Your Guide To Fluttering Those False Eyelashes In Style
Since the Almighty left me with a rather skimpy set of eyelashes, I eventually took to the beloved falsies to wink in style! Just how some women get their boost of confidence by wearing a sexy pair of stilettos or a raunchy backless dress, I get mine by creating the illusion of thicker, enviable lashes with the help of artificial ones ;)
If you have been considering the thought of entering the game of lashes, wait no longer! Only make sure that you've had a good read of our trusted guide to rocking a pair of false eyelashes.
The Different Kinds Of False Eyelashes
Natural Lashes – No, we're not talking about the ones that you're born with... these are a false set that resemble natural lashes. One look and you would know that they are visibly different in texture from the ones that are about to follow in this list. Perfect for daytime wear, natural lashes are for the times when you want an enhanced and thicker look without making it too obvious that you've taken the help of an artificial pair. The result: No fear of going overboard!
Full Lashes – The opposite of natural lashes, full lashes are thicker stripes with densely-packed bristles. The ideal time to wear these starlets is when you're prepping up for a photo-session. Needless to say, these falsies will give a bolder and edgier feel to your entire makeup. Go for these when you aim at being dramatic!
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Long And Short Lashes – The prominent difference in the bristle length is what gives its name to these artificial eyelashes. A thick strip of long and short lashes, this pair can come with criss-cross bristles or straight ones. Just like full volume lashes, long and short lashes give a dramatic appeal to your peepers.
Individual Lashes – These babies are adorable because instead of coming in full stripes, they come in groups of three bristles that are to be added intermittently to your lashline. Yes, they do take a longer time but isn't it great when you can customize the length and look of your false eyelashes?
Choosing Your Best Bet
- Get to know your eyes. Take out the mirror and have a close look at the shape and depth of your eyes. This is the first step to knowing which type of false eyelashes will suit you well.
- Secondly, know your lashes! This is a no-brainer, of course. You need to know the texture and colour of lashes, and only then can you find a pair that goes the closest to looking like your natural ones.
- Lastly, decide on how would you like your eyelashes to like. Are you someone who loves the delicate, natural look or are you a bold woman who wouldn't mind her eyes grabbing all the attention?
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If you've been on the fence when it comes to experimenting with your eyelashes, I'm pretty sure you're now game and confident about heading out and buying your first pair of falsies. Now for the beginners, here's a tutorial by TheMakeupChair that shows you the correct way of wearing them. You obviously don't want glue on your real, delicate lashes ;)
Bonus Tip: You can customize the size of a pair of false eyelashes by trimming them. Also, if you decide to go without mascara, you can reuse your artificial babies for a number of times.
Until the next time... buh-bye! :)