Faq by Kelly C. ©2007, All Rights Reserved.
Do you recommend strip
or individual false eyelashes?
Wether you are applying the individual lashes
yourself or by a trained lash technician, they
are great for filling in sparse or bald spots
along your lashline. Individual lashes are recommended
for people with some lash density and their natural
lashes intact. These lashes will not stay on if
you do not have any natural lashes. With some
lash density, individual lashes will stay on for
about 2 weeks.
Strip false eyelashes are perfect for special
event or a night out. Longer, more dramatic styles
will add instant glamour to your look. Short and
demure styles will provide a natural (subtle)
look, perfect for everyday wear.
How to apply false strip
First, wash your face with an oil free cleaner
to remove any trace of dirt and oil. Next, remove
the strip lashes off of the packaging and trim
off the excess hair and lash strip to match the
size of your eyelid only if necessary. Place a
drop of false eyelash adhesive on a clean surface,
and dip the back of a thin makeup brush or flat
end toothpick into the adhesive. Next, spread
the adhesive along the entire length of false
eyelash strip. The adhesive will start to set
in a few seconds and gently place the strip along
the lash line as close to your lash roots as possible.
When the strip is placed in the correct position,
you can reinforce the hold of the adhesive by
rolling the makeup brush handle on the lash strip
over your eyelid. Wait for the adhesive to set
completely and you can proceed to apply other
eye makeup such as eyeliner, eye shadow, etc.
What is the difference
between Naturals (knot free) and Flare (knotted)
individual lash clusters?
Flare (knotted) lashes have a knot at the tip
of the cluster joining the lashes. The knotted
provides extra surface for the adhesive to stick
and will stay on longer than Naturals (knot free)
clusters. Knotted lashes are also easier to apply
because it is easily to see where you are placing
the lashes because of the knot. Unlike knotted
clusters, knot free lashes do not have a knot
at the tip of the cluster thus providing a cleaner,
natural look. Naturals (knot free) do not have
any knots so they do not hold as well as their
knotted counterpart, however, they provide a more
natural appearance. The knot free end definitely
blends in with your natural lashes better.
For beginners, we recommend knotted lashes because
you can see exactly where you are placing the
knot as opposed to the knot free which seem to
blend in with your own existing lashes more readily.
It comes down to personal choice either you select
Flare or Naturals lash clusters. With experience
and practice, you will find the one that suitable
Which are easier to
apply individual or strip lashes?
Some people swear by the ease of strip lashes
and think individual lashes are too difficult
to apply. Others prefer individual and think they
look more natural than strip lashes. If you ask
10 seasoned professionals, half will prefer strip
and half will prefer individual. The grand truth
is different people find different ones easier
to apply. Individual lashes give a natural effect,
where as strip lashes have a oomph factor.
Some people can only wear strip lashes because
they lack the natural lashes needed to hold individual
lashes or extensions. Other individual will only
wear individual lashes because their eyelid can
not tolerate the formalin or latex ingredient
commonly found in strip lash adhesives.
Where on my eye do I
attached the individual/strip lashes?
Strip lashes can be cut first and place them
on the outer corners of your eyes as half lashes.
To wear the strip lashes in full, the band should
be applied as close to your lash line as possible.
Unlike strip lashes, individual cluster or single
lashes are applied directly below your natural
How long will my false
eye lashes extensions stay on?
When applied properly, individual lashes can
last up to 2 to 4 weeks for those who apply the
lashes themselves, or 4 to 6 weeks if applied
by trained lash technicians.. Touch ups may be
required to replace any lashes that might have
fallen off due to natural eyelash cycles. Properly
applied individual lashes will last for the length
of the natural growth cycle of each eyelash hair.
After lash application, care must be taken not
to rub, scratch or apply any oil based creams,
lotions, or cleansers. Eye creme or lotin should
be only applied to the lower eye orbital area.
Do I need to use individual
eyelash adhesive remover?
Eyelash adhesive remover is recommended for removing
the individual lashes. You should never attempt
to pull the cluster or single lash extensions
off without using some kind of remover or solvent.
For those who has sensitive skin, adhesive remover
solvent can be irritating and may burn the skin..
If the remover is not for you, you can also use
cotton swabs with baby oil to remove the lashes.
Gently massage the cotton swap above and below
the lashes back and forth a few times. Next, letting
the baby oil or remover sit for 5 to 10 minutes,
and the lashes could come right off. Washing the
area with a mild oil-based soap and rinse with
lukewarm water will also help remove the dried
Why isn't the adhesive
included with the Ardell or Elise lashes?
This is one situation where size does matter.
The separate bottle/tube of adhesive will last
you for quite a few packets of lashes so there
is no need to repurchase adhesive each time you
purchase a packet of lashes.
Can I wear mascara on
top of my false lashes?
It is best not to have anything applied on top
of individual lashes. For strip lashes, you can
use water based blending mascara such as LashMagic
for added volume and hold to your naturals lashes.
Unlike other mascara, LashMagic will not ruin
your perfect set of falsies you spent time putting
on. Oil based mascara will shorten the life-span
of your strip or individual lashes.
Can I use strip lash
adhesive on my individual eyelashes, and vice
Latex based strip lash adhesive can be used
with individual lashes for those who remove the
lashes nightly. I recommend DUO Eyelash Adhesive
for this purpose. For those we are sensitive or
allergic to formalin or latex commonly found in
strip lash adhesives, individual lash adhesive
is a viable alternative for your strip lashes
as long as you have some natural lashes intact..
Lash Faq by
Kelly C. ©2007, All Rights Reserved.