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How To Apply False Lashes: Natural & Dramatic

teacher avatar Heather Blood, Makeup Addict and Actress

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7 Lessons (13m)
    • 1. Introduction

    • 2. Lesson 1: Types of Lashes

    • 3. Lesson 2: Fitting/Cutting the Lashes

    • 4. Lesson 3: Types of Lash Glue

    • 5. Lesson 4: Applying Natural Lashes (No Eyeliner)

    • 6. Lesson 5: Applying Dramatic Lashes (With Eyeliner)

    • 7. Class Project

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Heather Blood

Makeup Addict and Actress


Heather is an actress by day, and a makeup addict/enthusiast by night. She owns more makeup than anyone you'll ever meet, and enjoys creating unusual makeup looks to wear on an everyday basis. Heather has a YouTube Channel (Vessel of Blood), and is an alternative model in her spare time.

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1. Introduction: hi and welcome to my class and how to apply false lashes in both dramatic and natural styles. In this class, I'll be sharing how to apply both natural and dramatic strip lashes, but lash brands I use on a daily basis and different types of lash blue. You don't have to spend $20 on a pair of lashes to look fabulous. But these tips and tricks will apply to both drug store and more high end lashes. I will not be covering individual lashes or lash extensions in this class. Let's get started. 2. Lesson 1: Types of Lashes: There are many styles and brands of lashes on the market, but in today's class will be focusing on to general styles. Natural and dramatic. Natural lashes are usually thinner with more delicate bands that have clear sections. These are typically referred to as clear or invisible band false lashes. Now this makes it easier for you to blend them with your natural lashes as well. Was not needing to use any eyeliner now for me? Personally, I found that it doesn't really matter what brand of lash that I use. It's more the style that matters. But that being said, I'm going to share with you a couple of my favorite brands and styles. Now, as far as natural lashes go, I always reach for my ardo with species thes air just the easiest to apply. I love health then and clear the bands are, and they last for a very, very long time. Usually, it said that you only get 5 to 7 uses out of a pair of lashes, but for me, I've actually gotten over 20 uses out of some of my lashes. As long as you take care of them, they will last for a very long time now, as far as dramatic clashes are, Dell just makes some really beautiful lashes. But I also love the ill or brand, which you can also find at your local drug stores when I really want a big, bold, beautiful lash. This is what I reach for, as you can see on these Demi whiskies from our del, there are clear spaces in between the lash hairs, and that's what makes this more of a natural lash. Now, comparing the more dramatic lashes from Isler, you can see the Lash Man is completely black and there are no spaces whatsoever. So now that we've discussed the different types of lashes, let's move on to how to fit them to your eye. 3. Lesson 2: Fitting/Cutting the Lashes: So when it comes to your lashes, when you buy something in the drugstore, 8 may not fit your. I may be too small or too big. Some will need to be cut, which is what we'll be covering here. And what you want to do is you want to place the lash on to your eye without any glue and just see how it fits. Now. For me, this doesn't like this. Slash will fit my eye, but if I really wanted to, I could dream a little bit off the edges. This is also a matter of personal preference. For example, some people prefer for their lashes to end here, and some like them to go all the way into the tear duct. So it really is up to you how long or short you want your lash and you'll be able to tell once you apply it. If it's comfortable for you or not, and if it's uncomfortable, all you have to do is snip off the ends. But, for example, if this slash was placed and I found that the inside corner was all the way into the inside of my tear duct, like so that would be too long for me, and I would need to cut it or if the outer edge of the lash was all the way out here. Now what I usually prefer to use to cut my lashes is a small pair of browser users like this. I found these on eBay Amazon, and they're usually relatively cheap. But this is my preferred way to cut the lash. And when you are cutting a lash, whether it be natural or dramatic, I would highly recommend to cut from the longest end. In that way you still have a nice tapered effect from short to long lash, whereas if you cut the short lashes off, the last will all be one length or less tapered, unless that's the affect you're going for. 4. Lesson 3: Types of Lash Glue: So now that you know how to fit your lash to your eye, now it's time to talk