• Weekend Makeup Idea: Big, Flirty Lashes

    Add a touch of flirt to your look this weekend by paying special attention to your lashes whether it’s through mascara or by plopping on some strip or individual lashes. The look is very soft and doe-like. Not very exaggerated and Janice from the Muppets-like.

    Here’s how you get it:

    This is the quickest and most convenient way to give your lashes a boost. For best results, start with curling your lashes and then applying a lash primer like MAC Prep & Prime Lash. This will coat and condition the lashes and give your mascara a foundation. Apply your mascara in a quick back and forth (or zig-zag) manner starting from the root and ending at the tips. Add another coat (or two) while the first coat is still wet. If the mascara is even just a bit dry, adding extra layers can cause the mascara to clump. For a bright-eyed doe-like look, be sure to add mascara to your bottom lashes. Don’t worry if you smudge the mascara under your eyes—you can use a wet Q-tip to clean up your mistakes.

    Mascaras to try:

    Fake Lashes

    Falsies only look hard to apply. With a little bit of glue and steady fingers, you can have beautiful lashes. First apply mascara to your lashes (as described above). Take your lashes out of their box and wrap them around your middle finger–this helps to give the band of the lash a bit of a curve similar to your eyelid. You may need to measure the lashes to make sure they aren’t too long for you and cut them as needed. Apply a thin layer of lash glue (I love Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark for dark lashes, Duo Lash Adhesive in White for blonde and lighter colored lashes). Allow the glue a few seconds to get tacky, but not dry. If your hands are a little shaky, use a pair of tweezers to grip the end of the lashes. You want to make sure the band of the lashes (where you applied the glue) fits in the area where your own lashes meet your eyelid. Smooth the lash down with the flat end of your tweezers and allow the lashes a few minutes to dry. Take an eyelash curler (like Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler) and gently press down where your fake lashes meet your real lashes and slowly work your way up. This helps to blend the lashes together.

    You can apply fake lashes before or after you apply your eye makeup depending on what’s easier for you. Just make sure you wear makeup when wearing lashes as you tend to channel Mr. Snuffleupagus without it.

    For individual lashes, get a lash adhesive like Ardell LashTite Eyelash Adhesive. Then:
    1. Clean your own lashes with non-oily make-up remover or soap and water.
    2. Place a drop of adhesive on a piece of foil. Dip the end of the lash in adhesive, then place onto your own lashes, as close to the area where your eyelid meets your lashes. Press gently for a few seconds.
    3. Continue same method for each lash used.

    Hope you all have a beautiful weekend. And if you have some cool plans, feel free to share them :)

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