We all know lush, fluttery fake lashes can completely transform your look from meh to marvelous. But, if you’re new to the world of falsies, you probably have some questions. Like, should I put mascara on fake lashes? And what’s the best way to apply my falsies? Well, we’ve got the answers. Keep scrolling for our quick and easy guide to false lashes.
The Different Types Of False Lashes
False lashes are a brilliant accessory that gives you those feminine, dreamy lashes we all desire. While mascara is also fabulous, it doesn’t match the length and volume that false lashes provide. (Sorry, mascara!)
But before you shop for your new set of lashes, it’s important to understand the different types and what option works best for you.
The 3 Main Types Of Fake Lases
When shopping for falsies, you’ll likely see strip lashes lining the shelves. Strip lashes are the most popular choice for beginners for their ease of use and quick application. These lashes come attached to a strip that’s applied to your lash line with adhesive glue.
Strip lashes come in a variety of different lengths, shapes, and colors, and they can be trimmed to suit your eye shape. Strip lashes are the perfect choice for when you’re first venturing into the world of falsies. There’s truly a strip lash for everyone.
We recommend: Arimika Reusable 3D Mink False Eyelashes
We LOVE these lashes for their natural look and feel. They’re not too long or too thick, making them the perfect lash for everyday use. They are handmade, hypo-allergenic, and cruelty-free! Did we mention the cute pink storage box they come in?
Individual lashes contain about 3-5 eyelashes per piece and come in a set just like strip lashes. But you might be wondering, “why would I want to apply each lash piece by piece instead of using strip lashes?!” Individual lashes are much more customizable than strip lashes, and they can also appear more natural.
Are your natural lashes are thick in one area but sparse in another? No problem! Just apply the individual lashes in the area you need more volume. Like strip lashes, adhesive glue is used to apply them to the lash line. However, individual lashes can be more time-consuming to apply than strip lashes.
We recommend: KISS Multipack of 24 Mini Lash Clusters
These KISS lashes were specifically designed to be applied underneath your natural lashes for a comfortable, natural finish. They come in short, medium, and long, giving you the option to rock them to the office or a night out.
It’s safe to say, magnetic lashes have swooped in and completely changed the fake lash game. Magnetic lashes are similar to strip lashes, but instead of using glue, magnets are used to keep your lashes on.
What!? Let us explain. Two sets of strip lashes are pressed between your natural lashes. The magnetic strips on both lashes snap-together holding them in place. That means no mess, no glue, and they are reusable. Astounding, I know.
Our recommendation: Glamnetic Lashes
Featured in Vogue, Forbes, and Cosmopolitan, you KNOW these lashes are a goodie. Glamnetics lashes feature over 50 styles, so you’re bound to find a style that works for you. They’re made with silk fibers for a fluffy, natural-looking lash. And the best part? They last for up to 60 uses!
Should I Put Mascara On Fake Lashes?
The question of the hour, should I put mascara on fake lashes? The answer to this question is, it is completely up to you! You’ll probably find that some lash types will need a swipe or two of mascara to pull the look together. And you’ll find that other types of lashes don’t need mascara at all.
So our recommendation is to play around with applying mascara to your false lashes to see which look you prefer. If your falsies are already thick, bold, and voluminous, mascara could make them look OTT. But for others, that swipe of mascara may be exactly what they need to make them look even more gorgeous.
FYI applying mascara to your false lashes won’t damage them or have any negative effect, so go to town and swipe away.
Tips For Applying Your False Lashes
Now we know that you can absolutely apply mascara to your false lashes if you so desire. Let’s talk about some tips that will help you get the best out of your lashes.
- Always use an eyelash curler to curl your natural lashes before you apply your falsies.
- Apply mascara to your natural lashes to help your fake lashes look more natural and to help them stick.
- Measure and trim your lashes before applying. There’s nothing worse than fake lashes that are too big or too long.
- Once your lashes are on, grab your eyeliner to concealer the lash band.
- If you’re using glue-on lashes, wait for the glue to go tacky before you adhere it to your lash line.
- Make sure you use a really, really good glue. It’s the determining factor if your lashes stay on. We recommend the DUO lash glue (and so do 23,000 other people.)
- Always use tweezers to handle and apply your lashes.
- If your lashes need it, apply a swipe or two of mascara to bring everything together.
- For removal, soak a cotton pad in a makeup remover and wipe it over the lash line to soften the adhesive. It will help prevent any of your natural lashes from being ripped out.
- To clean your lashes, first, remove any excess glue. Then, put a little bit of soap in a bowl of warm water. Gentle rub your lashes to remove any residue, then leave them to dry on a clean towel overnight.
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