How to apply false eyelashes

False eyelashes are a great way to add instant glamour and are easier to apply than you might think…

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  • How to apply false eyelashes

    Follow these easy tips from Eyelure and you'll have fluttering, full strip lashes in no time...
  • Application

    1. Tweezers make the application of false lashes much easier as it gives you much more control.

    2. Holding the eyelashes in the middle with the tweezers, check the length against your eye. Lashes should begin a little from the inside corner and not go beyond the outer edge of your eye. If you need to trim the lashes to fit, trim from the outer edge so that the lashes retain a natural-looking length.

    3. Apply glue from the middle of the lash outwards to the ends. Add a little bit extra to the ends to help keep lashes in place and prevent peeling during use. Careful not too apply too much.

    4. Wait for 30 seconds or so for the Lashfix to get slightly tacky. Hold the lash as close to the natural lash line as possible and gently press the lash in place working from the inside corner across and holding both ends in place as you do so.

    Tips supplied by Eylure

    Featured Lashes: Girls Aloud Gorgeous Lash Selection, £25, Naturalites Intense, £5.15, Bollywood Lashes, £8, all Eylure available at Boots and most High Street chemists.

  • Complete the look

    Hide the lash join with liquid, pencil, or cake eye-liner. For a classic and quick look black liquid eyeliner is best, try 2true Effortless Liquid Liner, £7, from Superdrug. Rest your elbow on a hard surface to achieve a steady curved line.

    For party eyes there are some gorgeous and glamours products in the shops this autumn. Add sparkle with 2true Sparkly Liners, which are great value at £1.95 each or £5 for 3, Superdrug. Or No.7’s Metallic Pencil Liners, Boots, are available in 5 jewel colours and are perfect for grown up style.

  • The professional touch

    If you still can't get the hang of it, all is not lost. Get Lashed is a new dedicated eyelash service from the successful chain, Nails Inc. Choose from an extensive selection of gorgeous lashes, from Get Cute - subtle half strips, to Get Daring- complete with black feathers that will have you standing out from the crowd.

    Lashes start from £7 per pair and a practiced technitian will apply your chosen eyelashes for you at no extra charge. Get Lashed is avaliable throughout the UK from most Debenhams stores.

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  • Faster than mascara!

    Another quick trick is pre -glued eyelashes. So if you are short of time these pre-glued strip lashes literally transform eyes in an instant. Simple, effective and re-usable. Faster Than Mascara lashes start from, £5.49, Sally Salon Services Salon System www.sallyexpress.com.

Last updated on 3 September 2009

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