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Eyelash extensions

Add some glamour with some new eyelash extensions. False eyelashes can add more definition to your look and create a subtle change in your eye shape.

Eyelash extensions come in many different styles, densities, and colours. For a subtle, natural look, select a length that isn't too long, and choose the colour that is the closest match to your natural one. Fair-haired people should lean towards brown false eyelashes rather than black.

The initial application of your false eyelashes can be tricky, but once you've learnt the technique, with a little practice they will be surprisingly easy to apply.

2 Basic types :

Full-add density to entire lash line

Individual-fill in sparse areas, or dramatically open up eye area.

Fuller ones appear less natural than individual ones and are easier to apply.

Preparation :

  • False eyelashes can be applied to either cleansed or made up eyes. If applying after makeup, do so following foundation, eyebrow, and eye makeup application. Use brown or black eyeliner to draw a line above the lash line in order to conceal the lash band. Blend eyeliner to create a smoky effect.

  • Trim the outer edges of lash bands with scissors so that they correspond with the width of your natural lash line.

  • Flex lash bands so they will conform to your eyelids.

Application :

  • Hold lashes in hand. Dab adhesive onto lash band with toothpick. Begin with a little glue, adding more as necessary. Never apply glue directly to your lid, or you run the risk of gluing lids together.

  • Wait a few minutes for adhesive to become tacky.

  • Look into a mirror and place lash bands as close to your own lash line as possible, by pressing them with fingertips from the inner to the outer corner of eyes. For individual lashes, apply on upper lashes, working towards your nose, from the outside corner to the inner corner of the eye. The less individual lashes you apply, the more natural the look.

  • Hold firmly in place until set. Any visible glue will dry clear.

  • Using an eyelash curler, curl the new lashes with your real ones.
Removal :
  • Remove before you go to bed.

  • Apply eye make up remover to the eyelids with a cotton pad.

  • Let it soak for several seconds. This will soften the adhesive.

  • Carefully grab a portion of the lash band and gently remove. Do not pull.
Care :
  • Remove mascara residue by cleaning with warm soapy water.

  • Use tweezers to remove glue residue.

  • A toothbrush can be used to clean between the lashes.
Storage :
  • Keep in their original container to maintain their shape.

Proper care and storage will ensure that your prized accessories can be re-used time and time again. Your new look is best reserved for occasional wear, as regular use can lead to eye irritation or infection triggered by the adhesive.



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