I promised a little lash-o-rama tutorial, so I had Kelly Cappelli shoot some frames while we were getting Lea’s makeup done the other day.
Lashes are the final step in your makeup. Make sure your eye makeup is complete and you have a couple of good coats of mascara on before you start lashes.
(If you need to curl your lashes do so before you put on your mascara. Be careful that you dont have the lashes too curled – they can make it very difficult to position the false lash.
You’ve all seen the big, crazy lashes that I use on fashion shoots and music videos, but for regular wear I use Ardell or Andrea lashes. (I have Shu Uemura for special occasions)
You want to practice this a couple of times before you launch into them on a big night out.
I use Duo Medical Adhesive for my lash glue. Its kind to the delicate skin at the lash line, and feels safer to use around the eyes.
Get a white glue that dries clear. This is important, because its hard to tell if a black glue or a clear glue are all the way dry.
Bring up bubble of glue to the top of the applicator, and run your lash thru the bubble. (This will give you more control over the glue than trying to paint it along the lash)
Make sure you have extra on the outer corners.
Sit the lash along the base of the lashes. I like to bring them up a little at the outer corner so that the eyes don’t appear to be drooping downwards.
Once I have the lash positioned on the lash line I press into it a little with the back end of a liner brush to help it stay smooth.
Now you just have to wait for the glue to dry. Sit down somewhere with your eyes closed for a few minutes. If your eyes are blinking and batting around, the false lash has a more difficult time adhering properly.
Ta dah! Perfect lashes!
If you dont have them quite close enough to your own lashes, run a little mascara through them to bind them together.
So this was our final look that day. Pretty fab, isn’t it?
If you missed yesterday’s blog (Eye Makeup 1 oooh!1) I did a tutorial on how to do the eye makeup for this look.
Maybe tomorrow I’ll post the video of this tutorial.
So now you’re armed and ready to knock ’em dead this weekend! Watch out boys!!!