I have gotten several questions on the use of my false lashes in recent LOTDs, and it's time to 'address' them fully in this entry. If you are a long time reader of this blog, you know that I am a hardcore user of falsies whenever I do full-on makeup...I have no patience to apply coats of mascara onto my tiny lashes, when a pair of natural looking falses would do the job in less than a minute.
I also like to rotate my lashes, as in... I wear different lashes for different events/ eyelooks/ occasions etc etc... and when I layer my lashes --- wearing more than a pair at once....that's when I achieve a very 'natural' -- because we know there is nothing natural about this whole affair at all ---- oh yeah, I was saying... naturally smokey effect to my eyes. I like how thicker and more voluminous lashes make my eyes look bigger, wider, and also add depth to the eye contour in general.
So if anyone were to ask me, what is the biggest different a single makeup item can make to the whole look... I prolly would have to go with false lashes.
I have never really been a fan of plasticky cross-hair stiff looking lashes... I usually prefer them wispy, messy and even if they are cross-hair ones.. they are usually quite 'messy' looking.
Here in this entry, I will show you how I layer my lashes... and do take note this is all very subjective.. you can pick and choose whichever type of lashes you want to layer, and combine to wear together.. and if you already have long luscious lashes, then you probably won't even need to read through all these! :)
Okay, for me, I usually like my lashes not too long... but I like good volume at the base.. and I like lashes that flare out more at the outer corner. Whenever I layer lashes, I usuall want to add more length and volume to the outer corners.
And I prefer to layer old lashes.. because they are already seasoned, and good to bend about and after layering you give new life to these customised lashes.. and get even more wear out of them.
And as you can see in this picture below... despite combining two layers of lashes, the base of the lashes are still quite thin.. so they won't feel stiff nor heavy to apply.
Here is how the lashes look like separated:
The top pair which has the shorter hairs are from Taiwan...the name translates to something like "#7 Cross Black" and you can see that the base of the lashes contains a row of shorter cross hairs and the ends are longer and sparse. I like these for daily everyday, but once I do a heavier eyemakeup, or for nights, this pair of lashes tend to disappear... and so... enter the Ardel 120... which are wispy looking messy lashes. I like these but somehow after a few uses they look too sparse, and also too narrow for my eyeshape.
So one day, I did a trial and layered them together and lately I wear these all the time...
I wanted to increase the width of the Ardel lashes... so you can see that I didn't put two lashes directly top on of each other.
The basic principle being you want the shorter hairs on the inner corners of your eyes, and the longer hairs on the outer edge.
Once they are aligned to your desired width and 'design' you want to kind of lightly pinch the base of both lashes together... creating a single band...and then I apply the lash glue as normal. I know some people prefer to apply one lash to the eye first, and then apply the second lash to the eyes... well.. that's double work, and you might not get the same results for the other eyes. So I prefer to prepare and arrange the pair of lashes first before applying to my eyes.
You can see the difference below:
only the #7 Cross Black
and the final results of layering false lashes
So in conclusion, it's really your preference, what works for me might not work for everyone... just play around with the falsies, and create the look that you like!
Hope this has been helpful, and thanks for reading!