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Make It Up Monday - Double Stacking Lashes at Miss West Coast Pageant 2016

Miss West Coast Pageant 2016

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Posted by Heather Coopersmith on August 15, 2016

In early July, through Glad Lash's sponsorship of the event, I had the opportunity to #LASH some Miss West Coast Pageant Contestants and let me just say that these ladies know how to 'SLAY' the LASH game.

I can only imagine their atmosphere calls for up-to-the-minute awareness of beauty trends spanning from makeup to hair to clothing and of course, lashes. As they are onstage so much, there is a phenomenon loads of pageant ladies subscribe to: DOUBLE STACKING. It's pretty awesome if I do say so myself. You would be surprised as to how many women do this in show business as well. This is a common LASH goal across entertainment channels. Lucille Ball created her look using this exact technique.

Miss West Coast Pageant 2016 Contestants

The basic idea is to lay/glue down a pair of strip lashes then stack them with yet another layer of strip lashes on top. The second pair of lashes are chosen based on the style of the first pair. To really embellish the eye look, it's great to layer complimentary lash types. At times, this can feel a bit heavy on the eye area but if you are used to this, then it's like no big deal! You may also layer lashes with individuals or with clusters. This also is a great way to intensify your gaze and make it more dynamic. And some daring lashonistas layer one set of lashes under their real lashes, then layer another set of strip lashes on top of their natural lashes...visualize a 'LASH' sandwich if you can. You must be SUPER careful if you are ballsy enough to try this last method. It takes a lot of practice and for all intents and is easier to stack on top!

Just another fun way to wear lashes that you may not have known about before...brings new meaning to DAYUMmmmm girl, you're stacked!!!

Glad Lash Sponsorship Glad Lash was a sponsor of the event contributing strip lash applications for the lovely lady contestants.

Heather Coopersmith

Heather Coopersmith

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

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