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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How to apply false eyelashes in four easy steps…plus an ESQIDO Lash Giveaway!

Esqido lashes 6Are you afraid to try false eyelashes because it seems like applying them is impossible? Putting on falsies is actually extremely easy once you know the basic tricks!  This tutorial features the four basic steps to getting gorgeous lashes using ESQIDO false lashes in Oh So Sweet, a criss/cross lash, and Miss Dolly, an alternating lengths lash. ESQIDO is also sponsoring a fantastic giveaway to help celebrate Beauty Info Zone’s five-year anniversary! Two lucky readers will win a $50 ESQIDO gift card.

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 naturaly 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.

Eyelash application tutorial

2.  Put dollop of eyelash glue on a steel palette – I prefer DUO strip eyelash adhesive in the non-waterproof version. I like to use the throw-away plastic applicators that come in my Latisse set, but you can use any brush or even the non-tweezer end of your tweezers. 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.

Eyelash application tutorial

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 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 eyeliner

Esqido eyelashes with eyeliner

Esqido 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:

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I am really excited that ESQIDO is hosting a giveaway for two $50 gift cards. This is the perfect brand for everyone from false eyelash virgins to false eyelash pros. ESQIDO false lashes can be used over and over, up to 25 times! ESQIDO says “Our original mink lashes are handcrafted from the finest ethically sourced mink fur. Our fur is collected from the natural shedding/molting cycles of the mink animal, which are then sterilized to ensure that they are hypoallergenic and suitable for wear.
Wearing ESQIDO Miss Dolly false eyelashes

Wearing ESQIDO Miss Dolly false eyelashes

Another big plus: ESQIDO has lashes for everyone, ranging from downright demure to completely shameless.

Our ESQIDO Giveaway is open for US readers through April 13th at 11:59 p.m. Sometimes the Rafflecopter goes wacky and the comments close early. If this happens, email me your comment to beautyinfozone@gmail.com. Then you can click “I commented” and continue with other options. Good luck, and don’t be afraid to try false eyelashes!  – Lisa

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Find your perfect false lashes with the Esqido Holiday Lash Guide

Esqido Holiday Lash Guide 2The best false eyelashes I have ever tested were sent to us by Esqido.  Esqido carries mink lashes that last for up to 25 uses.  Esqido mink lashes are made from mink hair, and for those concerned about animal-based products, Esqido says “Our original mink lashes are handcrafted from the finest ethically sourced mink fur. Our fur is collected from the natural shedding/molting cycles of the mink animal, which are then sterilized to ensure that they are hypoallergenic and suitable for wear.

Esqido Holiday Lash Guide

Esqido has just launched their interactive Holiday Lash Guide.  This helpful questionnaire finds the very best lash choices for your eye shape, experience level with lashes, and lash needs.  They carry every style a girl could need, from super subtle to major drama.  The result gives three Esqido options, but you can take the advice and purchase lashes from anywhere knowing the style best compliments your eyes.

My results?  Unforgettable, Lashlorette, and BFF.  Here is a pic wearing Lashlorette, the most dramatic of the three Esqido mink lashes recommended for me.

Wearing Esqido Lashlorette Eyelashes

Wearing Esqido Lashlorette Eyelashes

Take a few minutes to find out which false lashes are perfect fits for you!  The Holiday Lash Guide can be found here:

http://esqido.com/pages/find-the-perfect-false-lashes

Right now Esqido is having their biggest promotion of the year with an additional 20% off the sale price (lashes that are regularly $44.99 are on sale for $38 right now).  Plus, they are also having a 12-days giveaway to win lashes!  The sale and the giveaway both end on December 12th, so take advantage of the specials now.  Get the perfect false lashes for those holiday parties…and New Year’s Eve will be here before you know it!  – Lisa

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Holiday gift guide for the Glam Girl!

Beauty Info Zones Glam Holiday Gift GuideShe loves pretty packaging, big lashes, the latest trends, and large price tags.  So what to buy her for the holidays??  Go big or go home with these glamorous gift options, all BIZ tested and approved!

Onsen Tenseless Cream

1.  Onsen Tenseless Cream ($400):  When only the best will do, go for this amazing moisturizing cream.  It’s perfect for nighttime, giving 8 full hours of relaxation to facial muscles – which means that beauty sleep really results in beauty!  I am happy with my skin every morning when I use this awesome night moisturizing cream.  Available at www.onsensecret.com

Chella Lash FullFillment Kit

2.  Chella Full-Fillment Lashes Kit ($95)  The perfect kit for building beautiful eyes.  It has everything needed for luscious lashes:  a 6 mL tube of Chella Lash Full-Fillment Eyelash Treatment, Chella Anti-Fatigue Eye Mask Kit, and a sample of Chella Eye Cream packaged neatly in a  custom tri-fold Chella Eyebrow Organizer. The Organizer has 8 individual pockets, plenty of room for the Chella items plus more.

