False eyelashes make you look more alive. They add visual interest to your makeup routine and create an instant impact on anyone who sees them. Even if you’re not wearing false eyelashes, there’s a chance that you’ve heard someone rave about the experience. So whether it’s for birthdays, office parties, or everyday life, adding a falsie is an easy way to enhance your appearance and open up many opportunities for yourself.
The natural look has been trending recently in the beauty industry thanks to celebrities like Vogue Williams spreading the word about how women should be rocking their natural beauty and embracing it with pride instead of changing their looks or using cosmetic products to change their features.
I’m putting together this post to give you some tips and tricks to creating a natural look with your eyelashes and be a catalyst to get you started.
You’ve probably seen false eyelashes on other people and thought they looked glamorous. But did you know that this type of falsies isn’t the best for makeup beginners? They’re made from very long, stiff, synthetic fibers. This means that the hairs are longer, appearing much thicker than natural lashes do. It’s not easy to apply false eyelashes effectively at first; therefore, starting with baby steps is often recommended by experienced makeup artists.
Many types of falsies are available in the market, but some are more natural than others. That being said, if you want to use a more natural look with your falsies, these three tips will help you achieve that:
The shape of her eyes typically dictates a woman’s preference for false lashes. There are so many different types of falsies to choose from, and which type of falsies suit your eyes best?
If you have naturally full eyelashes, you can look for slightly heavier ones than your natural lashes. In this case, you will find that the density is in the 3-3.5 grammes per pair range.
For those with long eyelashes, it is better to choose falsies with longer and thinner endings to be more similar to your full eyelashes. The lighter density of these falsies (1-1.6 grammes per pair) is great for creating the illusion of more volume.
If your natural lashes are sparse, it is better to choose single false lashes that weigh 0.8-1.2 grams per pair because they will blend in perfectly with your natural ones without making them look too dense and fake looking.
If you have medium-density natural eyelashes, falsies with medium density would be perfect for you. They weigh about 2-3 grammes per pair and are great for creating fuller-looking eyelashes without going overboard with the dramatic effect of heavier falsies.
For those that want longer and thicker-looking lashes all around, false lashes with a tapered end are the best choice if you don’t want to look like a doll! These falsies weigh up to 3.5 grammes per pair and are great for adding volume to your eyelashes.
Keep yourself from damaging your lashes with these safety guidelines.
Applying false eyelashes requires more patience and skill than you may be used to with regular mascara. This type of lashes requires that the application process be done in several steps. You want to apply the product in light layers, so it’s important to make sure that you’re applying enough, but not too much.
You want to take your time when removing your false lashes at night. You don’t want to rip them off or use a harsher remover that could pull on your natural eyelashes and damage them. The best way to do it is with a few cotton balls dipped in an oil-free makeup remover solution or baby oil.
False eyelashes are a fun and flattering way to spice up your look in any situation. They make it easier for you to wear mascara, the natural look is trending these days, and they’re easy to apply. Give yourself a new secret weapon by learning basic techniques and picking up some good false eyelashes.