3 ways to beautify your lashes

posted on January 4, 2013 by  |  posted under Beauty, Fashion  |  38 Comments

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The weekend is here and it’s time to get ready for date night with your special someone!  What better way to change your  look than by adding long thick eyelashes to your daily makeup routine? It will keep you batting your eyes and flirting with your honey all day long!

We not only have ONE but THREE lovely How Does She ladies putting THREE different methods to the test and showing you how to achieve longer and more dramatic eyelashes!

#1 False Eyelashes

Not only are these affordable but they take less than 10 minutes to apply!

First thing is first! Head to your local drugstore and buy a 5 dollar pair of eyelashes. You can spend a lot of money on expensive brands but I have found that I love the cheaper lashes just as much! There are so many different styles to choose from- from crazy double thick lashes to simple every day lashes. I recommend getting  a few to see what you like best.  I also recommend buying some eyelash glue which is also very inexpensive.

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Apply your eye makeup as you usually do. It is not reccomended to do your eyeshadow after you put your lashes on because it it can get stuck in the lashes and they may not last as long. You should get a good 5-6 uses out of your lashes!

Once your makeup is on then…

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1. Peel the lashes of carefully.

2. Measure them to your eye and cut off any additional lash.

3. Apply glue to a flat surface for easy application- I like to use my tweezers.

4. Dab a thin and even layer to the lash. Make sure to get the corners really good because they are the first to lift up.

5. Let the glue sit for at least 30 seconds while it gets tacky.

6. During this time I like to bend my lashes a bit to make them easier to apply.

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Sometimes I give it a little blow as I wait for it to get tacky. I am not sure if that makes a difference- but I like to think so. :)

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Then when it seems ready- I start by putting the middle of the lash across the lash line. Some people like to use tweezers to put it on- but I prefer my fingertips. Also, don’t be alarmed if you see white glue- it dries clear!

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I like to press it down and make sure that every part of the lash (especially the ends) are touching the skin.

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Then, I blend the lash line with some eyeliner or  by dabbing black eyeshadow on the edge of the lashes…and

then there you go! Like magic- you have just created a dramatic look without too much fuss!

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beautiful lashes

#2 Eyelash Extensions

There are some definite pros and cons to extensions.

They look naturally fuller and longer than any other method
They are water-resistant so no smeared mascara ever
No need to remove mascara at night!
They are easy, you wake up looking like you have already applied your makeup!
Cost anywhere from $75 -$400
Fall out with your natural lash cycle which can be as early as 2-3 weeks.
They must stay dray for at least the first 48 hours
Initially takes about 2 hours to put on
The process is quite amazing. With two tweezers she glues a fake eyelash to each of your own individual eyelashes.

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Now for some before and afters! Missy had these put on so you could see the difference.


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And one more for fun.

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#3 Magic

Last but not least we have Shelley who recently fell in love with LiLash. What is LiLash? It’s basically magic in a bottle. LiLash is a purified eyelash serum that is applied like eyeliner. Within a few short weeks, magic happens. Shelley’s eyelashes went from…beautiful lashes

to this…

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beautiful lashesto…beautiful lashes

Yes those are her real eyelashes.  LiLash is a physician formulated serum that is applied daily until you are satisfied with your lashes. Then you apply it twice a week to maintain their look.  Shelley’s lashes took about six weeks to achieve.

LiLash is physician formulated, but requires no perscription. LiLash is a little spendy ($140), but one bottle lasts about 6 months. Not too shabby! After Shelley’s new found lashes, she sent a little “FAN MAIL” to LiLash, to see if we could get an exclusive discount for our readers. They delivered. LiLash is offering 10% off, plus free shipping using code: HOWDOESSHE Best part, they have a 90 day money back guarantee. I love that it’s RISK free. If you aren’t satisfied with your lashes, get your money back. If you decide to Experience the magic of LiLash, I want to see some before and afters!

Three different ideas!

Now go and beautify your lashes and report to us on how it went!

