God’s palette of eye color is glorious. Eye’s twinkle, mist, laugh, show mischief, and glint. That’s why they’re the window to our souls.
I’m sad that my eyelashes are thinning. I feel very attractive with glossy black lashes framing my peepers. However, The blinds of my soul’s windows are losing slats.
A few months ago, when preparing for my photo shoot for the blog re-design, I figured out how to apply false eyelashes with only a youtube video and a little guidance from my make-up artist friend by text. I managed to get them on without looking like a big-lashed Disney villain. They did feel foreign, like I was packin’ extra heat in the eyelash department, but nothing I couldn’t handle. (That’s me in the title photo, above.)
You just might want to consider eyelashes as a playful Valentine’s Day enhancement. Nothing else so quickly transforms your eyes into glamorous.
Before I proceed with the how-to’s of application, I want you to know that this kind of dress-up is as much for you as it is for him.
When I was a little girl I had a costume box. Inside held a cheerleader outfit, a cowgirl outfit, a bridal gown (my sister’s old prom dress), sequined pumps (also sister prom cast-offs), ballerina tutu and ballet slippers, a nurses cap and my playskool doctor’s bag (People in my house were well vaccinated). I imagined with these costumes, but never really forgot my true identity. It was fun to consider, “What if?” But, inside I was still Bonny. I was still a little girl who loved Jesus.
And you know what? Considering, “What if?” actually empowered me. Yes, I could be any of these things. I am strong through Christ.
It’s the same when you consider costuming to enhance your bedroom engagements or false eyelashes just for fun. It isn’t to create a false self. It’s only to get a little thrill out of stepping outside of your comfort zone. Who knows, your libido may be empowered and inspired through considering, “What if?”
False Eyelash Recommendations
My make-up artist suggested I purchase #53 eyelashes. Several different brands carry this number. I found mine at CVS. They look very natural, not too thick or heavy looking.
I purchased eyelash adhesive that dried clear. However, I think next time I will use the dark adhesive since my hair is dark and I use black eyeliner. I have very sensitive eyes and am allergic to many eye products. I had no problem with this brand of adhesive.
Supplies You’ll Need
#53 False Eyelashes (varying brands) around $7 – $10.
Eyelash Adhesive ($3 – $5).
Tweezers (flat head, not pointy)
Back end of a makeup brush (for pushing falsies into place gently)
Put all of your makeup, including eyeliner, on first. I curled my lashes and applied mascara after the falsies were on.
After you remove the lashes from the packaging, flex the spine to help them become more pliable. They’ll be easier to manipulate if they aren’t stiff.
Another trick for first time users, is to cut the outer 1/3rd of the false lash. Apply only this outer third to the outer edge of your eyelid. It’s quick and easy and still adds a touch of oo-lah-lah.
Watch the three minute video below for an illustration of application and removal.
What if makeup isn’t your style, let alone big ol’ false eyelashes?
When is the last time you considered makeup? Don’t discount trying something new, especially if it’s been years since you did. Maybe you’ve changed. Besides, you know that you will definitely surprise him with false lashes if he doesn’t often see you dolled up.
What if he calls makeup ‘war paint’ and it isn’t his thing, either?
If makeup isn’t his thing, tell him not to wear it! LOL. There are alternatives if he likes you au naturale. You could consider the new metallic tattoos. Tramp stamp, anyone?
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