Monday, 29 April 2013

False lashes for brides

I want to talk about false lashes today. You cld go on and on about how much difference eyeshadows or eyeliners could do to the shape of your eyes. But with a set of false lashes, it can really OPEN up your eyes and make you look 'different'. 

Makeup lovers who wear lashes daily might not feel how uncomfortable lashes actually are. However, more than 80% of my brides absolutely HATE them. 

1. Some brides get emotional. They cry, they rub their eyes - thats it. the whole strip of lash is going to come off. Either that or only half set come off, leaving it hanging in the air, like that of the right eye. 

2. The whole strip of false lashes may not feel comfortable. A lot of my brides complain that lashes kind of blocked their view, or it feels heavy (No matter how light a pair of lashes I use).

3. Doesnt look natural. Well it may look natural to you, but when brides stare at their faces close up in the mirror, they see where the lashes begin and end - annoying.

4. They just hate it. I hate it too. Who likes it when a piece of 'thing' is on your eyelid. 

I'd say 99% of the makeup artist out there uses full strip lashes. The reason being, full strip lashes are easy to apply. They save time and money. I've been doing makeup for around 7 years for now, and I use full set lashes most of the time. 

But recently, I have stopped using the full strip type of lashes for all my brides once and for all. There are other occasions that you want things quick - not a once in a life time event.

If you look at the photo on top, my left eye lashes looked really full don't they. They're of course not my original lashes. I've been using single lashes. They are time consuming ladies. But you can not imagine how comfortable they feel. Almost all my brides I tried on single lashes feedback that they do not feel anything on their eyes. And even when they eventually rub their eyes and 1 or 2 single lashes fall out, the overall look would still be around the same. I can not be more pleased with their feedback, and I really hope that more bridal makeup artists would try single lashes. It takes a lot of practice, and a lot of time, but it would make your bride's day so much better! :D

With & without lashes. I wasn't trying to open my left eyes more. It just look so much more lifted - and mind you, I did not curl my original lashes. Don't they look blended?

The application of the individual lashes is important. You got to choose the right length for each part of the eyes to get that - this is my real lashes feel.

For the above photo, I stacked a couple single lashes to give a more dramatic feel. I also added some longer ones to the centre of my eyes to make my eyes look more 'open' and rounder. But even so, when done correctly, you will not be able to see where the 'line' begin or end. My boyfriend couldn't even tell I was wearing false lashes - Men usually say things like WHOA UR EYES DAM SCARY. 

There are techniques to make your eyes look 'longer' too. It is all about choosing the right length and placing at the right spot.

 That happens even when you close your eyes. When individual lashes are correctly placed, they look like your real lash.

*DAM I did not put makeup on the above photos - apart frm my eyes - and my nose pores are happily jumping damnit!

Left: individual lashes
Right: whole strip
You see the difference.....

 And when being photographed, you wouldn't even notice something is 'wrong' up there. :)

It is natural, it feels comfortable.
So upcoming brides who aren't used to wearing lashes... You know what to request of your makeup artist! :D Make sure to request for a trial!

Hmmm some of my face brushes I washed tonight...... A lot more to go through tmr. And my eye brushes. The most sian part of being a makeup artist.


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