Many of us women wear makeup to simply enhance our beauty. It can range from a subtle “natural” look to a bold glamorous look for a fun night out with your boo or your friends. Either way, we choose our makeup products and colors based on our mood and the occasion. A great way to really give your look that WOW factor is with a pair of mink lashes. These can also range from subtle to bold.
How to Accentuate Your Eyes with 3D Mink Lashes
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Some people are veterans when it comes to applying lashes. For those of us who aren’t it can be a task but it takes lots of practice to find a technique that works best for you. Once you get it though, you realize how a great pair of lashes makes a world of difference!
I’ve tried a few pairs of lashes before but I recently tried 3D Mink lashes for the first time. I received two beautiful pairs of lashes from Private Label Extensions, an Atlanta-based hair and mink lash supplier that works with clients to build their own brands. They sent me these lashes, complimentary, to try and review.
Private Label Extensions has a wide variety of 3D Mink lashes to choose from so it was a bit overwhelming initially. I finally narrowed my choices down to Alice and Ella. The Alice lashes are long and flared but the lashes are spaced out a bit, giving it a less dramatic look. The Ella lashes look similar except they are thicker and are great for a more bold look.
The bands on these lashes are thicker than what I’ve been used to so I knew I had to be a bit more careful with the application process so I don’t get glue all over my eyelids. At first, it didn’t work out so well lol but with practice, it got better.
APPLYING 3D MINK LASHES
Before applying lashes you will need the lashes, lash glue, lash tweezers or another trusty pair of tweezers, a small mirror, and scissors. If the lashes are new, there’s a possibility that they may be too wide for your eyes. Place the lashes on your lash line to measure and see if they extend beyond your lash line. If so, you will need to cut them. I believe it’s better to cut from the outer end and cut small amounts at a time. Keep measuring them on your lids until it’s at the best length for your eyes.
After measuring and cutting your mink lashes, it’s time to apply the glue. Holding the lashes firmly with the tweezers in the middle, close to the band, squeeze the glue bottle in the other hand until a nice bubble of glue appears. Then, run the glue along the lash band being careful to not get it on the lashes. Apply a little more glue to the ends of the band because those suckers are tricky and need a little more glue to adhere well to your lash line. Glue comes in clear and black. I prefer to use black glue because I like the way it blends with eyeliner. I also prefer to use a glue that is formaldehyde free.
One great trick I’ve learned is to wait 30-40 seconds for the glue to get tacky before applying the lashes. The lashes stick better and it’s much less messy when the glue is almost dry. While holding the lashes firmly with tweezers in one hand, hold your mirror below your face with the other hand or place it on a surface so that you are looking down at yourself. Then, carefully hold the lashes above your natural lashes and slowly bring the lashes down onto your lash line with the lashes lined up to your liking. I personally like to let the outer part of the band touch down first and then adjust the middle and inner corner. Be careful not to place the band on your natural lashes.Accentuate your eyes with Private Lable Extensions 3D Mink lashes! Click To Tweet
When you’ve placed the lashes, use the tweezers to gently push the band into your lash line and not directly onto your lashes. Adjust the ends as needed and you’re done! You’ve just given your eyes an instant boost!
I followed these same steps to apply the Private Label 3D Mink Lashes in the style, Alice. It made such a difference in my look! I love that they are flared!
Mink lashes are a great upgrade from the more inexpensive lashes because they have more of a natural hair look vs a plastic look like some others I’ve seen. The only thing I didn’t like about these lashes is the thickness of the band. A thicker band calls for a bit more glue which, for a non-professional like myself, can be messy. However, I’ve noticed that all mink lashes I’ve seen have a thick band so it’s probably necessary for this type of lash.
These 100% mink handcrafted lashes are sold wholesale and are priced at only $13.50 for one set and discounted pricing when you order 5 or more sets. What’s great is that they are good for 20 to 25 wears! To check out all of their mink lash styles, visit the Private Label Extensions website.