Wednesday, August 31, 2011

How to apply False Eyelashes

Like many, I dream of having gorgeous, thick and long eyelashes and wish I was blessed like Elizabeth to be born with two layers of eyelashes.  Sadly, unlike Elizabeth Taylor, my eyelashes weren’t destined to be on the big screen.  Instead, I have to reply on various mascaras, eyelash curlers and for special occasions, false eyelashes.

There is definitely an art to applying false eyelashes and so we spoke to Lash Expert and founder of A H Francis, Alison Francis to see if she could offer us any advice.

 “Like most things, applying false eyelashes perfectly takes some practice – the more you do it, the easier and quicker it becomes.  To ensure the false lash holds on to the natural curve of your eyelid, carefully wrap the eyelash strip around your finger for a minute or so to create a slightly arched shape.  Precisely apply eyelash adhesive to the base of the strip using the back end of your tweezers, as can cotton buds can leave traces of wool that irritate the eye and squirting directly from the tube can be very messy.  Remember to only apply a thin layer of adhesive to ensure the lash strip does not slide around once placed on your natural lash line.  Hold one end of the strip lash with your fingertips and the other with tweezers, then carefully place directly onto the eyelid, as close to the lash line as possible.  For extra comfort, use eyelash curlers to bind your natural lashes to the false lashes 1-2 minutes after the adhesive has dried.”

My favourite false eyelashes at the moment are the Kimberley ones in the Girls Aloud range as they aren’t too heavy.

So come on girls, flutter those eyelashes!

K x

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