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Wearing false eyelashes: just enough vs. way too much

It is true that the eyes are the windows to the soul.

And we as women use that to our advantage: We bat our lashes when flirting, accentuating them by applying loads of mascara, and now-- adding false eyelashes.

The latest craze in the beauty industry is to make your eyelashes bigger and bolder. And I love the idea. However, my only issue is, when they are too heavy and not applied properly, they can make the woman who is wearing them look like Mr. Snuffleupagus.

There is absolutely nothing wrong with emphasizing your eyelashes, but it should look natural.

Should you decide to apply false eyelashes, here are a few important factors to keep in mind. First and foremost, DO NOT USE HAIR BONDING GLUE. The glue that is used to apply hair extensions is not FDA approved for using around the eyes.

The latex in the glue is different than what is in eyelash glue and can cause damage to the eyes, such as an allergic reaction and swelling. It will cause your natural eyelashes to break and it will take a long time for them to grow back. If a “professional” tells you hair bonding glue is harmless, leave.

When applying the eyelash strips, use a thin layer of glue along the seam and apply to your lash line as close as possible. I prefer placing them at the center of the lash line, then moving outward to each corner.

For individual eyelashes, grab the eyelash with tweezers and use a very tiny amount of glue on the tip. On average, seven two twelve individuals per eye is very pretty.

The more you put on, the heavier they will appear. They look the best when placed in between your natural eyelashes, not on top of them or underneath.  And remember: They are suppose to last at least a week, not an entire month.

Eyelash extensions are applied by trained professionals. This two-hour process is very expensive, but yields beautiful results. Once applied, they cannot be removed unless you use a remover specifically formulated for the adhesive.

I've heard stories of women trying to take them off and pulling their own eyelashes off with them. So before trying this technique, be sure to consult a beauty expert.

Like anything else, I cannot stress the importance of researching a product or service before trying something new. 

Please feel free to email me your questions or concerns regarding health and beauty and I will be happy to assist you!

SuF November 05, 2012 at 12:32 PM
How about not wearing false eyelashes until men agree to also wear them? I mean really, why do women have to spend all this time and money, and suffer things like ripping out their own lashes by accident? Who says we aren't worth looking at without doing all this?
Tai Johnston November 05, 2012 at 03:25 PM
THANK GOD SOMEONE TOOK THE TIME TO WRITE ABOUT HOW APPLY FALSE EYE LASHES. THESE WOMEN LOOK ABSOLUTELY RIDICULOUS;THEY CAN BEND DOWN AND SWEEP THE FLOOR WITH THEIR LASHES. I HAVE TOLD THE ASIANS' AND INDIAN TECHNICIANS TO INFORM THE CUSTOMER THAT BY APPLYING TWO PACKS WILL NOT IMPROVE THE WAY THEY LOOK. YOU ARE WHO YOU ARE. SO JESSICA, PLEASE CONTINUE TO SPREAD THE WORD, THE HEAVIER THE LASH, THE CRAZIER THEY LOOK TO SAY THE VERY LEAST. The other day, i had to get a procedure done at the hospital which required some sedation. One of the requirements aside from no jewelry, was no heavy false eyelashes . I must say i was a tad insulted,{because i don't wear them} but i can clearly understand the reasoning behind the rule. I would guess the worst thing that could happen is that the glug would get stuck causing the person NOT to be able to open their eyes upon awaking from anesthesia 2 b continued in the next frame
Tai Johnston November 05, 2012 at 03:26 PM
I was wondering what substance they were applying the lashes with, so it's hair glue; hmm these gals look terrible. Half of them can't see when the lashes are applied because they are far too heavy; and they break down the follicle retarding natural and continued lash growth. Someone needs display on bill boards and restaurants "the do's and don't of false eyelashes" and " what to look for when being served by someone wearing heavy lashes".; this is very important especially If you eat out; you might just eat a lash The only excusable person is.Mr. Snuffleupagus, because he's cute!
B Chavez November 06, 2012 at 04:15 AM
Thank you. Some of these women look absolutely ridiculous. And some of them do it to follow the others who do. It's gotten out of control.
Bernadine's Girl November 07, 2012 at 01:11 PM
This is serious.....several women get the lashes and end up snatching their real lashes out. Then they continue getting them to cover it up. # gladyousaidit
Tai Johnston November 07, 2012 at 03:39 PM
I agree, but what is wrong with them? Is there any other mode of getting the word out on "lashes"? I have seen some women who are wearing{ swish broom lashes}, and they are not taking the time wash their face good {especially around their eyes}; with this being the extreme case, a build up of lint and mucous creating bacteria to their new home [the eye lid] swelling and infection. Ps. for some people who are not aware as to what a swish broom is; a swish broom is a small hand broom used to brush lint and dust off of clothes. This swish broom is kinda 50'--70'ish some people still use them.

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