Why You Should Wear Fake Eyelashes on Your Bottom Lash Line
The claim: Using fake eyelashes on your bottom lash line can open up your eyes and seriously enhance your eye makeup game. Most of us are focused on perfecting our upper eyelashes and forget about the impact those little guys on the bottom can have. While mascara is great, sometimes it can smudge and smear. But short of dyeing and perming your lashes, what’s a girl to do? That’s where this Beauty Mythbuster comes in.
You won’t want to stick a full set of falsies to your lower lash line, though — it’s best to trim them to your desired length. And keep in mind that the length will be pretty short! Because false lashes are so much denser than our natural lashes, even a short strip will make a big difference. If they’re too long, you’ll look insane. Trust.
STEP 1: TRIM YOUR FALSIES
I’m a fan of Ardell #154 lashes because they’re wispy and easy to apply. The key to trimming lashes so they still look natural — and aren’t cut to have a stick-straight line — is to trim them with the scissor blades pointing parallel to the lashes. Make sure you also trim the length of the lash strip if it’s longer than your bottom lash line (which it probably will be).
STEP 2: APPLY TO YOUR LOWER LASH LINE
If the lash strips already have adhesive on them (like the Ardell ones I used for this tutorial), carefully place them on top of your bottom lashes and as close to your waterline as possible. There shouldn’t be any noticeable space between your fake and real lashes, so make sure you inch the strip up as close to your eyeball as possible. You can add a tiny bit of lash glue to the strip if you want extra holding power — just make sure it’s tacky and not totally wet before you put it on. If you want to add even more depth, you can add a bit of eyeliner too!
WOULD WE DO THIS IRL?
Yes — well, kinda. I loved how the falsies added an instant glam vibe to my eyes without any makeup, as you can see in the photo on the bottom. The top image just shows my bottom eyelashes with mascara on. I didn’t use any eyeliner at all. While I definitely dug the addition of fake lashes to my bottom lash line for a night out or a special occasion, the look was a little too dramatic for me on an average day. That said, whenever I’m after next-level lashes, I’ll turn to this beauty hack for sure.
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Back in January, we introduced you to a feel-good cause to inspire your New Year's resolution: a walking challenge to help raise funds for the amazing cancer fighters at The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. I took part in the challenge with the Brit + Co team and ended up walking 105+ miles in January — it was awesome.
This spring, there's a new challenge on the horizon, The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Big Climb. The ask: On May 15, 2021, you can step up to take cancer down by committing to climb 1,311 steps, walking 3.2 miles, or doing 440 chair step-ups at home as part of the Big Climb. If you need some motivation to bring movement back into your daily routine — look no further!
As always, it's free to sign up, but climbers are encouraged to set a fundraising goal to help beat cancer. We'll be organizing another Brit + Co team to step up, and I hope you'll join us too! Keep scrolling for a peek at where I'll be completing the challenge in my Los Angeles neighborhood around the hidden Silver Lake Stairs. Happy climbing!
Never underestimate the power of an accountability buddy! I asked my in-laws, my partner, and a few friends to join me so we can keep each other motivated and accountable in completing the challenge — virtual high-fives all around! Also, my dog Fox is a great climber, too.
An aesthetically pleasing backdrop is a huge motivator for me! I'm fortunate to have all sorts of painted steps around my neighborhood to keep the challenge interesting, but you can also keep cool inside with at-home chair step-ups.
Don't forget to share your progress on social — #BigClimb!
Feel free to break the challenge up if you need to by tackling half the distance in the AM and half at sunset. Here's me 1,311 steps later and ready for a break — but, think I earned this one!