I don’t support looking unnatural (seriously, yay for natural faces!), but certain occasions call for an extra something, and since eyes are the windows to the soul, they deserve some pretty framing.

False lashes are the perfect, inexpensive, and non-invasive solution.

As always, if you have the wrong product, it’ll be all the much harder to make it work.  Something that looks natural is a great place to start, especially since if you go overboard, it will make you so uncomfortable (in more ways than one) that you might end up just nixing the whole idea.  The first night I ever wore false lashes, I went way overboard, and was so self-conscious the whole time, I would up in the bathroom taking them off.

M·A·C Lashes are handmade to what they call exacting specifications, and their M·A·C 7 lash is a natural looking product for lash-virgins.

Also highly recommend… are individuals. Duralash Natural Individuals are perfect for natural looking, luscious lashes.

Before you start to apply, measure the length to make sure it fits your eye shape. This will keep the corner from drooping or the end poking your eye. If your individuals are too long, give them a little snip too.  Nail scissors work well for this.

Apply a thin strip of glue. Duolash makes a great Striplash Adhesive.  If you have a toothpick handy, it’s helps glide the glue across the strip.  Put more glue on the inner and outer corners, otherwise it might come loose with repeated blinking.

Wait 10 seconds before application.

Align the strip with the natural lash line on top of your actual lashes, not your eyelid. Tweezers are a great help too if your fingers are clunky.  Same rules apply for individuals.

Use mascara to blend the false lashes with your real.  Va-va-voom.


-Arianna Schioldager


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