False Eyelashes for Beginners: An FAQ
False eyelashes are really having a moment. From natural-looking to dramatic, a good pair of quality faux lashes can change your entire look. They can give you the kind of big, fluffy lashes that no mascara can hope to achieve—and they don't flake or transfer like mascara sometimes can.
At Profusion Cosmetics, we get it. Whether you're opting for a dramatic smoky eye, an on-trend graphic liner look or are going for a classic combo of a red lip and simple winged eyeliner, false eyelashes are the perfect accompaniment. Even if you're running late and don't have time for a full makeup routine, you can fake it and make it with a set of faux lashes and a swipe of lip gloss. In the world of beauty, fake eyelashes exist at that sweet spot of minimum effort and maximum impact.
There's just one drawback: False eyelashes can be intimidating. If you lack expertise or are new to faux lashes, the prospect of affixing something to your eyelid very near to your eyeball can be, well, daunting. It can be hard to know where to start. But that's why we're here. With our professional-quality faux lashes and these fake eyelash tips, you'll be ready to put your best face forward.
What Are the Best Fake Lashes for Beginners?
Simply put, the best fake lashes for beginners are the ones you want to wear. That said, those just starting on their false lashes journey often find that wispy-style lashes are a good place to begin—Profusion's Iconic 3D Faux Mink Lashes are an ideal wispy to choose. They have a more natural look and are comfortable to wear over long periods of time. Instead of purchasing a single pair, we also recommend buying a set that includes multiple pairs of lashes as well as glue, so that you can experiment with trimming lashes to the right size, applying the right amount of lash glue and situating your lashes correctly. Profusion's high-quality, affordable lash sets mean you never have to choose between quality and quantity when learning the ins and outs of faux lashes.
How Long Can You Wear False Eyelashes?
The answer to this depends on a number of factors, including how sensitive your eyes are, what type of glue you use, what kind of lashes you're wearing, etc. However, conventional wisdom says it is always best to remove your false eyelashes before going to bed—and we definitely agree with that wisdom. But if you're wondering whether you can apply your faux lashes in the morning, wear them to work and then a night out on the town with no issues, the answer is, absolutely! Profusion lashes will take you from early morning to late night, and will look and feel great until you're ready to call it a night.
How Many Times Can You Wear False Eyelashes?
Many people are not aware that false eyelashes are not single-use products. Depending on their quality and how well you care for them, you can typically get several uses out of a pair of false lashes. Profusion lashes are professional quality and are made to last. As long as you remove any lingering lash adhesive from the band and eye makeup from the lashes themselves and store them properly (we recommend storing them in their original packaging), your Profusion lashes will be like new for several uses. And because Profusion lashes are so affordable, when they start to not look or feel their best, it won't break the bank to simply switch to a new pair.
Do Fake Eyelashes Ruin Your Eyelashes?
If you're careful with your adhesive and false eyelashes, your natural lashes will remain healthy—even if you wear faux lashes daily. We advise that you use good-quality lash glue (the glue that comes with our Profusion lash sets is an example of high-quality lash glue) and apply glue as sparingly as possible. Quite possible our most valuable fake eyelash tip to keep your natural lashes healthy: Take care when removing your faux lashes. We've all seen footage of someone yanking off their strip lashes at the end of a long day—and we know it can be tempting to do so—but to keep your lashes intact, we recommend a gentler approach. An eye-makeup remover, oil-based cleanser or micellar water will do the trick.
Do You Wear Mascara with Fake Eyelashes?
The short answer is it's up to you. Some people apply their false lashes and that's the end of it. Other people find that a coat of mascara helps to blend their natural lashes with their faux lashes. Shop our collection of Profusion mascaras to find a mascara that will compliment your false eyelashes.