A lot of you have asked about my eyelashes so I wanted to do a post sharing some of my tips. During the summer I wear lash extensions. Those of you who are unfamiliar with them, they are synthetic lashes that are glued to each individual lash to create volume and thickness. They are waterproof and last about 2-3 weeks before you need to get them filled. At about week 2 you start to notice some of the falsies falling out so I will use strip lashes with my lash extensions when I have shoots or days I want a fuller look. When I don’t have my lash extensions in I consistently use lash strips. The first time I put them on (back in college) I had no idea what I was doing! It took me like 45 minutes and lots of frustration trying to get them to work. Now through mistakes I have narrowed down the process and learned how to whip these babies on in 5-10 minutes.

Step 1: Get your supplies together. You will need a pair of lashes, scissors, eyeliner, glue, and tweezers. My favorite brand of lashes is . I’ve always gotten mine at Sally Beauty and I typically use the in black. Those are my favorite.

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Step 2: Do your regular make up first. Lashes are the last step in your make up routine. I typically wear my lashes with a smoky eye and winged liner. I love this  I got a few weeks ago. It’s also great for beginners because it tells you where to apply each color on the shadow case (i.e. all over base, lid, highlighter, crease, etc.).

Step 3: Hold the lashes up to your eye to measure the length. You don’t want them to be too long or they won’t sit on your eye right. Trim the lashes to fit your eye shape with . You want to trim from the inner corner of the lashes.