It is not always possible to give expressiveness to the look with the help of mascara, even if it is lengthening. If a holiday, a solemn event or a very important date is planned, it is worth trying false eyelashes – how to glue them will be discussed below.
Types of false eyelashes
It is customary to distinguish between the following types of artificial cilia:
- linear – made in the form of a semicircle with hairs attached along the edge, attached to the eyelid as a whole;
- beam – are bundles of several hairs that are glued to the eyelid next to each other;
- single eyelashes – resemble bundles, only hairs in this case are one or two;
- feather – resemble linear in shape, but differ from them in catchy decor; such cilia come in a variety of colors, with rhinestones and other decorations.
The most natural look are false eyelashes in bunches and single cilia, although the latter are a little more difficult to glue. Linear cilia must be selected strictly according to the shape and size of the eye, like feather lashes. These two varieties are ideal for photo shoots, costume events, and other events that require a whimsical look.
We glue eyelashes at home
Beauty salons offer all kinds of makeup with false eyelashes, but all this can be done on your own, armed with patience, as well as:
- special glue for artificial eyelashes;
- manicure scissors;
- degreasing agent (alcohol tincture, for example).
When gluing false eyelashes at home, you can use different types of glue:
- black – ideal if makeup involves eyeliner with a black pencil (it will hide traces of glue);
- on a rubber basis of transparent color;
- white – after drying it becomes transparent.
Correctly gluing linear false eyelashes, as a rule, is obtained with the first two types of glue, and the third is great for working with bunches and single hairs due to its consistency.
Any cilia must first be tried on, bringing tweezers to the eyes. Too long hairs can be carefully trimmed with scissors, as well as the bases of tuft eyelashes – their “heads” are too wide.
Before applying false eyelashes, it would be correct to curl with tweezers and carefully paint over the native cilia.
Glue is applied not to the skin of the eyelids, but to the artificial eyelashes themselves – these places should first be degreased.
Beam and single types of cilia are simply dipped with “heads” in glue squeezed onto a clean surface and applied to the hairline. They start from the outer corner of the eye, trying to get the artificial hairs between the natural ones. “Heads” are glued to the growth line, avoiding getting glue on the mucous membrane. The number of such bundles is unlimited.
Linear and feather (decorative) cilia are attached by squeezing rubber-based glue directly onto the gluing line of artificial hairs. Then they are applied to the eyelid a millimeter above the growth line of native eyelashes, but in no case on the hairs themselves! To hide traces of glue, draw arrows.
How to remove false eyelashes?
Removal of artificial cilia is carried out as follows:
- the glue is softened by a warm compress applied to the eyelids for several minutes;
- with a cotton swab, apply makeup remover milk or olive oil to the place of gluing;
- using tweezers, carefully remove glued hairs.
Removing artificial eyelashes “dry” or too abruptly is very dangerous!
Many ladies are interested in how long false eyelashes last. Note that they are not designed for long-term wear and are good only for a holiday – going to bed without removing this beauty is very harmful. Frequent (or prolonged) wearing of false eyelashes leads to eye infection and irritation.