And when wearing my false eyelashes (at the top only, as due to the short-sighted glasses prescription, enclosing the eye with false eyelashes at the bottom will make them appear even smaller, so I don’t), the technique I use to make it easier to place them on by myself, is by getting a makeup swing mirror (see figure 1), using the magnifying part as I’m so short-sighted, and tilting it backwards to be between 157° and 174° of an obtuse angle (see figure 2 below). 

Then I only look into the bottom half of the mirror section; for me personally the right hand corner, as that way I’m not also creating air breaths on the mirrored surface, as yes, I have to be that close up!!  So that even though my head is slightly down, I can still see by looking downwards, the underside of my natural eyelashes (which are sparse without mascara and/or false eyelashes particularly as the years progressed), but most importantly I can see the upper lash line of my eye very clearly (see figure 3), as to make it seem that I’m looking upwards but thats illusionary. (But also see video tutorial on this method below on how to put them on, as well as a tutorial on how to apply the bottom false eyelashes.)

For the first time I then followed the instructions leaflet that came with the false eyelash package and then the principle is usually always the same after that, but I still read it just in case.  Although I’ve tried working with ordinary tweezers (as I think this technique came about from the 1960’s and 1970’s era of having the long fingernails hand style and so they needed a tool to use), and I initially pick up the strip false lashes with tweezers, and I find the angled tweezers are the best because it allows me to get as close to the mirror as possible, but afterwards, I use my fingers, being that my nails are short, I don’t have a problem in holding them into place on my upper eyelash line.

And to know when the false-ies have gone tacky, without taking off any glue from the strip band and not require a stop watch, I leave some excess glue on the back of my hand, so when that set of glue goes tacky I know, more or less, that my false eyelashes are ready to place on too (see figure 4 and 4a). 

                                          

                         Figure 1                                       Figure 2 


                                            Figure 3 

  

                                                           Figure 4 

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                                                        Figure 4a 

Therefore the above images show the degree of what the makeup swing mirror should be at and how to place the false eyelashes on without any hassle.

And of all of the different types of false eyelashes that one can get, I purchase the very short length natural false eyelashes, but if their still too long I trim them down for the desired length, and this is so that they don’t hit my glass lenses as I blink, but if I can get hold of the Black Thick Natural False Eyelashes in No.42 for the thickness of the lashes, or the False Eyelashes Extend Outwards W22E for its natural look, and both for their wings out at the outer corners, I buy those instead, which is suitable for my type of eye shape and being deep-set with glasses, because what I want is not length but added volume, to look glamourous as I want to enhance the eye makeup look, and so I can flirt better over the framed rim of my glasses to well honed effect. 

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