It’s become a very common topic of conversation around the forums: false eyelashes are very in this season, especially if you’re looking to spice up your Halloween costume! From subtle to glam, there are so many great options; learn all about false eyelashes and how to incorporate them into your look.
False eyelashes were first used in 1916, when a director in the film industry wanted his leading starlet to have such great lashes that her “her eyes shine[d] larger than life.” Since then, women have used falsies to get the same look in a way that mascara just can’t measure up to! There are many benefits to false eyelashes: unlike mascara, you can be fairly certain that the lashes will stay full all day long, provided you use a good quality glue. Additionally, you can achieve neat looks – like sparkly lashes or color gradient – that might be harder to do with normal makeup.
However, there are a number of cons that are important to consider. False lashes can damage your natural lashes if not carefully removed, and the glue or synthetic materials of the lashes can cause eye irritation. Remember: always follow application and removal instructions, and test the glue and lashes before wearing long term to make sure there’s no unsettling reaction!
The great thing about false eyelashes is that you can choose the right type for your need, whether you want to go natural or glamorous (perfect just in time for Halloween!) If you’re looking for natural eyelashes, I prefer SHANY False Eyelashes in the thin collection. They give you the appearance of envy-worthy, natural lashes. Want something more glamorous? Members are buzzing over Ardell’s Fright Night series for a sexy, va-va-voom look.
Application can be tricky, so make sure to follow these steps.
- Make sure you carefully clean the area around your eye to remove and excess oil that could affect the glue’s hold.
- Apply a little mascara to your natural eye lashes – this will help them blend in with the falsies.
- Measure the lash against your eye and cut off any excess.
- Apply a small amount of glue to the false eyelash. Use a toothpick for easier spreading.
- Place the eyelash against the eye center first. Then, grab the corners and press them into place. Move around as needed.
Whether you’re a newbie or an old pro at eyelashes, there are so many great ways to incorporate falsies into your look. Do you go for theatrical or natural? Let us know in the comments how you like to wear false eyelashes!