Mascara Not Doing Its Job? Madeleine Rose Knows How You Can Step Up Your Lash Game

False lashes are the alpha and the omega of eye makeup. They make a girl look glamorous and sexy, but application with a slightly shakey hand can turn them ratchet quicker than you can say “L’Occitane”. With makeup artist Madeleine Rose‘s tips, you’ll never again be plucking a rogue strip of falsies off your cheek at the end of a drunken night. Get out your notebook, it’s time for False Lash 101.


Brand: Velour Lashes. They have the best variety of mink lashes. Although they might be a little on the pricier side, they last way longer than just any pair of lashes. They’re the best quality and they look the most glamorous!

Select Your Weapon: I love both individual and strip lashes. If you’re always in a hurry, a strip is your best option. If you have a little extra time to spare and want a more natural look, individual lashes are the way to go.

Applying: With strip lashes, I recommend using a lash adhesive that turns dark or clear with a pair of tweezers, so you have more control of the lash. Applying individual lashes actually isn’t much different than applying strip lashes, as long as you space each lash out enough so they still look natural. Waiting for the lash adhesive to get tacky before applying also makes the process less messy and easier to control.

The Mascara Requirement: It’s important to blend the false lashes with your natural lashes as best as you can. Applying a coat or two of mascara will darken your lashes and make the fact that you’re wearing falsies less noticeable. Chanel Inimitable Intense Multi-Dimensional Sophistique is my favorite. This mascara makes your lashes as long and dramatic as the name suggests.

Accentuating With Eye Makeup: A bronze smokey eye is my go-to look for when my lashes are on point. This sexy yet subtle look compliments every eye color and skin tone, and is still natural enough to not outshine your falsies.

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