How to Apply Your Mink Lashes & Make Them Last!
Posted on March 19 2015
Mink lashes are definitely the best way to take any look to the next level, and once you've picked out your perfect pair, you need to know how to wear them, and care for them! Beauty blogger Jaclyn Hill believes, "If you take care of your minks, they'll out last their recommended 25 uses, and go for at least 30 to 35 uses."
Before you wear your lashes you want to make sure they fit. If you apply the lash without trimming it to fit your eye, they will most likely be too long which will make them uncomfortable. Jaclyn recommends using a swivel mirror on the magnified side. You want to be looking down, basically the mirror should be looking up your nose. It's not the most flattering angle, but this awkward angle will give you the best view to apply your lashes. Also take note which lash is designed for your right eye, and which is designed for the left eye.
Remove the lash from the case carefully with tweezers from the outer edge, and fit them to your lash-line. Lay the lash gently over your natural lash to measure your lash-line. Look in the mirror to determine how much excess you'll need to trim. Be careful not to trim too much, and only trim from the outer edge. Once you have your lash perfectly sized, it's time to apply them.
Start with eyeliner and a thin but thorough coat of mascara to your natural lash. You only need mascara on your natural lash to help the naturals and minks blend. For example, if you're blonde and you put on mink lashes without applying mascara first, you'll see blonde and black lashes, and they won't look natural. Let the mascara dry for at least a minute.
Apply a thin line of Lotus Brush-On Lash Glue to the mink lash, and wait for at least 30 to 60 seconds before you carefully set the lash on-top of your natural lash. Once you've set the lash on your lash-line push them into the corners of your eyes, then squeeze the naturals and minks together with your tweezers. The mink lashes already have that rich color you're looking for, therefore, they don't need another coat of mascara once they're adhered.
Always remember to keep extra makeup off of the lashes, only trim them from the outer edges, and let your glue get tacky before applying your gorgeous new mink lashes!