Every so often we learn a makeup tip that blows our beauty-obsessed minds—this is one of those tips. We were speaking with makeup artist Kirin Bhatty about product cocktailing last week, when she happened to mention that she snips false eyelashes in half before applying. As our boggled minds struggled to comprehend this, she explained further: “It's like laying down individual lashes, but with the intensity of [strip lashes]! This makes the process so much easier and there's less room for error.” We asked her to take us through her process, step-by-step.
First, she pours out a drop or two of lash glue, so it can dry and get tacky while she prepares the lashes. Then, she takes a lash strip and holds it to her client’s eye: “You may need to cut the lash [strip] down a little bit so that the lashes fit your lashline.” And then comes the game-changer: she cuts the lash strip in half or thirds (she says to do whichever is easiest for you and your eye shape). Then, all that’s left to do is add glue (“Make sure it’s tacky!”), and apply the pieces of the lash strip to the outer, middle and inner parts of your eye.
Follow with a coat of mascara, and you’re done! She swears snipping your strip lashes into smaller pieces makes applying them incredibly easy, even for people who usually struggle with them (which, let’s be real, is most people). Now we’re just itching for an excuse to don faux lashes so we can test this out—let us know if you hear of anything?
Have you ever heard of this tip or tried it out? Tell us in the comments!