I'm no expert when it comes to makeup application but I'd like to think that I'm getting progressively better with every beat. One thing I know I've improved on is applying false eyelashes. After much trial, and even more error, here are things I don't do when wearing falsies.
Apply mascara first
I am a proud member of YouTube Academy and I watch tutorials almost daily to improve my technique. Quite a few Youtubers/influencers recommend applying mascara to your own eyelashes before putting on your falsies. Been there, styled that, and it just doesn't work for me. I find that it makes my real lashes too stiff. Once I put on the false eyelashes, my actual lashes sometimes clump together and it's even harder to blend then with the falsies if necessary. So I just skip that step altogether and it has made the process much easier for me.
Placing the lash in the center of the eye
Here's the thing with this tip: I'm not good at measuring. Give me a ruler and I will still draw a crooked line. When I've attempted to apply the lash in the center of the eye I either put it too close to the inner corner or too far away. If it's too close to the inner corner, the lashes bother me when I blink. If it's too far away from the inner corner, the lashes don't look as natural because you can tell where my lash ends and the fake lash begins. My trick? I just start at the inner corner. I'm able to place the lash exactly where I need it to begin and I get perfect placement every single time.
Putting on lashes is still something I need to get better at but these tricks have helped me come a long way. Next on my list is applying lashes to my left eye without having to do it twice; the struggle is still real. Any additional tips are welcomed below!