Don't get me wrong—I love the idea of false lashes. They instantly make your eyes pop and anymore, it seems as though there's nary a celeb who doesn't wear them. But try as I might, I've had such an issue with falsies. It's hard to place them correctly; they end up poking my eyeballs, and before I can even take a good Instagram picture, they fall off. Speaking with friends, they all seem to run into the same issues. Surely we can't all be false-lash inept—if only there were an easier tool.
Enter: the Flirt Flashes Lash Applicator ($28). Amber Rose, the face of the brand, touts the wispy lashes on the regular which are applied using an innovative click-and-place tool that administers small lash stripes wherever you please. I tried the fascinating new device and was pleasantly surprised at a.) how natural the lashes look and b.) how easy it is to use. See the breakdown below!
First thing's first, the applicator comes equipped with 40 lashes (plus four extra for "play," aka test drives, because it takes a bit to get the hang of). You then use the dial to scroll upward until half of the lash strip is visible.
Next, "lock" the lashes in place by clicking the top button on the middle of the device. This way they won't wiggle around when you're applying glue or trying to place them.
Once your lashes are locked and loaded, apply lash glue (I recommend a hefty amount) on the lash strip. Here, I'm using Duo Brush-On Adhesive ($9) which you can purchase on the Flirt Cosmetics website. Now, I know most people will tell you to wait until the glue gets tacky before applying, but this lash glue dries super fast, so I found that I could apply the lashes almost immediately after.
Finally, bring the lash strip up to your lash line and place them wherever you see fit (I used about three strips per eye). Once they're in place, hold for about three seconds, click the release button located below the "lock" button, and slowly bring the device away from your eye. It'll make a loud clicking noise which kiiind of sounds like you've just staple-gunned your eyelid, but rest assured, it's safe and painless. Though the trickiest part lies in this step because sometimes the lashes will remain inside the device when you go to pull away. Practice makes perfect, my friends.
For the full reveal, take a look at my before and after below.
As you can see, my lashes look longer, fuller, and I'm happy to report that I couldn't feel the lashes whatsoever, and (thanks to the Duo glue) they didn't fall off at all. It's truly the muva (sorry) of all false lashes.
Will you give this lash applicator a try? Tell us below!