Planning for a big night out? There’s no better excuse than a holiday party or special dinner out to wear a pair of false lashes. They make your eyes pop, makeup standout, and you look fabulous in pictures. Here are four simple steps for taking your eyes from pretty to pretty amazing.
- Apply Makeup First
By applying your eye shadow and liner before your lashes and they’ll both be easier to apply. Leave lashes for last, then all you’ll need is a simple swipe of mascara before heading out the door. If you’re wearing dramatic lashes, don’t forget to amp up your eyeliner.
- Use Tweezers
Hold the strip of lashes in the middle with a pair of tweezers to trim if they’re too long, add glue, and place on the eye. The tweezers give you a better idea of where you’re placing them without your hand getting in the way and can also help blend your real lashes and fake ones. Give both lashes a squeeze while holding the tweezers horizontally.
- Don’t Stress
False lashes can be a little tricky the first time you apply, but don’t stress. If you make a mistake, just pull lashes off, wipe off the glue with a wet cotton swap or eye makeup remover pad and try again. Using a thin coat of glue is all you need, and your EcoTools lash glue has the perfect built in tool for applying just enough.
- Add Some Sparkle
A fun way to customize your false lashes is to add a little bling. Use your lash glue to adhere small crystals to the lash line of your false lashes or to the outside corner of your eye. Need some inspiration? Check out our lashes Pinterest board here.
Grab a pair of lashes for your next party now! As always, EcoTools lashes are hypo-allergenic, and dermatologist tested, making them safe for everyday wear. Our lash glue is paraben free, phthalate free, latex free, formaldehyde free, cruelty free, and never tested on animals.
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Need a small, but full on fabulous stocking stuffer? Grab a set of mini-makeup brushes! They’re small, compact, and work just as well as full size brushes. Their travel friendly size makes them perfect for toting in your purse, on vacation, or as a day to night desk essential. Mini-brushes are even a great gift for the brush-a-holic in your life as they pop right into their depotted makeup palette. Here are some of our favorite mini-brush sets just waiting to be tucked into a stocking:
- Essential Eye Set: Comes with the five brushes you need to create almost any eye look and its own little zippered pouch to keep them safe.
- Flawless Face Set: These pretty brushes are sure to brighten up any brush collection with their pretty colored ferrules. These brushes are great for creating a smooth complexion, and features our flat concealer brush that can’t be found anywhere else.
- Mineral Set: This five-piece set is perfect for anyone that loves mineral makeup. The four brushes come complete with a mini kabuki brush and their own on the go travel bag. Know someone that loves kabuki brushes? Try the Limited Edition Kabuki Set too.
- Mini Essentials Set: This newest set to the EcoTools family features a mini eye shading brush, mini angled eye liner brush, and a full powder brush that doesn’t skimp on bristle size but has short handle.
Which sets will you be gifting this holiday season?
Eyeliner is one of the trickier makeup skills to master, but with a few tips and practice, you can have fabulous looking liner in no time.
- Pick the Right Tool – Using the right brush or type of liner is crucial for starting off on the right foot. An angled eyeliner brush, available in our starter set, is best for gel liners or wet shadows, while a flat liner brush works well for stamping on cream color or tight lining. If you want to use a pencil, make sure you pick a creamy formula and always make sure the point is sharp before you start.
- Apply Second – Apply your liner after your eye shadow but before mascara. With bare lashes, you’ll be able to better apply liner between them or move lashes around to get a pencil in there.
- Use Multiple Strokes – A common makeup myth is that liner needs to be applied in one smooth stroke. Not true! Use several small strokes to sketch side to side. Gently pulling the outer edge of your eyelid so the skin is taught can help. If your line is a little wiggly, use a smudge brush to glide over the top and smooth it out.
- Keep it Thin – The point of liner according to Red Book Magazine is to “not see the liner – just wide eyed gorgeousness,” so keep your liner thin unless you’re applying a cat eye or a pop of color. Line the top eye inner rims only for a bigger looking eye. Depending on your eye shape, lining the bottom can make eyes look smaller.
Once you’re done applying your perfect liner, don’t forget to pop on a few coats of mascara or a pair of false lashes to complete the look! Then share a photo of your look using the #EcoTools on twitter, Facebook or Instagram…we’d love to see it!