Source: Best Health magazine, November/December 2015
Thanks to barely there strips, natural-looking hairs and the latest glue formulations, false lashes are easier than ever to apply.
Here’s how to apply
‘Once you’ve finished applying your eyeliner and shadow, size the lash strip by placing it from the inside of your eye outward and counting how many beads need to be trimmed,‘ says Marni Burton, a celebrity makeup artist for Kiss who has worked with Brooke Shields and Milla Jovovich.
Using an inky black glue (which makes the root of the lashes disappear into your natural fringe), apply a small pool right on the lash package, dip the band into it and let sit for about 30 seconds until tacky.
‘Look straight ahead and apply them in the opposite direction ‘ outward to inward ‘ which makes it easy to fit the curve of your eyelid,’ she says.
Finish with a lash curler and a light coat of mascara to blend your natural and fake lashes together.
Top tip: When sporting faux lashes, Burton suggests grooming your brows one shade lighter than usual to ensure a flattering, balanced look.
Our picks: 1. Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes in Sultry, $5; 2. Ardell Glamour Multipack Lashes Black 105, $10 for 4 pairs of lashes; 3. Kiss Singles One-Time Use Lash Adhesive, $4 (Contains 12 Singles); 4. Kiss Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe, $4