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Everything you want to know about false eyelashes

Eyelashes are an important part of the make-up look. They surround your eyes, make you look youthful, and add a lot of drama to your face. It’s always fun to layer mascara on your lashes, but sometimes you want a little more.

False eyelashes play an active role here. They allow you to be longer, sweeter, richer, and much more dramatic than you normally would with your lashes. There is a set of all moods and all eyelash types, from individual hair here and there to additional AF rainbows or glitter eyelashes. They are just a little vitality to raise your makeup by one level.

Even though you’ve heard about false eyelashes and false eyelash extensions, you still have doubts about these frilled cosmetological aids. That’s why we’ve put together this handy guide with everything you need to know about false eyelashes, courtesy Rayed Merchant, Director Marketing (Global) & Head Brand Procurement, SSIZ International.

Types of false eyelashes

The best thing about false eyelashes is that you can customize them to suit your style and eye shape. Individual lashes can be filled over the entire lash line, cluster, or strip (even magnetic ones for ease of application). You can choose eyelashes made from everything from real mink to human hair to synthetic fibers. When it comes to style, you can go supernatural or super extra.

Trim your false lashes before applying

One of the non-specialist mistakes to avoid when applying false eyelashes is to pull the entire strip straight out of the package. Each person has different eyes, so you need to arrange your eyelashes to suit you. Start trimming from the outer corners instead of the inner corners until you reach the desired length. Also, be sure to cut off small edges that can get in your eyes or irritate sensitive eyes.

Be sure to curl your lashes

Another tip is to curl your eyelashes. That way, they will be curved, just like the false lashes you’ll be putting in. This will allow you to blend the two sets of lashes (your lashes and the lashes you bought at the store) more seamlessly and more easily.

Add mascara to your lashes first

Eyelashes are to add to what you already have. To add color and size to your lashes and better blend your natural lashes with your lashes, apply mascara first. Before you start applying the eyelashes, apply one or two layers (not too much) on the actual eyelashes. Has a bonus been added? Mascara helps the lashes adhere better to yours.

Let your mascara dry before applying falsies

After coating the natural lashes with mascara, dry them before applying false eyelashes. This reduces dirt and unwanted fake damage and wear.

Know what kind of eyelash glue you’re using

If you have sensitive eyes or known allergens (and if not), check the ingredients of the eyelash glue. A component that can cause problems is the cyanoacrylate found in all eyelash adhesives. Burns, swelling, and itching can occur, but this is rare. Be careful not to overuse the glue, leave a small space (1mm) between the glue and the skin/eyelids, and use NanoMister to set the glue faster. Also, if you are allergic or sensitive, please be careful about latex. You can use vegan, latex-free, hypoallergenic, and cyanoacrylate-free / low cyanoacrylate adhesives.

Use tweezers or a lash applicator to handle your lashes
You can move your lashes with your fingers at any time, but it is safer to use tweezers or an eyelash applicator. When using your fingers, be careful not to pull the eyelashes sideways out of the container (the eyelashes may lose their shape). Instead, pull it down and gently slide it out of the container.

Don’t use too much glue

Don’t make the mistake of an amateur applying a lot of glue to false eyelashes. All you need is an even line that coats the row.

Let the glue dry to a tacky consistency
When the false eyelashes are glued, dry them a little until they become sticky and tacky. Some people, like Polaroid photos, shake their lashes to speed up the process. Another thing you have to do is rotate the tape back and forth to relax the band.

Put your lashes right above the lash line

Place false eyelashes just above the eyelash line. The skin closest to the eyelids should be 1 mm. This keeps the glue away from the fragile eyelash line area and keeps the same distance when doing eyelash extensions.