Wow, babe. MIND BLOWN.
I don’t know why it took me so long to figure this out, but better late than never.
First, a little backstory. Last Saturday I was testing out a possible Emmys makeup look — yes, I’m kind of nerdy that way, but it never hurts to be prepared. I got it into my head that I wanted to wear a big, dramatic pair of false lashes to the show.
The thing is, some big lashes can be super uncomfortable off the shelf. I’ll usually trim them down to size, but even so — the big ones can still be uncomfortable.
I guess I have an oddly shaped lash line or something because the inner lash band always pokes me right in a sensitive spot, and it’s astronomically annoying.
So, I was thinking about this, trying to figure out what to do. What could I do, I wondered, to make a pair of dramatic false lashes more comfortable?
I know! — I’ll cut each one in half and apply the halves separately.
I grabbed a pair of haggard 120 Demis by Ardell (I’d already used them a few times before), and cut them in half right down the middle with a pair of scissors. Then I applied the outer half first and the inner half second.
Boom. This is when my mind was blown.
Chopped in half, they were a lot easier to position, and no more uncomfortable poking. They definitely felt more comfortable.
If false lashes are ever uncomfortable for you, or if they never seem to sit right, dude, chop ’em in half!
It’s a whole new false lash world…
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,
P.S. OK, I ended up not even using this trick for the actual show last night because I ran out of time while getting ready (what else is new?), but I will! Someday soon I will.
P.P.S. Welcome to Novato! I’m home again and, unsurprisingly, very tired. I think I’ll sneak in a quick nap.