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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!

long green false eyelashes for saint patrick's day

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.

long green false eyelashes for saint patrick's day & Halloween

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: 

how to trim false eyelashes for halloween, costume, and dance

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. 

long green false eyelashes for st patrick's day, Halloween, dance

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! 

long green false eyelashes for st patrick's day, Halloween, dance

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. 

long green false eyelashes for st patrick's day, Halloween, dance

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

Final photo!

long green false eyelashes for st patrick's day, Halloween, dance

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. 

green false eyelashes for Saint Patrick's Day

Word.

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!!

 

How To: Glam Zombie Halloween Makeup Look with THREE Costume False Eyelashes

Halloween zombie makeup look with costume fake eyelashes
Boo.

Halloween is only a few days away, and for those of you who don’t have a costume yet and want something simple yet Halloween-y, zombies are a no-brainer. Ha! No brains. See what I did there? 😉

There are tons of zombie makeup tutorials available on YouTube, so I’m not going to get into how I drew my face. What I will do is show you which lashes were used for this look, and why I used not one, but THREE different pairs.

But before we begin…

I wrote an article a while back giving 3 insanely practical and little-known tips on How to Wear Color Lashes. And I just realized I followed those 3 tips in chronological order.  Cool.

3 tips for wearing halloween costume eyelashes

Let me just say this now: If you’re wearing fake lashes for Halloween this year, you REALLY should read that post if you haven’t done so already. You kinda might regret not having read the article when Halloween night rolls around… Just saying.

Anyway, back to creating that zombie eye:

Lash #1: The base lash

What’s a base lash, you say?

A base lash is a pair of “normal,” non-costume falsies (we use our Human Hair lashes) that are worn under costume lashes to bring definition and depth to the eyes.  Read more about it here. Trust me, it makes a WORLD of difference.

For this look, I used Elegant Lashes® #003 Black False Eyelashes as my base lash:

Elegant Lashes® #003 Black False Eyelashes

I chose this as the base lash because it looked quite similar to the glow-in-the-dark costume eyelash I was going to wear: Elegant Lashes G234 “Glow Stixx” Eyelashes.

Elegant Lashes G234 “Glow Stixx” Glow in the Dark False Eyelashes

Of course, you don’t need to wear a base lash for every costume look, but I initially tried my zombie look with just the black-and-white G234 “Glow Stixx” eyelash, and yes, it looked very, very nice …

halloween costume eyelashes

…but I knew I could do better. The lashes look awesome, but I want perfection, and the eyes just weren’t as open as I would have liked. I blame it on the white glow-in-the-dark strips of the eyelash – white eyelashes just have a way of closing your eyes like that. So I went ahead and applied the #003 Black lashes as a base lash. Like I said, it made a world of difference. (Photo will come later. Be patient.)

 

Lash #2: The under lash

I’ve said this before, but when you’re going all out with a dramatic costume look, you CAN’T FORGET YOUR UNDIES. If you’re going to go heavy with the makeup and lashes on top, PLEASE balance out the look with something on the bottom. I used #502 Black Under Lashes for my zombie eyes:

Elegant Lashes® #502 Black False Under Eyelash

If you normally can’t wear under lashes, Halloween is the perfect time to experiment with bottom falsies. The makeup’s crazy, and no one’s judging, so you may as well go crazy with the lashes, too!

Here’s what the eye looks like with just the base lash on top and the under lash on the bottom:

false under eyelashes and flared top fake eyelash

The under lashes on the bottom look awkward and heavy now, but it will balance out the top-heavy lashes when they come.

And here they come:

Lash #3: The costume lash… applied on the crease

halloween costume false eyelashes

Yay, perfection! Costume eyelashes are the perfect finishing touch to your Halloween costume, so make sure you’re applying them right! Otherwise, you’ll look sleepy, your eyes will feel tired and uncomfortable, and you won’t have a good time. 🙁

Follow these 2 tips to open up the eyes if you’re wearing heavy/colorful fake lashes for Halloween:

  1. Wear a base lash. I know I sound like a broken record, but… it really, really does make a world of difference, especially if you’re wearing lighter-colored lashes. The base lash truly opens up the eyes.
  2. Apply the large costume false eyelash on your CREASE, not on your natural lash line. Costume lashes are big and heavy, and they won’t feel comfortable when applied the same way that normal falsies are applied. This all has to do with leverage and physics. Place the heavier costume lashes further/higher from the lash line (I place my false lashes on my crease) to take the weight off the eyelid and also open up the eyes.

