Eyes have always been the centre of human beauty and it becomes even clearer now when we have to cover our faces with masks as a part of our everyday life. Eyes talk, but the power of eye makeup talks even louder. Whether it’s a casual hanging out or a formal meeting, when our eyes look great, we look great, too.
As frames around our eyes, eyelashes are the most important piece of the artwork. They define the shape while offering protection at the same time. That’s why many women rely on false lashes as the most potent eye makeup solution.
Faux Mink Lashes
Faux mink eyelashes are a synthetic version of mink eyelashes. Here are some interesting facts to know about them.
· They are the most popular extensions on the beauty scene as a vegan and cruelty-free alternative that gives soft and silky quality. They’re man-made, poly-fiber lashes that come in a variety of lengths, diameters and curls. Some faux eyelashes are made from a blend of natural human hair and synthetic fibers, which makes them soft, light and natural looking.
· Faux mink lashes are an ideal choice for achieving a natural look that lasts long. They have good flexibility and don’t lose their shape. Also, the curl is permanent and there is no need to curl or perm them once they’re applied.Their curl effect remains even if they get wet, which is another great advantage of the faux mink eyelashes. They’re (ultra)light in weight, and have a stunning dark gloss compared to silk and mink lash extensions.
Both lash artists and customers love faux mink eyelashes because the variety of size and length allows customizing a different look for each client.
How to Choose Your Faux Mink Lash Extensions
Based on your eye shape, you can find the perfect falsies and create the effect you’ve always wanted.
- Almond – Many lash styles suit this eye shape, but the most popular choice is full style with evenly distributed lashes.
- Round – To create more shape in round eyes, you’ll need to lift the upper lid, and it can be easily done with curled lashes.
- Mono-Lidded – More subtle lashes will reduce the definition of your eye.
- Hooded – When the upper eyelid seems hidden, try fluttery layers.
- Upturned – In this case, go for lashes style with volume and length on the outer corners to enhance the beauty of your eyes.
- Downturned – Successful lifting effect can be achieved with winged style lashes.
- Close-Set – To make eyes appear further apart, the solution is concentrated lashes on the outer corner.
- Deep-Set – In this case, go with long lashes that will cause a dramatic effect.
How to Apply False Eyelashes the Right Way
If you’re applying false lashes for the first time, it might seem a bit difficult. Applying them takes patience and practice and gets easier with time. You’ll be surprised when you catch yourself standing up and applying them with minimal use of a mirror.
To begin you will need some essential tools like small or nails scissors, tweezers, an eyelash curler, mascara, eyeliner and a close-up mirror. If possible, get pointed tweezers because of their finer tip which is great for precisely picking up and removing the eyelashes. Once you have all the tools needed, just follow these few simple steps.
First of all, find a place with good lighting and set the mirror in line with your face and eyes. Once you’re set, remove the lashes strip from the package, hold any of the outer ends and gently bend back and forth. That will help the lashes to better conform to your eyelid shape. There are two ways to determine where the lashes should begin. One way is to line it up with the point where the rim of your iris begins and another way is to hold up an eye pencil from the edge of your nostril to your eye.
The next step is to find the right size by measuring the eyelashes. It’s very simple, just hold the lashes up over the eye and make sure they’re not longer than your eyelid. In case they are, use the scissors and gently snip off the excess starting from the inner corner because the outer corner usually has the most volume.
As we mentioned before, faux mink eyelashes are already curly, but to get a better result, you’ll need to curl your natural once. Use an eyelash curler on each eye for 30 seconds.
Also, you can coat your natural eyelashes with your mascara, to make sure your falsies sit on better. If you wiggle the wand right down into the base of the lashes, it will prevent any gaps.
Apply a very thin strip of glue to the band with a cuticle stick. If you’re using a tube, squeeze a couple of drops on your hand or onto a clean surface and then dab the thinnest layer possible onto the band and let it dry for about 30 seconds. The drier the glue, the better it will stick.
Start with the centre of your eye, and stick the lash on your upper lid, as close to your lash line as possible. It’s up to you if you want to use the tweezers or your fingers. Once it’s over, use your fingers to adjust the ends along your lash line. Finally, if you feel like you need to touch up any area with an eyeliner, wait for the glue to dry completely.
Remove and Reuse
One of the best things about falsies is that they can be worn multiple times. How many times you will reuse your false eyelashes depends on how properly you will take care of them.
Simply dip a cotton swab in an oil-free makeup remover and rub it gently along the lash line. Eventually, the lash will loosen and fall. Or you can pull them off carefully, but make sure you always start from the outer corner of the eye. You can use tweezers if necessary in order to remove any dried glue that remains and eye makeup remover to clean the lashes. Do it in a very gentle way to avoid ripping them off. Once they look like new again, store them in a lash case. For this purpose, you can use the same lash case they came in.