about the glue. No, as there are many styles and brands of lashes out there, the same could be said for Lash Blue. But today I'm gonna be showing you two of my absolute favorite lash glue that have worked for me for years. There are three main types of adhesives out there. Strip lash adhesive, individual lash adhesive and surgical lash adhesive. And since this class is focused on applying strip lashes, we will also only be focusing on strip lash adhesive strip lash adhesive is lower strength , and the other one's mentioned so it is easier to remove now with some washes that you can buy. A small tube of adhesive is included, and I find this works well. But it may not be as long lasting as the brands I'm about to mention, and the two brands of Lashed Blue that I love are from House of Lashes and Kiss Slash. Now both of these adhesives are brush adhesives, which means that it comes with a brush for the applicator, and I just find that gives me the easiest application. Now. One thing I would recommend for more sensitive eyes or anyone with itchy eyes or something like that is Lashley without Lee Texan in 30 years, I used to use a lash glue like duo which Hadley text in it and my eyes would be itchy and they would water. And I didn't know what the issue Waas. But then when I switched to latex free glue, all those issues stopped. Now for House of Lashes, this is my go to lash glue. I love the way it smells. I love it. It's latex free, and I love that It also comes in dark and light. This is the dark lash glue which drives black. So if you use this with, say, a really dramatic winged liner, it will blend right into the Islander. Now I found that the kiss clear lash is the best for applying more natural lashes like the ones I'm wearing right now, This drives cleared has Allen. It is also latex free, and I find that this gives a really long lasting hold. The House of Lashes has also last me all day with no issue, and that could be said for both the dark anti clear versions of House of Lashes. Now, if you do have more sensitive eyes or are prone to skin issues, I'd recommend doing a spot test with your eyelash glue. And that would be just to put a small amount on your wrist or a sensitive part of your skin and just keep an eye on that for 24 hours. If nothing happens, if you don't get itchy or red, then you should be good to go. So now that we've talked about the different types of last, let's move on to actually applying a lash. 5. Lesson 4: Applying Natural Lashes (No Eyeliner): So now for application and this lesson, we're going to be applying a more natural looking lash and the lashes that I'm gonna be using today, our farm Ardo And these are the Demi whiskeys and block. Now, to apply these, I'm gonna be using my kiss lash adhesive, which is unclear. And I found that whenever I'm applying lashes, whether it be natural or dramatic, if I apply them before mascara, it's a lot easier. I'm gonna take my strip adhesive from Kiss and just paint it straight onto my lash line. Be sure just to paint a line. Great. Where I lectures, they're going to go and try not to get it in your natural lashes. And while that's drying and before I start to apply the lash if it's a brand new lash, I like to do this to make sure that the Lash Band is nice and flexible now for this particular glue. Once it starts to turn clear, that's when you know it's drying, and I just pop my lash right on top. Do your best to put it as close to your natural lashes as possible. Now I would recommend having a pair of tweezers just to make sure that the lashes placed exactly where you want it. Another thing I like to do is I like to take the tweezers and kind of pushed down into my skin. And that way I know the lash is for lead here to my skin. Now, this is the part that will make it look very natural, like the lashes are actually coming out of your eye. As you can see, we have some glue on top of the line of the lashes here, and that's very important for this step. What I'm going to do is I'm gonna take the skin of my eye and gently pinch down so that it completely covers the lash band. It's very gently. And now, as you can see, if you look at the lash from the top, it looks as if it is actually coming out of your eye. And I'm going to repeat that exact same process on the other. I and then using the exact same technique is the other. I We just pinched the skin over the top of the lash to hide it, and they're the lashes, all applied. Now, make sure that when you're doing this, you don't get any glue on your actual lashes because if that does happen, it's more likely that you will be pulling off your real lashes when you remove these later . So now that the lashes are completely applied and the glue is drying or completely covered by your skin, I like to add one more step before applying mascara. And that is to use a dark brown or black eye shadow. Whatever you prefer to