I’ve always been fascinated with false lashes, or falsies, but could never figure out how to wear them without feeling like I was someone else. It honestly just felt like too much effort, and I didn’t understand what the big deal was. Was the effect that dramatic that it would merit an added, somewhat complicated step to an already multi-stepped routine?
Due to uneven eyelids the lashes don’t look the same on both eyes, either, because one eyelid would eat the band up, and it was just not pretty.
The nail that put the idea of false lashes in the coffin was this photograph of myself…
…and this video by Jenna Marbles (What A Girl’s Makeup Means) where she pointed out that having on false lashes was literally a sign of you taking the effort of gluing little hairs to your eyes. It is proof that you cared enough about how you would look that you would take fake hair and glue it to your eyes.
And I didn’t like the idea of that, so I stuffed my cheap falsies in the far reaches of my drawer… but I kept wanting to try them, still.
So, I pulled them out one day, cut up a few and popped them onto the outer corner of my eyes for some sort of wispy effect and actually really liked how they turned out:
This was going to be a funny video on me putting on lashes, but they were actually pretty easy to put on, so there’s that. It’s not even all that troublesome a task; I think what’s off-putting to me is that it requires that stupid extra step. But, I do quite like how some of the lashes I already have look like, so there’s my dilemma.
I’m looking into better lashes, but so far I can’t quite justify it at the moment. All I know is that it gives my eyes an “eye lift” and more definition, creating an effect that no mascara can do for me. So far, anyway. I suppose I can just carry on exploring some more. Maybe I’ll meet some lashes that I can love. 🙂