I LOVE false lashes, especially for photos. My view on photography is that an amazing portrait communicates the true beauty of the subject. False lashes draw attention to the eyes and add a dramatic, sultry, sweet or romantic look to the wearer depending on the style used. This type of look-down pose is really beautiful to capture and very popular right now!
There are so many brands and looks but I prefer MAC just because that is what I’ve used. At around $15 a pair, they have proven themselves for use many many times per pair. I use DUO glue which you can buy from MAC and from Target. The trick is using a tiny amount and waiting 30 seconds after applying it before attaching the lashes to your lid. Also, do a liner on your upper lid to make the lashes blend in better.
False lashes look so incredibly perfect and sometimes you want that doll-like or pin-up look. I sometimes prefer the “natural look” for day to day use myself. When I do this look, I actually trim the false lashes with a small pair of eyebrow scissors to mimic my own lash patterns. For example, my lashes are random lengths in different areas so I just copy that pattern on the false lashes. My acupuncturist actually complimented me on the lashes the other day and was surprised they were fake!
If you have never worn fake lashes, even sparse ones can seem like too much but trust me, the more you wear them, the bigger/longer/thicker you will want to venture! HA! So buy the pair you think you’ll feel comfortable and then also buy the next level or 2 levels up as well. Thicker/longer lashes are better for photos and the more gentle ones are great for a little secret weapon for the run of the mill pick-me-up day.
Use an eyeliner to make a solid line/cat eye line on your upper lash line.
Set up a mirror on a countertop that tilts up so that you are looking down at it when applying the lashes.
Gently detach the lashes from the packaging and hold by the lashes with tweezers.
Apply a thin layer of DUO glue to the lash line of the false lashes.
WAIT 30 SECONDS.
Apply the lashes to your lash line by looking down into the mirror. The shortest part of the lashes go on the inside of your eye. line them up where your natural lashes begin.
You have a few seconds to slide them into the perfect place!