Your wedding day is one of the most important days of your life. It’s a day when all eyes will be on you, so you want to look your best. One way to ensure that you look absolutely stunning on your big day is to choose the right false lashes.
With so many different types and styles of false lashes on the market, it can be overwhelming to try to figure out which ones are right for you. Do you want strip lashes or individals? Do you want mink or synthetic? Black or brown?
In this article, we’ll guide you through everything you need to know about false lashes so that you can make the best decision for your wedding day.
Why are false lashes important on your wedding day?
False lashes can make all the difference on your wedding day. Not only do they give you a beautiful, eye-catching look, but they also help frame your face and make your eyes look bigger and brighter. False lashes can instantly transform a look and make you look like a million bucks on your big day. False lashes are also one of the easiest ways to make a dramatic statement quickly and easily. You can also dress up any look for the reception with a simple strip of false lashes. No matter your style, false lashes are a great way to stand out and make a statement on your special day.
What are the different types of false lashes available?
When shopping for false lashes, there are three different types to consider: strip lashes, individual lashes and DIY lash extensions.
Strip lashes are the most common type of false lashes and they consist of a number of pre-made clusters of lashes that come attached to a strip. They are usually made of synthetic fibers and come in a variety of colors and styles.
Individual lashes, on the other hand, are separate lashes that come in clusters of three or four and are made of mink or human hair. They are applied one at a time to fill in gaps in the lash line and provide a more natural-looking effect. Individual lashes take longer to apply, but the end result is far more natural and can be adjusted to fit your particular eye shape.
DIY Lash Extensions
The newest trend on the market is DIY lash extensions. They give the same natural look as individual lashes but can last for up to a week or more. Unlike individual lashes which are typically applied above the lash and are glued at the bottom of the lash, DIY lash extensions are applied below the lashes and are glued to your own lashes. I have personally been using these lashes for the last year and LOVE them! For me, they are much easier than strip or individual lashes and much cheaper than lash extensions. Lashify is the most popular brand but also the most expensive. Lilac St. is also a great alternative. I personally use Lashify tools and glue and get my lashes on Amazon.
How to choose the right false lashes for your eye shape?
The type of false lashes you choose should depend on your particular eye shape. If you have round eyes, long, full lashes is best to make your eyes look bigger and wider. For those with hooded-eyes, individual lashes or DIY lash extensions are best because they give more buildable, custom coverage. And if you have almond-shaped eyes, opt for a wispy style to add a bit of drama without the heaviness of a full set. In general, it's best to choose false lashes that are slightly longer than your actual lash line so that they appear fuller and more natural. Take some time to try out different types of false lashes before the wedding to find the ones that work best for you and your eye shape.
How to apply false lashes?
Applying false lashes can seem daunting, but once you have some practice it won't take more than a few minutes to get them on.
Applying Strip Lashes
Begin by taking a pair of tweezers and hold the false lashes up against your lash line to see if it fits and trim the lashes if necessary. You can apply strip lashes with lash glue or my personal recommendation, a lash glue adhesive liner. Wait a few minutes for the adhesive to become tacky and then gently press the false lashes down onto the lash line, starting from the outside and working inwards. Once the false lashes are on, press down gently, and then use your finger or a cotton swab to press down any stray hairs. Finally, apply a coat of mascara to both your natural and false lashes to blend them together.
Applying Individual Lashes
This is the hardest method to do yourself and will require some patient and practice. To start, grab the individual lash with a tweezer and dip the end into individual lash glue. FYI...the glue for individual lashes is going to be different than strip lashes so make sure you have the right one before starting. Let the glue become tacky and apply the lash so that the glue is touching the bottom of your lashes and a bit of your lash line. When dry, use your fingers to gently press the false lash and your own lashes together. Carefully apply a coat of mascara to both your natural and false lashes.
Applying DIY False Lashes
The glue for DIY false lashes is different than strip or individual as it is applied to your own natural lashes. Apply the adhesive just like you would mascara. Let it dry slightly and become tacky. Pick up a false lashes with tweezers or a lash applicator tool and place it underneath your lashes. Use a false lash tool to press your natural lashes and the false lashes together. For a fuller look, you can also apply a second layer of false lashes above the lash line. Apply a DIY lash sealer over the lashes to finish off the look.
Leave It To The Pros
The best way to ensure that your wedding day look and lashes is flawless is to have your makeup done by a wedding professional who is well versed in everything makeup and lashes. Make sure and talk to your artist about your different lash options and ask their advice on what the best option for you is based on the look you are going for, your face and eye shape and how comfortable you are with wearing false lashes.
Some final tips!
When choosing false lashes, opt for a natural-looking style that won't be too dramatic or over-the-top. Avoid strip lashes with thick, black bands as they can look outdated and make your eyes appear smaller. To make sure your false lashes stay in place all day long, apply a long-lasting lash glue. It’s also best to apply false lashes towards the end of your makeup routine so that you don’t mess up any of your other makeup. Finally, make sure to practice applying false lashes before the big day. This will help you feel more comfortable when it comes time to put them on for your wedding. If you are having a professional apply your lashes for you, make sure and have them do a test run at your trial appointment. With a little practice and some patience, you’ll be able to achieve a stunning bridal look that will make all your wedding photos look fabulous.