Since this month has been all about bridal and wedding lashes, I wanted to share a couple of time-saving and game-changing lash prep tips for makeup artists, makeup enthusiasts, or people with just a hint of OCD!
When I am about to do a bridal party that involves lash application - efficiency is crucial. You must stick to the schedule, or timeline. Here are three tips and tricks to help you achieve lash nirvana, especially if you have no time to lose...
1. Line Your Lashes Beforehand
A strip lash comes in a lash tray. Usually, after you apply the strip lashes, you go over the spine of the strip with a liquid or gel liner blending it into your already lined upper lash line area. I do this a little differently... I line the lashes before they are applied, while they are still in the tray. This way, they are already taken care of, and will also appear seamless against the eyelid. Ta-da! Easy breezy. :)
2. Pre-Shape the Strip
Before applying a strip lash, you can adhere it around the width of your thumb, or the stem of a makeup brush, for a few minutes. This will aid in setting the curvature of the strip lash, and help the lash form to your eye shape more effortlessly. Lash Game ON!
3. Forget the Lash Tray
Individual lashes can be a struggle to get out of the tray, and a time consuming process. I do all of this prep work beforehand. If you use individuals, I strongly suggest you do this before any type of event you are working on as a makeup artist, or an event that you are attending. It's such a time saver!
Use a pair of tweezers, like the Glad Lash Ribbed Handle Tweezers, and gently take the individuals off the tray and place them into an empty container. Any compact Tupperware or plastic container, with a flat edge to it, will do. You can line up as many lashes as you would like, in however many different styles, in the container for easy retrieval. The small amount of tacky glue on the end will keep them in place while traveling or waiting to be used. This is an easy win!
These time-saving prep techniques are here to help the lash enthusiast! If time is of the essence, take advantage of these steps. You will be amazed at how much faster you can work. Let me know, in the comments section below, if you have any other useful prep tips to share with us.
With almost two decades as a professional makeup artist working on film projects, tv shows, photo shoots and weddings, LA based Heather Coopersmith brings some serious skills and knowledge to the Glad Lash Blog with her guest posts. Heather sees her art (and her hair!) as a creative outlet, and says "My world is a visual experience and I want to make you a part of it!" We're super excited to have Heather brightening up our world. You can reach out to Heather on Instagram @makeupthebride