Whether it’s a night out with the girls or a special date with a special someone, the next time you’re all dolled up for the night, ask yourself this question: Did you forget your undies?
Of course, we’re talking about Under Lashes. You know, false eyelashes that you wear on the lower lash line? Although the correct manufacturer term is under lashes (which is why some of our bottom/under/lower lashes have a “U” after the number), most of you probably know them as bottom lashes or lower lashes. And yes, we’ve definitely noticed a rise in popularity in these little peep enhancers.
Being your friendly neighborhood lash geniuses, we went right ahead and created a video for you to watch so you can learn how to apply under lashes yourself. If you’d prefer reading and looking at diagrams, then scroll right on past the video.
Just like with upper lashes, there are two main types of lashes you can use to enhance your lower lash line: strip lashes or individual/piece-y lashes. If you’ve never tried under lashes before, start with individual lashes or piece-y lashes like our M515 lashes. They may seem tricky and intimidating at first, but because they’re applied one by one (as opposed to secured along a single strip), you have much greater control over where they land, how many to apply, what overall look you want to create, etc. Basically, not only are piece-y/individual lashes easier to wear, they’re also completely customizable!
To apply piece-y lashes, you’ll need:
- a pair of tweezers
- some strip lash glue (I’m suggesting strip lash glue since it’s gentler on the eyes than semi-permanent eyelash glue and more beginner-friendly)
- individual lashes of your choice
1) Place a dot of glue onto the tray
This will make application easier since your access to your glue is right at your fingertips (literally).
2) Bend the tray so lashes are easier to grab.
This step is not necessary for longer lengths. Just remember to always grab lashes as close to the knot as possible!
3) Remove lashes from as close to the base as possible.
You always want to grab lashes from as close to the base (or knot) as possible. This will ensure that their shape is in tact and no hairs are pulled off during removal.
4) Start at the outer corner of your eye.
Dip your lash into the dot of glue and make sure the curve of the lash is DOWNWARDS (like your natural lower lashes are). Snuggle the flare lash either directly under or in between your natural lashes.
5) Work your way in until you have your desired look.
I opted to use the same length for the entire length of my eye, but most people like to use longer lengths on the outer corner and shorter lengths toward the inner corner. Just keep adding lashes until you reach your desired look. You can just do the outer third of your eye, the entire lower lash line (like I did), super dense & thick, or just light and natural – it’s all up to you!
Now you’re ready to go out. I love how under lashes pulled my night-out look together. <3
If you want something that’s a little more subtle but still packs a punch, try M515 lashes from our Black Velvet collection. This style is actually my current obsession since it tapers to a point at the end (which makes it look more natural) but I can space it apart to give myself a doe-eyed and dolly look.
I absolutely LOVE this under lash and highly recommend it to everybody – especially if you’re new to under lashes! They’re basically tiny little strip lashes that you apply one by one, but they’re not as much work as individual flare lashes. It’s like the best of both worlds! You can use all six pieces or just a few to achieve the look you want. Snuggle them under your natural lashes and be prepared to fall in love! <3
To recap how to apply piece-y lashes on your lower lash line (or if you want to Pin it to your Pinterest board):
To apply Strip Lashes:
1) Bend the lash band to create a nice curve.
Under lashes are hard enough to apply. The more curved your lash band is, the easier it is to apply. When they’re sticking up at the ends because you forgot to round them out, it’s a real hassle. Trust me on this one.
2) Apply a THIN strip of glue.
Using too much glue will result in looking like you have some kind of colony of eye boogers hanging around on your lower lashes. NOT a good look.
3) Wiggle your lashes UNDER your natural ones.
It’s also best to have short nails to do this. (Or tweezers if you can’t live without your claws.) If you have super shaky, unsteady hands, check out Tip #3 in this article. It’ll help a TON and make lash application so much more manageable. Once your lashes are on, make sure you press your lashes into your lash line to secure them.
4) Push lashes upward before they dry.
Nobody’s lower lashes are naturally stick straight and point straight downward – even if their upper lashes do. I have a serious case of elephant eyelash syndrome (you know, super straight lashes that point straight down). But even so, my lower lashes still have a curve to them. If you want your lower lashes to look natural, make sure you give them a little lift by pushing them upwards with your finger before the glue dries. This ensures that your under lashes don’t just “fall,” and they simulate natural lashes as much as possible. A much longer, thicker, fuller version of your natural lashes, of course. 😉
Here’s another collage for you to Pin to your Pinterest board with all the steps above condensed into one convenient collage. Make sure to check out our Pinterest account while you’re at it!
If you wanna try out some fun under lashes, check out our Sexy Undies kit. It’s a collection of our top 3 best-selling under lashes (not including M515 Black Velvet lashes) and our 3 newest under lash styles which have been getting lots of love. Click on the photo below to pick up your own set!
Have you tried under lashes before? What are your best tips or experiences?