Lashes. They are probably my favorite “accessory” these days because they make such a huge impact with little effort (and money).
My appreciation for them is even deeper after battling the eye infection from hell that wouldn’t go away and subjected me to my thick glasses for about 2 weeks. No eye makeup. No mascara. No lashes. I even had second thoughts about showing up to the office holiday party because it meant going in glasses and no eye makeup. But since that would mean missing out on free food and cocktails (did I mention free?), I bit the bullet and showed up looking very un-beauty blogger like. Thanks Too Faced Melted Lipstick in Velvet for keeping the focus on my lips, though!
Needless to say, I couldn’t wait to get back in my makeup—especially, full, doll-like lashes. So I partnered up with Ulta and People Style Watch to reveal how I get the look!
The easiest way to get beautiful, full lashes even Barbie would be jealous of, is strip lashes. I picked up a 3 pack of lashes from Eyelure from their Lash Edit collection. The Dangerous Beauty set had gorgeous lashes reminiscent of 1940s Hollywood glamour. This set also comes with lash glue, but I’m a fan of Duo’s lash glue in the Dark tone to blend in with my liner.
I ended up using the Texture 57 lashes that came in the pack to create the most fullness and drama.
To create the look:
- Curl natural lashes with an eyelash curler. I like using Tweezerman’s Eyelash Curler because it gives lashes a nice curl and it’s also gentle on the eyes.
- Apply a lengthening and volumizing mascara like my favorite, L’Oreal Voluminous Mascara, to your natural lashes.
- Apply a thin layer of Duo Lash Adhesive in Dark on the lash strip
- Wait 30 seconds before applying–this step is key. When the glue is a little tacky, it makes lashes go on so much easier.
- Use a set of tweezers to place the lashes right on your natural lash line. Gently pat in place.
- Don’t forget bottom lashes. Clinique makes the perfect bottom lash mascara
Viola! Beautiful doll like lashes in 10 minutes.
See you (hopefully glasses free) in 2016! xo
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