Wednesday, March 6, 2013

False Eyelash Cheat Sheet

Hey everyone!
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.


Daily Nuggets...
  • 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. 

42 comments:

  1. Great subject Emily! I've also been having a heck of a time trying to find the Wetnwild palettes. Ugh

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  2. Emily, do you have Wet n Wild at your WalMart? That's where I found them! They're really nice, some neutrals, greenish browns, and a purple palette. I can't find them at Walgreens either, so try Wal Mart

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  3. I thought the video was great, and so is this blog post! Good to know your feelings about the ELF false lashes. Those are the only ones I've experimented with and I had some problems with them, so I guess I'll have to pay the extra couple of bucks for the better ones from Ardell. ;) Thanks for all the great info in this and every post you write, Emily! :)

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  4. OMG! You are going to live a LONG time! I was just about to pose a question to you on false lashes: durability and longevity. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.
    P.S. Have you ever tried the Katy Perry/eylure lashes? Thoughts?

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  5. Thank you so much for the video and blog post! Lately I've been tempted to try false eyelashes but with so many styles and brands I was getting discouraged. I'll definitely look for the ones you recommended that look more natural, especially since a lot of the ones at Ulta seem to be so dramatic. You have made it much easier and way less scary to try some falsies! Thanks again!

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  6. I've been having no luck finding the spring wet n wild palettes either! Went to 2 different Walgreens and a few Rite Aids. When you do find them let us know where you found them at! Hoping to get my hands on them soon!

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  7. Great video Emily, thanks for sharing!!

    xoxo
    My online beauty store: OneStopBeautyShop

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  8. This is a great post, putting on eyelashes can be really tricky!


    Kimberley x

    http://kimberley77.blogspot.com (Check out out International MUA and Soap and Glory Giveaway)

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  9. Great video! By the way you can get Revlon precision lash glue in Canada at London Drugs, just be careful cause some times they are dryed up.

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  10. Great video and information. Thank-you :) http://putbeautytowords.blogspot.ca/

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  11. So awesome to see this video when I got up. Was just scouring you tube for this exact topic.

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  13. So awesome to see this video when I got up. Was just scouring you tube for this exact topic.

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  14. Thank you so much for making this tutorial, Emily! I have been wanting to try false lashes for awhile but wasn't sure how to go about applying and taking them off. You rock!

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  15. I love how you make complicated things seem so approachable! I have seen Revlon precision lash glue at Rexall and Shoppers Drug Mart in Ottawa and Toronto.

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  16. Don't worry about the same topic on video and blog -- this is def a topic you can talk about as much as needed because peeps like me need it. LOL

    I def want the Nude Awakenings WnW palette -- not that I need anymore browns or neutrals though...

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  17. I've heard you can get the WNW pallet at Harmon, though I have yet to find it myself

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  18. Did you ever try the individual lashes? There is a new glue from Ardell I believe that is said to last up to 6 weeks! Yes I said WEEKS! I tried to find reviews online about it but I think it's too new! Anyone???

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  19. Did you ever try the individual lashes? There is a new glue from Ardell I believe that is said to last up to 6 weeks! Yes I said WEEKS! I tried to find reviews online about it but I think it's too new! Anyone???

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  20. Would you recommend using strip lashes during my wedding? I don't want them to come off in the event I start crying :-) thanks

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  21. Not sure of you've seen it yet but Duo just came out with lash glue that has an applicator just like the Revlon. I haven't tried it yet but I've seen it at CVS!

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  22. Great idea reposting with a cheat sheet :)

    Sophie x
    www.voicingbeauty.com

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  23. Thanks so much for posting this! I've started wearing false lashes thanks to you! I'm still not at the point where I can just pop them on quickly at 5am before heading off to work but I'm practicing to get there!

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  24. Great post, video and follow up Q&A!Even though you don't like blogging about the same subject matter as videos, this is a great to answer the inevitable follow up questions! I have an event this weekend and I think some demi whispies are definitely going to be making an appearance. Thanks Emily!

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  25. Oh wow! These lashes look lovely! Great post. xxx :)

    http://beauty-and-the-best.blogspot.co.uk/

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  26. Hey Emily, great video! I wear falsies on occasion, but it always seems like such a pain to do more frequently. Your video is making me want to try wearing them more often. :)

    I've been dying to ask this question though. Do you have any idea what the actual NUMBERS mean? Is it even a CLUE at all to the width/length/number of lashes? On any brand, not just one in particular. Seems like they should mean something!

    Along those same lines, what do whispies and babies mean? Whispies mean more feather-like, right?

    Thanks for your thoughts!

    Jennifer

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  27. This video is plain awesome! Never seen such a great fake lashes tutorial. Ever.

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  28. Love your blog, thank you so much for sharing your tips! I look forward to your future entries!! Xx :)

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  29. Love your blog, thank you so much for sharing your tips! I look forward to your future entries!! Xx :)

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  30. Thank you for this! I'd love to try false eyelashes

    Lauren
    Fashionswirls.blogspot.com

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  31. Excellent tips and photos. The thing that helpsme is to try and leave extra time for applying lashes. Putting them on when you're rushed is never a good thing. I also love half lashes.

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  32. Hey Emily. My problem with false lashes are that I hate how they irritate my eyes when I wear them. No matter the thickness of the band, or the quality, I always get annoyed by the fact that I have lashes on. I love how they look, but I just can't deal with it. I wish I had your persistence and patience with lashes. You do it perfectly!

    Anyway, I have seen the new ltd edition Wet n Wild line at a Quickchek in the central NJ area.

    Maybe they have them at yours too!

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  34. Thanks to you I *SUCCESSFULLY* wore false lashes last night! They looked great and I felt great wearing them. Thank you for sharing your knowledge!

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  35. Awesome video and cheat sheet!!!! I took a picture for when I have to do it very soon as a reminder! Can't wait for a new look! Thanks

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  36. You've done an amazing job of explaining the process clearly & simply! Kudos to you! One extra tip I have for carrying glue around with you is to also carry a packet of plastic toothpicks. There are always going to be days when your eyelashes come a little unglued on one corner or another. Rather than trying to spread the adhesive from the brush (well, I use Duo, so it's from the tube), you just dip the toothpick in and it's easy to wedge it in and smooth on the extra adhesive to the bit poking up. Lifting it with your fingers means pulling more up than you need to. While you're waiting for it to get tacky, wipe the toothpick with a tissue, then use the toothpick (very, very carefully!) to tap the lash back in place without gluing your fingers to it or gluing your eyelashes together.

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  37. Thanks for the review, Emily. Your video/blog are awesome info. I am going to give false eyelash a try.

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  38. Thanks Emily! I'm a beginner with false eyelashes and need all the help I can get.

    I have deep set eyes. I find the false eyelashes that I try are annoying because it hits my skin each time I blink. Especially by my nose. What do you suggest?

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  39. Dark Long Gentle Glamorous Very False Lashes
    Condition: Brand new, Color: Dark, Material: Fiber & Â Rhinestone
    Eyelashes Length: application 0. 6-1. 2cm, m 1 Set Package Dimension: app 5 By 8 By 0. 8cm
    Pounds: About 4g

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  40. Thank you! I want to try false lashes but have 'em look natural. And I saw these numbers and had no idea what they meant. You vlog answered all my questions except I was wondering about brown vs. black for fair skinned blonds. I just ordered some Ardell 110. We'll see how it goes. BTW, I love the way you do your eyeshadow. I'll have to look for a vlog from you on that next!

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