For this Makeover Monday I decided to share how I get my big custom lashes that I sometimes wear. I didn't have time to make a tutorial but I found a great one from Petrilude (one of my favs in makeup tips) that I posted below. In his tutorial he goes over the basics to make a full set but this technique can also be used to make a demi set (lashes that only go half away across eye) . You can use regular drugstore lashes though I recommend going to your local ethnic beauty supply store which will likely have a better selection and much larger lashes. Of course you can splurge but I never pay more than $3 for lashes
To layer your lashes all you will need is
- 1-3 pairs of lashes
- Eyelash glue
- Tweezers (optional)
First decide what you are trying to create. If you want to make your lashes longer, thicker or both and what type of shape you want to create. Possibilities are endless you can thicken and lengthen your entire lash line or only do parts. For those with shorter lashes you may want to use long thin lashes across the entire eye then thicken and lengthen the corners. You can add feathers, sequins, glitter, different colors, anything!
Once you determine your game plan prepare a clean surface to play with your lashes, I recommend a white surface so you can see clearly what you are doing. For most of my lashes for shows I simply cut the lash in half and glue them on top of each other making a super thick and long demi lash. I then take my shears and feather the lash slightly and taper it so it will blend into my natural lash line. If you want to make a full set you can simply take this demi lash and attach it to your regular false lash.
You can take this same idea and add feathers to the edges of your lashes. Take small dyed down feathers such as pheasant and affix to the lashes with eyelash glue. Be sure the feather is on the most bottom part of lash so when applied the feather will show with no lash in front of it. I put some glue down the center of the quill and attach to a handful of lashes. Note: Since it is close to Halloween, you can find feather lashes already made that you can slice and layer.
That's just about it! Have fun and bat those lashes!
About Author: Lauren is an international bellydancer who hails from classical dance. Besides belly dance she also performs Bollywood, hula, samba, salsa and ballet. Currently she is based out of South Florida but she is available for bookings in performance and instruction internationally. When she isn't busy performing she is working on her Ph.D. in Anthropology at University of Florida.