Individuals lashes are the quiet, straight-A, “always has a clean room” sister of the “Hey, look at me!” strip lashes.
They don’t always get the recognition they deserve, because they tend to be a bit more natural looking and harder to spot. But anytime you’ve really loved a “natural” makeup look in a magazine, it’s safe to say they probably used individual lashes.
The things I love about individuals:
1. If one falls off, it’s WAY less noticeable than when the front or end of your strip lashes starts to pop up. Everyone who has worn strip lashes has had that moment, right? When you walk into the bathroom and realize you’ve been talking to someone for 20 minutes with half a lash popping straight up. Not what I like to mean when I say my lashes are POPPIN’.
2. They are much easier to hide in your natural lash line, especially the “knot free” individuals. So when you look down, it’s hard to tell that you are wearing lashes. Which makes individuals great for headshots or wedding photos.
3. You can set out the glue to start getting “tacky” while you are doing your eye makeup. This saves time, because you don’t have to wait for it to get tacky like you do with the strip.
WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
– Individual lashes (Ardell or Red Cherry make great ones)
– Lash glue (I prefer dark tint Duo)
HOW TO APPLY:
Some people prefer to do the individuals first, let them dry, then add mascara to both the real and false lashes. This is great for a more dramatic look. For a wispier, “Are those your real lashes?” look, I do them after. They look great both ways, it’s just a matter of the finished look you want to achieve.
Prep: Set out a drop of glue while you are doing your eye makeup or mascara. Curl your lashes. Put your mascara on, if you are doing the wispier look. Comb through them with this comb. Start at the edges of your eye while adding lashes, and work your way in to about the halfway point.
1. Taking one individual lash, dip the end of the lash in the tacky glue, holding the flared, wider side with your tweezers.
2. Place it on the edge of your eye.
3. Look up and directly at yourself in the mirror. Make sure that the ends of the false lash are going in the same direction as your natural lashes.
4. Take another lash and place it slightly over from the last lash, so that the flared ends touch.
5. Again, look up and make sure everything is aligning.
6. Add 2-3 more for a more for a soft look, and 4-5 more for a dramatic look.
7. Let them dry. You can add mascara now, if you want the falsies to “pop.”
8. Curl them lightly. This helps blend them at the roots and gives such an amazing, eye opening curl. But I emphasize the “lightly” because you don’t want to pull off any of the falsies.
You’re done, babe. And you look great.
Thank you for reading! Have you tried individual lashes or strip lashes before? Which do you prefer? Leave a comment below – I’d love to hear from you!
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