With DIY weddings on the rise, a lot of brides are gravitating towards applying their own make up. Getting your make up done professionally may cost an arm and a leg, and for some, that’s worth it because maybe you/they just don’t have the talent for it no matter how many YouTube video’s you watch. For the lucky ones we have enough make up experience to get by.
For me, I really love it when the eyes *POP*. You can tell a lot about a person’s soul and innermost feelings by looking at someone’s eyes, that’s why they’re my favorite. So how do you make your eyes *POP*, look bigger, and lighter?
- Use eyeliner.
- False Eyelashes.
There are a lot of different eyelashes out there and www. gurl.com has made a cheat sheet if you will to help you decide which ones are best for your eye shape.
Photo Source: www.gurl.com
So how do you apply false eyelashes? Here a few simple steps.
- Support: Your falsies need to have some support, that’s where mascara comes in. By applying a thin coat of mascara and curling them a bit, you give your falsies just what it needs, support. Also, by curling them a bit, it easily blends your real lashes to your falsies creating one uniform look. Let’s be real, you don’t want to have two sets of lashes, one straight and one curled up. 🙂
- Size them up: No two eyes are the same. Especially on different people. Because of this, eyelashes come slightly longer than the average eye (at least for mine). What you want to do is to trim them to fit your eyes as best as possible. Line the eyelash to your eye for reference and gently cut the excess lashes off. TIP: be sure to cut from the outer lash.
- Glue to be true: Apply an appropriate amount of glue to the base of the lashes. I like to use this:
It’s the only glue I’ve ever worked with and I am very happy with it. It’s easy to find and should be available at any drugstore, walmart, target, and Ulta. If not, there’s always Amazon. :). Be careful not to squeeze too much glue out on your lashes because you don’t want some to ooze on to the hairs. It’s a pain to get out and it will distort your lashes and you’ll get a funky look that isn’t cute. I like to fist apply the glue to the stick part of a q-tip so you can control the amount to apply better. It helps out a lot, trust me.
- *POP*: Carefully and ever so gently put the lashes on and wait for them to dry.
Putting on lashes takes a bit of practice, but you’ll get the hang of it. Here’s a great video tutorial on how to apply false eyelashes for beginners by makeupD0LL.
Remember, practice makes perfect.