size eyes so its important to measure and trim the lashes to fit your eye. Failing to trim your lashes can result in a painful lash experience. I made the mistake of rushing and not trimming my lashes one evening and they kept stabbing me in the eye all night - very uncomfortable haha. So before gluing remove the lashes from the package carefully, I find that flexing the lashes into a nice natural curve helps them to keep their shape. Then place them on top of your natural lashes and you should be able to see if they need trimming. If they need to be trimmed use very small nail scissors and start slowly and take a tiny bit off and continue until you get your desired size. It is much easier to trim it little by little so you don't cut them too short. Remember to always trim from the outer edge, that way they keep that beautiful natural shape towards the inner corner.
Sometimes it is a bit easier to see someone apply lashes so here are a couple of youtube tutorials that I highly recommend. Also next time you get your make up done professionally, don't be afraid to ask your artist how to apply lashes or any questions you may have.
Good luck in your lash application!