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Lash Flash

Laura Unter is our latest recruit to Beauty Guerrillas. Every week she’ll be giving us a step by step guide to creating the perfect make-up looks. This week, we’re taking a look at those tricky false lashes…

Falsies are every celebrity’s secret to gorgeous eyes! They add that extra touch of glamour to your makeup, especially for a night out. They’re pretty easy to apply when you know how, here are my top tips on applying false lashes:

Pick the right ones; you don’t want to be going all drag queen so make sure you settle on a good length, most come in short, medium or long. Short will add more thickness for full and bushy lashes, medium with give a bit of extra length but still look natural and long can end up giving drag queen eyes, but hey, whatever you prefer!

After you have applied your eye makeup and before you apply your mascara use dark eyeliner across your top lid, you can use a soft kohl pencil and smudge it or a liquid or gel eyeliner. This will conceal the base of the false lashes.

Before you apply the lashes with glue practice putting them close to your lash line, I like to hold mine with my tweezers as I can have more control and it’s less fiddly. Also if the lashes are too wide for your eye you can trim the outer corners off otherwise they will be uncomfortable and dig into your skin.

Apply a small amount of the glue to the back of your hand… not directly from the tube to the eyelashes, or your eye. Drag the base of the false lashes through the glue so it is coated evenly. Be careful not to overload the lashes with glue; this can get messy and you don’t want any glue to get in your eye.

Hold the end of the lashes in the middle of the strip and press down into the root of your own lashes also in the middle, hold here for a few seconds. Then do the same with the outer and inner corners by pinching the ends of the false lashes and pushing gently. When the glue has almost dried (this will only take a minute) you can press the base of the lashes to completely secure them, I use a cotton bud to do this.

To disguise the base of the false lashes and the glue I go back over with my eyeliner to colour it. You can then use eyelash curlers to curl both your lashes and the false lashes, apply your mascara and you are ready to go!

Laura U.

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Flutter By

This, lovely readers, is my NYE party look.

I was really pleased with how it turned out because I decided to try to up the glam factor with some false eyelashes. Now, I LOVE false eyelashes but I’m terrible at applying them. I can hardly ever get the entire strip to stay put long enough to stick. The only time I have managed was with the Girls With Attitude lashes and even then I was so paranoid that they were falling down my face that I was constantly checking them. So, I opted for Revlon Lash Flares  (I picked mine up from Boots) which are clumps of a few individual lashes with a single knot end.

I had heard that these were harder to apply than regular falsies but personally I found them much easier to apply. I particularly loved the glue which is clear, sticky and fast drying. I did make a bit of a mess with the glue and I felt like I could have used an easier dispenser but hey, it works.

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In a Flutter

A mild obsession with my stubby eyelashes means that I often find myself swooning over the false variety.

I’ve tried masses of different brands and styles of false eyelashes, trying to find my perfect pair. I want high impact lashes that are dark and thick, as well as staggeringly long, yet without a comedic appearance. It needs to be something I actually feel I can wear without looking too extreme. I don’t have the confidence for these bright pink, feathery types.

Finally, I have found them. Girls with Attitude, Eye Impact false lashes in ‘Madam Butterfly’ fill me with awe. Not only do they make eyes look stunningly beautiful, they feel light and comfortable.

They are relatively easy to apply (as far as falsies go), but my only gripe is with the glue. It just didn’t seem quite sticky enough for me, and I found the outside edges started to flip up after a couple of hours. That doesn’t bother me too much though, I can always buy a different type of glue. It is the shape, curl, colour and length that I adore.

Unbeatable.

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