Women care much about their looks, from choosing a hair colour to skincare and the right makeup. When it comes to makeup, women find it empowering in many ways, especially eye makeup. The eyes have always been the centre of human beauty and eyelashes protect your eyes and define their shape.
They are the most important piece of the artwork and that’s why many women these days rely on false eyelashes as the most potent makeup solution. For centuries the presence of long, dark eyelashes was a symbol of feminine beauty as they have the impressive ability to transform your overall look.
Are Long Lashes Attractive?
There are a few theories why long, dramatic lashes are considered attractive. According to some researches, it’s the illusion they create of wide, gazing eyes, while other scientists have found that long and dark eyelashes help emphasise the whites of the eyes and the limbal ring, which is often associated with facial attractiveness.
After all, beautiful eyelashes create a more visible movement around our eye, which helps hold the attention of the person looking at your eyes. Eyelashes draw a contrast between the eye and the eyelid and the longer the lashes, the more defined your eyes. If you want a look that pumps up the volume of your beauty or adds a subtle edge to it, you can opt for dramatic lashes to get the desired, more attractive look.
They provide a thicker lash look and extra definition to your eyes. This type of lashes can help you create an impact, whether it’s for everyday wear or a special occasion, a wedding or a party. When selecting your false lashes consider any allergies or sensitivities you may have. You can look for vegan and cruelty-free alternatives that give soft and silky quality. Some are made from natural human hair and a blend of human hair and synthetic fibres.
They’re lightweight and have a stunning dark gloss, but what’s even more amazing, their curl effect remains even if they get wet. Dramatic eyelashes are an eye-opener and a great choice if intensity is your goal. They’re the best you can get in volume, length and curl and can complement your natural lashes.
Apply Your False Eyelashes the Right Way
The popularity of false lashes is booming in Australia lately and doesn’t seem like it’s about to change anytime soon. The best thing about them is that you don’t have to be a professional makeup artist to apply your false lashes the right way.
If it’s your first try, it’ll probably seem difficult, but keep in mind that it takes patience and practice and gets easier with time. It may not take you long until you’ll be applying them with minimal use of a mirror. However, you’ll always need the essential tools, such as small scissors, tweezers, an eyelash curler, mascara and a close-up mirror.
Choose a place with good lighting and set the mirror in line with your eyes. Then remove the lashes strip from the package, hold any of the outer ends and gently bend back and forth. This will help the lashes to better conform to your eyelid shape.
To determine where the lashes should begin, you can line them up with the point where the rim of your iris begins or hold up an eye pencil. Then measure your lashes by holding them over your eye and if they are longer than your eyelid, you can use the scissors and gently snip off the excess. Make sure you start from the inner corner as the outer one usually has more volume. To get the best results, curl your natural lashes first. Use an eyelash curler on each eye for 30 seconds.
Apply a very thin strip of glue to the band using a cuticle stick. Then let it dry for about 30 seconds because drier glue sticks better. Begin with the centre of your eye and stick the lash to your upper lid as close to the lash line as possible. For this, you can use the tweezers or your fingers, whatever works best for you. When it’s done, adjust the ends along your lash line using your fingers and if you feel like any area needs a touch-up, use your eyeliner for it, but make sure you wait for the glue to dry completely first.
One of the greatest advantages of false eyelashes is that they can be worn multiple times. How many times you’ll use them depends mostly on how much you’ll care about them.
To remove them safely, you’ll just need to dip a cotton swab in an oil-free makeup remover and rub it gently across the lash line. After a while, the lash will loosen and fall. If you want to pull them off, make sure you do it carefully and always begin from the outer corner of the eye. You can use tweezers to remove any dried glue that remains and use eye makeup remover to clean your lashes.
Always clean them gently to avoid ripping them off. When you’re done and your false lashes look new again, it’s time to store them in a lash case. For this purpose, you can use the lash case they came in to keep them clean and protected all the time.