I find that false lashes are one of those things that just seem impossible or super complicated to do. Just like contouring, it can be really overwhelming to even try to learn. I think a lot of people just try to slap them on without doing any research, and then give up when it doesn’t go their way. A lot of technique goes into it, but once you know a few tips, it’s really not that bad.
We’re going to be working with Esqido Lashes today, because I find that, since they’re mink, they look incredibly natural. Unlike a lof of false lashes, they’re not black, they’re dark brown. Instead of blunted ends, they’re tapered. These things add a lot to making them look realistic, and not so “fake.” Additionally, we’re working with a cotton band instead of a plastic one, which make them ridiculously comfortable to wear. So comfortable that I wore them every day for thirty days when I reviewed them.
We are not being sponsored by Esqido, however, we did receive these products as a PR sample, and the links within this post are affiliate links.
Find a shape that works for you
All false lashes are not created equal. As if overcoming the daunting task of applying a false lash weren’t enough, finding the right shape can be tricky as well. Here are some quick tips to help you out:
If your eyes are closer set…
Wear a flared lash that gets longer towards the outer corners.
If your eyes are more widely spaced…
You will look beautiful with a fan-shaped lash that is longer in the center and tapers towards the edges on either end.
If your eyes are on the small side…
You’ll want an eyelash with a thinner band.
If you have lots of lid space…
A thicker band won’t matter as much.
Cut the band to fit
It’s important to cut the lashes to fit the size or your eye. Remove the eyelash from the packaging and rest it on top of your lashes. You will want to arrange it so that the inner corner starts at the outer 3/4 of your eye, just before the colored part of your iris. You never want to have them too close to the inner corner, since that’s where the lashes tend to poke throughout the day. If they do start to poke, you’ll want to trim them bit more. Trim the excess from the outer corner of the lash using cuticle scissors. Lay them against your lash line one more time to be sure they’re sitting the way you want them to.
Break in the band
A lot of people dislike using lashes because they tend to pull away at the corners after awhile. Some people try to use more glue to prevent that from happening, but no amount of glue is going to help unless you break in the band first. To do this, hold each end of the band and gently roll it back and forth to make it more flexible. With these particular lashes it’s not as important, because the cotton band is naturally more flexible than a plastic one, but it is still necessary.
Let the glue get tacky
Apply a thin layer of glue and then WAIT. If you don’t wait 15-30 seconds before applying, it’s going to be a sticky mess and it will ruin all the hard work you did on your eye makeup. The key is watching the glue. When it looks like it’s visibly starting to dry, that is the sweet spot. You’ll get the hang of knowing where the sweet spot is, so keep practicing!
Look down into the mirror
This is the most important part! Do not look directly into the mirror when applying false lashes! Tilt your head back and look down into the mirror. You should be looking up and underneath your lashes so that you can situate them as close to your lash line as possible.
Using tweezers can be a pain to get the hang of, but it helps to not have your hand getting in the way helps a ton. Plus, getting your lashes on in the inner corner without using tweezers is practically impossible.
Tweak your technique
Most people place their lashes on in the center first, then place the corners. I prefer to do my inner corner first on my left eye, and my outer corner first on my right. It’s just my preference. Try out different techniques and see what works best for you! Don’t watch one YouTube technique and call it quits. Do it your way!
You won’t get it right the first time. You just won’t. Unless you’re a freak of nature. I wear lashes several times a week and sometimes I don’t get it right either. Just like any makeup technique- you’re gonna have to work at it.
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