If you have always dreamed of having luxurious, plush long lashes but have never been able to master the art of applying falsies, look no further. Celebrity makeup artist and founder of Lash Star Beauty, Tracy Murphy has worked her magic on the lashes of Kate Upton, Ashley Graham, Brooklyn Decker and Nina Agdal and has broken down the process in easy to follow tips. You are just a few steps away from supermodel lashes!
What You’ll Need:
• Lash Applicator (Look out for Lash Star Beauty’s Lash Applicator which arrives in May!)
• Clear or black lash glue adhesive
What To Do:
Always apply your shadow, liner and a generous coat of mascara on your natural lashes before applying false lashes.
1. Gently remove the lash from its container using the Lash Applicator.
2. Wrap the lashes diagonally around a pen (think spiral staircase), and let them sit for a few minutes to stretch out the band. This old Hollywood trick gives them a rounded shape that’s easier to adhere to the lid.
3. Remove the lash and check if it’s the right length for your eye. Measure carefully and trim to fit with scissors, always cutting from the outside in.
4. Holding the lash with the applicator, place a thin layer of glue along the band, putting a bit more on the corners to help it stay put. Let the glue sit for 30-60 seconds until it gets a little tacky (you can blow on it to speed up the process). It’s crucial to achieve the right consistency—you can test it beforehand by putting a dab on your fingers and pinching them together until it gets gummy.
5. Put your chin up and eyes down in front of a large mirror with good light. Using the lash applicator, position the band as close to your lash line as possible. Then hold it in place until it starts to dry.
If You Need Extra Help:
• You can use the Lash Styler to blend the lash hairs together, “marrying” them for a more seamless look.
• If needed, use a little Hyperperformance Gel Liner to blend the roots of the lashes together, an especially helpful trick if they’re not perfectly meshed.
Bottom line: If you’re new to false lashes, they’re going to feel a little strange at first, but you’ll get used to the feeling quite quickly. If you feel any discomfort, remove them and try again until they feel comfortable and natural. After all, the goal is glamour, not pain. Comfort is key!
There’s no doubt that it takes practice to master false lashes—but once you get the hang of it, it’s like riding a bike.
PS- Follow the buzz @lashstarbeauty as I cannot wait to try the Full Control Mascara pictured above!