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Hunger Games Catching Fire loves Elegant Lashes!

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It’s a little late to post this since the #1 movie in America, Catching Fire, has been out for two weeks already, but that doesn’t mean we’re any less thankful!

Elegant Lashes had the incredible honor of appearing in the huge blockbuster hit The Hunger Games last year and our lashes are being used once again in Catching Fire! That’s right, Oscar-winning Hunger Games head makeup artist Ve Neill is our actual customer! It was so fun watching our lashes fluttering around on the eyes of Elizabeth Banks, Jennifer Lawrence, and Jena Malone as well as the many colorful citizens of the Capitol.

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Here’s a shot of a Capitol citizen cheering on Katniss and Peeta during the opening ceremonies of their first Hunger Games. (Scene is from the first Hunger Games movie.) She’s wearing Elegant Lashes F216 gold Feather Lashes!

 

Let’s see how our lashes were used in Catching Fire. Chins up, smiles on!

 

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I still can’t get over how blessed we were to have our lashes used in BOTH Hunger Games movies. Thank you, Jesus! ^O^ Please spread the word about us, our lashes, and our happy news!

Have you seen Catching Fire yet? Who was your favorite character?

False Eyelashes 101 Tip: How (and Why) to Layer False Eyelashes

Here’s a very useful but little-known tip: like clothes, false eyelashes can be layered to create a completely customized look. Brilliant in its simplicity, layering false lashes is a very handy technique used to add volume, dimension, color, or sparkle to a makeup look. And trust me, it does not look messy. Here are some different ways you can layer your false eyelashes to fit your unique style/mood:


Double up on false eyelashes to create intense volume:

Layering two pairs of the same style of false eyelashes is ideal if you love the shape of a certain style but want more volume. I love the curl and wearable length of Elegant Lashes 824 lashes (I switch off wearing black and brown styles depending on my mood), but one day I wanted to see what I would get if I combined the two and wore them together. Let’s see how that went:

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First, this is how Elegant Lashes 824 Brown looks on my eyes. When I’m wearing some makeup.
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Here are the 824 Brown lashes again, on a more naked eye. My natural lashes are completely invisible in this picture, but believe me – they’re there. Somewhere….

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Elegant Lashes 824 Brown, with a coat of black mascara. Now it looks just like 824 Black. Cool.layering black and brown false eyelashes for natural voluminous lookAdded some 824 Black lashes on top of the 824 Brown. See how there’s instantly more volume? 🙂natural looking false eyelashes_layering black and brown false eyelashes for natural voluminous lookThe complete look. Yay! I loved my lashes this day. Perfect length, extra hairy and full. Me gusta. 😀

Add intensity, definition, and flair:

Sometimes you need more drama. On the eyes, that is. While I can always depend on my trusty #213 Black lashes for a beautiful look, I wanted to have really unique, cool-looking lashes for my birthday. Layering a pair of Elegant Lashes M081 Mystic Lashes on top of the #213 Black false lashes I was already wearing gave me the perfect flair and edginess I was craving. (Sorry, I didn’t take any high-quality close-ups of the eyes, so these snapshots will have to suffice.)
False Eyelashes_Elegant Lashes M081 Mystic Lash and 213 Black False Eyelashes

I LOVED my lashes this day (and my nails – ha!). And I was darn proud of my little birthday lash concoction. Adding a defined spiky false eyelash on top of soft, wispy lashes gives the eyes a very nice lift and accent, with the added bonus of more definition. I am genius.

Try this out for yourself – apply your favorite soft and full lash, and then apply a spiky, more defined lash on top. Your look will change completely. I’ve also paired #045 Black and #220 Black together and really liked what I saw. 😉

 

Soften or fill out super spiky/sparse false lashes:

If layering false eyelashes can have the effect of intensifying your look, the opposite is also possible. If you feel that a certain lash is a little too intensely spiky or sparse, add a layer of fuller, wispier lashes to soften the look and/or fill out the spaces. Here I applied M355 Mystic Lashes (a criss-cross accent lash) on top of Elegant Lashes #220 Black.

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See how the lashes look softer and fuller towards the outer corner? That’s the softening and volumizing effect of layering a sparse, spiky lash with a fuller accent lash.

