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    I Tried Applying My Fake Lashes Under My Lash Line, And Fucking Ouch

    The look is a vibe. The application... Not so much.

    The new ~big thing~ for fake lashes is to apply them UNDER your natural lashes, right near your water line.

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    Yep, people have decided that putting them on top of your lash line is no longer good enough.

    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.

    ppl are putting falsies under their lash line, I'm shook

    that whole putting the lash under the lash line shit is an entire stye waiting to happen I'm good

    Just saw this girl apply her falsies UNDER her lash line and I've never been so confused in my life

    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.

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    For comparison's sake, I did one eye normally – you know, by gluing it above my natural lashes, as one should do.

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    I usually find it a little difficult to apply fake lashes to myself. I can never quite get them super close to my lash line, so it takes a bit of time. However, it's safe, so that's a plus.

    For my other eye I tried the recommended method of cutting the lash strip in half and applying it under my natural lashes.

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    I'm not going to lie: It's scary. Like really, really scary. I was way too conscious of how close the glue was to my eyeball. What if it got on my eye? Would my lid stick to my eyeball? How much is an eye replacement? If I get one, will I become possessed like Jessica Alba in The Eye?

    And, well, the whole thing was just really fiddly and took a long time.

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    The normal lash took a few minutes to get right, and the new lash technique took at least double the time to perfect.

    To my surprise, I found the new method looked better, but unsurprisingly, it was also way too scary.

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    Anna Mendoza / BuzzFeed

    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.

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    "The danger of putting artificial lashes under the natural lash line is the risk of causing corneal abrasion or ulcerations that can go on to cause infection, scarring, and possibly even the loss of the eye if the infection goes untreated," he told BuzzFeed.

    Regardless, for the sake of research, I decided to power on and wear a set of lashes under my lash line to a concert.

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    A hip-hop concert to be specific. A very sweaty, very hot, very packed hip-hop concert.

    And, well, the lashes were not a good time.

    Michelle Rennex / BuzzFeed
    Michelle Rennex / BuzzFeed

    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?

    1. So you tell us: Do you think natural-looking eyelashes are worth it, or are you sticking to what you know?

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    So you tell us: Do you think natural-looking eyelashes are worth it, or are you sticking to what you know?
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      Hell no, I don't want to lose an eye. Old way for me 100%.
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      Yes! The new way makes your eyelashes look sooooo much better – I'm definitely switching.
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      Man, fuck eyelashes.