Monday, January 26, 2009

Today's Special: Falsies



Have I got your attention?? Yeah, I thought so.




Today I'm talking about Falsies.


But not the kind you think....Sorry Fellas...Peace out, this is your cue to leave if you want to. (but don't say I never gave you anything)

Today I'm taking about these kind of falsies:


False eyelashes. Diamonds and false eyelashes are indeed a girls best friend! Take a look at any celebrity gossip magazine and you will see Hollywood's A-lister's all wearing false eyelashes-and these are not your mother's false eyelashes. The falsies of today are better than ever and easy to apply and use.

Let's start with the basics: ie; the cheap ones.
  • Ardell brand or Maybelline. You can find them at any of your local drugstores, Target, Wallgreens or Walmart. Prices range from $3.00-$5.00.
Cheap false eyelashes are just as good if not better (at times) than their pricer competitors. With an array of styles to choose from, a good general rule of thumb is to go with whatever you think will enhance your natural eye lash without leaving you looking like you are wearing false eyelashes. The key word being "enhance"- if you have sparse eyelashes naturally, choose a false eyelash that has enough depth and lash, but not too dense. You don't want to risk being constantly asked, "Are you wearing false eyelashes?" And at $3.00 a piece you can afford to buy more than one style and experiment.

Expensive Brands:

  • Mac and Shu Uemura have the best in the business, but I tend to lean towards Mac. There are lots of styles to choose from, each reflecting the users intent and desire. If I were to choose a basic style, I would go with 2 Lash for $12.00. This lash adds length with just the right amount of density and can be trimmed to the users tastes.

Application:

Here is where everybody panics! Fear not, false eyelashes are child's play and if you can apply eyeliner to your eyes, you can apply false eyelashes no problem.

  • Complete eye make-up. (except for upper lid eyeliner and mascara)
  • Curl your eyelashes with an eyelash curler.
  • Remove false lash from the box and lay it on your lash line until you feel comfortable with exactly where it is going to go and how it is going to look. You can trim the false lash with a pair of small eyebrow grooming scissors if they are too long.
  • Using a q-tip, apply the lash glue, in a thin layer, across the base of lash. Wait 10-15 seconds, until glue becomes tacky, then using tweezers apply them to base of lid. Let lash dry to set for one minute.
  • Apply liquid liner over the base of your eyelash and the false eyelash to conceal any exposed glue and for a more dramatic look. Helpful tip: keep your elbow on the top of the surface you are working on. This will aid in creating a smooth line and will keep your hand steady.
  • Apply mascara to your new lashes (both the false eyelashes and yours)-although you shouldn't over do it. A light coat is all that's needed to do the trick.
  • Lashes are re-usable (keep the container they came in for storage) and should peel off at the evening's end with ease.

So there you have it! I highly recommend you try them.

You think Kim Kardashian has naturally lush, gorgeous, black lashes?? Maybe, but not that lush. No, you can bet she has a personal make-up artist to apply her lashes for photo ops. And so many others!! Everyone is doing it!

So before you decide to shell out tons of money for those expensive eyelash extentions at your local salon, give these a whirl and come back here and tell me how you did!!

21 comments:

Joe D. said...

Even though I'm an not an expert in female beauty aides I'll still add my two cents. . .

. . .I liked Pamela's falsies the best.

Andy said...

I read this post and work, and after the first photo, immediately wondered how long it would be until I got fired.

Candy's daily Dandy said...

Ohhh Andy, sorry about that.

Bella@That damn expat said...

Shut up! When I was putting my make up in the morning I was looking at my thin lashes and wondering what fake ones would feel like. I've never tried them, but maybe now I will.

And there's an award for you on my blog.

Lisa said...

they are a girl's best friend! the difference is amazing isn't it?

Dr Zibbs said...

My wife's eyelashes are so large and lush that she doesn't where mascara because it just makes her lashes look too big.

My daughter's the same way. People used to stop us in public to look at her eyelashes.

the iNDefatigable mjenks said...

I'm fortunate enough that my wife doesn't need falsies.

And she has great eyelashes, too.

SouthernBelle said...

Damn, those giant boobs look painful.

I think I have pretty good eyelashes, luckily, because I know the first thing I would do with false ones is somehow get glue in my eye.

Scope said...

Last week on "What Not To Wear", Carmandy (you should so jack her and steal that job) recommended cutting the cheap ones in half to make them easier to apply. I would think that would increase your odds of getting them on crooked.

SkylersDad said...

I have always been a butt man instead of a boob man, and I always vote for the less makeup the better.

Cora said...

I can't do it. Can't. My Mom used to wear false eyelashes when I was a kid and I remember them always hanging halfway off or sticking up in the air and my friends would always be staring at her and whispering to me, "what's wrong with your mom's eye?" Embarrassing. Plus the little bottles of glue used to freak me out. They're probably better quality now, but I still have those past images stuck in my mind. Funny, I know, but I just can't go there.

As for the pictures of the OTHER falsies: OUCH! How PAINFUL do those look?!

Jennifer and Sandi said...

Ya know I have a pair in my drawer. Bought em, never used them. I love their look. Maybe I'll give them a try!!!!

HAPPY MONDAY!

- Jennifer

Slyde said...

i have to admit, a nice long pair of eyelashes are quite sexy...

pure evyl said...

As long as they don't go into the realm of Tammy Fay eyelashes, it's all good.

BTW, my word verification is squat. Weird stuff.

The Wolfmen said...

Good Grief - open a window and call a first aider

katrocket said...

I was too blown away by the fake boobs to learn anything about eyelashes.

Cowguy said...

ALL FREAKIN' RIGHT! Now THIS is what the internet is all about!

Gwen said...

OMG! I loved this post! I thought about getting some for my Curtain Skirt costume but was afraid of applying them. I'm getting some now. Thanks, Candy!

Fancy Schmancy said...

My allergies are so bad, I stopped wearing all eye make-up a couple of years ago. Now, when I do put on a little eyeliner once or twice a year for a special occasion, everyone makes such a big deal out of it that adding eyelashes would seem outlandish, for me.

I envy normal women...

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