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DIY Colorful Halloween Lashes

false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creativeI’ve been waiting to write a blog on this look for the longest time and what better time to post than Halloween season? This is a really simple and fun arts-and-crafts-type project for those looking for a little pop of color from their lashes but not something that’s too crazy that they would feel self-conscious in. Best part is, you can customize the color scheme to whatever you want! I chose to do a neon-colored theme which is perfect for raves, glow-in-the-dark events, 80s themed costumes, and pretty much anything that welcomes a wide range of bright colors.

What you need:
– Elegant Lashes D413 Decorated Lashes  (available here: false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creativehttp://blog.falseeyelashessite.com/D413-Decorated-Eyelash.html)
– Nail polish of various neon colors
– Toothpick or nail art dotting tool
– Tissues/napkins to clean off nail polish on toothpick/dotting tool (optional)

 

  1. Brush the polish of your choice onto the end of your toothpick or dotting tool.false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creative
  2. Carefully place the dot of polish onto one of the ivory diamonds on the lashes. Make sure you coat the corners of the diamond for best results.false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creative
  3. Repeat above steps until all ivory diamonds are coated with polish.false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creative
  4. You’re done!false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creative

Don’t forget to wait for the polish to completely dry before you attempt putting them on. If you find that the lash band is too long for your eye shape, cut off the outer corners a little bit.

I love the way mine turned out! The eyelash itself is surprisingly wearable since the basic shape is a nicely fanned-out spiky lash with average density and a reasonable length. I was pleasantly surprised to see how nice it made my eyes look. =P

Ready for a photo parade?

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Oh, look at that lovely flyaway hair…

 

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Gotta press down that flyaway…

Take a look at the differences between a normal Elegant Lashes D413 eyelash and my newly created neon bling version. The unexpected burst of colors that show whenever I blink or look down definitely keep this lash style from being anything but boring!

Which do you prefer? Ivory diamonds or multi-colored ones?false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creative

Here are some close-up shots (of the multi-colored diamonds).false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creativeGet ready for flyaway hair again!false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creative

There are hundreds of color schemes you can come up. Best of all, it only take a few minutes to create and complete your very own set of customized lashes! Perfect for Halloween, don’t you think?

If I were to categorize my neon-themed lashes to a specific costume, I guess it would best be categorized as something related to Lisa Frank. (Anybody remember Lisa Frank?!? Oh man, I just visited their ridiculously colorful website and came back with an eyesore in 20 seconds flat.)

For those of you who don’t know, Lisa Frank is pretty much unicorn barf come to life: tons of neon colors, stars, sparkles, and of course, unicorns.

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Ah, nostalgia…
courtesy of lisafrank.com

Of course, you don’t have to stick to my neon color scheme. Here are a few (really awesome) color combination ideas for popular Halloween costumes:false eyelashes, halloween, neon lashes, diy lashes, how to customize, creative Elegant Lashes D413 Decorated Lashes, diy halloween custom lashes halloween costumes, femaile costumes, batgirl, harley quinn, harlequin, captain america, wonder woman, supergirl, poison ivy

Is this little project something you’d want to try? What are you planning to be for Halloween? Let us know in the comments section! Don’t forget to Like and share this post using the handy social media buttons below!

The Best False Eyelashes for Summer – 3 Styles to Keep Your Look Fresh and Summer-Ready

false eyelashes, fake lashes, summer makeup, summer lashes, natural look, natural lashes, summer lashes, natural look, natural lashesI always think of summer as the season where most girls opt for a more natural look: minimal makeup, dewy skin, and casually tousled beach hair. For some of us, however, long and luscious lashes will never go out of style so here are a few ways to achieve beautiful summer-appropriate lashes that look soft, natural, and effortless.   Individual Flare Lashes

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I’m wearing Elegant Lashes Individual Flare lashes in Medium, Short, and X-Short (Under)  Black.

These may take longer to apply than regular strip lashes, but they look incredibly natural once they’re on because all the little clusters are applied between your own lashes – not on top of them. (Click here for tutorial on how to apply individual eyelashes. Click here to get your own set.) If you want your lashes to last a bit longer through humidity, perspiration, and excess oil, sweep on a coat of waterproof mascara to bind your false lashes to your natural ones.

