Big, Fat Lashes: Full Strip Double-Lash Demo
Makeup artists stack lashes for a real lush-lashed bombshell look. Unlike wearing a strip of dense, glossy, showgirl lashes, stacked lashes are more irregular, more wispy looking, and somehow more subtly-glamorous looking.
The trick is to stack two different lashes.
(Ardell 122s stacked over Ardell 110s.)
As a rule of thumb, don’t stack dramatic, dense unnatural looking lashes. Stacking two subtle, loosely-woven lashes like Ardell Beauties and Wispies will give you a better effect.
Step 1: As a base, don’t wear too much eye makeup unless you’re intentionally going for a drag look. Apply a little neutral or warm shade along the socket line just for definition, as all the attention is going to go to your lash line.
Step 2: Apply black liquid liner along the upper lash line, and then the first strip of false lashes as close to the roots as you can get. I usually apply them with tweesers, then let them sit for awhile before using my fingers to press down.
Step 3: Let the first pair of lashes set for a minute, and then prepare your second set of lashes. It’s important to use good lash glue (DUO rocks) and lashes with flexible and thin bands when you are using double-lashes. Trying to stack two strips with stiff lash bands is a nightmare.
Gently press the second strip down at the center and make sure it’s in the right position before you tuck the outer and inner corners down. This is going to be hard without tweezers, as you’ll already be having trouble locating the second strip among all those lashes.
Step 4: Apply black liquid liner over the top once more to straighten out the line. This step is also tricky and you’ll likely get liner over your false lashes.
Just focus on lining your lids and gently dab off any stray product on your lashes later.
Step 5: When you have the strip down, press firmly so it adheres. Then gently push the inner half of the lash strips downwards, so the outer halves flip out and up slightly, to give a cat-eye effect. Finish with pale yellow or white liner along the water line, and mascara along the bottom lashes.
Products Used: I was going for golden skin and hot pink lips as a twist on the classic bombshell look, so I applied foundation that was half a shade darker, matte bronzer, a pale peachy-pink blush, and cool-toned fuchsia lips.
- Make Up For Ever Face and Body Foundation #32
- MAC Studio Finish Concealer NC30
- MAC Mineralize Skinfinish Natural in Medium-Dark
- NYX Blush in Angel
- Bourjois 16 Hr Liner Pinceau in Black
- Blend of MAC Sable shadow and loose powder very lightly in crease
- No 7 Extreme Length Mascara
- Make Up Store Vanilla matt pencil
- NYX matte lipstick in Sweet Pink
- Revlon Lilac Pastelle Nail Enamel