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Monday, December 28, 2009

Lashes 101 for Destination Brides

Words by Jennifer Stein
Words by Brandy Gomez-Duplessis

When I complete a makeup application the last item I always grab for are lashes. A must have item that is perfect for all brides on their wedding day…a day wedding, an evening wedding, a destination wedding, and even a wedding at the justice of the peace. With so many voluminous and dramatic styles like goldglam leaf, snow twist, farfallina false, minx, criss cross, synthetic, hand crafted feathers, and faux diamonds all with alternating lengths to choose from, it’s almost like shopping for the perfect clutch handbag or stiletto shoes.
Here’s my Lashes 101 Lesson: Strip Lashes are for a one time wear but if taken off correctly you can usually wear them 3-4 times. You are able to apply these lashes by yourself and it takes about five minutes. Strip lashes also come in various colors, styles and textures. These are perfect for a fun change of pace or for an “ultra glam” look.
Individual lashes look more natural when applied correctly and they last 7-10 days. You will have to visit a professional to apply these. You have a choice of soft brown or medium black. I prefer the flare ones and choice of color for me is the soft brown for my blonds and black for my brunettes to really play up a natural look. I also favor these because it’s so much easier on the wallet.
Semi-permanent will last you 3 months but have to be maintained at least twice a month and can be very expensive. You have to have a certified professional to apply these…please do not have your BFF attempt these while drinking martinis at your bachelorette party. I don’t suggest these if you have sensitive eyes because the glue is very strong. Just be prepared to give yourself at least 1.5-2 hours for an application. This is no service to get done on a lunch break.
Lashes are a great beauty accessory and can become addictive once you start wearing them. They really give the face a perfect finish! That’s why your favorite celebs never leave home without them. To review all of the FABULOUS lashes visit Shu Uemura Tokyo Lash Bar.

GoldGlam Leaf Lashes picture courtesy of Shu Uemura


Snow Twist Lashes picture courtesy of Shu Uemura

Makeup Artist: Brandy Gomez-Duplessis
Model: Jamielyn
Photo by: Jerome Holmes with JHolmes Photography

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