Monthly Archives: July 2011
A beautiful mid June wedding. Laura and her lovely sisters and friends were so awesome to work with. They were all natural beauties, that always makes my job easier:) Laura contacted me interested in bridal hair and makeup services for herself and her bridal party. I then discovered she wanted to add some volume and length to her own hair. We added some fusion extensions about 2 weeks before her wedding. The extensions gave Laura that extra length and volume she was looking for. We then scheduled her trial appointment a week before her wedding. Laura opted for a carefree down style that was totally her. Her makeup was kept soft, with the focus on her stunning blue eye’s. Lisa Mark-Hines and Justine from Lisa Mark photography captured Laura and Adams wedding day.
Hi Tania, It was great working with you for my big day, I was so happy with how everyone’s hair and makeup turned out, the pictures look amazing. Thanks again, Laura A.
Be Daring… Go With Faux Lashes!
The quality of faux eyelashes has significantly improved over the years. False eyelashes can look extremely natural, or can offer people the opportunity to create their own signature look through a variety of dramatic styles. 99% of all of my brides wear faux lashes on their wedding day. False eyelashes are quick, easy, and photograph fantastic.
There are two different types of faux eyelashes: Strip Lashes and Individual Lashes.
Strip Lashes are super quick because the faux lashes are ready to go and are adhered to a tiny strip. The strip of lashes is then applied to the skin along your lash line with eyelash adhesive.
The three most common Strip Lash styles are: Center, Corner or Full.
Center Faux Lashes – Designed to be placed directly over the center of each eye. Center Faux Lashes create a subtle illusion that the eye is open and wide.
Corner Faux Lashes – Designed to be placed on the outer corner of each eye. Corner Faux lashes are best for people who have a close-set eye shape. The added emphasis to the outer corner of the eye gives the illusion of a wider-set eye shape which creates balance.
Full Faux Lashes – Designed to cover the entire lash line. Full Faux Lashes create all over volume and length which gives a beautiful effect to the entire face.
Strip Lash Pros:
I love Strip Lashes because they offer a lash style for every fashion personality. Strip lashes are fun, inexpensive, don’t smear, and are reusable.
Strip Lash Cons:
I recommend experimenting with all faux lashes prior to a special event as some people are sensitive to the eyelash adhesive which can cause irritation, redness, or swelling. If Strip Lashes are not properly applied, the corners may tend to lift.
Individual Lashes are a little trickier than Strip Lashes and must be applied with care. The most common individual lash style is referred to as a “cluster”. Several individual lashes are bonded together to form a single “cluster”. Each eyelash cluster is then applied directly to your natural eyelash at the base of your lash line with eyelash adhesive. Individual lashes are truly the original lash extension.
Individual Lash Pros:
Because Individual Lashes are applied to the lash itself versus the lash line, the wear is usually longer than Strip lashes.
Individual Lash Cons:
People may be sensitive to the adhesive. As with eyelash extensions, you must maintain your individual lashes. When the individual lashes start to come off, you must replace them immediately so you don’t have holes in your lashes.
How to apply Strip and Individual Lashes
For a great tutorial on how to apply strip and individual eyelashes, visit the following website:
Natural Faux Lashes for Weddings
My favorite brand of faux eyelashes to create a “natural” look is Ardell. I particularly love #109 or #110. These lash styles are very natural without the bride feeling overwhelmed and overly made-up. Ardell lash products are available at drug and beauty supply stores nationwide including CVS, Duane Reade, Genovese, Sally’s Beauty Supply, Rite Aid, Walgreen’s, and Target.
Make-up artist tip: After you apply your faux lashes. Apply eyeliner along to lash line to make a nice clean edge.