Tip: use strip lash glue for easier application and removal. In case you’re wondering why I splashed water all over myself, I simply wanted to find out if using waterproof mascara on my finished lashes would result in waterproof lash wear. I know from personal experience that waterproof eyelash glue sadly isn’t really waterproof, so I tested if waterproof mascara would provide any help.  Judging from the results…false eyelashes, fake lashes, summer makeup, summer lashes, natural look, natural lashes, individual eyelashes, eyelash extensions, lash extensions, girl at pool, girl at beach … there is no such thing as waterproof lash wear. Sure, waterproof mascara can hold a curl and beat sweat, but as for helping false lashes stay on in water…. neither waterproof strip lash glue nor mascara will guarantee all-day hold at the beach or pool. Semi-permanent individual lash glue will work, but apparently not strip lash glue, waterproof or not. See my eyelash falling off at the end? ‘Nuff said. The mascara flakes and smears on my lower lash line are telling me my waterproof mascara isn’t very waterproof, either. XP   Accent lashes, a.k.a., demi lashes or half lashesfalse eyelashes, fake lashes, summer makeup, summer lashes, natural look, natural lashes, accent lashes, demi lashes, half lashes These are really great for beginners since the shorter band provides great control.  Accent lashes are applied on the outer corners of your eyes, giving you a cat-eye effect that’s sexy for summer but not as dramatic as a full strip lash. I’m wearing Elegant Lashes #315 Black and let me tell you: they are a must-have!false eyelashes, fake lashes, summer makeup, summer lashes, natural look, natural lashes, accent lashes, demi lashes, half lashes Can’t find an accent lash that suits your needs? No worries. You can always make your own pair of accent lashes by trimming off the inner corner – or outer corner, depending on your eye shape and the look you’re going for – of a regular strip lash.   Speaking of strip lashes… on to my all-time favorite summer lash style EVER!!     Brown Strip Lashes (any kind!) brown false eyelashes, summer makeup tips Brown lashes truly are the gems of the eyelash world. They’re great for creating a more “casual” or daytime-friendly look due to the subtle and soft effect they create on your eyes – perfect for wearing in the warmer months of summer. No need to worry about looking too dolled up when you wear these chocolate-y bad boys! I’m especially loving all the random, uneven, fuzzy hairs on these RDW Brown lashes. Makes my fake lashes look so darn-diddly natural. Gah, I love brown lashes!! XD***   If you haven’t tried brown lashes yet, I highly recommend you pick up a Brownie Lash Kit from our site! It’s a fun kit filled with twelve of our most popular brown lashes from our huge collection. (The RDW Brown lashes I’m wearing in the photo above are included!) Your summer looks will never be boring with chocolate-y brown lashes in your arsenal! brown false eyelashes, elegant lashes, false eyelashes, fake lashes, human hair eyelashes, bulk, wholesale, makeup

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Mascara with False Lashes: Do or Don’t?

Myth: use mascara if you want your natural lashes to “blend in” with your false ones.

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Truth: NOT EVERY LASH STYLE LOOKS GOOD WITH MASCARA. Nor does every lash style need it.

False eyelashes are supposed to do ALL the work for you – fullness, volume, length, curl, separation, softness. With mascaras, you’re limited to either length or volume. And if you get both, well, it sure doesn’t look like anything false lashes can do.

Mascara vs. False Eyelashes
Mascara vs. False Eyelashes
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The difference is more pronounced when I close my eyes. Aren’t false lashes amazing??

See what I mean?

Now, I’m gonna break down which three general lash styles go well with mascara and which don’t – regardless of brand, quality, style, etc. As a general rule of thumb, steer clear of How to Take Care of False Eyelashes How to Make Your Fake Lashes Lastmascara altogether if you want to re-use your lashes. (Read this post for more tips on false eyelash maintenance and how to make your lashes last a really long time. Or just click on the photo to the right.)

However, if you can’t pry yourself away from that mascara wand, make sure to always apply mascara and wait until it completely dries before applying your false lashes. 

 

Let’s get this learning party started!

 

 

Light Density Lashes
This is the style that most people go for when they don’t Elegant Lashes 082A Black Human Hair False Eyelashwant to make it look too obvious that they’re wearing falsies. Used more for length enhancement than for volume enhancement.
Mascara compatible? No

Why?

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So you want your lashes to look like this? Oh, I see.

Never looked at yourself from that angle, did you? Tsk tsk. Well, here’s something else you didn’t know: EVERYBODY ELSE HAS.

 

Individual flare lashes (eyelash extensions)
A.k.a., eyelash extensions or cluster lashes. These are individual lashes false eyelashes mascara and fake lashesindividual clusters of 6-10 hairs (depending on brand) and can be applied all across the lash line or just at the ends.
(See tutorial for DIY eyelash extensions here.)

Mascara compatible? Yes, as long as you’re using strip lash glue.

These lashes look prettiest when worn alone, but it is also the only lash I would actually put mascara on directly. Why? Because I usually just throw these guys away at the end of the day since I don’t plan on re-using them anyway. Without mascara, you get very clean, fluffy, natural, perfect-looking lashes (see below).

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Individual flare lashes applied on outer corner of eye

With mascara, you give yourself that clumpy look that mascara is so great at giving you, so although it doesn’t look as clean or perfect anymore, in a way it can look more natural because… imperfection is natural. Make sense?

how to apply false eyelashes with masacra

 

Knotted band lashes:
One of the most popular styles of lashes due to its false eyelashes mascara and fake lashesnatural-looking effect. It is essentially a line of perfectly spaced-apart individual flare lashes (see above) disguised as a strip lash. Provides the perfect amount of natural-looking density and comes in all kinds of lengths.

