We all know how amazing fake lashes look, but an often overlooked question is, do you put mascara on before or after applying fake lashes? We get asked this a lot, so we wanted to break it down into a simple guide so that every false-lash wearer can get the perfect look with their falsies.
Mascara before or after fake lashes?
The debate of whether to apply mascara before or after applying false eyelashes has been going on for years. According to makeup experts, applying your mascara after putting on your false lashes is best to ensure the most natural-looking ones.
This is because applying mascara after your false lashes prevents the glue from becoming wet and losing its adhesion. Applying a coat of mascara before fake lashes can also cause them to clump together, making for an awkward application process. Plus, you’re more likely to damage or tear your lashes if you apply mascara beforehand.
However, for a more dramatic look, some people prefer to apply one thin layer of mascara before applying false eyelashes – this will help blend the false lash with your natural ones. Just be aware that opting for this look is not the best choice as it will not last due to the weakened adhesive bond between the falsies and your natural lash line.
How much mascara is too much?
It’s important to remember not to go overboard with your mascara when wearing falsies – this will make your lashes look too clumpy, and you risk damaging them. We recommend skipping the mascara altogether if you’re using traditional falsies to get a more natural-looking effect.
When it comes to magnetic and faux mink lashes, only use mascara on the tips of your natural lashes before applying your falsies – this will help blend them in with your own without making them look too clumpy or unnatural.
What else can I use to extend the life of my lashes?
Fake lashes are an investment, so keeping them looking great and extending their life is essential. There are several products you can use for this purpose, and no 1 on the list is using the popular Kiss Falscara range.
Kiss Falscara - Overnighter is a magic liquid (it’s not actually magic, it’s science) fake lash protector that you paint on your lash line to protect the lashes, keeping them looking lovely but, more importantly, in place until it’s time for a change.
You can also enhance the life of your false lashes by using waterproof mascara. This will help keep them in place even after an emotional teary-eyed moment. Too much mascara, however, can be counterproductive.
If you apply too much mascara to your false eyelashes, they could clump together and look unnatural or weigh down the falsies and cause them to droop.
The debate about a mascara before or after fake lashes generally applies to traditional false eyelashes, but what about magnetic lashes? Well, these clever little gadgets require a completely different approach.
Magnetic lashes are applied with the help of a specialised magnetic liner which contains tiny magnets that attach to each end of the lash strip. Magnetic liner means you don’t need glue, so it’s recommended that you apply a couple of coats of mascara directly onto your natural lashes before applying your magnetic falsies. Two coats of mascara will give you an even fuller look that will turn heads.
Get the luxe look with Ardell Lashes
Of course, if you’re looking for the perfect false eyelashes, then there’s no better choice than an extensive range from Ardell Lashes. From classic favourites such as the Demi Wispies and Double Up Wispies to Faux Mink Lashes and Magnetic Lashes, Ardell has a pair of falsies for every occasion.
We stock the full range of easily applied Ardell lashes that will give you long-lasting wear and a desirable look. So why not take the plunge and try out some fake eyelashes. Here are some of our favourite ones and a quick rundown on why we love them.
With this incredible multipack of 6, stock up on the popular Ardell Lashes Demi Wispies! There are definitely enough Ardell Lashes Demi Wispies false eyelashes in this fantastic value bundle to last you a long. Once applied, each lash features an invisible band for a seamless appearance. These lashes are perfect for wearing every day or on special occasions. Demi Wispies in the Ardell Lashes style provides the ideal volume and soft, winged edges.
The Ardell Lashes Wispies 113 Multipack has five pairs of really fashionable lashes while offering an incredible deal! These gorgeous cross-fake lashes with medium volume have a natural look, yet the length has an invisible band for added comfort and flawless blending with your lashes.
With four pairs of fake eyelashes included, the Ardell Faux Mink Lashes Black Demi Wispies Multipack is a fantastic bargain. One of the most popular designs we carry is Ardell Demi Wispies, and with this impressive faux-mink multipack, you’ll be sure to turn heads everywhere you go. The crisscrossed lash design of Ardell Faux Mink Demi Wispies lashes provides a soft, flaring look.
We couldn’t talk about the value of a great mascara without recommending a few of our fav’s from the mascara lust list (yes, we have one of those), so here they are and the links so you can click on and buy.
- SWEED Pro Lash Lift Mascara - Dark Brown (8ml)
- Max Factor Masterpiece Max High Volume & Definition Mascara Black (7.2ml)
- Rimmel Wonder Full Mascara 001 Black (11ml)
- Rimmel London Volume Colourist Mascara 001 Black (11ml)
So there’s the answer! Now you know when to apply mascara for your false eyelashes, whether traditional falsies, faux mink or magnetic lashes. Remember that everyone’s eyes are different, so experiment with different looks until you find one that works best for you.