Esqido Little Black Lash and Voila Lash

3.  Esqido Mink Lashes ($34-$42):  These gorgeous mink lashes not only look amazing, they also last through up to 25 uses!  For subtle glam, go with Little Black Lashes.  For lots of oomph, go with Voila Lash.  I have zero talent when it comes to applying falsies, but these are so easy to use I reach for them whenever I want instant lash gratification.  Available on www.esqido.com

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4.  Nudestix:  Innovative packaging and on-trend colors make this line a winner for any glam-loving girl.  The effortless nude shades perfectly compliment those dramatic lashes with the Concealer Pencil ($24), Mascara ($24), and Magnetic Eye Color in Twilight ($24).  Available at www.urbanoutfitters.com and in Urban Outfitters stores

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5.  Guess Seductive ($22):  Besides the wonderful packaging with the heart charm, this sweetly seductive scent features bergamot, pear, jasmine, african orange flower and vanilla.  It’s a creamy, fruity/floral scent that works for everyone from teens to cougars.  Your giftee can raise some temperatures (and who knows what else?) with this sexy scent.

Rituals Happy Mist and Good Luck Scrub

6.   Good Luck Scrub ($29) and Rituals Happy Mist ($25):  The perfect duo for any glam girl’s great night’s sleep!  Rituals Good Luck Scrub is certainly lucky, with a winning combination of organic sugar, safflower, avocado, sweet almond, macadamia, jojoba, and sunflower seed oils.  The scent is gorgeous – sweet orange and cedar.  It leaves skin super soft and smooth, ready to climb into soft linens gently scented with Rituals Happy Mist.  Oh, this bed and body mist will make even the most discriminating gal extremely happy.  Orange and yuzu beautifully refresh linens, and because it’s cosmetic grade it can be used as a body mist as well.  It’s a great way to get happy between the sheets!

Black Friday is approaching, and the holidays will be here before you know it.  Get your shopping done early with these pretty, sexy, and trendy options for the glam-loving girl on your list.  Shopping for someone who loves practical beauty options?  Check out my Ten holiday gift ideas for the practical fashionista right HERE!  – Lisa

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Fun and flirty lashes with Esqido

Esqido Mink Lashes, a favorite of both celebrities and us common folk, are positively impressive false eyelashes. Not only do they make lashes look lush and sexy, they also are more natural looking than many false eyelashes and are remarkably easy to apply.

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These lashes are made from mink hair, and for those concerned about animal-based products, Esqido says “Our original mink lashes are handcrafted from the finest ethically sourced mink fur. Our fur is collected from the natural shedding/molting cycles of the mink animal, which are then sterilized to ensure that they are hypoallergenic and suitable for wear.

We were sent two kinds of Esqido mink lashes to try:  Lashlorette, a combo of criss-cross and straight strands, and Lashmopolitan, a more dramatic lash with tons of corner lashes.

Lashlorette

Esqido Lashlorette Lashes

Lashlorette (normally $46, on sale right now for $38) is perfect for extra oomph that isn’t too over the top. The length of the lashes is 9 – 12mm and they provide medium volume.

Esqido Lashlorette lashes

Esqido Lashlorette lashes

Lashlorette up close

Lashlorette up close

wearing Lashlorette lashes

wearing Lashlorette lashes

Like all Esqido mink lashes, they have a cotton band that looks natural and is very comfortable to wear. Placement is so easy with these I was shocked and even better you can use these beauties up to 25 times!

Lashmopolitan

Esqido Lashmopolitan Lashes

For a little more drama, check out Lashmopolitan (normally $46, on sale right now for $38). These have criss-cross strands with extra length and volume on the outer corners.

Esqido Lashmopolitan Lashes

Esqido Lashmopolitan Lashes

Lashmopolitan up close

Lashmopolitan up close

wearing Lashmopolitan lashes

wearing Lashmopolitan lashes

These provide super volume and the length varies from 3 – 16mm. They also have a cotton band and can be reused over and over, up to 25 times.

My FOD wearing Esqido Lashlorette lashes

My FOD wearing Esqido Lashlorette lashes

I absolutely love the way Esqido Mink Lashes look and application is effortless. They wear extremely well, just remember to press down on the outer edges to fully secure them. 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 over and over. Esqido has lashes 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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Va-va-voom V Day lashes with Esqido

I love big, dramatic lashes and the professional grade mink lashes by Esqido look amazing! I really want to try these – what a great way to get thick, flirty lashes for the inevitable Valentine’s Day date night. These lashes are supposed to be quite natural looking and you can use them up to 25 times, which makes them a pretty good value. Plus, right now you can save 5% with the coupon code WINTER.
Little Black Lash

Little Black Lash

Little Black Lash looks perfect for a little more oomph…

Amp It Up

Amp It Up

While Amp It Up is mega drama. On the Esqido website, it says, “Our original mink lashes are handcrafted from the finest ethically sourced mink fur. Our fur is collected from the natural shedding/molting cycles of the mink animal, which are then sterilized to ensure that they are hypoallergenic and suitable for wear.

I am really excited to try out Esqido mink lashes…how about you, do you do falsies?  – Lisa