Okay,true: I cheated and gotprofessional eyelash extensionsfor my own wedding.But even if you don't want to spend a few hundo on those (or on a proven lash-growth product likeLatisse),you can get outrageously amazing lashes for your wedding day.
Yes,I am referring to fake lashes--but before you let this scare you off,let me tell you: There have never been more choices of natural-looking faux-lash styles,which means it's never been easier to pull these puppies off.Here are some tips that'll help you avoid any sticky lash situations:
1.Find the right fit.
For the most natural look,I'd recommend individual false lashes (look forones that say "knot free",as they sit the most flush with your lash line).With these,you glue on a series of small lash clusters,and you have total control over where to place them and how they end up looking.Then again,they can be tedious and time-consuming compared to standard lash strips.If you use these,buy ones that are thicker but not much longer than your real lashes,and use cuticle scissors to trim them to fit your eye.You can even cut the strip into thirds and use one third at just the outer corner of your eye,for a dramatic-yet-realistic cat-eye effect (it's also way easier than getting a whole strip to adhere to your lash line).
2.Apply 'em like a pro.
Start by putting on some black or brown eyeliner,to help give the lashes something to grip onto.Dot a bit ofwhite lash glue--it dries clear--on the back of the lash package and let it dry for five to ten minutes;you want it to be a little tacky before you start using it,or your lashes can move around too much once you stick them on--I got this tip from makeup artistJenna Anton.When your glue's set,grab your lashes with tweezers and drag the roots through the glue,being careful not to apply too much.While tilting your head back,nestle them against the skin right at your lash roots,hold for a few seconds,then release.Make sure they sit right;if not,quickly remove and re-do with more glue.
3.Add the finishing touches.
To make the falsies fade imperceptibly into your real lashes,work more dark eyeliner into the roots.Then apply a few coats of mascara to blend your fringe together.
Got any great fake-lash tips of your own to add?How many of you wore fake lashes for your weddings?How did they work out for you?
If the Rockettes can do their own makeup for four shows a day,you can totally do your own wedding makeup.Steal their tricks here!