Monday, October 7

Halloween DIY Fake Eyelashes!!

DIY Fake Lashes

Need some ridiculously gigantic eyelashes anytime soon, say, for Halloween, and don’t want to pay almost $10 for them? Well have I got the tutorial for you! I found a tutorial on Youtube on how to make your own false lashes with just a few materials that most people have around the house.
  • Another fake eyelash - this is just to give you a guide at how long you need to make the lash. You could also just take a small piece of paper and measure your eye that way.
  • Eyelash glue - Not everyone will have this item, but it’s fairly inexpensive for a bottle, especially considering just how many eyelashes you can make with one tube.
  • An old makeup brush. Be sure to wash it before using.
  • A plastic work surface, like a Tupperware lid.
  • Something to help you manage the bristles when you inevitably get glue on your fingers; something like tweezers.
  • Black eye shadow.
  • Hair spray.
  • A curling iron.
  • Scissors.
  • Any little things you want to add for decoration - feathers, glitter, sequins, etc.
Using the other eyelash as a guide, draw a line of eyelash glue. 
Let it sit for a few minutes to get 'sticky'.
Take a little bit of the makeup brush and snip it off at the base.
Spread it out carefully with your fingers and place the cut edge into the glue. 
 Use your tweezers to hold the bristles down. 
Use your tool to really press the bristles into the glue. Add glue as needed.
Once it’s dried for a few minutes, put a dab of glue on the end of your tool and carefully coat the top of the edge of glue. Let dry.
Once dried, CAREFULLY lift the eyelash up, holding on to the edge of the glue strip.
Powder the front and back of the strip of glue with black eyeshadow. This is just to cover the glue.
Cut off excess glue strip. Be careful not to cut of too much, you’ll lose too many bristles!
Trim the lashes into the shape you want.
Use a hot curling iron to shape the lashes. Spray with a bit of hairspray to hold set.
You can see the difference between the hairsprayed lash (left) and the un-hairsprayed lash (right). They keep their shape much better when they have a good coat of hairspray on them.

This is also the point where you would add decorative features if you want. Maybe some glitter along the glue line, feathers glued onto the bristles, the possibilities are endless!

Here are a few action shots:


DIY Halloween eyelash

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