Individual Lashes Tutorial

Luscious lashes are one of my favorite things. Right up there with misty sunrises, pretty pinks, and double americanos. Even though I regularly apply full strip lashes for my clients, trying to get them just perfect on my own eyes is quite the chore! So I must admit, when I tried individuals for the first time I was pleasantly surprised! They are quick, easy, and natural looking enough to fool anyone into thinking that yes, those are really your lashes. 

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For this bit of lash magic you will need 3 things and a little mascara to seal the deal. 

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1. Individual lashes. I've been very pleased with these Dura Lashes from Ardell, the short length is perfect for anything from natural fill ins to building into thick lusciousness. If you are looking for a bit more drama, the medium length can add more fun, and the two mixed together can be just beautiful! 

2. Lash glue. For beginners, I recommend using clear glue (also from Ardell, but DUO is great too!), it will go on white then dry clear. This way you can see what you're doing, but if you manage to get a little glue somewhere you would rather not, it'll be easier to cover. For my kit (and in this tutorial) I use dark glue, because I like how it darkens the roots. However, this requires a more steady hand because the dark color can be harder to hide if you have an "oops" moment. 

3. Tweezers! 

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Take hold of a bunch of lashes with the tweezers, try and grab them up by the roots as much as possible. I have found they get a little bent out of shape if you pull from the ends, then they end up looking wonky. 

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Next, dip the root into the glue. I like to let the glue set for a minute to get tacky. This prevents things from slipping around on your eye as you wait for the glue to fully dry.

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Gently push the lash base into the roots of your natural lash line. Repeat the process until you achieve the desired affect. You can either space them out for a little boost, or close together and layered for a more fun! A few coats of mascara to blend the lashes together and you are finished!

Thank you to Meghann of Frankie & Maude for being our lovely model! Her and her mother's Boss Lady segment will be coming soon and it's fabulous! Photos by KNDM Co, who came all the way up from Seattle to play with us, thanks so much Kamrin! 

Much Love!
~Elizabeth