Final result:

Halloween costume eyelashes, zombie makeup look, black and white fake eyelashes

Halloween glam zombie makeup using THREE false eyelashes: a thick human hair base lash, false bottom lashes, and of course, the costume eyelashes on top!

Here’s the zombie staring at the ground so you can see her awesome eyelashes better:

Halloween glam zombie eye makeup costume false eyelashes

I think these black and white eyelashes will also work great with a skeleton look. 🙂

And since Halloween is more of a night-time occasion….. You can’t forget about the glow-in-the-dark part of the G234 “Glow Stixx” Glow in the Dark lashes:

Elegant Lashes® G234 “Glow Stixx” glow in the dark false eyelashes  in black light

This is Elegant Lashes® G234 “Glow Stixx” glow in the dark false eyelashes in black light. Aren’t they so awesome??

And here’s what they look like on a person:

glow in the dark false eyelashes_halloween rave costume

Believe it or not, this photo is completely unedited (except for cropping) and was taken with one simple black light bulb in a dark room. Yeah, these glow in the dark eyelashes are that amazing. They look so awesome under black light. Perfect for if you’re going out dancing… X)

Another photo of the glow in the dark eyelashes in black light:

glow in the dark false eyelashes zombie makeup
Shy zombie.

Just to set the record straight, you don’t need costume eyelashes to create a Halloween costume look. The zombie look can be achieved with non-costume lashes, also.

Here’s a top-down view of the same zombie makeup look, using only two eyelashes this time: #061 Black False Eyelash on top, and #502 Black Under Lashes on the bottom (both of them are 100% Human Hair).

thick long drag queen fake eyelashes

zombie makeup halloween costume ideas

Wow, I look particularly dead in that last photo.

Hope this inspired some of you to step out of your comfort zone and experiment with multiple lashes/under lashes/costume lashes. Remember, have fun with your looks – on Halloween, anything goes!

 

One last thing

Do you have a friend who hasn’t decided what she wants to be for Halloween yet? Send her a link to this post so she can learn to recreate this simple glam zombie look and look awesome on the dance floor with some glow-in-the-dark lashes!

Share this article with your friends!
http://blog.falseeyelashessite.com/glam-zombie-halloween-look/

And if any of you are planning on wearing costume lashes for Halloween, PLEASE do yourselves a big, big favor by reading and sharing the How to Wear Color Lashes post. Because there are just some things you don’t think about until it’s too late and you wish someone had told you…

 

If you enjoyed this post and/or learned something new, show some love by hitting the “like,” “share,” and “tweet’ buttons.

Now tell me: What are YOU going to be this Halloween? Leave a comment below!

 

Under Lashes for Newbies

Wanna know a secret? I never posted anything on under/bottom/lower false lashes before because most of them are too long for me to wear on my lower lash line. With the exception of #133 and #529 under lashes – both of them about half the length of our other under lashes – I always wore under lashes as top lashes.

Until now.

Elegant Lashes natural looking under / bottom / lower false eyelashes
Yay for new experiences! I’m taking baby steps here, so I wore #049 under lashes in brown (always great for first-timers). Kim Kardashian can get away with dark and dramatic lower eyelashes, but I know my limits, and some faces (like mine) aren’t meant for super long or dark lower lashes. That said…

What is the best choice for those just starting out with under lashes?

Hands down, brown lashes are ALWAYS the best choice for beginners or those just starting to experiment with any kind of false eyelashes. Now, I’m no newbie to falsies, but I certainly am very new to full-strip under lashes, so of course I went for brown under lashes.

Elegant Lashes 049 Brown under bottom lower False Eyelashes

Say hello to Elegant Lashes #049 Brown. It’s been in the Elegant Lashes® family since the beginning of time and is a consistent strong-seller, which is in itself a testimony to its versatility, allure, and time-tested beauty.

So out of the 21 different under lashes I could’ve have chosen, why did I pick #049 Brown?

Honestly, … because that’s what everyone else gets. I figured there must be a reason why this is one of our staple sellers. I think people favor this because it has an overall very classic and unoffensive(?) shape and length that makes it work well both as an under lash and an upper lash. The thin pieces of hair (100% natural human hair, of course!) make it ideal for use as under lashes while the length makes it ideal for wear as a natural and virtually undetectable upper lash.