Mascara compatible? Depends.

If your natural lashes are somewhat thick to begin with, no need for mascara. Doesn’t matter if your lashes are short. If they’re thick at the roots, let the lashes work their magic on their own. However, if your natural lashes are really sorry and sparse like mine, wearing mascara will darken/thicken your lash roots, camouflaging the spaces along the lash band better.

No clue what I’m saying? Here. Look at the photo below:
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Remember, if you’re gonna opt into wearing mascara, always let your mascara dry completely before putting on your false lashesespecially if you plan on re-using them. I have a favorite pair of knotted band lashes (#705 Black, baby!!! Aka the lashes I’m wearing in the photo above) and I’ve gotten 19 applications out of them so far! Just goes to prove how far good quality and proper maintenance can take you 😉

If you still have questions, ask away in the comments section below and I’ll answer them in as much detail as I can! Remember, I’m your friend in this huge world of lashes and I’m here  to help.

For the rest of you folks out there, tell me: do you wear mascara with false lashes? Yes or no?

 

 

Giant Green False Eyelashes for St. Patrick’s Day! (Elegant Lashes W581 “Shamrock” Wild Color Lash Review)

Hooray for last-minute blog posts! And random eye(lash) photos!

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Today is March 14th, which means that in three days, countless strangers will find it their rightful duty to pinch you in the _______ (fill in the blank) for the mere reason that you aren’t wearing a certain color to celebrate a certain holiday that most people don’t know the reason of celebration for. (Google it if you don’t know.)

I’m talking about Saint Patrick’s Day!

… Do green false eyelashes count as pinch protection? Because here comes a pair:

Elegant Lashes W581 Shamrock Wild Color Lashes - long green false eyelashes for saint patrick's day
KABLAM.

This huge, gigantic green monster of an eyelash is from our Wild Color Lash category (an entire family of freakishly gigantic, colorful lashes), is a perfect candidate for a St. Patty’s Day look, and is aptly named the “Shamrock” lash (formally known as Elegant Lashes® W581 Wild Color Lash).

I cannot stress enough how darn HUGE these lashes are. I don’t understand how people wear these, but they are freakin’ fun and awesome for Halloween and costume/party looks.

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These lashes are so long that they extend waaaay past your eye. Perfect for.. men? And drag queens? And people with abnormally large eyes? Hahaha.

And let’s be honest, these are some giant lashes, so there is definitely gonna be some weight. Look at those lashes drooping a little at the ends. Hahaha

So how the heck do you wear such a huge eyelash comfortably?


Contrary to popular belief, false lashes don’t HAVE to be worn exactly as they come in the package. You can trim, shape, and customize any pair of lashes to your liking.

The W581 “Shamrock” Wild Color Lashes are way too big (width- AND length-wise) for me to wear as is, so I simply trim the ends off to fit my eyes: 

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The Wild Color lashes are long enough at the tips (they flare up) to trim the falsies to a width that is shorter than my actual eye length without actually looking shorter than my eye. When trimmed this way, the lashes don’t droop as much at the ends, but they still have that nice, lengthy flared-up tip. 

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Award-winning photo right here. ;P

This is the W581 “Shamrock” Wild Color lash trimmed to fit my eyes. Look at all that green goodness. Darker forest green at the roots for intensity and depth with brighter lime green at the tips for highlights and FUN! 

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Some more photos of this giant green false eyelash. Even after trimming, this emerald beauty provides PLENTY of length. Don’t worry about running out of that. 

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 Wow. These funky lashes sure pack a punch with extreme length and a fun, flared cat-eye tip. Nice. =D

Final photo!

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Hey, look. I looked at the camera for you. X)

 

The W581 “Shamrock” Wild Color Lashes are an amazing(ly dramatic) way to get your green on and celebrate St. Patty’s Day with style. Get it here before you lose a perfectly legitimate excuse to wear giant green eyelashes on a day other than Halloween.

If super-long, ginormous green falsies aren’t your cup of tea, check out this page for some other equally fun St. Patrick-approved green lashes. Just remember – don’t be boring. 

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Word.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

 

How to Take Care of False Eyelashes

Aka How to Make Your Fake Lashes Last… a Really, Really Long TimeHow to Take Care of False Eyelashes How to Make Your Fake Lashes Last

 

Behold, my most-used pair of lashes, Elegant Lashes #705 Black.How to Take Care of False Eyelashes How to Make Your Fake Lashes LastPretty, huh? =D

I first picked up this pair because I felt it wasn’t exactly fit for sale due to some of the hairs not looking perfectly uniform and all. It’s not something anyone would really notice once the lash is applied, but I didn’t want any of our customers to get something that was less than perfect, so I decided to take it home with me and use it for myself.

