Cutting Lashes to Size

by | Sep 23, 2019

Cutting Strip Lashes to Size
When looking to achieve a flawless application of your false lashes, there are some simple and important steps you need to take to guarantee a perfect fit. Our Lash Envy Beauty strip lashes are designed to fit a wide range of different eye shapes and sizes. Trimming your lashes down will give you a comfortable and accurate fit is key for a long-lasting hold. Here is a step by step guide on exactly how to cut your strip lashes down to size.

What you will need:

  • Lash Envy Beauty lash applicator
  • Lash Envy Beauty lash curlers
  • Lash scissors
  • Lash adhesive
  • Mascara
  • A mirror

Selecting the style and shape of your lashes

Think about your eye shape and size, what you want from your falsies, and how you’d like them to feel once applied. If you are new to lashes, then start with a natural style first then gradually move on to thicker or longer lashes to see which you prefer.

Curling your lashes and applying mascara

For the best results when applying falsies every time, we recommend curling your natural lashes first and applying a coat of mascara. This enables a seamless blend and wide eyed effect. The mascara also provides a better surface for the false lashes to hold to. Once you have completed this step, allow the mascara to dry and you can then begin measuring your lashes.

Removing the lashes from the tray

Using a mirror for this step is essential. Ensure the mirror is be level with your face, using your Lash Envy Beauty lash applicator, gently peel the lash from the tray and hold the lash up against your lash line. Looking in the mirror, you should be able to tell whether or not the lash will sit comfortably on your lash line, or whether the band looks slightly too long.

Using scissors to trim the lashes

If the lash looks too long for your lash line, then use small lash scissors to trim a couple of strands from the outer edge. It is always best to only trim small amounts at a time as it can be easy to misjudge and end up over trimming making the lash too short for your eyes. Once you have trimmed some of the lash, hold it up to your lash line again to measure it. Continue to trim if necessary and if it looks as though it will fit, then you can go ahead and apply the lash. Repeat this step for the other eye and lash.

Appling the lashes

After trimming the lash down for the perfect fit, you can then apply the lash adhesive to the lash band ensuring you wait for the glue to go tacky before applying (takes approximately 30-40 seconds). Using the lash applicator, position the lash above your eye lid, ensuring it is as close to your natural lash line as possible. Press the lash down into place, and adjust the two outer edges accordingly for a secure fit. You can then use the applicator to carefully ‘squeeze’ the lash against your natural lashes so there is no visible gap, allowing for an undetectable enhancement.

Cutting strip lashes in half

Trimming your strip lashes doesn’t always have to be because they are too long for your eyes. You can also customise your own look and experiment by trimming strip lashes in half to create your own accent lashes. If you love one of our particular lash styles but find you want the outer edge of your eyes to be enhanced the most, then trim the strip lash directly in the middle. You can then apply just the outer edges to your eyes, or you can even double them up to be extra glammed up!