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Dani Snow

Posts: 43

Los Angeles, California, US

Hey guys, I am having trouble with applying false lashes to my models/clients. We covered it in makeup school, but I had a little bit of trouble then and still am.

The last fiasco happened when I used MUFE flash color on the models eyelids. I applied it, set it with some powder, then tried applying the lashes, but the lashes weren't sticking at all, I think because the MUFE flash colors are so creamy and don't dry.
I have two questions regarding this: 1. Should I apply the false lash first, THEN the eye makeup? 2. Am I applying this to the eyelid where it meets the lashes or on the lashes where they meet the eyelid?

I know practice practice practice is the best fix, but if you guys have any personal tips and tricks I can keep in mind *while* practicing, I'd be very grateful.

Sep 29 12 10:03 pm Link

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Thomas Van Dyke

Posts: 1762

Washington, District of Columbia, US

Dani Snow wrote:
...trouble with applying false lashes to my models/clients...
happened when I used MUFE flash color on the models eyelids.

Should I apply the false lash first, THEN the eye makeup?

Example of MUFE lashes (#152) on MUFE flash colors...

On this talent the flash color was applied down to and adjacent the lash line, albeit not into it...
Lashes where placed directly on lash line using DUO eyelash adhesive (allowed to dry 45 seconds first)
then the movable lids where touched up with flash cream...

http://www.restonstudio.com/gallery/Fgallery9-3.jpg

hope this helps...

Sep 30 12 12:00 pm Link

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Dani Snow

Posts: 43

Los Angeles, California, US

It does! Thanks!

Sep 30 12 12:43 pm Link

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rick lesser

Posts: 726

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

This sounds crazy but I have said it here before.  No one showed me how to apply lashes.  Figured you applied the glue and there you go.  But a lot of the time I had trouble with the corners lifting.  Without going into a long and very funny story about a woman with a glass eye and glue,  I learned I had been applying the glue to the back of the lash instead of the underside.  Now they stick the first time every time.   R-

Sep 30 12 03:53 pm Link

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Dani Snow

Posts: 43

Los Angeles, California, US

That story sounds painful! Well I apply to the back/underside, maybe I'll put a litle more glue on the underside.

Sep 30 12 11:13 pm Link

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rick lesser

Posts: 726

Fort Lauderdale, Florida, US

Oh not to worry.  No pain involved.  Just a crazy moment of getting glue on the fake eye and trying to figure out how to remove it without her knowing.  I'm not kidding.  She never knew and looked great in the end.  I wrote about it on my blog.  It was funny and it is a great story to tell.  R-

Oct 01 12 05:42 am Link

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Angie L MUA

Posts: 49

Los Angeles, California, US

I love applying lashes. I always find key MUAs assigning me the job of slapping lashes on 8 talents in less than 5 minutes. Here are a few pointers..

1. Wait for DUO glue to be close to tacky before applying it on falsies. (about 30-45 seconds)

2. Apply duo on edge of false lash line and on the underside (a little goes a long way, put a little extra on inner and outer corner)

3. Have talent LOOK DOWN. Do not have them close their eyes, it causes their lash line to wrinkle, making it harder on you.  I like to start at the center of the talent's eye, secure that and then worry about sticking the inner and outer corners.

4. Stick falsies close to the talent's lash line. Falsies base shouldn't really touch eyelid at all, which is probably where you landed problems on how to get it to stick with the flash palette.

Oct 01 12 08:45 am Link

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Julia Spenadel

Posts: 16

Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Angie L MUA wrote:
Have talent LOOK DOWN. Do not have them close their eyes, it causes their lash line to wrinkle, making it harder on you.

Genius idea! I know this is a really old posting but I  appreciate the tip

Mar 26 13 04:03 pm Link

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Kelly Ager MakeupArtist

Posts: 138

Liverpool, England, United Kingdom

Angie L MUA wrote:
3. Have talent LOOK DOWN. Do not have them close their eyes, it causes their lash line to wrinkle, making it harder on you.  I like to start at the center of the talent's

+1 ALWAYS have the client look down rather than close, this also helps not messing up with makeup under the eyes with the glue. Generally makes life easier to look down rather than close.

