False eyelashes are basically artificial lashes made out of human or synthetic hair that are glued to the eyelash area. Women use fake lashes to have fuller and thicker eyelashes. Eyelashes are used to have the look of thicker eyelashes instantly without the hassle of applying serums every day. There are a lot of different kinds of false eyelashes. The most basic and the most common kinds are Individual Eyelashes or Flared Eyelashes and Strip Fake Eyelashes.
How do I Remove* Falsies Without Yanking On My Eyelid?
You should never tug at your lashes in the first place. The number one rule is to never ever tug the false eyelashes. Tugging can damage your natural lashes and they can fall off. Just gently pat on a non-oil based eye makeup remover to remove* the glue and to avoid causing damage to your lashes.
If the glue is persistent, just take another cotton ball and hold it to you eye for a few seconds, before you know it, all the left over glue from your falsies are already gone.
Is There a Way to Make My Falsies Look a Bit More Natural?
According to Brett Freedman, a celebrity makeup artist, the trick to making false eyelashes look natural is to cut the false eyelash strip in such a way that it covers the center of your eye and the outer corner. Blending the natural eyelashes and the false eyelashes should be the goal when using false eyelashes.
Also, always remember to run your lashes through an eyelash curler and apply mascara in such a way that the color and coat of the natural eyelashes and the falsie are of the same color.
However, you do have the option of opting for a more permanent and natural looking treatment such as eyelash extensions. Eyelash extensions require procedure to be done by a skilled esthetician. This requires the tedious process of gluing either synthetic, silk or mink lashes beside the real lashes, making it look like they are one and the same.
Should I Wear Falsies at Prom?
By all means, yes. False eyelashes can give you a dramatic and drastic change in your look which is great for prom night. Just make sure to have it done at a salon or by someone who has had experience in putting on false eyelashes. You wouldn’t want weird looking lashes to ruin your special night. The great thing about false eyelashes is you can just remove* them at the end of the night and get back to being a normal high school student in the morning.
Can you Re-Use False Eyelashes?
The general rule regarding continuous wearing of false eyelashes or to reuse eyelashes is to do what you want. Some false eyelashes are sturdy and throwing them away just seems like a waste which is why a lot of women opt to reuse their falsies by just slowly removing* them, being careful not to cause any damage to the false eyelash strip. However, you should be concerned about hygiene. It is important to make sure that those lashes are clean. You can get eye infections, irritation and inflammation from dirt on you false eyelashes coming into contact with your eyes.
The Inner/Outer Corners On My False Lashes Never Stays Glued Down. What Do I Do?
The best adhesive to use in this situation would be dark eyelash adhesives since, the only thing you have to do is apply a spot of it on the detached end and they won’t leave an odd mark on your makeup. Clear eyelash adhesive can leave a clear mark over your eyeliner or eye shadow. This is why some women remove* the eyelash strip entirely then just reapply it. Whatever you are comfortable with is best.
But if your falsies are proving to be extremely stubborn then a good trick would be to manipulate the shape of your lashes while you are waiting for the glue to harden. Press your false eyelashes down in such a way that the strip is following the shape of your eye. Also consider the fact that your falsies are too long, maybe trimming the lashes could help.