False eyelashes come in all shapes and sizes, and everyone has their own unique way of applying them. Here at Qosmedix, we carry an expansive collection of lashes and accessories – including Ardell® and DUO® brands as well as unbranded lashes that can be private labeled. Now, we’re sharing our fail-proof method of applying strip and individual lashes that come out perfect every time, so you’ll be sure to keep your clients happy and looking great!
Before we begin, here are a few helpful tips to get started:
• Applying lashes should be the last step in the makeup application process (right before applying mascara). This will ensure the lashes stay clean and free from eye shadow fallout.
• For clients who are not as comfortable wearing lashes or desire a more natural lighter look, corner eyelashes or individual eyelashes are a great solution.
• Make sure you have a small pair of scissors in your kit to trim strip lashes if needed.
• Remember to always be patient – even if you are in a fast-paced environment! Wait at least 45 seconds after applying lash glue, so that it gets tacky for the best results.
• Buy lashes in bulk so your kit is always fully stocked.
1. Remove the lashes from the lash tray and align the lash band onto the client’s natural lash line to check the fit. When removing the lash, it’s helpful to place your thumb as close to the band as possible and pull down to keep the lash intact.
2. If the lash band is longer than the client’s natural lash line then you need to trim the lash band with a small scissor. Make sure to cut both lashes to the same desired length, so they will look even on the eye!
3. Using an eyelash applicator, pick up the lashes and apply a thin layer of adhesive. Detail applicators or pointed cotton swabs work great for precisely applying glue to bands. Let the adhesive set for 30-45 seconds before applying.
4. Now that the lashes are ready, first apply the lashes in the center of the eye, as close to the natural lash line as possible, and then lightly press the lash band down on both corners to secure.
5. Depending on whether you use the clear or dark glue, you may see some residue. Let it dry and it should disappear or blend in. If necessary, use a liquid liner to help cover the lash line and to give the lashes an overall more natural look.
6. You can use either your fingertips or the lash applicator to pinch your real lash into the false lash so it gives a more natural feel. Then, use a lash curler to add volume.
7. Apply a final coat of mascara to help ensure the natural lashes blend seamlessly with the false.
How to Remove Strip Lashes
Option 1: Gently grab the outer lash and slowly begin to peel off the strip. The eyelash applicator is also a good tool for removing lashes! Avoid tugging at the false lashes to prevent damage to the natural lashes.
Option 2: Remove the lashes using an eye makeup remover solution. Gently massage with cotton rounds or cotton balls until the lashes come off.
Remember to remove excess glue from the lash band and place back onto the tray for future use. Cleaning with soap and water may ruin the lash and prevent you from wearing them again.
When applying individual lashes, it is best to use a variety of lengths to build and create volume resulting in a more natural look. At Qomedix, we stock our Short, Medium and Long Flare Individual Lashes as well as Ardell® Professional Individuals Duralash® Knot-Free Naturals and Ardell® Professional Double Up Duralash® Knot-Free Double Flares.
You can use DUO® Individual Lash Adhesive which is a latex-free long lasting formula intended to keep individual lashes on for 2-4 weeks or Ardell® Professional Lashtite® Adhesive which is also intended to keep individual lashes on for weeks but must be removed with Ardell® LashFree® Remover.
1. Place a small amount of lash glue into a disposable eyelash glue ring or onto a palette. Be careful not to use too much glue or it will dry up as it should only be on the tip of the knot. Let it sit for 30-45 seconds before applying the lashes.
2. Remove one of the lash clusters with an eyelash applicator for precision, and dip the lash base into the adhesive.
3. Place the lash cluster over the client’s natural lash line and set.
4. To create a cat-eye effect, go from short to long on the inner and outer of the eye. You can also place longer lashes in the middle for more of a doll-eyed effect. For simpler looks, just add a few lashes to the outer corner of the eye – this works best for clients who are uncomfortable wearing lashes.
5. Keep repeating this step and adding different lengths until the desired look is achieved. You can also use an individual lash curler and apply a coat of mascara to give the finished look a lift.
How to Remove Individual Lashes
Option 1: If using regular eyelash glue, remove the lashes using an eye makeup remover solution. Gently massage with cotton rounds or cotton balls until the lashes come off. Avoid tugging at the false lashes to prevent damage to the natural lashes.
Option 2: (If using Ardell® Professional Lashtite® Adhesive) Use Ardell® LashFree® Remover to remove individual lashes. Do one eye at a time. Place a tissue over the lower lid and partially close your eye. Dip an eyeliner brush into LashFree® and gently stroke along the lash line until adhesive softens. Then gently remove lash without pulling and repeat if necessary.