Feeling a bit bored with your everyday eye makeup routine? Want to mix it up a bit? Well, have you ever considered adding false eyelashes to your daytime makeup arsenal? Yes, we said daytime! Thinking that false eyelashes are only for nighttime is a thing of the past. There are so many amazing ideas when it comes to the faux lash market that you could conceivably wear a different product, in a different way, every day for a month…and never use the same look twice…without the need to apply mascara! With just a few fake eyelashes tips and ideas, you can take your everyday eye makeup to a whole new level.
- Full false lashes – Of course, you can go for a full strip of false lashes. There are so many different lengths, thicknesses, and effects, your choices are staggering. Budget brands such as Eylure and Ardell make many lovely and popular styles ($6-12). Most sets come with glue (dries clear), or you can purchase Revlon Precision Lash Adhesive separately, which is safer than most Duo glues. If you want to go for full-on luxury at an affordable price, try perfect mink eyelashes by Minki Lashes. These cruelty-free 100% mink fur lashes undeniably beat their human hair lash competitors thanks to their unprecedented natural fluttery appearance and lash tips that almost identically mimic the shape of a human eyelash. Minki Lashes can be purchased strictly online (www.minkilashes.com), but will soon be offered at selected beauty salons across Canada so stay tuned! They are soft, flexible, and high quality…but all that comes with a price tag to match (around $40). No matter which you choose, be sure to first line your eyes with smudge proof eyeliner, then curl your lashes with a heated eyelash curler. You can easily skip mascara with your fluttery Minki’s (we actually don’t advise using mascara on Minki’s), and go straight to the step of adding those extra perfect lashes and brace for impact!
- Partial lashes – Partial lashes allow for more natural looking false eyelashes, which is really pretty perfect for adding to your everyday eye makeup, but your overall eye makeup will require a couple of coats of organic mascara (watch those toxic ingredients!). Eyelashes can be ready-sold as accent lashes (such as Ardell DuraLash Accents or Minki Lashes), or you can simply find a full lash strip you like and cut to size (fit to the outer half-to-one-third of your upper lash line). Apply as you would regular false eye lashes. Fool-proof application and so natural people might not even know what you added. But they’ll know something is different…and whatever it is you did – your perfect everyday eye makeup ideas work!
- Individual lashes – And for the most natural look of all, try individual false eyelashes a.k.a flares. Expert faux lash wearers might be able to cut a full strip of lashes into tiny individual pieces, but why would you, when there are so many amazing pre-packaged individual lashes out there? (Ardell DuraLash Flare, Eylure Individual Eyelashes Combination, Khroma Beauty Lash Dash Faux Lashes – Individual Lashes, just to name a few. All available on www.Ulta.com). What a way to shake up your perfect everyday eye makeup ideas!
Bonus eye tip: Since the goal is to highlight your gorgeous eyes with a daytime false lash flair, you will also need to remember to keep your brows in order. What good is drawing attention to your eyes, if your brows remain a mess? It would be like driving a luxury car, but using beach chairs for seats. Kinda defeats the purpose. So, do your research and read our other articles and watch our Youtube tutorials to find your perfect eyebrow shape. Find your beginning point, end point, and arch. Then, for the best eyebrow makeup, invest in a both a good eyebrow pencil and an eyebrow powder, in order to create the most natural effect. A great brow completes the story of a perfect eye makeup look.
As you can see, it’s easy to add something special, yet subtle, to your boring ol’ makeup ritual. Once you start to filter in the versatility of false eyelashes to your everyday eye makeup ideas, you’ll wonder how you went without it for so long!