+ Reply to Thread
Results 1 to 12 of 12



  1. #1
    Ultimate BHUZzer ssipes's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2000
    Location
    southern Illinois
    Posts
    5,375

    False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    I have been practicing false eyelash application -- the strip kind. I've read previous threads here on bhuz and also found some online sites with tips and tricks.

    One major point of disagreement among people seems to be when to apply them -- before or after eye makeup.

    So, experienced eyelash users -- when do you apply them?

    A. absolutely first on squeaky clean eyelids, before any eye makeup, foundation, primer, etc.?

    B. absolutely last?

    C. in the middle some where?


  2. #2
    Official BHUZzer Queenie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    Belgium
    Posts
    599

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    For me, in the middle somewhere. After primer/foundation/eye shadow, I use some black or dark brown eye shadow along the lash line, then apply thin line of liquid liner, apply fake lashes, finish off liquid liner to get final shape (with winged ends etc). End with some mascara but I don't overdo it if I use fake lashes.
    I avoid using eye shadow after doing the lashes and liner because I find it smudges it, makes it less defined.


  3. #3
    Advanced BHUZzer resullivan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Posts
    1,440

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    I do in the middle, but near the end. I vaguely remember that was when we put them on during Azhia's makeup workshop. At least eyeliner goes on after.


  4. #4
    A journey of ten thousand miles begins with a single post. anala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    10,866

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    I finally got the hang of the things..and my eye tissue is less than young skin taute, so I find that if I muck about with with various brushes to apply more "stuff", it breaks the glue bead...usually at either corner of the eyelid. So I leave it for last..placing liner over the strip. I use less makeup this way, but I think the look should get more natural as you get older anyway to avoid the "tranny granny" look.


  5. #5
    Ultimate BHUZzer mish_mish's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Posts
    5,935

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    Tranny Granny...I love it!


  6. #6
    A journey of ten thousand miles begins with a single post. Lauren_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Posts
    14,534

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    I agree totally that 'less is more' as you get older. I just can't wear a lot of black eyeliner or the 'winged' look any more. Tranny granny -- hee hee

    I put mine on near the beginning because I still have trouble sometimes. If the lash application isn't going well that day, it's no big deal to take them off, wash my face, and start over.

    I curl my lashes & put on mascara and liner. Then apply fakes. Then foundation and the rest of my face.

    If I ever get lash application down to a science, though, I'm sure I'll do it last.


  7. #7
    Master BHUZzer shems's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Baltimore, MD, USA
    Posts
    4,516

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    I do all my eye makeup except the mascara then on go the fake lashes, then I reapply or touch up liquid liner where it seems necessary and put on mascara. Then I do the rest of my face after my eyes.


  8. #8
    A journey of ten thousand miles begins with a single post. Lauren_'s Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    St. Louis, MO, USA
    Posts
    14,534

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    For those who put on mascara after fake lashes --

    I'm always afraid I'll dislodge them with the brush, that doesn't happen? Does it make them harder to remove if they're mascara'd in with your real lashes? Does it make them harder to re-use, or does the mascara clean off easily?


  9. #9
    Ultimate BHUZzer Azhia's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    United States, Canada, Europe.
    Posts
    6,296
    Blog Entries
    2

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    I think it's personal preference and your particular work flow and how you handle applying products before, during, or after lashes.
    I'd say experiment and see what you feel most comfortable with and what gives you the desired result. :0)


  10. #10
    A journey of ten thousand miles begins with a single post. anala's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2004
    Posts
    10,866

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    Well..I did manage to drop mine in the sink while trying to clean off the mascara with makeup remover and warm water....gone...


  11. #11
    Established BHUZzer Whisper's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    665

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    Queenie is exactly right.


  12. #12
    Master BHUZzer nasila's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2004
    Location
    Los Angeles, CA
    Posts
    3,759

    Re: False eylashes: apply before or after makeup?

    Quote Originally Posted by Lauren_ View Post
    For those who put on mascara after fake lashes --

    I'm always afraid I'll dislodge them with the brush, that doesn't happen? Does it make them harder to remove if they're mascara'd in with your real lashes? Does it make them harder to re-use, or does the mascara clean off easily?
    That's only happened to me once since I've used this method, and that just meant they weren't put on properly. I'd rather find out that a lash is loose while doing my make-up than while on stage. I don't think the mascara make a difference in removal (just the amount of adhesive you use). And it comes right off when you wash them.

    I usually save lashes and mascara for the very end of the make-up process (with one sweep of liner first and then touch-up after the lashes are set if needed).


Similar Threads

  1. newbie's bhuz-induced adventures in mineral makeup... and about a million questions
    By ashadanzatrice in forum Belly Dance Beauty & Costuming
    Replies: 36
    Last Post: 03-27-2008, 05:04 AM
  2. False eyelashes - a few questions
    By Anjela in forum Belly Dance Beauty & Costuming
    Replies: 29
    Last Post: 03-22-2008, 04:43 AM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
Statistics
  • Threads 40,677
  • Posts 591,198
  • Members 38,025
  • Welcome to our newest member, simmons


1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 197 198