The new ~big thing~ for fake lashes is to apply them UNDER your natural lashes, right near your water line.
It's said that this technique makes your fake lashes blend better with your actual lashes, giving you a more natural look.
Understandably, a whole heap of people are pretty confused by the idea.
I decided to try it for myself. I wanted to see just how hard it was, if it actually did look better, and if I could pull it off without losing an eye.
For comparison's sake, I did one eye normally – you know, by gluing it above my natural lashes, as one should do.
For my other eye I tried the recommended method of cutting the lash strip in half and applying it under my natural lashes.
And, well, the whole thing was just really fiddly and took a long time.
To my surprise, I found the new method looked better, but unsurprisingly, it was also way too scary.
Professor Hugh Taylor, eye health expert at the University of Melbourne, doesn’t recommend the new method as it can lead to a variety of eye issues.
Regardless, for the sake of research, I decided to power on and wear a set of lashes under my lash line to a concert.
And, well, the lashes were not a good time.
I was wondering why my eye was so damn itchy and I realised it was because the band was pushing into my eye. After a whole lot of rubbing the side of my eye, it started to water, and naturally the fake lash began peeling away from my lash line.
Luckily I brought lash glue with me to repair the damage, but the whole thing was just...kinda uncomfortable?
vote votesHell no, I don't want to lose an eye. Old way for me 100%.
vote votesYes! The new way makes your eyelashes look sooooo much better – I'm definitely switching.
vote votesMan, fuck eyelashes.