Mar 29 13 11:29 am Link

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Tamara Bickley Makeup

Posts: 41

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

Angie L MUA wrote:
I love applying lashes. I always find key MUAs assigning me the job of slapping lashes on 8 talents in less than 5 minutes. Here are a few pointers..

1. Wait for DUO glue to be close to tacky before applying it on falsies. (about 30-45 seconds)

2. Apply duo on edge of false lash line and on the underside (a little goes a long way, put a little extra on inner and outer corner)

3. Have talent LOOK DOWN. Do not have them close their eyes, it causes their lash line to wrinkle, making it harder on you.  I like to start at the center of the talent's eye, secure that and then worry about sticking the inner and outer corners.

4. Stick falsies close to the talent's lash line. Falsies base shouldn't really touch eyelid at all, which is probably where you landed problems on how to get it to stick with the flash palette.

Apr 01 13 05:47 pm Link

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Tamara Bickley Makeup

Posts: 41

Scottsdale, Arizona, US

I agree, lashes should not touch the lid. There is a divet between the lashes and lid, and I stick the lashes up into that space, securing the middle first, then each end. Works every time and they're secure until removed.

Apr 01 13 05:50 pm Link

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Cynna Stylz MUA

Posts: 217

New York, New York, US

Angie L MUA wrote:


3. Have talent LOOK DOWN. Do not have them close their eyes, it causes their lash line to wrinkle, making it harder on you.  I like to start at the center of the talent's eye, secure that and then worry about sticking the inner and outer corners.

Me: This is the step that used to  mess me up. I always said "close" your eyes. Now I give models something to look at while I apply.

Apr 04 13 09:24 am Link

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chart

Posts: 2363

Los Angeles, California, US

Angie L MUA wrote:
I love applying lashes. I always find key MUAs assigning me the job of slapping lashes on 8 talents in less than 5 minutes. Here are a few pointers..

1. Wait for DUO glue to be close to tacky before applying it on falsies. (about 30-45 seconds)

2. Apply duo on edge of false lash line and on the underside (a little goes a long way, put a little extra on inner and outer corner)

3. Have talent LOOK DOWN. Do not have them close their eyes, it causes their lash line to wrinkle, making it harder on you.  I like to start at the center of the talent's eye, secure that and then worry about sticking the inner and outer corners.

4. Stick falsies close to the talent's lash line. Falsies base shouldn't really touch eyelid at all, which is probably where you landed problems on how to get it to stick with the flash palette.

This is great advice! Agree with all. For sure stick lashes on the lash line and not the eyelid..... and always have them keep eyes open and look down ..... then practice practice practice!!! Have you ever uses singles or demis?? I find them much easier to work with then strips

Apr 04 13 10:25 am Link

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Matt Brown Makeup

Posts: 5

Springfield, Illinois, US

I love applying lashes! But my process is different from most..

1. I always make sure that I have the top lid has a thin line of black/brown liner. Having this dark line gives you that insurance that even if you don't get the lashes on perfectly, you have that millimeter to make the mistake and it not be too noticeable

2. I prefer to use dark tone lash glue because it dries matte black. The clear glue tends to dry shiny and then you have to go over it with eyeliner which gives you one more opportunity to make a mistake. Because it dries black it also helps to intensify your liner.

3. I coat the lash band (don't use too much glue!!) and let it sit for a little. I then place it on the lash line and try not to glue their eye shut. Lol.

4. I ask them to open their eye a little bit once I have contact with skin. I then push the inside (closest too the nose) of the lash down and flip the outside up. It creates a really soft feathering affect. Especially with heavier eyelashes, it prevents it from looking like you had a stroke and the eyes looking droopy.

5. I do the eyebrows while I wait for lashes to dry.

6. Once dried, I weave the fake lashes with real lashes so it all becomes one continuous lash.

The best thing about having the false lashes flipped up, you never have to curl the natural lashes!

Apr 04 13 11:59 am Link