The lashes must be direct from the casing or packet in which they were received. This prevents particles of dust and dirt attaching to the strip that makes contact with the skin on your eyelids. Washing your hands with warm water and antibacterial liquid soap can also help to eliminate dirt on your fingers and will reduce the risk of infection. It is also important to have a clean surface, eyelash adhesive and a pair of tweezers within easy reach.
The application of the lashes can determine how natural the lashes will look, therefore it is important to pay attention to detail during this process. The recommended method is slightly different to what most will do, however the success rate is far greater then applying excess glue to the lash and potentially damaging it…
- Apply a pea-sized amount of eyelash adhesive onto the back of your hand.
- Pick the lash up with tweezers making sure to grab the strip where the material is more durable.
- Gently run the strip of the lash across the glue, making sure it is evenly distributed across the entire length of the strip. If you accidentally apply too much blow gently in a side-to-side motion to make the glue less runny.
- Bring the lash up to your eyelid and apply light pressure along the strip making sure each edge is firmly stuck to your lid.
Checks and Adjustments
Once the lash is applied there are a several mesaproducts checks that can be done to ensure the lash is applied firmly and will not fall off later on. Firstly, the lash should not have any edges that overhang from the natural shape of your eyelid. If the strip is hanging off in the corners then the lash may need to be reapplied or trimmed to fit your eye. It is worthwhile checking for any visible on the skin surrounding your eye. If lash glue is visible on your skin it could potentially find its way into your eye and cause irritation or infection. Generally speaking high quality, professional lash glue should not do this but many standard glues can end up being visible on the lid which draws attention to the lashes and ruins the look. If this lash glue is visible you may need to remove it with a damp flannel. Bear in mind that the best eyelash glue is usually available in two colours. If you are using black eyelash glue you will be able to blend the glue against your lash and it will appear more natural!
Once you are happy with the position and look of your lashes you can resume with the rest of your makeup. Some women prefer to apply lashes at the end of their makeup regime but this really is personal preference.
This process should ensure you leave with perfect lashes that will stick for hours, however there is still one factor, that when overlooked can make all these rules useless. No matter how careful you are with the lashes and how much attention you dedicate to each process the lashes will NOT stay on your eye lids if the lash glue is low quality. Only a professional false eyelash glue or professional eyelash extension glue can guarantee that your lashes will stay on your eyes no matter what conditions you face.