I hope you guys are all having a good Saturday. It’s been a really gloomy day over here in the D (Detroit) so I figured this was the perfect time to sit down, cuddle up and blog.
I’ve started wearing fake eyelashes more frequently than I have in the past and I’ve noticed how much they do for the face! Maybe it’s just me, but I’ve noticed I wear less makeup with faux eyelashes. It’s great not having to apply mascara, you just put them on and go. It’s great! Although my love for false lashes is new, we have a long history together.
I first tried wearing fake eyelashes for an unforgettable Lady Gaga concert. However, it was a fail. I remember going to the store and immediately being bombarded by eyelashes. There were short lashes, individual lashes, long lashes, winged lashes, different colored lashes, even glitter lashes. I was so confused! I finally picked a pair and was ready to apply them. I had done my hair and makeup for the concert and I was ready for the final touches, the eyelashes. Well, I carefully applied them on top of my real lashes and they instantly fell off. I wasn’t aware that you needed lash glue, which meant no fake eyelashes for me that night. Our relationship was off to a rocky start…
After that incident, I went out and bought more faux eyelashes and…glue. I like for my eyelashes to look natural, yet long and full, so the glitter lashes were clearly out of the question. I believe I used the brand Ardell. That’s a pretty common brand of eyelashes over here in the States. Even though it took me forever to apply those false beauties, it was definitely a success compared to last time and they even stayed on! I even went on to applying individual lashes. It took me longer than usual to apply the individuals lashes, but as a beginner, I found it easier for me to apply those than the strips.
Now I’m not sure if you’ve ever wore false eyelashes but the first few times you begin wearing them, it kind of feels like you have feathers weighing down on your eyelids. It’s definitely something you have to get use to. The best analogy I can compare it to is wearing high heels. It’s rough in the beginning but worth it in the end. I also remember feeling like people were going to know that I had fake eyelashes on and they probably did considering how mine were crooked. It’s embarrassing to say but it’s the truth. I was such an amateur when it came to faux eyelashes and it definitely showed.
Over the time, applying false eyelashes became easier and I eventually fell in love. The clumps of glue that use to be noticeable slowly disappeared and the feeling that something was weighing down my eyelids began to fade away. It was a struggle but now I love them!
I recently put some on, just for fun. I had no concert to go but I decided to get glamorous anyways. Just like last time, I used the brand Ardell. You can find them at a major department store like Meijer, Walmart, Kroger or Target. They’re about $3-4 a pack, which is reasonable. The past pair of faux eyelashes I bought didn’t have a specific name but they had a mixture of long and short eyelashes on each strand. It gave me a more full and natural look. I took a picture for you all to see how they turned out.
I would say it was successful. They’re not perfect but they don’t look to bad. I plan on going to pick more up this week. A girl can never have too many pairs of faux eyelashes. I think I may try winged eyelashes next. It seems to a popular look for this season. Well. Until next time, have a happy Saturday