Natural looking top and bottom false eyelashes by Elegant Lashes 049 Brown

What do you think of my hairy eyes? X) This whole “bottom false eyelash” thing is a very new and interesting experience for me, but with the brown under lashes, I think I could get used to this! I’ve worn #049 Brown as upper lashes, but like I said, this is the first time wearing a longer under lash for its intended purpose, and I honestly don’t think it looks that bad! Of course, they’re too long to be my natural bottom lashes, especially for a person of my ethnicity, but they don’t look too garish to me. (Tell me if they do look garish to you, though! I want your honesty. ;))

natural looking brown bottom false eyealshes (under lashes)

Better picture of the under lashes. Don’t they look so nice and perfectly separated? I really, really like these! 😀 And I love the subtle and understated brown color. Blends nicely with the skin so the bottom lashes look soft, not scary. Yay brown under lashes!

 

I wanted to focus on my lower lashes for this post, so I downplayed my upper lashes with a sparse false eyelash in relatively the same shape as the #049 Brown under lash. But if you like the sparse and natural look of the lashes I wore on top, here’s what they look like. This particular style is Elegant Lashes #103 Brown:

natural looking brown false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes #103 Brown False Eyelash

Wow, look at that. How interesting. I honestly never even paid attention to this style before, but someone got a whole bunch of these and I got so darn curious I had to check it out. Pretty nice, I say!

 

Back to the under lashes!

 

Application Tip:

One thing I noticed with under lashes – if you’re going to use the entire strip, apply it close to the inner corner of your eyes, brown false eyelashes on top and bottom_Elegant Lashes #049 Brown False under eyelashesespecially if the under lash is on the longer side (extending beyond your natural lower lash length). I’m not saying to go so far in as to stab yourself in the tear duct, but I usually place my upper lashes towards the outer corner of my eye to elongate it, and this technique didn’t look so hot with the under lash. It looks funny having a big gaping empty space near the inner corner suddenly bursting into a row of long bottom lashes. So if you want your entire lower lash line to be enhanced with false lashes… apply the false lashes along your entire lower lash line.

Of course, if you’re only applying under lashes to the outer corners of your eyes like I did here and Bonnie did here, you can disregard that whole paragraph above.

shyne sunny_natural looking false eyelashes

Hmm, the more I look at these photos, the more I like the way these brown under lashes look. I like that they’re light in color so it’s not too obvious that I’m wearing under lashes. It makes you do a double-take because there’s something there enhancing the eyes but you can’t quite put your finger on what it might be….

 

So now that you’ve followed me to the conclusion of my first experience with under lashes, here are the major takeaway points (if you didn’t catch them already):

  • If you’re new at the whole bottom false eyelash thing (correct term is under lash, by the way), or are just unfamiliar with false eyelashes in general, STICK WITH BROWN!! Lots of people give up on under lashes because they get them in black, which looks very harsh and dramatic on most women. Try brown lashes (we have the most brown lashes of any false eyelash brand, so we’re kind of a good place to start. *ahem*) and you’ll find the under lashes don’t look so garish or difficult to wear.
    • Even if the under lash is long, the brown color will blend easily with your skin so the lashes don’t stand out so much. You’ll feel less self-conscious about your under lashes screaming for attention.
  • If you’ve bought a pair of under lashes that were too long for you, DON’T throw them away!! I never even thought of using under lashes on my lower lashes until today. If your false eyelashes are too long for use as under lashes, simply flip them over and use them as upper lashes. I do it all the time, and no one’s arrested me for my crime!
  • Unless you’re cutting up your under lashes and placing them only on the outer corners of your eyes, apply your under lash along the entire lower lash line. It’ll look very weird to have a bald gap in the inner corner and then a sudden shock of long, hairy under lashes sprouting out of nowhere.

 

I hope this was helpful in some way!

Now that I’ve shared my first-time experience with you, it’s YOUR turn – have you ever tried or considered under lashes? What do you think of the ones in this post? Share your own experiences – did it look awful, great, etc.- in the comments below!

…and you should check out how fun it is to click those “like,” “share,” “pin,” and “tweet” buttons below. 😉

 

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:
gold false eyelashes halloween mardi gras costume dancerpurple costume false eyelashes halloween mardi gras dancer

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.

mardi gras makeup look_gold and purple false eyelashes

 

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!)
green feather eyelashes mardi gras makeup look Halloween costume dancer

Hope this inspired you to get creative for Mardi Gras!

