I do love lashes. So I thought I’d cobble together lash lovin’ two-parter; today an ode to the faux ones, tomorrow it’s all about an au naturale curl. Now I’ve spoken before about my on/off relationship with strip stick-on false lashes. Back in the Uni days I was all for the mantra of ‘the bigger the better’, but now I struggle to apply then without a vast gap between my lashline and the band creating a very interesting, though not so desirable effect. But, that’s not to say I’ve completely given up on faux flutters. Individual bundles that can be plopped on in a matter minutes to pump up your lashline have become my new weapon of choice. A five minute fix for a feline eked out eye, that can be wiped away with one soaked sweep of Bioderma. Simples. Plus when applied well no one will be able to spot ‘em. It can be our little secret.

Here’s the (cack-handed approved) method I use. Firstly I do my usual lash routine; crimping with the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curlers then applying a very light layer of whatever mascara is top of my current rotation. Next I take a medium-length lash bundle, held with a pair of tweezers, add a dollop of glue to the ends and snuggle the root into my lashline. I start from the outer corner and take three mediums and a short closer to the centre of the iris to blend everything together (a step I missed out in the above picture hence the lack of subtly – good one Anna). Then I brush everything through with a spoolie to make sure they’re all attached and there isn’t too much mascara involved and I’m the proud owner of an oomph-ed up flutter without too much fiddling.

Links well worth a click:

Lash lovin’ part one – done. Tomorrow the ultimate guide to curled lashes complete with the best prep and potions to keep those hairs looking bloomin’ gawjus.

  • GeorginaTheLibrarian

    I loove individual lashes, I threw out all my strip lashes as soon as I had tried these, they are the way forward for me!
    Xx

    http://www.thelibrarian.co.uk

  • Anya Cross

    I have a little bit of a fear of individual lashes, I always think I’ll end up going wrong! Your eyelashes look lovely though x

    http://www.crazylins.blogspot.co.uk

  • http://quintessentialbeauty.blogspot.co.nz/ Izy

    Awesome post! I have wondered about individual lashes vs strip as I always find strip lashes annoying to apply/look to false! Will definately be trying individual out now! :)
    http://quintessentialbeauty.blogspot.co.nz/

  • roshkud

    They look really natural and lovely, I’ve yet to try any lashes mainly because I don’t like weight on my lids but maybe I’l try individual ones

    Roshni’s Journey

  • Anna Blush

    I’ve never worn false lashes but I think these individual ones do look really natural. I’d definitely try these first! x

    http://anna-blush.blogspot.com

  • Charlotte MacDonald-Gaunt

    The look amazing, although I would probably need a lot of practice to get it looking great :o ). Xx

    http://makeupbycandlelight.blogspot.co.uk/

  • http://themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk/ TheMacaronAddict

    I wish I could bear wearing lashes they feel too weird. Thank god I have quite thick lashes so mascara is always makes it look like I am wear false lashes anyway! Well thats what I like to tell myself so I don’t feel like I am missing out!

    themacaronaddict.blogspot.co.uk

  • Gita Bončina

    Oh, those look lovely and unbelievable natural on the eyes. Maybe I’ll even consider wearing them – probably for a night out, since I’m not very handy with the application :D .

    xx

    http://gita-oddsandends.blogspot.com/

  • http://the-travel-guru.com/ Roni Faida

    I’ve had them done professionally because when I try and do them I end up looking like something from a horror movie. It’s just not cute. But you make it look so easy!

  • Allison

    I’ve always had SUCH a hard time with fake lashes, I have tried them multiple times and just can’t seem to get the hang of it!

    http://mercuteify.blogspot.com/

  • Ellen M

    These look lovely :) I’ve tried individual lashes before which was a disaster but the clusters look much easier to apply, will have to investigate!

    http://eisforellen.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Maddy Cane

    Love the look of these, I definitely need to pick myself up a set! x

    Maddy from UNSTITCHEDD

    ♥

  • http://www.kmakesithappen.com/ Kassandra Fairhall

    I’m going through the false eyelash stage right now where I want to wear them all the time and constantly switch between the individuals and the full bands.

  • http://thespianxx.blogspot.ca/ Ada Strauss

    I’ve never worn fake lashes before but I think individuals, although more complicated and tiresome, would be a good way to start. They make such a difference!

    Ada | thespianxx

  • Katie Allen

    I’ve tried individual lashes because everyone says they’re easier to apply. But I find full lash strips easier for some reason.

    katespitz.blogspot.com

  • jasminecara

    These look great and don’t seem too difficult to apply! xx

    jasminecara.blogspot.com.au

  • http://www.skinobsession.blogspot.com/ Kady Sandora K

    Hoerai for fake eyelashes! Too bad you can’t really swim with them.
    xx
    http://www.skinobsession.blogspot.com

  • http://www.svegablog.blogspot.ca/ Dejana S

    I am in the same boat with you that before I thought bigger was better.
    But you are so right these look so much nicer and natural.
    http://www.svegablog.blogspot.ca

  • Isabelle

    I loveee the way individuals look but i hate the process of removing them!

    http://itcantbeanotherbeautyblog.blogspot.co.uk/

  • Multitasking Damsel

    you already have such beautiful lashes! but individual lashes gives such a great effect too !!
    multitaskingdamsel.blogspot.com.au

  • Annie Davies

    I’m converted to individual and definitely, at uni mind , thought the bigger, the better! I’ve not seen the Lisa Eldridge vid, so I’ll be checking that out :-)

    http://www.lady4nnie.wordpress.com

  • Claudia

    I love using individual lashes. When I wore them once I had a guy say how amazing my lashes were and how did I get them so feathery, haha I kept the secret that they were fake ;)

  • Kaelyn

    I’ve always wanted to try out doing individual lashes myself, because I also have a love/hate relationship with the strip lashes. I need to stop feeling so intimidated and just experiment with them :)