Tuesday, December 29, 2009

Beauty Tip Tuesday- Applying False Lashes

New Years eve is only a few nights away and you have your special outfit all ready but you're not sure what to do with your makeup? It's the perfect time to have some fun and try something that you wouldn't do everyday. One way to make your look more glamorous is to apply false lashes. Here is what you'll need and the application process:

Lashes: strips or individuals. ( I like MAC #7 or drugstore brand, ARDELL individuals). If you choose strips, measure the lash before applying with glue. Most times, you'll have to trim the lashes to fit your eye.
Glue: Look for surgical adhesive found in the beauty department of most drugstores.
Tweezers: any kind will do.
A magnifying mirror
Small scissor

1.) put a small dab of glue on the back of your hand.
2.) dip the pointed side of the tweezers into the glue and apply small dots to the backside of the strip. or grab an individual lash with the tweezers and dip the end of the lash into the glue.
3.) wait a few seconds for glue to slightly dry on the lash.
4.) make sure skin round the eye is free of any moisture
5.) gently place the strip down along the lash line. Then, using the back side of the tweezers, push the lashes down to the lid as close to the roots as possible. or with a very steady hand, place an individual lash in between your natural lashes, one at a time. You can apply individuals all the way across or just in a cluster on the out side corner.

* Don't worry if you see the glue at first, it will dry clear. Also, if done correctly, you won't even feel the lashes after a few minutes

* I prefer to apply mascara before applying false lashes. You can always go back after the lashes are glued in place and very gently add just a bit more mascara, but be careful because if the glue isn't dry, you can move the lashes out of place.

* I always line the eye first. When I apply strip lashes, I will often go back and add more eye liner, depending how dramatic of a look I'm going for.

The application is pretty easy once you get it down. If you don't have a steady hand or patience, you can always leave it to a pro. We do lash application at the Beauty Library for $15. Or, Makeup Applications are $50 and include lashes.

We are open on New Years Eve from 11-4

Call 860-469-JFBL to book your appointment! :) We'll be serving Champagne from 2-4!!!


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