No amount of caffeine or endorphins will ever make you look more awake than a pair of false eyelashes. Also, “Different styles of lashes can make your eyes look brighter [or] completely change the shape of the eye,” makeup artist Renny Vasquez tells Elite Daily. But how to pick a pair of falsies when there are so many out there to choose from? Well generally, the best false eyelashes will be lightweight and reusable, but aside from that, you'll want to choose a style (and application method) that suits your own personal preferences.
Practice and patience are key when you’re applying false eyelashes. Here’s a quick guide: Line the band with a thin layer of lash glue and wait 20 to 30 seconds until the glue gets tacky. Using a tweezer or a lash applicator, lay the strip flush to your lash line, starting at the outer corners and working inwards. Finally, wiggle on a coat of mascara to blend your real lashes with your fakes, focusing at the roots.
Also, don’t be afraid to do some DIY work on your strip lashes: If you want a better fit, a less dramatic effect, or to make the application process easier, feel free to trim them down (working with two or three small strips is definitely more manageable than one long strip).
And remember that false eyelashes are not a one-time-only deal — both strips and individual lashes should be reusable, as long as you treat them with the care and respect they deserve. “When you remove your lashes, it’s a great idea to clean them using cotton swabs and 99% proof alcohol,” Vasquez suggests. “It will help remove any glue residue, and improve the longevity of the lash so you can get more wear out of them.”
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