fill in the space between your natural lashes and the false ones, I find that doing this stuff really blends in your false lashes to the natural ones. As you see here is I'm pulling my lash up a little bit. You can see a space in between the fall slash and the natural lash, and that's what we're gonna be covering up with eyeshadow. So I'm gonna be taking a very small island or brush like this, dipping that into the shadow and then using that to cover up the space, and I usually go in from underneath. And because we haven't applied our mask area, it is very easy to get to that space. No one thing to watch out for If you are using a small brush like this, be sure to tap off the excess. Otherwise you'll be left with a fine layer of brown powder all over your face. And I like to take this powder from right about here to all the way to the end of the lash . And this just helps the illusion that the eyelashes are your own. So, as you can see, it's a very, very subtle difference. This I does not have any powder on it whatsoever, and this I does. And there are both eyes. With the powder done, I usually prefer using a soft brown or dark brown instead of a black, because the black makes it really, really start contrast. And the brown looks a lot more natural. And now for the final step, which is mascara. Now I found that it doesn't really matter what kind of mess scare you use, but if you have a personal favorite, just go with that. I'm gonna be using my tart man eater mascara on. The main purpose of Adam Mascara is just to blend your natural lashes with the new false ones on. That's it. That's how I apply my more natural looking lashes. In the next lesson, I'll be showing you how I apply more dramatic clashes. 6. Lesson 5: Applying Dramatic Lashes (With Eyeliner): So now that we've seen how to apply a more natural looking lash, now it's time for the dramatic ones. And my Islander was originally thinner than this. But I had one of those moments where I messed it up. So I had to keep adding more and more until they both look like that. So for this look, I'm gonna be using one of my I Lord dramatic lashes and my black House of lashes blue. And these lashes are in the style of Asher. So for application for these lashes, because we have this large wing here to cover and mistakes we might make, I was gonna be applying directly from the brush on to the strip of the lash. Now, for me, When I apply my lashes, I find they tend to lift first on the outer edges so I usually add a little bit more glue there. Then I set it down to dry on the trade that it came with, and I apply glue to the other one Now, normally, when I'm doing my makeup, I like to apply the glue to my lashes and then do something else while I'm waiting. So it gives them a longer chance to dry because with this house of lashes darker glue, I find that it takes a lot longer to dry than the kiss slash, and I have set them both down on their tray waiting for them to dry. And in the interim, I usually do my column toward by highlighting in my blushing my eyebrows. So I gave my lashes about three minutes to dry, and I'm gonna put on my first lash, which is the left one, and I like to place the outer corner first. And then from there I'll grab a pair of my tweezers, just place the rest of the lash. I also like to press in words on the last to make sure that is firmly attached to my island . Then we just do the same thing with the other lash now with some applications. As you see here, it looks a bit strange because the Islander comes up and then goes like that when it meets the lashes. So what I usually do to cover that or change that is to just draw the Islander on top of the lash. So one final step will help blend these lashes in a little bit more is they take a single black eye shadow and a small brush, and I'll just do the same thing we did with the natural ash and brush the black eye shadow underneath the falsies. And this will help blunt the lashes together. They're the lashes with the powder. Not for the final step mascara. I'm using my tart manager mascara again, and that is how I apply more dramatic false lashes. I love wearing big glasses like this because they instantly camouflage any mistakes you've made with your Islander. So now that you've learned how to apply both natural and dramatic clashes, let's move on to the class project. 7. Class Project: now for the class project. What I'd like for you to dio is she was one of the styles that was shown in this class, either dramatic or a natural, and used the tips and tricks shown to apply them yourself. Now you can apply the lashes on yourself or on a friend. Then take a picture of your application and uploaded to the class discussion. If you have any questions about this class or how to apply lashes, just let me know and I'll be more than happy to help you. I hope you enjoy this class and I look forward to seeing you next time.