In the age of Instagram, false eyelashes have become all the rage, enabling regular Janes to have Kardashian-style lashes whenever they please. When it comes to choosing which eyelash extension style will best suit you, it all depends on the shape of your eyes and the look you want to achieve. The great news is that there are lots of different false lash styles available on the market, which makes it easy to find the one that suits you.
The natural eyelashes style is designed to follow the natural pattern of the lash line. It usually has the longer lashes towards the 2/3 point of the eye and helps enhance the eyes without changing their shape drastically. These false eyelashes suit most eye shapes and lash types and are great for daily wear. If you’ve never used fake lashes before and are looking to subtly open your eyes, this is a really effective look. But if you are after something very noticeable and dramatic, it’s best for you to go with a more obvious style. Blake Lively often uses this type of lashes for an everyday, low-key look.
The doll-eyed style has longer lashes towards the middle of the eye. It is a fantastic option for women looking to open their eyes and make them appear bigger. Doll eyed lashes suit well most eye types, especially if you have wide-set or down-turned eyes and want to make them pop! But if your eyes are very round or protrude, this style won’t be flattering as other styles can be as it can give a surprised, overly round-eyed look. Megan Fox and Jessica Alba use this style to achieve bigger, brighter eyes!
With this style, the longest lashes concentrate on the outside edges of the eyes, giving them a longer and more exotic look. Cat-eyed lashes suit best women with strong outer lashes and naturally rounder, or close-set eyes to create an almond shape and a longer eye. They also make the eye appear more widely set. But if your eyes are naturally torn downwards or have quite a wide set, this may not be the best option for you. The longer ends will exaggerate little downturned eyes. In this case, the longer lashes should be focused a little closer to the midpoint of the eye to lift. Taylor Swift and Angelina Jolie proudly wear cat eyelashes for a more exotic look.
Staggered lashes contain long and short parts blended in graduated spikes of lashes along the whole eye to create a slightly messy, staggered look. They are a good option for those looking to get more volume and want to recreate the famous Kim Kardashian / J.Lo look. But if your lashes are fine, a staggering look may not be suitable for them as they can become too messy.
How to put on false eyelashes?
Chances are you won’t be able to get it right the first time – you might need to try it a couple of times. But once you master the technique, you’ll be amazed by how much more accentuated your eyes will be. First, ensure that both your real and false lashes are clean. If the fake ones you’ve got look too long for your taste, trim the ends. Take an eyelash curler and curl your natural lashes. Apply a thin line of lash glue to the band and leave it to dry for about 20-30 seconds (or as recommended in the instruction. This will make the lashes easier to stick. Place the false lash on your lash line and press it down gently. Use a coat of mascara and a liquid liner to finish the look. This is a trick from professional makeup courses that helps hide any gaps between the falsie and your real lash line.
How long can you wear false eyelashes?
Experts advise not to wear strip lashes for more than 24 hours. Aside from weighing down your natural lashes, they could also trap potentially eye-irritating bacteria.
How to remove glue from false eyelashes?
Place the false eyelashes on a clean towel and with the help of tweezers, pull away any dried glue. Then, apply makeup remover to a cotton wool pad and hold it over the lashes for 30 seconds. Gently wipe the lashes to remove any make-up residue, glue and dirt. Use a cotton swab soaked in make-up remover to better clean them.
Do false lashes damage your own lashes?
Wearing false lashes only occasionally with quality glue and removing them with care, won’t damage your real ones. But if you become a falsie addict, the strain on your lids from removing them and the cleaning of glue remnants may cause some mild eye irritation or lash loss. Don’t panic if your real lashes start looking a little sparse though – they should grow back again in a couple of weeks.