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How To: Apply Lashes Without Looking Like An 80’s Porn Star

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Firstly, I’ve been there, done that with eyelash extensions…they’re not for me. BUT I have tons of friends who swear by them. So do whatever floats your boat.

Personally I’m all about drugstore lashes. And I’m absolutely ADDICTED to Ardell’s ( << not sponsored, just realness ).

I’m VERY specific about WHICH Ardell‘s though because no one wants to look like an 80’s pornstar. Here’s why I like these particular falsies:

You feel me?

As you can see from above: EYELASH PRIMER is the shit. Won’t leave home without it.

I feel like a real asshole about it but I’ll literally skip wearing mascara if I don’t have my primer.

Good thing I have three bottles in my car/purse/makeup bag because I can’t live without my white gooey stuff. It seriously adds like 5 layers to your natural lash.

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♡ Products used:

Eyelash primer ( << MY FAV! )
MAC ‘In Extreme’ mascara
Urban Decay’s ‘Perversion’ mascara
Ardell ‘Double Up’ lashes
Eyelash curler ( << the BEST! )

Fav drugstore eyelash primer
Fav drugstore mascara
Pink tweezers
Mascara wands/eyelash ‘brush’
Eyelash glue
Tiny scissors
Navy drugstore eyelash curler

♡ Face makeup:

Foundation w/ SPF
Brow powder

♡ Outfit deets:

White top
California necklace
Gold hand piece
Nail polish
Lipstick holder

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So let it be known: this tutorial was filmed during the day so these lashes definitely look dramatic. BUT imagine we’re on a dinner date in a perfectly dimly lit restaurant with a flicker of a candle on my face, while I sip a Pinot Grigio as I bat my lashes ( << goals ). Point: the dimmed, darker light would really enhance my ‘Double Up’ lashes in an unstated sexy way.

Lighting is everything ( I mean I’d love a good lighting crew to casually follow me everywhere ) & trust me, these lashes are ON POINT for nighttime. Daytime though? Not so much. Opt for a thinner lash like this during day.

BTW, not a big eyeliner fan. But if you are: do the thinnest line in the world ( like the thinnest ever ) before applying your bombshell lash.

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Would love to hear, Lauryn xx

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  1. Loved this tutorial! I gave up on lashes because I felt like such a drag queen with them on and have lots of my own, but I am totally going to try this! Agreed on the thin liner – I swear it makes your eyes pop more, because it seems like natural lashline. HAPPY FRIDAY!!!

    1. Sometimes. I prefer not to. I would rather have fresh ones. But saved ones work too. I typically add mascara to them so they can get too gooey.

  2. I think I am most excited about finding out about eyelash primer from this post! I had no idea! I am the same way you are about your primer but with eyeshadow primer, so needless to say, I am stoked to go the drugstore and get eyelash primer!


  3. I forgot all about eyelash primer, and I used to use it everyday!!

    Btw, how do you get your teeth so white??

  4. I’ve never worn lashes because I always thought they looked too overdone (plus I wear glasses). But I’m getting contacts soon so I’ll have to give this a try because you definitely make it look classy (and not at all porn star-y) 😉

  5. Ooh never thought to cut the lashes. Good call!

    Do you reuse lashes? If so, how many uses do you get out of them?

  6. Great tutorial! I’ve never bothered to use lash primer. I am definitely investing in that. I also had a bad experience with eyelash extensions. never again!

  7. I love this! I have never really thought about cutting them down that much to only emphasize the ends. F-ING GENIUS! I am totally going to try this because I hate dealing with individual lashes, such a pain! I have also never used a primer before and am completely intrigued. It was a little hard to see what you were doing though, we need a close up! (though the lashes looked incredible from far away and I suppose that is what you really want) I’m excited to try this!

    Adorable as always Lauryn!

  8. Ardell are my absolute fave faslse lash brand they seriously never disappoint! An I’m all about applying lashes to the outer corners – so much more flirty and sexy! xx

  9. Great tip to cut the lash and only apply at the end of lash line! But, OMG YES! 80’S Porn Star is the a perfect description of how fake lashes can look if not done properly, just add way too much blue eyeshadow and the look would be complete! lol

  10. gosh how much do i love adding some lash and omg how terrible am i at doing it! but hey, practice makes perfect, just like with my eyeliner. ha. thanks for the tips, girl! xo

  11. Another GREAT option is to skip fake lashes and use Younique 3D Fiber Lashes! I discovered this a few months ago. Thought it would be too good to be true but it really is a amazing as it seems!!!

  12. Another GREAT option is to skip fake lashes and use Younique 3D Fiber Lashes! I discovered this a few months ago. Thought it would be too good to be true but it really is as amazing as it seems!!!

  13. Just tried this little trick the other night and I LOVE it!!! I have never heard of using half the lash and I am now obsessed! Thank you!!!

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