Here’s a close-up of my adopted eyelash with its little quirks compared to its more “perfect” twin. Aside from the fact that the hairs aren’t 100% impeccably aligned, this lash is perfectly normal looking.How to Take Care of False Eyelashes How to Make Your Fake Lashes Last

Now, everyone who has purchased and used Elegant Lashes® knows that the quality is superb and that the lashes are highly reusable blah blah blah (you’re welcome, makeup artists and lash junkies!). But I was curious just how many uses could one get out of these lashes? Thus prompted my little experiment where I made a tally mark on the back of the lash tray every time I wore this particular style.

Here’s what I have so far:
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Yup, twelve* uses as of today, and believe me when I say I feel like I can EASILY get twelve more uses out of this pair. These lashes have retained their shape beautifully through over a year and a half of birthday dinners, trade shows, casual outings, and nights out on the town… and yet they feel sturdy enough for many more uses while still managing to be light and comfortable when worn. Insane, right? Go on and take a second look at the opening photos of the lashes and tell me you’re not amazed. I mean, even the lash tray is more banged up than the lashes are. Quality really does speak for itself. Quite loudly, too X”)

*Update as of December 2, 2013: I have used these lashes for a total of 28 times so far! Thought only expensive mink lashes could get you 25 wears? Now you have proof you don’t have to blow your budget to get the most bang for your buck!

I’m pretty sure that you want to learn how I kept my lashes looking so good for so long. Well, don’t stop reading now. You’ll be surprised at what these 4 very simple guidelines can do for the longevity of your lash life.

 

 

    1. Use quality products ebay lashes are bad How to Take Care of False Eyelashes How to Make Your Fake Lashes LastI know we harp on quality a lot here, but that’s because so many people are unaware that quality is essential to the looks and longevity of false eyelashes. That doesn’t necessarily mean buy the most expensive lashes money can buy. Like we explained in this post, quality lashes elegant lashes vs. mac lashes shu uemuraMAC and Shu Uemura lashes are up-the-wall expensive, but Elegant Lashes uses the same manufacturer and we are one of the most affordable brands of lashes out there. It just proves that price does not always equal quality.  (Keeping that in mind, stay far away from those 10-pairs-per-box lashes. Those are a disgrace to the beauty world and were originally not intended for human use. Think about that for a minute…)
      Main point: Using high-quality lashes is the #1 best thing you can do to save yourself money and make your false lashes look great while lasting you a very, very long time.

 

  • Skip the mascara.How to Take Care of False Eyelashes How to Make Your Fake Lashes LastOf course I’m all too aware of everyone telling each other that you should wear mascara with your lashes if you want them to blend with your own, but that’s not always the case (see full post here!) and it definitely won’t help in extending the life of your lashes. Do your false lashes a favor and just leave them alone. Not only will they last longer, but they will be much easier to take care of, easier to store, and far more sanitary than lashes that are worn with mascara.

 

 

  • ALWAYS remove lashes with OIL-FREE makeup remover
    We all know and love how easily oil-based removers remove heavy eye makeup, but if you want to get as much use out of your false lashes as possible, never let oil touch the lash band.How to Take Care of False Eyelashes How to Make Your Fake Lashes LastOils act like a repellent so unless you want some drama when trying to re-use your newly oil-infused lashes, I suggest you heed my warning. Learn more cool things you didn’t know (and how to do it right) by checking out my post on How to Remove False Eyelashes Painlessly.

 

 

  • Store your lashes in their original package
    People don’t realize just how quickly and easily false lashes can collect dust when they leave their lashes out in the open on either their vanities or their bathroom counters. This is a bad habit that I beg you to correct because not only is it unattractive to see dust bunnies on eyelashes, it is also very damaging and irritating to your beautiful eyeballs.How to Take Care of False EyelashesAka How to Make Your Fake Lashes Last… a Really, Really Long TimeMoreover, leaving your lashes so exposed means that there’s also a very good chance that a spider and a few poop-loving flies paraded all over your lashes during the night as well. But hey, what you can’t see can’t hurt you so those don’t count, right? How to Take Care of False Eyelashes How to Make Your Fake Lashes LastIf you want clean, comfortable, long-lasting lashes, store them in their original trays. This will not only protect them from dust and accidental spills from water, lotions, cosmetics, etc., the tray’s rounded molding will help retain the lovely curve of the lash band.

 

…Another reason why those 10-pair-per-box lashes are so ridiculously stupid.

 

 

Well, there you have it. Now you know where to get the best quality lashes on Earth (ahem, at www.FalseEyelashesSite.com) and how to make them last forever!

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P.S. What is the most number of times YOU wore a pair of lashes? Leave your comment below!