The Image Counsellor

FAQ – Lashes

Posted on: June 25, 2008

Thanks for your patience for me to come update my blog. This is an article from my upcoming Ebook. Thanks Lani for reminding me to write regularly.

Q: My eyelashes are barely visible. Should I do something to them ?

A: If you prefer synthetic fibre, you can opt for lash extension which is very popular in the market. The down side is that you have to be very careful when you wash the area around your eyes. It is not recommended that we apply mascara on the lashes because removing the mascara (especially water-proof ones) would cause your precious extension and your natural lashes to drop!


The other way which requires a bit of skill on your part is to put on fake lashes. Applying sufficient amount of glue is important and selecting a suitable pair for that occasion is another. A luxurious pair of lashes would match a glamourous look. If can wee too heavy (especially those that you can buy in a pair and off the rack) for some and look rather akward for those with small eyes. Alternatively choose a pair which gives you a natural look. Always trim away any excess at the ends so that your eyes would not look droopy and would fit nicely on the lids. Fit them as close to the lash line as possible. After which gently remove any excess glue and apply eyeliner if you want a dramatic look. I learnt a technique from my school, if you want thicker lashes, you can pile them up. That means you can use 2 pair of natural lashes that are neatly trimmed on the same eye to achieve a similar dramatic effects! I had that for my wedding and for the 1st pair, they kept it at it’s natural length, extending forward. The second pair, she snipped away the extension and made it similar to the length of my natural lashes. So smart of her!
After removing the lashes at the end of the day, you can choose to recycle or just toss them away. Please refrain from using than twice for more natural and lighter fibre. They would not stick after a while. I have seen some friends using the thicker and more plastic lashes more than 5 times. For hygiene purposes I do not recommend that. Use soapy water to remove the glue and pat dry.

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