How To Get Enviable Eyelashes: A Step-By-Step Guide From Battington Lashes' Sirine Swed
Long lashes will always, always be in style. Always.
And while some people are lucky enough to be born with naturally thick, dramatic lashes, others are stuck with stubby, short ones. Boo.
For those in the latter camp, the quest to achieve enviable eyelashes involves an endless exploration of hit-or-miss products (like the Andrea Perma Lash Starter Kit which our own Miranda already put to the test). But the most popular solution seems to be reaching for fake lashes.
Let's all be honest though, donning fake lashes on the regular is almost always a just-out-of-reach beauty goal. Applying the at-home kind is a real hassle and requires some real know-how, which many of us just don't possess.
Another thing to take into consideration about most fake lashes is that they are made of (A.) plastic, (B.) human hair* or (C.) mink fur. The first option leads to cheap-looking end-results more often than not, the second is just too gross for us to contemplate any longer and the third is really sad. We don't have to launch into a tirade about the evils of farming mink fur, do we?
However, we recently stumbled upon uber-cool beauty brand Battington Lashes which makes and sells silk—and 3D silk—eyelashes. It turns out that Battington Lashes CEO/founder Sirine Swed has a LOT of experience with all things lash-related so we thought that there would be no one more qualified to dish out a step-by-step application guide. Go ahead and grab your glue, guys.
*This is a real fact that we just learned. Wish we hadn't though. Yuck.
1. Remove the lashes from the pack and hold them against your eye to measure them against the length of your own natural lash line. False lashes are often too long for your eye, so ensure you cut the strips to fit.
2. Prior to starting the application process, apply a light coat of mascara to your natural lashes.
3. Draw a thin line of the lash glue to the band of your lashes.
4. Wait for glue to become tacky (30-60 seconds). This step is crucial, as it allows the adhesive to become tacky before you apply the fake lashes.
5. Place the lash band as close to your natural lashline as possible. Hold them firmly in place until adhesive is set. And you're done!
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