All About False Eyelashes

False Eyelashes 101: Everything You Need to Know! 

Artificial eyelashes are in the kits of every professional makeup artist across the world. They are your secret weapon to an ultra glamorous celebrity look. If you've ever wondered what separates your makeup look from the rich and famous the simple solution is false eyelashes. 

Created on a movie set in 1916 they are still a beauty product that is evolving. So here is a quick 101 lesson on everything you need to know about false eyelashes. 

How do I select the perfect pair of false eyelashes?

Lashes are available almost everywhere these days. The most common mistake that I find is that lashes are not one size fits all. False eye lashes should be customized and selected with your specific needs in mind. So the next time your shopping for the perfect pair keep these things in mind. 

When applying makeup when should I apply false eyelashes?

Always apply false eyelashes as one of the final steps. Sometimes when you apply lashes first the fallout from your eyeshadow can lay on top of your lashes, which is a not the best look. 

What are eyelashes made of?

There are all types of materials that are used for making lashes. The most common is recycled rubber. Even though some packaging may say "Human Hair'' sometimes it is not. Other materials can be cruelty-free mink hair which are a personal fav! 

How much are false eyelashes?

Depending on the material eyelashes can range anywhere from $1 to $100 and up. 

What is the best type of glue to apply lashes with?

There are several types of eyelash glue. I recommend using a waterproof, long wearing formula like DUO Eyelash Adhesive $9.

Tips for applying false eyelashes

  • Use a minimal amount of glue.
  • Wait about 40 seconds before applying to allow glue to become tacky.
  • Use tweezers or an lash applicator tool for easy application. 
  • Once applied, always use mascara at the base of the lash to blend the lash with you natural lash

WARNING: Avoid nail spas who offer cheap semi-permanent eyelash extensions.

Cheaper is not also better. The average quality semi-permanent eyelash extensions should cost you starting at $150 and up. If you find yourself being quoted something that seems a bit to good to be true (like under $40) than walk away. There are countless spas that offer cheap extensions from uncertified/unlicensed nonprofessionals. They tend to use an adhesive, like hair extension glue, that may cause damage to your natural lashes and in severe cases vision damage. 

 

 

6 Corrective Colors That No One Told You How To Use

Corrective Colors 101

Have you ever seen concealers or makeup primers that are colored orange, purple, or even green? If you've ever thought that these unusually colored items look like they belong in a child's art supply kit and not on your face, then you're not alone. Although corrective concealers can be intimidating they are extremely useful if used correctly!

The purpose of corrective concealers and primers is to neutralize the color of the skin and cancel out any discoloration like redness, dark circles, hyper pigmentation, or tattoos coverings.

Applying layers of foundation can create a cakey look. It's best to neutralize the effected area with a corrective color.  Have you ever applied foundation and still have scars or redness that are still visible it's because a corrective concealer is needed. Find out which colors you should be using.

 

 

Here are the most common color correctors and when to use them: 

ORANGE: Great for neutralizing hyper pigmentation from acne scars or dark circles around the eyes and lips in medium to deep tones MAC Corrective Palette in Medium Deep or Dark 

GREEN: Used to correct redness. Sun burn, red blemishes, rosacea, or broken capillaries Smashbox Photo Finish Foundation Primer Adjust

PEACH/SALMON: Grey or blue shadows typically seen under the eyes EVE PEARLDual Salmon Concealer

PURPLE: Not common, but neutralizes yellow tones in the skin which can be caused by illness or yellow bruising MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer

BLUE: Corrects rich deep orange tones like ones from a bad day at the tanning bed. I like to remember by saying "you only go TANNING on a nice sunny BLUE sky day" MAKE UP FOR EVER HD Microperfecting Primer

YELLOW: The safest color to correct with. Great for all skin tones. Neutralizes purplish under eye circles. BOBBI BROWN Creamy Concealer Kit

 

How To:

Corrective concealers are most effective when applied under foundations or a skin toned concealer. The goal is to correct discoloration first so that you can begin application with a neutral canvas. 

Apply only to the effected areas.

Depending on the size of the area you can use your finger of a makeup sponge. 

It's important to adjust your corrective color to the shade of your skin. For example, there are many different shades of orange concealers. Someone with a deeper skin tone should use a deep orange concealer.

Color correcting is not always necessary. Use accordingly when needed. 

For a more in depth explanation, I recommend studying color theory which is great for any makeup artist. 

 

 

Color Correctors Recommended For Makeup Artist!

 As a makeup artist its convenient and efficient to invest in color corrective wheels as opposed to buying multiple products. Here are a few palettes and color wheels that I recommend: 

   Make Up Forever Camouflage Palette 

 

Make Up Forever Camouflage Palette 

E.L.F Studio Corrective Concealer 

E.L.F Studio Corrective Concealer 

Lise Watier Portfolio Pro Correctors Light

Lise Watier Portfolio Pro Correctors Light

 

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