Mischo Beauty School: Eyelashes 101

Lashes are my favorite new beauty accessory and my biggest challenge when it comes to applying my own. While I’ve mastered applying them to clients - technique and control definitely come from practice.

At any rate, there are two types of artificial lashes- band lashes and individual lashes. Band lashes (also called strip lashes) are applied to the natural lash line, using an adhesive, and are meant for single use. Individual lashes are applied to the lash line one at a time, using a lash glue, and last up to two weeks. The adhesive or glue is the product used to make the lashes adhere, or stick, to the natural lash line. Artificial lashes are available in human hair, animal hair, synthetic fibers, and in a variety of colors.

Procedure for Applying Band Lashes:

1. Always wash your hands first to avoid infection.

2. Decide on length and desired effect of band lash.

3. Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler.

4. Apply eyeliner based on your desired effect.

5. Remove band lash from package and trim to fit the curve of your eyelid.

6. Apply a thin strip of lash adhesive and allow to set for a few seconds, before applying to the lash line.

7. Apply the band lash to the lash line.

8. Use tweezers to gently press and set the band lash.

9. Retouch the lash line with eyeliner.

Lashes can be easily removed using a warm compress or make-up remover.

Love your lashes!

Any questions?



Kirsten said...

Ok, this makes sense. But email me and explain to me the reasoning behind putting the eyeliner on before the lashes. I wanna know :)

March 12, 2008 at 3:28 PM
Mischo Beauty said...

The reason is- and I should have mentioned this- you apply lashes at the very end! After all makeup has been applied- THEN you apply the lashes.

And actually you may not even need to touch-up the eyeliner at the end!

March 12, 2008 at 8:29 PM
Girl-Woman said...

Great post. I will include it in Girl-Woman's weekend reads.

March 15, 2008 at 1:27 PM

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