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I can understand why putting on lashes can be a terrifying process. Glue close to your eyes? Yuck! The possibility of having spider-looking-things hanging down your cheeks as you dance the night away? Not flattering!

My ultimate favourite false lashes are by Ardell. They are 100% human hair, lightweight and reusable. The ones with the invisible lash band are most ideal as they look very natural. My usual go-to is “#109” and my new found fave is “#131.” Both give length to the lashes and the perfect amount of volume — just enough added oomph to enhance your eyes and make you feel beautiful.

ardell 131 falsies

 Perfect for a night out on the town, Ardell #131 lashes help you achieve glamorous attention-grabbing eyes!

 

Here are a few of my helpful, non-messy tips to enhance those fluttering lashes of yours:

  • For beginners, try applying only half a strip of lashes instead of a full strip. To do this, simply cut the lash band in half. It’s an easier application and if you apply the half-lashes to the outer corner of your eyes, you can still achieve the sultry, cat-eye look.
  • Before applying your false lashes, measure them. Ensure they don’t go past the outer corner of your eyes as it can give the illusion of droopy eyes. Then cut the lash band to the correct length.
  • When applying the false lashes, use waterproof glue. My favourite is Duo Eyelash Adhesive. DUO has a new latex-free glue for those allergic to latex (DUO Brush On Striplash Adhesive).
  • To avoid the messy glue application, put a bit of glue on the back of your hand. After 30 seconds, use a toothpick and dip it into the lash glue and then apply it to the base of the lash band. This will help avoid the huge globs of glue that sometimes come out when you apply it directly from the tube.
  • Add a bit more glue to both ends of the lash band for added security.
  • When applying your lashes, stick the lash band to the center of your natural lash line. You can use tweezers if it’s easier. Then adjust both ends of the lash band to fit it into place. Push the outer corner of the lashes up to give your eyes a lift. This will help open up the eyes.
  • As the glue is drying, look down. Don’t close your eyes! You don’t want the glue to smoosh onto your lower lash line and make it feel like you glued your eyes shut.
  • Once the glue has dried (I suggest applying the rest of your makeup while you wait) apply a black or dark brown liquid, cream, or gel liner to the base of your lash line. This will hide the lash band as well as any imperfections to make your false lashes look like your own.
  • Add mascara if needed. Mascara will help fuse both your natural lashes and the false lashes together to make them indistinguishable.

Va va va voom! You are now ready to bat those lashes! Just remember to avoid rubbing your eyes!

ardell fashion 109 lashes
Add a little flair to any natural day look with Ardell #109 lashes. A perfect fit for women who have small or round eye shapes.

5 comments

  1. Hi there, I’m just wondering what the best brand of false eyelashes that are not too overly expensive. I am new to false eyelashes and have been looking at the Ardell line…is this a good one or is there something comparable that is better? Also, if I go with Ardell which ones should I choose to emphasize my eyes without being over the top. I want a natural look but something that will make my eyes look more glamorous or doll-eyed if that makes sense.

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  2. These lashes are simply and small enough for me to wear on a regular basis. They are pretty and are full enough to notice. I have tried so many brands of lashes but I always find myself going back to the Ardell brand. I get them at the Madame Madeline site. They are super cheap so I don’t feel bad using them only a few times. They also seem to be easier to apply than a lot of other brands.

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  3. False eyelashes are great. I love the Ardell 110 as well. Like the 109 this is an excellent everyday lash that doesn’t scream. They make my eyes stand out and are great for work, since the effect is subtle and not drag-queenish. I have nothing more to say other than I love them and I have repurchased these many times and will continue to purchase them again.

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  4. A few tips for applying false eyelashes:

    1) They are the last thing to go on after you are done your eye make up and liner
    2) If you are applying the strips, keep in mind they are too wide for the average eye. Before you glue them on, hold them up to your eye – most people have to trim the width of the lashes down so they fit properly. Cut them from the outside (the longer “cat eye” part) so they fit your eyelid properly.
    3) Drop some glue on a piece of tinfoil. Dip a toothpick into the glue, and run the toothpick along the rim of the lashes. You have to let the glue get tacky, so count 20-steamboats 🙂
    4) Holding the lashes with both hands, tilt your head back, close one eye and press the lashes into the very base of your own eyelashes but against the skin. Grab a cuticle pusher or use the back end of your tweezers to gently press the lashes into your skin. Apply constant force for about 20 seconds to the inner and outer corners.
    5) Repeat for the other eye. 🙂
    6) When removing the lashes, grip the outer edge firmly and gently pull away. you can re-use them!
    If using the single eyelashes (those are my personal favorite), then you can’t use the same glue that you use for the strip lashes! You have to buy special glue for the individual lashes because they dry almost instantly. If you had to wait 20 seconds for the glue to get tacky and then hold it for another 20 seconds, it would be lunch time by the time you finished your lashes. Good luck!

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