An Ode to Individual Lashes

individual lashes application

I do love lashes. So I thought I’d put together lash loving two-parter; today an ode to the faux ones, tomorrow it’s all about an au naturale curl. A few years back I was all for the mantra of ‘the bigger the better’, but now I struggle to apply then without a vast gap between my lashline and the band creating a very interesting, though not so desirable effect. But, that’s not to say I’ve completely given up on faux flutters. Individual lashes that can be put on in a matter minutes to pump up your lashline have become my new weapon of choice. A five minute fix for a feline eye, that can be wiped away with one soaked sweep of Bioderma. Simples. Plus when applied well no one will be able to spot them. It can be our little secret. 😉

Here’s the (clumsy approved) method I use. Firstly I do my usual lash routine; crimping with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers then applying a very light layer of whatever mascara is top of my current rotation. Next I take a medium-length lash bundle, held with a pair of tweezers, add a drop of glue to the ends and snuggle the root into my lashline. I start from the outer corner and take three longs and a medium closer to the centre of the iris to blend everything together (a step I missed out in the above picture hence the lack of subtly – good one Gauri). Then I brush everything through with a spoolie to make sure they’re all attached and there isn’t too much mascara involved and I’m the proud owner of an oomph-ed up flutter without too much fiddling.

Links well worth a click:

  • Lisa Eldridge’s Individual Lash application how-to video – damn, she makes it look so easy.
  • For a comprehensive guide to strip, individual lashes and everything in between check out Pixiwoo’s video on the matter.
  • To pick them up yourself try these Essence Frame 4 Fame pack from Nykaa.

Lash loving part one – done. Tomorrow the ultimate guide to curled lashes complete with the best prep and potions to keep those hairs looking bloody gawjus.