• Allison McMIllian

Everything you need to know about false eyelashes


Most people who wear false lashes wear them for special occasions, but we do have those other many people who wear them daily.

Dramatic eyelashes such as Sephora's false eyelash collection in Mainstay are good for special occasions. They are very thick and dark lashes. They give the best thickness for a very long-winged eyeliner look.

People who wear them daily choose their own unique styles based on their personal looks. The best type of eyelash for an everyday look would be very thin lashes. Kiss makes eyelashes in its style Shy. They are thin and small. They are an easier false lash to get away with because they are hardly noticeable but give you thicker lashes than your natural lashes with mascara.

Choosing your lashes isn't the really difficult part, but the application is. To attach lashes to your eyes, you will need an adhesive. It is important to choose the right adhesive because many people don't know if they are allergic to latex, which is a chemical in some adhesives.

The two best adhesives you could get that do not contain latex are by Kiss and Duo. Duo even makes a clear adhesive. Most adhesives are white, which could possibly tamper with the look you want to get. It is important that you apply the adhesive to the right part of the eyelashes.

Before you apply the adhesive to them, you place the lash against your eye to approximate where you might need to place them. After you know that, you may place them. You won't get it perfect the first time; it may take you a good while to perfect placing them. You want to get it as close to your natural lash line as possible.

Eyelashes can be re-worn. You may be able to wear the same pair of lashes for 3-5 days at a time. It is very important to clean them in makeup remover or anti-bacterial soap. If the lashes are not clean, they could cause eye irritation. Be careful. If your eyes do become irritated, take the lashes off immediately. Make sure to wash your eyes thoroughly. If they still are irritated, contact your ophthalmologist.