Here's what you need:
1. A pair of false lashes.
3. Eyelash glue. Duo Eyelash Adhesive is pretty much the standard (I use the one in black), and Thrive Causemetics Infinity Waterproof Lash Adhesive is great.
4. Black eyeliner (more on the specific one I use below)
7. A makeup or eyeliner brush with a thin or rounded end (you're going to use the end to apply the glue).
Now some tips for a getting the application process right:
Apply liner and mascara first. I'm sure some people apply mascara after putting on the lashes, but I always do it before, because it helps the fake lashes better adhere to the natural hairs. Tip: If you'd normally draw an ultrathin line, go slightly thicker. This will help mask the band at the base of the of lashes.
Remove the lash strip, hold either end, and wiggle it. This just helps bend the lashes a little, making the band less stiff so it better conforms to the shape of your lid.
Measure. Nine times out of ten, the strip of lashes is going to be longer than it needs to be (unless maybe you have Zooey Deschanel–huge eyes, in which case you probably don't even need lashes). Place it along your upper lid to see how much you need to snip off.
Whatever you do, don't apply the lashes so close to the inner corner that they're on top of your tear duct. Trust me, you're going to regret that later on when you realize you can feel a stabbing sensation every single time you blink. Two foolproof ways to figure out where the lash should begin: Line it up with where the rim of your iris begins, or hold up a pencil from the edge of your nostril to your eye (like I'm doing in the picture below).
Snip. Most false lashes are flared at the outer corner, so you don't want to mess with that part. When you're cutting away the excess, make sure it's from the inner corner.
Apply a very thin strip of glue. This absolutely a less-is-more scenario. Trust me: A thick, globby mess of glue is only going to make things more difficult.
Dab the thinnest layer you can onto the strip.
Wait for a sec. This part is key—don't try to rush in applying the lashes right after brushing on the glue; let the glue dry for about 30 seconds. This makes it tackier, so it clings more tightly.
Now stick 'em on—working from the center of your eye out. This is the part that takes a little practice. Tilt your head back, relax your lids, and stick the lashes on at the center part of your lash line first. Once you get that section set in place, you can adjust the ends along your lash line as well. I use my fingers to apply lashes—I know some people use tweezers, or just your fingers.
After the glue dries, touch up the eyeliner as needed. Usually, I find that I need to touch up the area near my tear ducts.
__Use Q-tips to clean up any mess.__If you're using glue that dries black and you get it on your lids, just wait until it dries, then use a Q-tip to rub it off.
Reuse your lashes. Most lashes can be worn multiple times, so don't be so quick to toss them at the end of the night.
Favorite sites... http://www.modelrocklashes.com/ Model Rock Trio Lashes
Kevin James Bennett know his makeup and is a true artist with a wealth of knowledge. For those of you that need a reminder of RCMA application, this clip is true education.
Yesterday we were fortunate enough to beautify the glamourous Tanya Hennessey and meet the funny Christian Hull. The morning was full of makeup, hairspray and doughnuts!
To see how funny these two are follow them on www.facebook.com/thetanyahennessy/ and www.facebook.com/christianhull/
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Blush and Highlight
Evaluate the face and decide how much blush is needed before applying.
Blush will add color to the face, can create a desired look, or just sculpt the cheeks and add high cheek bones.
Choose either a blush brush or angled brush
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