How To: Buy and Apply False Eyelashes

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

--By Kim Moshtaghi

Sephora Flirt-It Lash Duo - False Eyelashes
Sephora Flirt-It Lash Duo

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Eyes are windows to the soul, and when lashes are defined and thick, everyone will want to get to know your soul… unless you are Buddhist, because they do not believe in a soul. But, they may secretly wish they had your lashes. False eyelashes have always seemed like such a pain in the butt to me, until this past Saturday. I had to liven up my look and I did just that with some stunning false lashes. They didn’t look fake on me, but they were very impressive and had people wondering.

Some of you may share my old fears. You too might get anxiety about putting on the lashes and worry about them coming off during dinner or dancing. That wouldn’t be nice, and rather embarrassing. I remember when I was 16 and thought it would be cool to wear false eyelashes to a party, until I was talking to my crush and he realized that I had half my false lashes stuck to the crease of my eyelid. I was horrified! I was so traumatized by the experience that I gave up false lashes for 9 years. Anyway, that won’t happen to you, I promise. I’m going to give a few instructions that will help you put on lashes without fear, and help you find the perfect pair of lashes to make you look gorgeous.

First you want to measure the false lashes to your natural lashes and cut them shorter with small scissors if they are too wide. Next, you want to take the lashes and place a thin layer of glue on with a toothpick, wait 20 seconds, and take the lashes with your two index fingers or tweezers and place them on your natural lash line in order to have them look natural and stay on. Use your index fingers to put the lashes on, position them, and let the two corners of your eye help guide you. Press down with your fingers once you have the lashes in the proper position. If not, move them to get them in the correct spot and directly on your natural lash line. Don’t hesitate if you mess up, just take them off and re-do it. Practice makes perfect.

Sonia Kashuk Full Glam Eye Lashes with Glue - False Eyelashes
Sonia Kashuk Full Glam Eyelashes

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Now let’s move along and go over some sexy, classy and sparkly false lashes that are worth buying and trying! My first pick is the Flirt-It Lash Duo from Sephora. This is a diverse kit with two kinds of lashes: half lash strips and full lash strips. This is great because you get to use the half strips for the outer corner of the eye, for that sexy vamp look without being too dramatic. The full strip will be more of a statement. Your choice whether you want to create a softer or sexy fluttery look. Both are needed, that’s why this combination is perfect to have around.

Next, is a sexy pair of Sonia Kashuk dark lashes. These Sonia Kashuk Full Glam Eye Lashes are dark lashes that will add a lot of volume and body for those who are yearning for sexy, full exotic lashes that they can bat on a dinner date. They’re simply stunning!

Just for fun and spunk, I like these Xtended Beauty Dazzler Strip Lashes. They are sparkly, long, and full bodied dark lashes that will turn heads. I like how the sparkles are dispersed randomly-- giving the lashes a mystical look. Great for a girl’s night out! Xtended dazzler eyelashes will add fun and glitz to an evening.
Kim Moshtaghi
Kim Moshtaghi is a contributing writer for Adventures in the Stiletto Jungle. Born in Germany, Kim is currently based in sunny Del Mar, California, where she also serves as Stiletto Jungle's Director of Sales and Promotions. Kim has a communications degree, a third degree black belt, and a totally covetable Gucci handbag collection.