Beauty Masterclass: The false lash

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On the runway, we’ve seen thick feather-like dark false lashes, to spider-like exaggerated wispy lashes.

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Prep

Prep your eyelashes by removing any access oil with an eye make-up remover. Then apply eyeliner as close to the base of the lashes as possible, to ensure you don't see the gap between your natural lashes and the falsies.

Trim to size

Carefully lift the lash strip from the packaging and measure onto your eyelid. The size should be from the outer corner of your eyelid to ¾ before your inner eyelid. This insures you don’t have the pinching sensation from an eyelash strip that’s too long.

Apply the glue

Dot a pea-sized or less portion of glue on a flat surface. Then using a pair of tweezers slowly sweep the edge of the strip through the glue. Still using a tweezer, place the strip as close to the the lash line as you can. Gently patting it down to ensure it is fixed on. Ensure you use glue made specifically for lashes as it's opthamologist-tested and won't irritate or sting eyes.

Trim and Tame

Trim the lashes so that they don’t go past your eyelid and if you want them to look natural keep them at a realistic length. Apply a coat or two of regular mascara to give the lashes added wow factor.

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