Lash Care & Instructions
Your lashes make a major impact on your finished look. This is why there are so many products on the market designed to plump, thicken, and lengthen them. Though these cosmetics are effective at accentuating lashes, they fall short in comparison to the dramatic, full fan effect that wearing a pair of faux lashes can offer! Once you experience the vivid effect of extra lashes, it'll be hard being satisfied with your typical makeup routine.
Though faux lashes may seem like an easy thing to use, they do require proper care and application instruction. Lashes add a bold statement to any finished look, but that look can go array when a lash comes unglued towards the end of the night. Fear not though! Following our detailed lash guide will have you applying and maintaining like a pro!
Applying Your Lashes
The first step in any lash routine is choosing the right style for your look. Even slight variations in style can give a significant difference in your finished look. We offer 16 unique styles ranging from subtle to dramatic.
- Step 1: Trimming Your Lashes.
Everyone's eyes are different. Sometimes, the lash band may be longer than the length of your actual eye. Because of this, you may need to trim down the band. This process is simple. Hold the false lash up to your natural lash like and determine how much excess band to trim. With clean scissors, trim off the excess. Pro tip: Trimming your lashes from both edges rather than just one side will help preserve their shape and curve.
- Step 2: Curl Your Lashes
This is an important and sometimes overlooked step. Using a lash curler, curl your natural lashes and apply mascara as your normally would. This helps provide a shelf for your false lashes to rest on. While our lashes are made with ultra-lightweight synthetic materials, longer or thicker styles may be a bit heavier. This step can significantly help with that.
- Step 3: Apply The Adhesive
The adhesive you use is just as important as the style you choose! Don't skimp out with a cheap, low quality adhesive. Apply a thin line of adhesive to the band of the lashes. Never apply your adhesive directly onto your lid. Pro tip: apply a bit more to the edges of your lashes than the center. This helps keep your lashes from lifting in the corners throughout the day.
Wait a few moments for the glue to dry slightly and become tacky. Generally 20-30 seconds depending on the adhesive you use.
- Step 4: Apply Your Lashes
Using tweezers (or your fingers if you are more comfortable), lightly place the false lashes along your natural lash line. You will want to place as close to the base of your natural lashes as possible. Once in place, apply a bit more pressure to ensure they are fully adhered. Pro Tip: Start by placing the outer corner first, and working your way inwards.
- Step 5: Touch Up
Once you've applied your lashes, it is usually a good idea to touch up your lash line a bit. Use a liner brush with a bit of a matte black eyeshadow (such as our Black Mass from our Dark Magic Pallet). Apply a thin line along the area where your lashes meet your eyes. This helps clean up any negative space, and provides a polished look for your lashes.
Removing Your Lashes
The first thing you should remove when beginning your makeup removal routine is your faux lashes. To remove, gently tug at the outer corner, slowly pulling off the lashes from your natural lash line. Do not pull hard or too quickly or you may risk damaging your natural lashes! You can also apply a bit of makeup remover to the adhesive line with a cotton swab. Removing your lashes should not hurt. If you feel any pain, tugging, or resistance, use more makeup remover and work slower.
Cleaning Your Lashes
Our lashes are reusable, generally up to 30 wears. To prevent your lashes from growing any harmful bacteria or other nasties, you will want to keep your lashes clean by following these easy steps.
- Step 1: Clean Off Residuals
The adhesive and makeup you use tends to build up on the band of the lashes. This is a breading ground for all sorts of nasties that you really don't want near your eye. Using an alcohol soaked cotton swab, gently clean off any left over residuals that may be building up on your lashes.
- Step 2: Soak in Solution
Create a solution using a bit of soap and warm water water (or use a good quality liquid makeup remover). Soak the lashes for a couple minutes in the solution to loosen any remaining residuals and clean off any nasties that my be forming. Using a cotton swab, rub off any remaining residuals until lashes are fully cleaned. Repeat if needed.
- Step 3: Dry Your Lashes
Once fully cleaned, place your lashes on a paper towel. Allow them to air dry, or if you are in a hurry, lightly pat them between paper towels to dry. Return them to their case for safe keeping!
Cleaning your lashes is an essential part of prolonging the life of your lashes. Neglecting to clean your lashes will make it harder to reapply for their next use. Makeup and adhesive will build up along the band, adding weight and introducing bacterial to your eyes. Keeping them clean and free from build up with maximize your uses, and keep your lashes looking top notch.
With our wide variety of lash styles, it is easy to create your signature look. Our protective cases keep your lashes safe when not in use, allowing you to switch up your lash styles based on your mood. Follow these easy care and usage steps and you'll be using our lashes like a pro. Now go out there and slay it!