Mischo Beauty School: Eyelashes 101

If you were watching last night's Grammy Awards, then you probably saw the FABULOUS lashes on Estelle and Adele. And, if you did, you probably understand why eyelashes are my favorite beauty accessory! They can definitely be a challenge to apply, and while I've mastered applying them to clients- technique and control definitely come with practice.

At any rate, there are two types of artificial eyelashes- band eyelashes and individual eyelashes. Band eyelashes (also called strip eyelashes) are applied to the natural eyelash line, using an adhesive, and are meant for single use. Individual eyelashes are applied to the eyelash line one at a time, using an eyelash glue, and should last up to two weeks.

Artificial eyelashes are available in human hair, animal hair, synthetic fibers, and in a variety of colors. Here are ten easy steps for applying band eyelashes:

1. Always wash your hands first to avoid infection.
2. Decide on length and desired effect of band eyelash.
3. Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler.
4. Apply eyeliner based on your desired effect.
5. Remove band eyelash from package and trim to fit the curve of your eyelid.
6. Apply a thin strip of adhesive to the eyelash band and allow to set for a few seconds.
7. Apply the band eyelash to the eyelash line.
8. Use tweezers to gently press and set it.
9. Retouch the eyelash line with eyeliner and you're done!
10. Repeat steps for second eyelash.

Eyelashes are easily removed using eyelash remover or makeup remover, so no worries. Oh, and if you lose a few of your own lashes in the process of removal, don't fret- your eyelashes will grow back just the same as the rest of the hair on your body! Any questions? Love your lashes.



andrea said...

thanks for the tips... even though i don't think i need them... i might give some a try next time i go out ;)

February 10, 2009 at 7:48 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Andrea: You're very welcome, but you don't need them because your lashes are always FABULOUS!

February 15, 2009 at 3:17 AM
Anonymous said...

i was wondering if you have an actual school or will i be fabulous just practicing these steps at home..

November 16, 2009 at 10:09 AM
Mischo Beauty said...

To Anonymous: I don't have a school yet! But, as soon as it's open, the world will know! These are steps/tips meant to be practiced at home. You're always welcome to come back and leave a question in the comments section- or, feel free to email me with any questions you might have! :)

November 19, 2009 at 2:49 PM
drea said...

Do I just have to use eyelash adhesive or can I use hair bonding glue? I'm just trying to have them last... any suggestions??

January 7, 2012 at 5:47 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

I would stick with lash adhesive! Also, please, please always read the manufacturer's directions for use if ever in doubt.

January 10, 2012 at 6:12 AM

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