False lashes--they look like so intimidating, but they truly aren't. With just a little bit of practice, you'll be a pro in no time...or just in time for New Year's Eve. Enjoy!
1. Buy your lashes. I highly suggest natural-looking ones, like these from ELF--only $1. If your lashes are light, go for brown ones, otherwise it'll be obvious you're wearing false lashes. I suggest applying mascara before applying lashes, but that's my personal preference. I don't use eyeliner until I'm finished with everything.
2. Get to know your lashes. You'll notice the lashes are tacky and how the lashes start from small to large--this helps you identify which lash goes on which eye. Play with them a bit. Bend them. Maybe try putting them on. Does it help to start in the middle? Beginning? End?
3. Cut and paste. If you still feel intimidated, try my best tip: cutting the lashes in half (or even in third or fourths). Apply the glue and wait a minute. Make sure to concentrate glue on the ends.
4. Apply. How you apply them depends on if you cut your lashes or not. You might want to try just half lashes, focusing on the ends, if you'd like. The rule of thumb is to apply from the center out. It's easier for me to apply them from the end to the beginning, so that's how I do it. Get close to the lash line and match it up to your lashes. Press and then just keep lining it up until the end. Then gently press the beginning, middle, and end and let it set for a minute or two. Remember, you are not in a rush, so take your time. Just peel off the lashes and start over. Don't forget the glue!
5. Curl. Using an eyelash curler, curl your joined lashes together--I'm just about to do this in the picture above. Add mascara and eyeliner to your real lashes/lash line if needed. When the party's over, peel the lashes and store in the original container or discard. Enjoy!
Have a wonderful New Year's Eve! I'll see you next year!
Be safe, behave, and be well. Love, Elle