Things You Will Need:
- False eyelashes
- False eyelash glue
- Eyelash Curler
- A mirror
- Eyeliner (To put on before or after you apply the lashes)
Long eyelashes can make eyes look bigger, fuller and more inviting, but not all of us are blessed with sky-high lashes. Thankfully, modern civilization invented false eyelashes, which come in various styles, colors, and sizes. If you learn how to put them on correctly, no one will ever guess that they’re not yours.
Trim the lashes.
If the lash is wider than your eye, trim one side of it lash by lash.
Optionally, trim the individual lashes to make them look more natural. They should be longer towards the outer corner of the eye, and the lash length should vary slightly.
Squeeze eyelash glue onto the back of your hand and run the eyelash along it. Blow softly from edge to edge to make the glue a little less runny to apply your lashes.
Pick the lashes up with tweezers and bring it as close to your natural lash line as possible.
Press from end to end and hold until the glue dries (30 seconds to a minute, or sometimes less depending upon the adhesive). This allows the glue to set so that when you lift your fingertips from it, the lashes won’t come along for the ride.
Apply mascara while pressing your finger behind the fake lashes. This will bond the false lashes with yours.(It may be beneficial to use an eyelash curler before applying mascara)
Fill any gaps between the false lashes and your natural lash line with eyeliner.
- Individual lashes are applied in the same way. Trim the lashes so that they vary in length, with the ones towards the outer corner of the eye being longer. When applying them, start in the outer corner and work your way in.
- Remove the lashes before sleeping by using the special remover provided with your lashes. Otherwise, wet a washcloth with warm water and hold it over the lashes to loosen the glue. Petroleum jelly can help with dislodging particularly stubborn lashes. Whatever you do, don’t pull too hard, or you might take some of your own lashes off, too!
- Store the lashes in their original packaging, so they do not lose their shape and you can reuse them.
- After applying glue to the lashes wait a few moments until the glue starts to set. It sticks better and won’t move as much on your eye. The more glue you use the longer you will need to wait.
L’Oreal Paris Hip Eyeshadow Duo ($7.79) These color combos are great. The eyeshadows are really pigmented, but I noticed some of the colors are not as vivid as they are in the package. The packaging can be a pain to open, and I forget there is a mirror hidding at the bottom. The lasting power of the shadows are great compared to other drugstore brand shadows. I think there are better eyeshadows out there, but these probably rank as one of the best shadows you can find in the drugstore. I won’t complain too much since they aren’t that expensive. Yea for BOGOs!
Benefit Benetint ($28) It’s the original and still the best rose-colored cheek and lip tint. Kiss-proof and water-proof, this indelibly sheer tint gives you an innocent, yet provocative glow that will keep everyone guessing “what has she been up to?”
I prefer to use this as a blush instead of lip tint. As a blush, it gives my cheeks a fresh natural glow that I don’t have to worry about fading. Because it is a stain, you have to work quickly. Just place about three dots on each cheeck and blend. As a lip tint, it dries out my lips. It’s a thin, watery formula that dries unevenly and settles into the lines of my lips. No matter how much I buff, moisturize, and exfoliate my lips it somehow manages to make my lips looked dry even thought it’s not. I think it’s best to use this as a blush. If you want a lip stain, I recommend Benefit Benetint Lip Balm SPF 15 or Stila Lip and Cheek Stain.
Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Lotion ($12.49) Eucerin Plus Intensive Repair Lotion with alpha hydroxy gently exfoliates dry, flaky skin while providing intensive moisturization, for skin that looks and feels healthier. Formulated with Eucerin Plus’ patented combination of alpha hydroxy and urea, to gently exfoliate and intensively moisturize. Gentle alpha hydroxy works without drying or stinging, so it won’t irritate. Contains skin’s own urea, which provides effective moisturization. Ideal for dry skin associated with diabetes. Clinically proven to effectively relieve the symptoms of flaky, ashen-looking dry skin.
This is my all-time favorite drugstore lotion. It’s so hydrating and great for seasons, especially winter when it’s cold and dry. Since I don’t have time to moisturize constantly during the day, I use this lotion. Because it’s so hydrating, I only have to moisturize once a day. The only downside of Eucerin is it does take some time to absorb into your skin. If you suffer from dry skin like I do, I recommend using Eucerin.
Stila Lip and Cheek Stain ($24)
Stila makes the lip and cheek stain in two colors: cherry crush and pomegranate crush. Cherry is a lighter color compared to pomegranate. It is easy to apply. It is also buildable depending on how dark/light you want it. I suggest applying a little bit at a time to allow the stain to absorb into your lips and then layering on more to achieve the color desired.