I don't normally like to blog about the exact same topic I post a video on, but today's video was kind of complex, so I wanted to provide the information in a different way. In case you haven't seen the video, it's all about false eyelashes. I wanted to cover everything from choosing the right ones, to putting them on, taking them off, cleaning them, and storing them. My goal was for it to be something a false lash beginner could watch and feel like they knew all the tricks!
Then I started to think, maybe little diagram that people could quickly refer to might be easiest for those who are just getting the hang of falsies! I mean, I think the info in the 11 minute video is important, but not everyone has the time to go back and watch it over and over. So here's a little cheat sheet!
And as far as taking them off and cleaning, use oil-free eye makeup remover on a cotton swab or round, and moisten the lashline. Then gently pull up on one end and the lashes will easily come off. Pick the glue off of the band (some extra oil-free eye makeup remover may help), and use a cotton swab and remover to get mascara off of the false lashes (this is all demonstrated in the video). Store the lashes in the container they came in! Even drugstore-priced false eyelashes can last through dozens of uses if you just take time to keep them in good shape.
I also got some good questions in the comments section of my video that I'd like to answer- in case anyone else was wondering the same thing!
Question: Does it bother you having them on? If not, how do you make them feel comfortable?
Answer: I actually don't even feel them! When I first started playing with false lashes, I would get them too close- or actually ON my natural lashes. That would really feel uncomfortable. But if you can keep them on the lashline- not the lashes themselves- you'll probably forget they're even there!
Question: Do you have any tips or specific lashes for people who wear glasses?
Answer: I would look for shorter lashes like the Salon Perfect 110's that I showed in the video. They'll fill in sparse areas but won't be so long that they hit your glasses.
Question: What do you think about ELF false eyelashes and ELF glue?
Answer: I am NOT a fan of ELF false lashes or the glue that comes with them. First off, they have a very flimsy lash band- unlike Ardell, for example, which has a certain stiffness and a gentle curve that stays nicely shaped for multiple applications. The glue that comes with ELF lashes does not seem to be as heavy-duty as other kinds like Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive or Duo. ELF lashes do have a great low price, but unfortunately the difficulties I have applying/reusing them isn't worth it.
Question: I can't find Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive in Canada. What else do you suggest?
Answer: Duo Lash Glue is another great option. It comes in a squeeze tube. If you're comfortable with just squeezing it directly onto the lash band, you can do that, or if you want more control you can squeeze some of the glue onto a tissue, then use a cotton swab to serve as a wand and apply it on the lash band that way. Duo is a good quality glue and the same advice applies in terms of letting it get tacky before placing it on your lashline.
- It's a rare 2-video day! I'm uploading that Q&A I did with WIU students to my vlog channel. It was about careers in TV, YouTube, etc. It's kind of a long video, but might be helpful for some of you!
- Making some salsa chicken in the crockpot.
- More Idol tonight!
- Still on the lookout for the new Wet n Wild spring eyeshadow palettes. So far no luck at 2 different Walgreens stores.