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Lash 101: How to Apply Strip Eyelashes

Wed., May. 18, 2011 6:21 PM EDT
by McKenzie Harris

Smoke and Mirrors Beauty Lashes

False eyelashes have come a long way since the gaudy version in the ’70′s. Use them to spice up your features for a special occasion or simply to perk up your day during the week. It takes a little patience to apply these eye enhancers, but practice makes perfect, right? Celebrity makeup artist and founder of Smoke and Mirrors Beauty, Stephen Moleski, gives us step-by-step directions on how to work the strip lash. Remember to take your time, have fun while rocking your falsies, and you will be a pro in no time. –mckenzie harris

What You Will Need

-Your favorite strip lashes

-Tweezers

-Eyelash Curler

-Scissors (You can use small manicure scissors.)

-Q-tips

-DUO lash adhesive

-Mirror

-Mascara

-Clean Fingers

How It’s Done:

1. Carefully remove the lash from the tray by rolling your thumb over the lash. This will help maintain the curve of the lash, which is necessary to keeping the lashes on with ease.

Roll the lash off the tray gently with your thumb

2. Measure the lash by placing it on your eye lid without glue. Cut any excess off by starting on the outer corner.

3. Take the DUO lash adhesive and adhere a small ribbon of glue to the silicone band. Tip: Use dark DUO adhesive for any smokey eye and clear for any natural look.

4. Let the DUO adhesive set about 40 seconds until tacky.

5. Place the lash on your natural lashes. Start aligning them from the outside corner, following the lash line.

6. Take your tweezers and gently push the lash into the lash line so there is no noticeable separation. Tip: Apply a thin line of eyeliner to your lid for easier blending between the lashes and your lash line.

7. For one-time usage and dramatic effect, curl lashes with a lash curler.

8. Apply mascara to the lashes.

Jennifer Hudson rocking Smoke and Mirrors Lashes

PRO TIP: The less mascara and glue used, the longer the lashes will hold their integrity for longer usage.

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