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LASH OUT! Applying False Lashes

Photographer: Jacqueline Clare Morris
False lashes are the easiest way to add a touch of glam to your makeup look. They can make your eyes appear bigger, and depending on the style of lash can even change the shape of eyes.  The looks you can create and the styles of different lashes available are endless.  Here is a quick guide to applying strip false lashes! Give it a go, remember practice makes perfect :).

CURL & TRIM: Curl your natural lashes with a clean eyelash curler, and then measure your desired false lashes against your eye lid. If false lashes measure past the outer corner of your eye, trim the outer end off with sharp scissors.

ADHESIVE: Select a good quality lash glue like DUO eyelash adhesive. DUO comes in both clear and dark tint depending on your preference of look. Using a tooth pick apply a small amount of the lash glue to the strip of your false lashes. REMEMBER glue is to only be applied to your false lashes and not directly to your eyelid.  Let glue dry for a few seconds until it becomes tacky.

APPLY: While looking into a mirror use tweezers to apply lashes. Start at the inner corner of your eye and as close to the lash line as possible. Press & hold them in place. Continue to the repeat this step as you move further along the lash line to wards the outer corner of your eye. Remember lashes can be repositioned if you are not happy with the way they look

DRY & STYLE: Once you have your lashes in place, allow them to dry. If you can see your natural lashes are still not as curled as the false ones, use an eyelash curler to curl both your natural and false lashes together. Apply gel or liquid liner if desired, and add a generous amount of mascara if you want to enhance your lashes even more.

REMOVAL: When removing false lashes remember your eyes are sensitive. Use a cotton tip soaked in makeup remover, rub it over your lash line as you pull the lashes off and this will help loosen the glue. If you wish to keep your lashes to use again, clean them well making sure there is no remaining glue on the strip and that they are dry before storing in packaging

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