Make certain your face is oil-free. When you have oil and make-up on your face, it will cause your adhesive to not hold the way it should. You should do your makeup before applying your lashes. This step is done to ensure that you do not disrupt the framework of your lashes during your makeup application.
Rushing to apply your lashes right after you have applied the adhesive will cause them to shift. Wait at least 30 seconds or until the glue becomes tacky, but not to where it loses adhesion.
To avoid damaging your lashes you will need to remove the lashes properly, use cotton buds. Use an oil-free makeup remover to remove your falsies. Soak a Q-Tip with make-up, then gently rub it on your lash line, no tugging needed. Once you have removed your lashes, use coconut oil to remove the residue from your natural lash line.
Research the lash glue you plan to use. Make sure that the lash glue will not irritate your skin. If you're big on cruelty-free products, check that the supplier is cruelty-free, as well. Check to see if the criteria of the glue will fit your needs. For example, if you will be in a pool you will need to make sure that the glue is long-lasting and waterproof like Lotus brush-on lash glue. I favor using this amazing adhesive exclusively with Lotus mink lashes.
Not using enough glue causes air pockets between the natural lash and the extension. Applying too much glue will cause a huge mess on your lash line. The adhesive should be evenly distributed throughout the lash. The inner and outer corners of the false lashes require more work. So getting them to stick and stay add more glue to them.
Use a lash curler to adhere the lash to your lash line, this will create a snug fit and they will be least likely to fall. This will enhance the strength of your glue but beware. The lash curler comes with great responsibility and a great—OUCH! If you curl too close.
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