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How to Put on False lashes in 5 Easy Steps. 

Our tips and trick on how to flawless apply falsies, and look glamourous every time.
 

BY CHIKA AWUJO

February 3, 2023


I remember the first time I ever put on false lashes and it was actually a disaster. My college roommates and I were all getting ready for a party and we were all huddled in the bathroom doing our makeup, now everyone on the hall knew me as the makeup girlie but there was one thing I had not mastered…Applying lashes and that day I was determined to get these lashes on. It always looked and seemed easy, but every attempt humbled me. Glue was everywhere, stray lashes across the bathroom counter but eventually the lashes made their way to my lash line. I went from being intimidated, frustrated and  hopeless to running my own eyelash brand.

False lashes accentuate every look, they are the accessory that adds just the right amount of glitz and glam. They can transform a simple coffee shop look to a sultry evening outing. Many of us love how we look with a finished makeup look, but struggle with the application of falsies well that’s where hoodminkdd comes in. We have some tips and tricks that will help you apply your lashes in record time

  1. Prep Your Natural Lashes

In order for your fake eyelashes look good you gotta take care of your natural lashes! After you have the perfect eyeshadow and winged eyeliner look of your choice, curl your lashes and apply 1-2 coats of mascara. Try e.l.f. Cosmetics  Pro Eyelash Curler and Tarte Cosmetics Lights, Camera, Lashes mascara.


2. Apply Glue to the Lash Band

I’ve gotten to a place where I don’t need tweezers anymore and can easily put lashes on with my fingers even if I have nails on, however when I first started I found that utilizing tweezers changes everything (especially for beginners).  Using your tweezers hold your lashes and apply a layer of glue to the lash band and wait for the glue to get tacky.

Tip: Never squeeze and apply glue directly to the lash, this is just a mess waiting to happen. If you plan to use a squeeze tube of glue, what I do is squeeze a bit of glue on to my lash tray and use the end of a bobby pin and drag it along the lash band. Less mess and less stress.

Now the question is which color glue to get? Dark glue will blend better with your eyeliner in case of any mishaps. The standard white will dry clear, so regardless you will be fine. My personal preference is the  DUO Brush-On Strip Lash Adhesive because it has a brush applicator and makes application that much easier.

3. Wait for the Glue to Dry Slightly

If you don’t take anything away from this blog WRITE THIS DOWN! Let the glue dry for at least 30 seconds so it becomes tacky. This not only prevents glue from getting everywhere but It will make the lashes more stable. What I like to do is wave the lash around and slightly blow on the band. While your lash glue is drying a trick I do is to bend the strip to make the ends “kiss”. This not only helps with the curve of the lash but also helps to distribute the glue towards the ends of the band and this prevents lifting. So simple, but yet so innovative.

4. Secure the Strip to Lash Line and Squeeze it into Place

Using your tweezers, put the lashes right on the lash line. A tip that helps me is looking downward into a mirror instead of straight ahead. This little trick changed my lash application drastically. Also try not to close your eyes while applying because you can accidently glue your eye closed, trust me its not fun. Hoodminkdd Suga lashes are the perfect lashes to practice putting on because they are comfortable, natural and wispy which make the eyes look bold and eye catching.

5. Apply Black Eyeliner to Hide the Lash Band

Now this step is optional, however I have found that taking the time to put a little bit of eyeliner helps the lashes blend and fill in gaps. Also, to help your natural lashes blend with the falsies use an additional coat of mascara. (However, be sure to clean lashes after multiple wears with mascara as bacteria can build up – yuck! )

 

Now you’re ready to go out and flaunt your beautiful eyes. I love the way lashes help to level up any look and although it took me a while to get the hang of the process, with practice and patience I am sure you will get the hang of it in no time.  I hope these tips help your lash journey!  

xoxo

Chika

DIY Lash Extensions | At Home Lash Extensions

Quick and easy 3 step lash extensions 

March 6, 2023

BY CHIKA AWUJO

One of my favorite tips is to make your own individual lashes out of a set of strip lashes! Going to a lash technician can be more on the expensive side (average $60 every 2 weeks) and the kits found in stores are often thinner looking clusters. 

With Hoodminkdd lashes style “Suga” you don’t have to choose between affordability and beauty because already as a strip lash they give the fluffy and classic lash extension look.

Step 1: Cut the lash in the already sectioned clusters.



Step 2: Use lash bond and seal, I use Higu Clace Lash Bond and Seal, Cluster Lash Glue

and it is available on amazon. Put a light coat at the base of ones natural lashes (seriously a little goes a long way). Make sure you wait a few seconds for the glue to get tacky (pro tip: use a handheld fan—helps to speed up the process). 

Step 3: Place the lash clusters underneath one’s natural lashes (Pro tip—look down into a mirror) Work your way from the outer lash to the inner inner corner. Once all the clusters are placed use the seal side to lock in all your hard work. 

With this technique your lashes can last three to five days. Many users of the bond have even been able to wear them for up to 10 days! It all depends on how you apply and care for your lashes. 

Now you have lash extensions for a fraction of the price! If you would like a step by step video tutorial like and share this post! Happy lashing babes 

xoxo, 

Chika