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    1. March 23rd, 2012 at 6:09 am
      Dani says:
      Okay I have been a little chicken to try lashes but noticed as I am aging I am missing my once beautiful dark full lashes and now I think I might just have the courage thanks! I found you on Creative Itch!
      • March 26th, 2012 at 7:50 am
        cristi says:
        Yes! Go try it and let us know how it goes!
    2. March 23rd, 2012 at 7:30 am
      Taylor says:
      I love the falsies! But if you're going to use them, I do recommend getting the Duo brand glue, it just seems to stick better!
      Also, I've heard that with the LiLash, it can permanently darken the color of your eyes. My mom actually uses it for that reason, her eyes are very dark brown and she thought they seemed to be getting lighter with age, and she wanted them dark again!
      • March 26th, 2012 at 7:52 am
        cristi says:
        Yes Duo is fabulous and exactly what I use! It is very inexpensive and can be picked up at the same place you buy your lashes if anyone wants to know where to get it!
    3. March 23rd, 2012 at 8:32 pm
      Amy says:
      I am a little wowed by the LiLash..but wonder if anyone knows what happens if you quit using it?? Do your eyelashes just return to normal, or does something not so good happen? I think it is amazing they can grow like that...hhmm.
      • March 23rd, 2012 at 11:34 pm
        Shelley says:
        Hey Amy. If you stop using it, your lashes just go back to their normal length. You can check out all the F&Qs over on LiLash. I have been using it for a few months and I am in love. Take some before and afters if you decide to try it. It's pretty amazing. :) Hope that helps. Shelley
    4. March 27th, 2012 at 2:35 am
      Ritu says:
      I actually prefer all of the before pictures! Although if I had to pick, I would go for the lash extensions.
    5. March 27th, 2012 at 11:04 am
      Anissa Sorola says:
      I really enjoyed my eyelash extensions but two things had me switch back to false eyelash strips:
      1. The extensions were super easy for work or weekdays, no mascara and none of its mess. But on the weekend, it wasn't enough umph for nights out. I longed for the longer and fuller strips.

      2. Cost and time, I was going in every 3 weeks at lunch but getting an appointment the same week was difficult. $50-$70 refills. I have since found eyelash strips for $1 each. Too good for me to pass up!
    6. March 27th, 2012 at 12:17 pm
      Toni Romero says:
      Cristi - Thank you for the tutorial. I was just talking with a friend about trying false eyelashes and then I see this post.

      You are beautiful - love your pictures and your eyes look amazing. Now another question - what brand and color eyeshadow are you wearing? Love it!!!
      • March 28th, 2012 at 11:05 am
        Cristi Dame says:
        Yes I love the false eyelashes and remember to put your makeup on first and then eyelashes last. I sometimes get ahead of myself and by the end- my eyelashes have eyeshadow and junk in it! I say that because that happened to me today! :)

        As for brand & color of eyeshadow- I used Lancome "Ginger Dark" for the darkest part in the crease and I used also one of my favorite color of all times- Mary Kay "Vintage Gold" (not sure if they still make it?) For the lightest color and in the corner of my eyes I think it was Clinique "South Beach" which is hardly noticable in the photos- I am kind of all over the board with brands and colors. I jus love makeup!!
        • January 16th, 2013 at 5:30 pm
          Claire Harper says:
          I don't know how long ago you've looked, but Mary Kay has a new gold color called "Gold Coast" which is amazing, love it! You can click on my name to go to the website and look at it :)
    7. March 27th, 2012 at 1:16 pm
      Shannon says:
      I used to get my lashes done but acquired an allergic reaction to the glue that was being used. I some excited to see Shelley's lashes and give LiLash a try. I miss my long lashes!!
      • March 27th, 2012 at 6:35 pm
        Cristi Dame says:
        I know what you mean- I also used to have them for several months but also got a crazy allergiv reaction over night!! I miss them and that is when I started using the falsies!
    8. March 27th, 2012 at 1:44 pm
      Jenni says:
      Oooh... I love fake eyelashes! I found $1/pair kind at Target that are so much fun. I even used them in a party as a fun DIY activity to leave in the washroom for the ladies at the party. I posted about it over on my blog.
    9. March 27th, 2012 at 3:26 pm
      Vickie says:
      WOW--thanks ladies..I have some falsies I have just been afraid to put them on...may have to splurge and get some of the LiLash! Shell's eyes are amazing!
    10. March 27th, 2012 at 4:35 pm
      Tonya says:
      I'm so very curious about the LiLashes as I have never heard of them before. Thank you for sharing the discount with us, nice!

      I will share that I had lash extensions at one time and LOVED them! Didn't have to wear makeup, my morning ritual was shortened dramatically, I got SCUBA certified with them on...just loved them! And then one day, about 3 1/2 months into it my body decided no more! I became severly allergic to them overnight, literally, and ended up in Urgent Care with a Benadryl shot & orders to have them removed immediately :( Because I'm a slow learner and I loved them so much, I had them applied 2 more times by different people to no avail. So sad & so envious of friends who have them. Guess I'm more sensitive than some people think I am ;)

