Imagine if my real lashes looked like this…actually that would be a little bit scary.
Recently, I sat down with myself, and said (yes, as in I was talking to myself. This conversation may or may not have taken place entirely inside my head),
“Makeup Morsels, let’s put this in perspective. You’ve been beauty blogging for a pretty long time. Don’t you think you might want to at least try putting on a pair of false lashes? And not with Photoshop.”
Hmmm, good point.
See, as realistic as these might look (see below), they’re not real. They’re fake false lashes!
creds: lash stamps from http://www.obsidiandawn.com
So this weekend, I stepped into the world of real false lashes for a little adventure.
One pair of Ardell Invisiband Black Wispies + …
…one tube of Duo lash glue = …
Real false lashes! I dropped these so many times. I don’t think my brain was ready for the fact that these were tangible objects. It kept yelling no, I refuse to believe this! Go back into Photoshop where you belong!
The nice thing about a clear band is that the lashes look very natural on. When I first saw the Wispies, I thought they would be way too dramatic to wear anywhere, but they actually look semi-normal on. I might even wear them (trimmed down) for a night out. Possibly.
(I accidentally chopped off part of the flared outer corner instead of the inner corner. Woops).
These are very easy to use. I’ve never worn/applied false lashes in my life before this, but I got it in one try. And no, I am not a person who normally does new things in one try.
To apply, I dragged the lashes through the glue, and then waited about 30 seconds before pressing them into my lashline with a pair of tweezers.
When removal time rolled around, I dragged a q-tip soaked in makeup remover across the band to loosen it, and then took it off starting from the inner corner. Lastly, since these are reusable, I sanitized the lashes with some alcohol, and then rinsed them off with water. I didn’t use any mascara on them, so I figured it would be ok to leave the cleaning at that.
I can see why everyone hypes up Ardell lashes now. They’re comfortable, easy to apply, and most importantly, affordable and accessible. The clear Duo lash glue was also a breeze to use (although be careful how much you squeeze out, the glue is runnier than I expected it to be). I think I’ll swing by CVS soon, and pick up a few more pairs.
Are you a seasoned false-lash applier, or just starting out like me?
P.S. Due to extreme fatigue and crummy feelings, the wigeon plans to take a vacation tomorrow, but will return next week laden with questions and things.
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