When I go to work or when I meet with friends, I receive a lot of compliments about my eyelashes: How do you do this? Where are your lashes from? Do you curl them before applying lashes? That’s why I want to share my eyelash routine with you today! How great would it be if everyone was blessed with full and long lashes? But that world doesn’t exist for me. I’m cursed with the Asian lashes: short, going straight down and they never want to curl. Struggling with the same problems? Read my story for some tips. Let’s get started!
When I was young I was already obsessed with my eyelashes that I barely had: it was such a hard job for me to curl them! Sometimes I even spend more than 15 minutes to create the perfect mascara coat. I’m going to tell you how I deal with them with my eyelash routine. Warning: this is my way of doing it which works the best for me! I’m not a makeup artist so this is not the professional way to apply or to do your lashes.
Dior Maximizer Lash Plumping Serum is my favorite lash primer for years now! It isn’t only a primer for your mascara, it also gives your eyelashes a boost so they will get longer and stronger. Dior even claims that when you apply this serum before going to sleep it will help them restore overnight. I tried others from Chanel, Estee Lauder and Clinique but this one works te best for me. The brush is made out of a hard material so no fibers, I think it is just a plastic brush. Great imo because it will glide of easily from the plastic brush to your lashes. My undereye lashes always need more volume and length, that’s why I only apply it there because I will use fake lashes for the upper lashes. Apply the primer on the lower lashes until they are coated with a white layer.
left: without primer – right: with primer on the lower lash line
Maybelline The Falsies Volum Express Waterproof is my favorite drugstore mascara! I tried the Covergirl LashBlast for a while but I think that the Maybelline is way better in holding the curl, water-resistant and the brush is perfect for the lower lashes. Before I used fake lashes this mascara saved my day because you van add up layers without making it look like spider legs and they really separate the hairs while applying.
You know those moments when you are in a rush and you accidentally hit your masacara brush against the skin under the lower lash line? Fear no more because Tweezerman Mascara Guard is here to protect your skin when you are clumsy! Just simply hold the guard under your eyelashes or against the hollow of your eyes while applying mascara on the top lashes, everything is possible. Instead of smudging your mascara when applying or when it dries, you can hold the guard to catch all the product. The material feels soft/velvet rubbery and it is easy to clean. First I thought it looked very small but when you hold it in your hand if feels steady and just the perfect size.
False lashes are my life savior since february 2016, that was the moment I started blogging and discovering more beauty items. Before I discovered false eyelashes I spend more than 15 minutes on doing my eyelashes, which was a freaking hell of a job. Now I only need max. 5 minutes to do them which saves me such a lot of time for doing other things!
House of Lashes was one of the first brands who worked together with me. I don’t get paid by them, they just love my pictures and send me every other time a box of items to take pictures of it. The style Featherette you see here is one of my favorite pair of lashes because they look super fluffy, the band is thick enough for a more steady feeling when you apply it and it looks dramatic but not too so you can wear it everyday.
Again, I don’t get paid by House of Lashes. I honestly love them because they support my work and because their lashes are just beautiful! The best eyelash glue I’ve ever used is from them. They have the clear-white glue which turns transparent after you applied it and a black glue for when you are using black eyeliner. Honestly I hate the black glue because when you remove your makeup it will stain on your eyelids the black glue, almost impossible to remove.
left: measure if the false lashes are the same length as your lash line and apply lash glue
right: I carefully “lay” down the false lash as close as possible against my own lash line
WARNING: I always use an eyeliner when wearing false eyelashes. Why? Because then the band of the lashes are not that visible. When I use my black eyeliner the band of the lashes are almost invisible and that’s how I make it more easy for myself. If you don’t use any eyeliner, you have to make sure to glue the false lashes as close as possible against your own lash line which is still very hard for me!
First measure if the false lashes fit your eye lids, most of the time you have to cut them a little bit. If you have to, always cut from the outside because some false lashes have shorter hairs on the inside of your eye corner which make them look more natural. If your lashes are feeling stiff, bend them a bit more so they achieve the same curve as your eyelids. This makes it so much easier when you are applying the lashes.
Apply the glue on the false lashes. The House of Lashes glue has an easy brush tip so you can apply the glue precisely along the lash line of your false lashes. Make sure that the glue has enough time to dry up a bit, otherwise it will be one big mess when you apply the lashes. When you lt it dry for 20/30 seconds it will stick immediately on your eyelids.
Start applying the false lashes from outside to the inside. What I do is “laying” the lashes on my eyelids, as close as possible against my own lash line. I press the lashes firmly against my eyelids by grabbing the hairs and gently make push effect against my eye (ohhhh im sooo bad at describing stuff). So I start with the outer corner of my eye, grabbing the hairs and press it against my lid. When the outer corner is feeling steady and the glue is dried up, I move to the center and do the same thing until I everything is set and glued on.
If you are feeling insecure about the corners because they tend to get loose after a while (not when you use this lash glue!) especially when you are crying or rubbing in your eyes, bring the glue with you when you are going outside! You never can be careful enough because we never want to end up like a hot mess without eyelashes!
Grab the hairs of your false lash and press the lash against your eyelid to set it in place
This Tweezerman Promaster Lash Curler is ideal for almond or deep set eyes. You are not happy with your lashes and you need more “hmpff” in them? Use an eyelash curler! Not only is this great to create more curve in your lashes, it is also great to blend your lashes into the fake lashes. A must have for Asian girls because our lashes (or mine) never curl so I need the lash curler to make them disappear into the fake lashes, otherwise you will see 2 weird layers of eyelashes from the side. I own several curlers but none are so great as this one that fits my eyeshape! Sorry Shu Uemura, you curlers are also great but the shape is just not perfect for my eyes.
Be careful when you use the eyelash curler while wearing your fake lashes. They are fragile depending on the material they are made of and they can lose their natural shape very fast when you squeeze to hard. Be gentle with everything.
Give our lashes a few pumps so your own lashes will blend with the false one!
This is how I do my lashes with my most trusted tools! House of Lashes has my favorite lashes and lashglue and they are really affordable. This brand is from the US but luckily they are also available here on Lashaddict.nl for my Dutch followers. The Tweezerman Mascara Guard is great for clumsy people like me. I also struggle with huge eye bags in the morning so it is hard for me to not to touch my skin when apply mascara. The Tweezerman Promaster Lash Curler for hooded or deep eyes is a great invention for people like me: regular lash curlers usually don’t fit my eyes or they can’t reach all of my hairs.
Again, this is how I do my lashes but I bet there are tons of other great ways to apply them. This just works for me and I tried all the other methods before I came with my own routine. Just a glimpse in my eyelash routine as a makeup lover, not a makeup artist!
Thanks a lot for reading x