How to apply false eyelashes in four easy steps – and an Esqido Radiance and Silhouette review!

esqido-mink-lashes-collection-boxes-xlESQIDO Mink Lashes, a favorite of both celebrities as well as us common folk, are truly impressive false eyelashes. They make super sexy eye looks, yet they are more natural looking than most false eyelashes. Another bonus is I find ESQIDO lashes are remarkably easy to apply. Read on to the second half of the post for a quick 4 step tutorial on how to apply false eyelashes.

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Esqido Radiance and Silhouette Lashes and Companion Lash Glue

Esqido Radiance and Silhouette Lashes and Companion Lash Glue

ESQIDO makes lash shopping fun and easy. There is a questionnaire for discovering the best styles for your personality and preferences, and there are two different lash kits available with best sellers or a trio of super glam lashes. They have fantastic before and after pics that are really helpful to visualize the exact drama level. I’ve tried quite a few of the styles over the years and I am always so impressed! ESQIDO recently added a whopping ten new styles, so there’s lots of excitement going on with this line.

Esqido Companion Lash Glue

Esqido Companion Lash Glue

I was recently sent two new styles of ESQIDO mink lashes to try: Radiance ($29) and Silhouette ($29). I also tried the Companion Eyelash Glue ($10), which is a latex-free eyelash glue. It’s white but it dries clear, and it is terrific! The glue is strong, easy to apply, dries totally clear and isn’t messy. If you place an order for lashes definitely include a tube of this.

Like all ESQIDO mink lashes these lashes have a cotton band that looks natural and is very comfortable to wear.Placement is so easy with these and even better you can use these beauties up to 25 times! They wear extremely well; just remember to press down on the outer edges to fully secure them.

Esqido Radiance Lashes

Esqido Radiance Lashes

Esqido Radiance Lashes

Esqido Radiance Lashes

Radiance makes eyes look larger and features a winged edge. The shape is similar to Unforgettable and the criss-cross pattern is similar to one of my other favorites, Oh So Sweet. It’s a great combination that gives just the right amount of drama. I used my daughter as my model and her eyes are smaller than mine. I really should have trimmed the lashes but I wanted to save them to use for myself! So that’s why they seem long on her…because they are. These lashes are so awesome there was no way I was going to share, even if she was nice enough to be my model. ESQIDO lashes are so fabulous they make you selfish.

Esqido Radiance Lashes

Esqido Radiance Lashes

Esqido Radiance Lashes

Esqido Radiance Lashes

Silhouette is less dramatic version of BFF, with a medium length and a criss-cross pattern. I think it does a beautiful job of adding natural looking volume to lashes. The cotton band is terrific, by the way – it just looks like eyeliner. If you are a little more hesitant to wear false eyelashes or really want some extra volume but don’t want it to be obvious, this is an excellent option.

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

Esqido Silhouette Lashes

There are eight other new styles to check out at ESQIDO.com so be sure to take a look – I know you will find something you will like!  And don’t be intimidated by false lashes.  They really are quite easy to apply and wear. Here is a quick guide to applying false eyelashes in four simple steps:

Gather up those supplies...having everything ready is essential

Gather up those supplies…having everything ready is essential

1.  First gather up your supplies:  headband, mirror, false eyelashes, steel palette, glue, brush, scissors, and black eyeshadow. Bend your eyelashes into a curve so they naturally lie correctly on the eye, then put them on without glue to determine fit. Snip off any excess from the outer corner – not the inner corner.  (But remember…ESQIDO is so good it makes you selfish, so don’t plan on sharing those lashes with anyone!!)Esqido prepping lashes2.  Put dollop of eyelash glue on a steel palette – I HIGHLY recommend the ESQIDO Companion Eyelash Glue. It’s the bomb. The Companion Eyelash Glue actually has a terrific applicator. If I use any other eyelash glue I like to use the throw-away plastic applicators that come in my Latisse set, although any brush or even the non-tweezer end of tweezers works fine too. Just dip it into the glue then spread on the false eyelash rim. If you are super talented, you can apply the glue right from the tube…but I am not that talented.Esqido lashes with glue

Don’t worry, the white glue dries clear. In fact, do NOT get black glue because it doesn’t dry clear and any stray glue becomes a very visible ‘oops’. Apply a little more glue to the outer edges of the lash to ensure a firm grip and no fly-away lashes.

3.  Wait! Don’t apply the lashes immediately, you want the glue to dry a bit and become tacky. I gently blow on the glue for about ten seconds and then it’s good to go.

4.  Apply to the base of your natural lash line, as close to your own lashes as possible. I used to get very frustrated because I have a ‘ledge’, so I would often end up with the dreaded gap and I used to take the lashes off and start over. Now, I just fill in any space with some dark black eyeshadow. I like Makeup Geek Pencil Brush and the black eyeshadow in my Kevyn Aucoin Palette #6.Esqido lashes eyelinerEsqido eyelashes with eyelinerEsqido applying lashes

My biggest tip:  I find the best method to apply falsies is with my hair held back with a headband, my elbows on a table, looking down into a mirror. I just can’t do it sitting up straight! ESQIDO false lashes make such a difference – take a look:Esqido Oh So Sweet and Miss Dolly

Normally I wear lashes once then take my falsies off and throw them in the trash, but I treasure my ESQIDO beauties for fun, flirty lashes that I can use over and over. ESQIDO truly has a lash style for everyone, ranging from downright demure to completely shameless. Even if you are a false eyelash virgin, you will love these! Take the plunge and get yourself some beautifully enticing lashes.  – Lisa

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Comments

  1. I sure can use the instructions on how to apply false eyelashes since I’m new to them. I do have some lashes to try but couldn’t find any glue I was comfortable using. I pinned the ESQIDO Companion Eyelash Glue and am excited to try it.

  2. They are so nice, I have been wanting to try them out.

  3. Everyone including you just loves ESQIDO lashes. I would love to try them, but I’ve gotta spend a lot more time tying to learn to put falsies on correctly. Sometimes I can get it and sometimes I can’t. I also hate that I have to trim most lashes but they’re too big for my eyes and the lashes themselves are too long. So much work!

  4. Beautiful lashes and thanks for the tutorial!

  5. Kathryne says:

    Those are luxurious looking lashes!

  6. Ohh I like the look of those lashes! I’m really bad at applying them, but this helps

  7. I’ve only recently developed a love for falsies, but I am so going to have to try these. They look so good!

  8. I LOVE Esqido lashes! They are so easy to put on, they practically apply themselves.

  9. These lashes look very luxurious! I usually opt in for the more natural-looking ones, because those super fluff, long, and glam styles don’t look that good on me.

  10. Those are luxe lashes, indeed!

  11. Vanessa Martinez says:

    Wow what a difference. Would love to tryv

  12. Those are some gorgeous Falsies! Natural but lush!

  13. Those lashes look so natural. I struggle with false lashes and if I even get them on straight, then one of the sides pops up. Sigh… one day I am going go master them. I really love how natural these look!

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