The best fake eyelashes for beginners are 3D mink lashes. Particularly Siberian hair minks. The 3D effect makes the minks look natural and the band is firm yet flexible making them easy to apply and durable.
Minks are soft, reusable, fluffy, lightweight and can be worn everyday. They vary in length from short 12mm to long 25mm.
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Minks typically cost between 15 and 25 dollars. The difference between mink lashes and synthetic lashes is that minks last longer.
Synthetic lashes are meant for single use but you can probably get at least 3 uses out of them if you are very gentle.
Mink lash strips on the other hand have up to 25 wears. Minks mimic real hair in texture and appearance unlike synthetic lashes which have a shiny appearance.
A mink lash is the secret weapon to looking more beautiful and awake with less effort. It’s much quicker to pop a lash than it is to apply several coats of mascara.
And with all of the different lash styles almost any look can be achieved. Rather you want sexy, subtle, or glamorous there’s a lash for that!
How To Put On Fake Eyelashes
If you have long full lashes already you can add a coat of mascara but if not just add it after the lash is already on. For my makeup lovers go ahead and beat your face.
You don’t want to get make in or on the lash so always apply your lashes after putting on makeup. But honestly, a flirty lash is an “eyeshadow” hack. Lashes are instant eye looks.
Mink lashes can easily be applied with your fingers but its a good idea to use a lash tool. Instead of peeling the lash off from the side, release it from the tray by sliding it down with your thumb.
Once you have the lash take a little time to customize it to your eye shape by trimming off any part of the outer corner that extends past your natural lash.
So that the lash isn’t blunt but actually follows the diagonal of the natural lash line be sure to trim the lash on an angle. Now you are ready to apply!
PRO TIP: Applying the lash too close to the inner corner will cause irritation. Your eye may itch and tear which will cause the lash to lift.
Start by holding the lash in the middle near the lash band.
While looking down into a mirror sit the lash down right above your natural lash.
Make sure the band adhere’s to your eyelid.
Press the middle of the lash against your skin first, then attach the outer corner and lastly the inner corner.
Pinch the false lash together with your lash using your fingers or the lash tool.
Tight-line your upper lash line with a black eyeliner.
Use mascara to blend your lashes with the falsie.
Best Glue For False Eyelashes
There are so many different eyelash glues for strip lashes these days. There is waterproof glue, instant bond, Vitamin enriched, lash glue pens, wands and the list goes on and on. Out of all the choices the best glue for false eyelashes is a latex glue.
Latex glue is definitely beginner friendly and has a strong hold. The Sassy eyelash glue is super easy to use, fast drying and budget friendly. Of course if you have an allergy to latex there are great latex free options as well.
PRO TIP: Give the glue about 30 seconds to dry before applying the lash. This helps the glue get tacky and stick quickly.
How Long Do Mink Lashes Last?
The standard for a mink lash is up to 25 wears but I get much more use out of my mink lashes. Last year I wore the my favorite pair the entire summer!
Mink lashes can last for months if they are cleaned and stored after each use. Avoid using mascara on the lash and keep them dry. If the lash gets wet it won’t fall apart but it will lose the curl and 3D effect.
How To Take Care of Mink Lashes
When removing the lash tightly grab the outer corner and gently begin lifting the lash. Use an alcohol soaked Q tip and pat it on the glue. The alcohol will immediately begin to dissolve the glue.
With a pair of tweezers or your fingers pluck the glue from the lash band. If the glue doesn’t remove easily add more alcohol, be care not to get too rough. Lastly take a spoolie and comb through the lash hairs before storing it in its casing.
Will False Lashes Damage My Real Lashes?
NO! Short answer lol. There are so many lash myths that needs to be canceled already. They are heavy, they won’t stick, they will damage your real lashes. UGH! A strip lash can not damage your real lashes if
- You use lash glue and not gorilla glue or hair glue or something silly.
- Remove the lash daily.
- Sit the falsie above your natural lash, not on it.
How To Choose False Eyelashes
The first way to choose a lash is preference. Sure certain lashes look better with certain face shapes and eye shapes but if YOU don’t like the lash don’t buy it just because a google search says it will look good on you.
3D mink lashes come in different lengths, density’s, and styles. The lengths are short 12mm – 14mm, medium 15mm – 19mm, and long 20mm to 25mm. A density of light, airy, wispy, bold, or dramatic and lastly a style of cat eye, doll eye, open eye or natural.
PRO TIP: Long eyelashes make you look prettier.
Mink lashes are easy and low maintenance. They don’t need curling or mascara. They are light weight, won’t damage your real lashes and will enhance any makeup look. Mink are great for popping the eyes and looking beautiful with very little effort.
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About the Author, KiKi Carr
- Cosmetic Formulations Chemist
- Licensed Aesthetician
- Makeup Artist