You’re in the bathroom, blending your eyeshadow to perfection. You put on your mascara and then your favorite AshleyKennedy.com strip lashes shaped perfectly to your eye shape. You revel in the mirror at your hard work on your eye makeup because it’s flawless.
You start getting undressed to put on the cute outfit you planned out for the day. Then, disaster strikes. You catch a whiff of your armpits, and sheesh! You need a shower, and pronto! But how are you going to shower without ruining your beautiful eye makeup masterpiece?
What are Strip Lashes?
First of all, you have to know what a strip lash is to use a strip lash. Also known as falsies, fake eyelashes, or false eyelashes, strip lashes enhance and perfect your eye makeup and give you beautiful, thick eyelashes without having to go into the salon for extensions. You can trim them to your eye length, stick them on top of or below your natural lashes, and you can easily pop them on if you’re in a hurry.
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How do I put on Strip Lashes?
Putting on your eyelashes shouldn’t be difficult at all! All it takes a little practice and the flick of the wrist for gorgeously popping lashes.
Here’s what you’ll need:
- AshleyKennedy strip lashes
- A great eyelash glue; we recommend any of the DUO falsie glues, as they come in clear, white, black, waterproof, and other cool formulas
- Eyelash curler
- Mascara (optional)
- Eyeliner (depending on the type of glue you use)
- Eyelash applicator tool (tweezer looking things) (optional)
How to put on strip lashes like a pro:
- Prep your natural lashes by lightly curling them with your eyelash curler.
- Put on a thin layer of mascara if you wish.
- Measure the lashes to make sure they’re not too big for your eye shape; lightly rest them against your lash line and see if there’s any excess.
- Put a minimal line of eyelash glue on the strip lash band and wait about 30 seconds for it to get tacky.
- Line up the lash with your natural lash line and apply it middle first; you can use the eyelash applicator tool or your fingers, whichever is easier for you.
- Stick the inner and outer corners of the lash to your lash line, making sure that the lash is completely stuck and that there is no separation from the fake lashes to your natural lashes.
- If you used black eyelash glue, you probably don’t need to use any eyeliner. If you see the glue on top of the lash while looking at your eyelid, take a black eyeliner and cover it up to make it more discreet and natural-looking
- You can take your eyelash curler and curl both your natural lashes and the strip lash to make sure that they’re stuck together
- Repeat on the other eye.
How Can I Shower With My Strip Lashes On?
If you just did your eyelashes perfectly and didn’t want to have to do it all over again but need a shower, this is for you.
If you have goggles, use them! Ensure that they’re tight enough around your head and that the seal around your eyes is tight and waterproof. You can try out regular goggles for basic protection or, if you have them, use those large scuba diving goggles that cover your nose for maximum protection. That way, you can protect your nose contour, too!
Use Waterproof Lash Glue
DUO offers a few different waterproof lash glues to suit any of your strip lash needs. Hopefully, you had one of these on-hand and used it to apply your lashes, or if you’re in a hurry and need to get your face on and shower in whichever order comes first, try out a waterproof glue. When you’re in the shower, don’t rub your eyes and try to avoid getting water on your face.
Keep the Lash Clean
Suppose you’re wearing the same pair of lashes multiple times. In that case, it’s more than likely that you’ve got some build-up of various eye makeup, including mascara, eyeliner, dried eyelash glue, eyeshadow, etc. You probably haven’t been using all waterproof eye makeup, so even if you applied your lashes with waterproof glue, that build-up of black mascara and eyeliner would still run down your face, making you look like a raccoon. Keeping your strip lashes clean will prevent this and will also make them last longer.
Here’s how to clean your falsies:
What you’ll need:
- Dirty strip lashes
- Cotton swabs
- Paper towel
- Rubbing alcohol or oil-based makeup remover
- Start by laying your lashes curl-side-up on a dry, clean paper towel.
- Douse a Q-tip in either rubbing alcohol or oil-based makeup remover; don’t use a water-based makeup remover as it will not take off the lash glue and other build-ups.
- Gently wipe the cotton swab over your fake eyelashes, using enough pressure to take off the makeup but not hard enough to rip out the hairs.
- Make sure to coat both lashes in the alcohol/makeup remover thoroughly. Let them sit for 5-10 minutes.
- Take a clean cotton swab and dry off the lashes.
- Holding a lash between your thumb and pointer finger, take your tweezers and gently pull off any glue that is still sitting on the lash band. Repeat with the other lash.
- Throw away the dirty paper towel and lay out a new one for the lashes to dry completely. Make sure to rearrange the hairs to the original shape, so they dry that way.
Okay, This was Great, but I Still Have More Questions
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