      I will definitely be trying the LiLash product!
      • March 27th, 2012 at 6:37 pm
        Cristi Dame says:
        I was just commenting the exact same thing happened to me with the reaction the glue. But of course I still tried to sport them with crazy puffy swollen eyes and all...It was so sad to have to say goodbye.
        • January 11th, 2013 at 6:17 pm
          Michelle says:
          If you are having an allergic reaction to the glue it is very likely that it is the latex they put in the glue. They now have some latex free glues you can use (I think the brand is Revlon). Latex free stuff never seems to stick as well as the stuff with latex in it (at least it seems that way) but I have never had a problem with my lashes staying on till I take them off :)
    11. March 27th, 2012 at 4:44 pm
      Dana Lewis says:
      Oh my the LiLash looks great. I may have to save up. I just got finished paying off my permanent eyeliner. I wouldn't want to use the false eyelashes and cover that up. It looks too awesome! The best money I've ever spent. No smudges under my eyes. Just think with LiLash barely any time in the morning. Just the the eye shadow.
    12. March 27th, 2012 at 9:49 pm
      Ashley Jones says:
      Another option is GrandeLash. I am currently using it now and... Amazing results in 3 weeks! Only $60 too. Yay for beautiful, long lashes!
    13. March 28th, 2012 at 11:13 pm
      darlene says:
      oooh i just love the look of luscious lashes! eyelash strips seem so simple and inexpensive. i'll have to try them out! great post cristi!
    14. April 1st, 2012 at 12:21 pm
      Colleen says:
      Very helpful! I have heard of fake eyelashes and of serums for growing better lashes, but I am so glad you spelled it out for me :)
    15. April 10th, 2012 at 7:21 pm
      LouAnn says:
      Question on the false lashes! Do you take them off at night, and how hard is it to remove the glue???
      • April 11th, 2012 at 9:57 pm
        Cristi Dame says:
        I always think I am going to sleep with them on so I can have an extra day with the but I usually feel the need to take them off at night- I like to pick things so I get excited to pull them off :) (but you can sleep with them- some people do)

        Just be sure to pull off slowly and they peel right off! The glue comes off with the eyelash! So easy!
    16. January 4th, 2013 at 1:35 pm
      b jones says:
      Oh! You are much prettier without!
    17. January 4th, 2013 at 1:37 pm
      Danielle Bradshaw says:
      Another great product I've tried is 3D Fiber Lash Mascara from Younique. It goes on and washes off just like regular mascara. It gives amazing results, and you can determine the length and fullness by the number of applications. I love it!!! It's only $29.00 and I think each set lasts 2-3 months. You can buy it here www.youniqueproducts.com/danibradshaw
    18. January 4th, 2013 at 1:45 pm
      Tara Woods says:
      I absolutley love li lash! I have psoriasis and it was really bad on my eyes. My eyelashes were falling out and getting thin. I started using li lash and I have people stop me in public to tell me how amazing my eyelashes look and they ask me where I get them done at! I'm sold!
    19. January 4th, 2013 at 2:20 pm
      Carolyn says:
      Mary Kay just came out with a lash and brow building serum that also makes your lashes grow and I kid you not, the stuff works. I always lose tons of hair (lashes included) after pregnancies and it seriously made my sparse lashes grow back. It's applied the same way (like eyeliner), also a 6 week deal, and....$40! Oh yeah baby!


      • January 16th, 2013 at 5:31 pm
        Claire Harper says:
        I have a couple of these if anyone is interested, and I'll ship for free! Just click my name to be directed to my website :) From there you can order or get in touch with me
    20. January 4th, 2013 at 2:43 pm
      Kelly says:
      I just tried using the 10% off code for the LiLash and it says it expired on April 30th. :(
    21. January 8th, 2013 at 7:54 pm
      Sandi Elizabeth James says:
      I do lash extensions..I have them and I am a lash stylist. I charge $150 for the full set and fills are $40. My clients LOVE them.
    22. January 9th, 2013 at 9:18 am
      Robin says:
      What if you have skimpy blonde eyelashes? Are there light fake lashes out there? If you go for the extensions, do they add dark ones to the light ones I have? It seems like that would look weird. I would try the Lilash but as you might guess- I have blue eyes and worry about the color changing on them. Just curious since I have ALWAYS wanted nice lashes (I did marry into gorgeous long dark lashes so my kids lost my recessive skimpy ones :-)).
    23. January 9th, 2013 at 2:13 pm
      Edie says:
      What happens to your eyelashes after you stop using the lilash stuff? Do they fall out or go back to normal? I worry about that.
      • January 11th, 2013 at 10:35 am
        Missy says:
        They just slowly go back to normal.
    24. May 25th, 2013 at 6:57 pm
      Ashley says:
      Do you know where to get Lilash now? I hear that they stopped selling it in the states this month :/
    25. August 25th, 2014 at 7:48 pm
      Sara says:
      I wear contacts and I'm too chicken to do fake lashes because of them!
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