Mardi Gras Eyelashes gold purple green false eyelashes
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Clear Glue vs. Dark Glue (All About Adhesives, Part II)

There’s a time and a place for everything, and yes, that includes eyelash glues. Luckily, our options are limited to just two: CLEAR and DARK.clear false eyelash adhesive vs. dark false eyelash adhesive glues

Now that you know how to properly apply your false eyelash glues (if you need a review, you can click here), the next big question is… what to use when? As your friendly false eyelash experts, we decided to dish out our expertise…

 

 

 

If you’re new to false eyelashes (or are just plain terrible at putting them on)…

how to apply false eyelashes clear false eyelash glue vs. dark glue
original illustration by yours truly!

…clear tone adhesives are your best friends.
Most false eyelash newbies have a tough time applying their lashes; they slide them around, peel them off, drop them onto their eyelids where they didn’t want them to fall, etc. We totally understand. Luckily, clear glue really does dry clear so go ahead and make all the adjustments you need to achieve that perfect fit. No one will know you’re not a pro.

 

 

If you’re wearing light/white/bright feather or color lashes…

use clear tone glue when wearing light/white/bright feather or color lashes
www.eyeshadowlipstick.com

…clear adhesives are the way to go.
Can you imagine looking at this gorgeous picture only to find that you can see dark glue at the base of every single feather piece? The last thing you want people to notice about your fabulous lashes is the glue they’re clinging to. Choose clear glue when wearing light colored color or feather lashes to make sure your lashes, not the glue, take the spotlight.

 

 how to wear color lashes

 

In other words, always match your glue tone to your lash tone. 

BTW, if you’re looking for some really helpful tips on how to wear your color lashes, we’ve got a fabulous blog post about that right here. —–>

 

 

 

 

If you’re looking for more intensity from your lashes…

false lashes used in mascara ads use dark tone glue for more dramatic looks
www.Maybelline.com

…dark toned glue can take you there.
We all know that false eyelashes can do wonders for your eyes (mascara ads just wouldn’t be the same without them! ;)), but pair them with a dark-toned adhesive, and you’ve just given yourself a whole new upgrade.

Dark glues dry black, making them perfect when paired with thick, black lashes or smoky eye makeup. Dark adhesive intensifies and darkens the lash line, gives extra depth to your eyeliner, and makes your eyes look brighter and more sparkly with its sleek, inky, semi-shiny finish.

 

 

 

 

If you’re wearing under/bottom/lower lashes…how to wear bottom lashes, lower lashes, under lashes…think of clear adhesives as your insurance policy.
Applying under lashescan be quite tricky – if you’re not used to the process, you’re almost guaranteed to get some adhesive on your under-eye area. We’re lucky that clear adhesive is so forgiving. Clear glues are the definite choice for a clean, natural-looking under lash application.

If you’re feeling bold, go ahead and bottom lashes elegant lashes under lashes lower lashesuse dark-toned adhesive to intensify your lower lash line. For those of you who want the intensity but are not yet ready to start using dark toned adhesive with your under lashes, we were kind enough to provide an under lash with a black band. You’re welcome. 😉

 

 

 

If you’re looking for instant eyeliner (or are just plain lazy!)…

clear glue vs. dark glue
Sunny in Elegant Lashes M520 Mystic Lashes

 

… dark adhesive can take care of that for you.
This works best if you have naturally dark lashes and are going for a very minimal look. (Steady hands will help, too!) False eyelashes don’t always have to be dramatic, so choose a pair that are light in density or are similar to your natural lash length for a subtly enhanced look. Our gorgeous Mystic lashes (like the pair that Sunny is wearing in the picture above) all have thicker lash bands, so you get even more of that effortless eyeliner/lash line-darkening effect. Curl your lashes, apply a thin strip of dark-toned adhesive onto your falsies, and lower them onto your eyes as close to the lash line as possible.brown eyelashes natural looking false eyelashes what's the difference between clear glue and dark glue

Voila, instant eyeliner! You can even draw on a tiny little wing tip if you like.brown eyelashes natural looking false eyelashes

Clean, simplistic, natural, and easy to do.

 

 

 

I know that was a lot of information at once, but I’m pretty sure you’re now better informed compared to before you read this blog!

Up until now, all information was pertaining to strip lash glues … which leads us to the final installment of this ridiculously awesome All About Adhesives series:

what is the difference between Individual Lash Glue vs. Strip Lash GlueAs with all our superb blog posts, you should definitely read this! (Or else I’m never going to post anything this informative again. XD**)

This is Professor Bonnie, signing off…

P.S. Did I clear up your confusion regarding clear glue and dark glue? Do you know of other misguided folks who need some of this knowledge? Well, then mosey on down towards the handy buttons on the bottom of this post to “Like,” comment, Tweet, Pinterest and/or share away!