Okay ladies- don’t get sucked in. Don’t believe the hype. Everywhere you turn right now is some mascara company claiming to have the new formula that makes your lashes look lush and long and full like falsies. It’s all b.s. The ads are photoshopped, and most of the women in the magazines are actually wearing false lashes. The Covergirl Lash Blast ads even says so in the smallprint at the bottom- they word it carefully- but Drew’s lashes are augmented! Everything from Lancome’s new Doll Lashes at near $30 to Falsies available at Walmart for around $5- and while some of them are nice mascara, none of them deliver.
So- what’s a girl to do? Only one thing- learn to put on false lashes!! Seriously, ladies- it’s not hard, and the payoff is fantastic. Mo turned me on to this years ago, and I was nervous and sketch about it at first, but I’m a serious devotee now. I don’t wear them often- I don’t generally do them for daytime, but when I want some serious pop, nothing beats a pair of demi-whispies for some glam.
They can be subtle- or totally over the top- but have some fun:
So don’t be afraid! Give it a shot! Here are some tutorials from my favorite makeup girls if you want to see how easy it is to do. If it’s not for you, no biggie- but don’t let inability to do it be the reason you don’t. Have fun with yourself and with being glamorous!
11 thoughts on “Rant: Falsies, My @$$”
So, the tweezers, the glue, the lashes, the fancy brushes – how much are we talking about here? I tried the Walgreen’s ones once – it was not a pretty picture. I’m sure most of it was user error, but it could have been the cheap glue or lashes.
P.S. used a different email to get a different monster 🙂
Well, the lashes are about $4 a pair at Target, and the glue I prefer (Duo clear) is about $4 and the tube will last forever. Hopefully you have tweezers aready, and ELF at Target makes really nice quality brushes for between $1-$3. Under $10. You can DO IT!! Either that, or we’ll have a makeup night in Aspen next summer. 😉
Yeah, I just can’t believe they deliver falsies without gluing on falsies. I only wear false lashes for stage and goofing around but they’re so fun! I’m totally planning on wearing my green feather lashes on Halloween again this year. They’re just cool!
So I’m taking from hairyshoefairy that you can reuse them? I totall thought that it was a one time use thing, which has been my biggest reluctance to try them. I’m heading over to watch your video. Maybe I’ll try them out for the halloween dance at the end of the month.
You can totally re-use them. Just take the off carefully, strip the adhesive off, and gently wipe them with some gentle eye-makeup remover. I reused them all the time, and if you take care of them, you can too.
Yeah, the falsies are the only ones that work for me. 😀
You know what’s funny? I almost opened with “Ok ladies (and Ray)…”
You need a “like” button on your blog! 🙂
Did you know that in the UK it’s illegal for make-up manufacturers to advertise like that? If they attempt to falsify or even exaggerate their product they get huge fines and even threatened to have the right to advertise taken away. I kind of love that. And this is a bit off topic but I love it: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=85HT4Om6JT4
So if I were heading to say Target what brand would you recommend?
Hey Dorrie! Ardell is probably the easiest to find. Target carries them, and Revlon too. I won’t pay more than $4 for a pair, so I get mine at Target or Voldemart. Or when they’re buy-one/get-one, at Walgreens.
For easiest application, start with the ones without the thick band at the lashline.
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