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Applying accent lashes (mini false eyelashes that are applied on the outer corner of the eye) on top of spiky lashes emphasizes just the outer corners, giving the eyes a nice lift and flirty cat-eye effect. I now always wear my #220 lashes with some kind of accent lash at the ends, because I like the extra oomph, and because … well, because I need all the help I can get. -_-

 

Add sparkle to ordinary false eyelashes:

Everyone knows that false eyelashes add the perfect finishing touch to any look. But when the occasion calls for something more, layer your favorite falsies with some rhinestone half lashes to add some beautiful, glamorous sparkle. When you don’t want to fuss with a full strip rhinestone eyelash but rhinestone half lashes alone aren’t enough, layering is your best friend.

Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lashes and D178 rhinestone false eyelashes

Bonnie paired Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lash with D178 Rhinestone Half Lashes applied on the outer ends. She gets the lengthening and volumizing benefits of a full strip lash, while the beautiful rhinestones make this look worthy of any special occasion.

Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lashes and D178 rhinestone false eyelashes

When her eyes are open, she has beautiful lashes with just a hint of something special going on. The treat is when she blinks, and the rhinestones glisten as they catch the light. So pretty!

 

Add color and texture to costume looks:

I love when artists get creative and combine different colors and textures of lashes. There are so many possible combinations, and layering lashes allows you to customize every detail to match your unique vision.

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Above is a photo sent in by the amazingly talented makeup artist Patrick Boltinghouse. Most people are content with using/wearing just one pair of feather eyelashes, but this combination of F131 white feather eyelashes and wispy F404 black feather lashes is to die for! I love how the feathers here are torn and combined to create this whimsical fantasy look.

Bonnie also came up with her own colorful false eyelash combination using Carnival Color Lashes, which she wore for her Mardi Gras look:colorful purple and gold false eyelashes, mardi gras colorful makeup

The glistening gold effect on the tips is achieved by layering golden tinsel C748 Carnival Color Lashes on top of purple C842 Carnival Color Lashes.

For a much simpler and more wearable look layering color lashes, try combining a colorful under lash, like Elegant Lashes C049 Carnival Color Lash, with your favorite “normal” falsies. Here I used C049 blue under lashes with a similar-looking under lash, Elegant Lashes #049 Black, and used both as upper lashes.

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Blue neutralize reds and yellows, making the whites of the eyes look brighter. If your eyes are tired and red (as mine often are), wear blue-tinted lashes, mascara, or eyeliner to help create the illusion of  clearer, whiter eyes.

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The blue lashes are subtle and understated, but they really bring a nice, fresh pop of color to your everyday look.

What do you think about layering false lashes? Would you try it out? If you have, let me know how you got creative in the comments section below (or better yet, share your photo with us on Facebook!).

Have fun trying out different combinations of lashes! Don’t forget to *like* *tweet* and *share.* Buttons are provided below so you  don’t have to work so hard to show your love.  >:D

Festive Color and Feather False Eyelashes for Mardi Gras!

colorful artistic eyelashes feather for Mardi Gras green purple gold makeupWho’s ready for Mardi Gras?!?!?

With this time of celebration and festivities only a few days away, we’ll show how you can use fun, festive, vibrantly colored false lashes to create a stunning look for any occasion.


My look: colorful purple and gold false eyelashes for Halloween costume Mardi Gras

I actually paired two different lashes (Elegant Lashes C748 and Elegant Lashes C842)  together – one directly on top of the other:
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to get this:

If you have large eyes or naturally have very long eyelashes, you can wear these lashes as they are. My eyes, however, are definitely not large enough to pull off this length or shape, so I trimmed them with a pair of scissors and altered the shape to make it work with my own eyes.layer false eyealshes gold and purple costume halloween eyelashes

Layering and reshaping are just two ways to customize false eyelashes to suit your eye shape and achieve your desired look.

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Sunny’s Look:
All you need for this look are a pair of feather eyelashes.green feather false eyelashes for Mardi Gras, Halloween, costume, dancerAren’t these green feather lashes stunning? And they’re so soft, too.

For her look, Sunny used a new style from Elegant Lashes: F040 Feather Eyelash.Elegant Lashes F040 Green Feather Eyelashes

Instead of applying the lashes onto her lash line, Sunny actually applied them onto her crease. This makes the eyes look more open. (If you haven’t done so already, read our blog post on How to Wear Color Lashes for more awesome tips like these!)
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Hope this inspired you to get creative for Mardi Gras!

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How to Wear Color Lashes

a.k.a., 3 Tips for Wearing Halloween / Costume False Eyelashes

Unless your name is Lady Gaga, Halloween is about the only time you can go out wearing crazy makeup without eliciting strange looks. Many of you will take advantage of this fact and wear big, colorful eyelashes with your Halloween costumes this year, so here are a few little-known tips on how to get the most out of your fun and outrageous lashes!

Video version available at the end of the post! 😉

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