10 Fantasy Lashes to Spice up Your Halloween Costume
Halloween is the best time to get crazy with your makeup and try some things you wouldn’t normally dream about doing! I love extreme false eyelashes but lets face it, if you wore these out any other day, you would look kind of crazy! Luckily, it’s that time of year and hopefully these lashes will inspire you to take your Halloween makeup to a whole ‘nother level.
1. Dramatic Swoop Lashes
These swooped lashes can add drama to many a costume this month. Add a little extra flair with a small swoop, or go for the gold with these MUFE lashes.
Costume Ideas: Morticia (The Adams Family), Cat Woman, Betty Boop
2. Feathered Lashes
Feather lashes can be a really fun addition to your costume. These are definitely costume lashes so Halloween is the perfect time to pull out the feathers. Go for the black, or even try some colored ones!
Costume Ideas: Snow White, Pin-Up Girl, Flapper, Bat-Woman
3. Rhinestone Lashes
Eyelashes with rhinestones incorporated can look so glamorous! It adds a little extra sparkle and definitely brings the attention to your eyes.
Costume Ideas: Fairy, Prom Queen, Doll, Barbie
4. Glow in the Dark Lashes
Glow in the dark lashes are perfect for kids and teenagers on Halloween! Even if you don’t have a costume, and you’re taking your kids out trick-or-treating, what could be more fun and flashy than glow in the dark eyes! These lashes can also add a creepy feel to the scary costumes as well!
Costume Ideas: Skeleton, Raver, Zombie
4. Extended Lashes
Eyelashes that extend out dramatically past the eye add those extra showy details that many Halloween costumes need.
Costume Ideas: Flapper, Showgirl, Peacock
5. Rainbow Lashes!
Rainbow lashes are just fun! The bright colors are so playful and these are another pair that would be great for children and teenagers. The second picture are actually for the bottom lashes!
Costume Ideas: Clown, Care Bear, Rainbow Bright, Flower Child
6. Spider Lashes
These spider lashes are very elegant, yet powerful. The separated hairs give a sharpness that could be a great fit for any “evil” character that you still want to keep pretty. I love the added sparkles within these MUFE lashes.
Costume Ideas: Elvira, Witch, Vampire, Spider
7. Couture Winged Lashes
These falsies are so amazing! Of course they are by Shu Uemura and of course they have to cost $95! If you can afford the splurge, these intricate “scales” would be the perfect detail to make your costume extra unique.
Costume Ideas: Joker, Mime, Medusa
8. Long Feathery Lashes
I know that I already spoke about feathered lashes, but these long, wispy ones deserve their own mention! I love the airiness of these ones. These would be perfect for animal costumes because they look like fur!
Costume Ideas: Lioness, Fairy, Sexy Leopard.
9. Colored Lashes
Wearing colored eyelashes can add to just about any costume. Luckily, they make just about any colored lash under the rainbow, including rainbow itself! If you have a costume that wouldn’t work with any of the other lashes we’ve seen, simple colored lashes can add that fun, costume-y twist.
Costume Ideas: Strawberry Shortcake, Queen of Hearts, Moulin Rouge, Fanta Girls
10. Intricate Lashes
Splurge Alert!! These lashes are $75.
Look how gorgeous these eyelashes are! Shu Umeura really does make the best falsies ever! They are so intricate and delicate, and these soft white lashes with the embedded rhinestones are heavenly!
Costume Ideas: Snow Princess, Angel, Pixie, Ice Queen
All Eyelashes Pictured are From MUFE, Shu Umeura or www.eEylash.com
The Metal Eyelash Comb
Clumpy, thick, spider lashes are a beauty nightmare for most women. Old mascara can be the culprit, as well as application techniques, but don’t worry! Perfectly separated lashes are lot easier to achieve than you can imagine.
It’s much easier to prevent a mistake than to fix it, so follow these easy steps tips to get separated lashes every time:
1. Make sure your mascara is not expired
Mascara has the shortest shelf life out of all your makeup. 4 months is the maximum amount of time that you should keep your mascara tube around, and that is only if you take great care of it! Don’t pump the wand in and out because it forces air inside the tube, causing the mascara to dry out and become a bigger breeding ground for bacteria. Keep your mascara fresh and you will avoid dry clumpy eyelashes.
2. Wiggle It!
The magic is in the application. When applying your mascara, place the want at the base of the lashes and wiggle it left to right all the way up to the tip. The wiggle motion keeps the lashes separated.
3. Get rid of excess product on the wand.
When you pull the wand out of the tube, check it to make sure there is no excess product build up on it. Too much product on the wand will mean too much product on your lashes, and too much product on your lashes will result in clumpy-ness. Wipe excess mascara on a tissue, or on the rim of the tube to ensure you get just enough mascara on your eyelashes.
Ok, So You Missed a Step, Ignored a Rule or Used Old Mascara and Now Your Lashes are Thick, Clumpy Galore. What Now??
Meet your new best friend: The metal eyelash comb/separator!
You’ve probably seen or even owned a plastic eyelash comb. They come in most brush sets, but this one is a little different, and SO much better! The teeth are metal, which force them through the clumpy build-up of mascara coated to your lashes. Comb through two or three time and say good-bye to spider lashes! Seriously, it’s that easy! I use it a lot when my models sneak off to the bathroom to apply more mascara. They think they’re pulling a fast one on me but I’m not blind! haha Combing through their mess with this tool has saved many photo shoots.
Just BE CAREFUL! Sharp+Metal+Eyes= No Bueno.
Fun Fact! Julia Roberts uses a safety pin to separate her eyelashes when she applies her own mascara!! She brought this real-life detail to her character in Charlie Wilson’s War! Please don’t try this at home. A metal eyelash comb is much easier lol.
If only Tammy Faye had known about this magic wand…
Megan Fox (The hair on her head is a bit of a mess but her eyebrows are
Shaping The Perfect Eyebrow For Your Face
It’s no secret that I am obsessed with eyebrows. More often than not, eyebrows are overlooked. Many women really underestimate the power of amazing eyebrows. I’ve already listed my picks for the best celebrity brows and now I’ll give you the steps to making your own eyebrows red carpet worthy.
Creating perfect shape can definitely be the most difficult part of your perfect eyebrow quest. “Do I tweeze, wax, thread, shave?” are the first questions that always come to mind. Personally I prefer tweezing, but please DO NOT shave your eyebrows. Ew.
If you decide to go the “do-it-yourself” route by tweezing, follow these easy steps to creating a great brow shape for your face!
1. Start noticing which type of brows you like. Looking through magazines, and watching celebrities are excellent ways to get references for your own eyebrows. Check out my list of Best Celebrity Eyebrows here for some great examples.
2. To start the shaping process you will need a brow comb, or spoolie, and a good pair of tweezers. Comb your brows to lay all the hair in one direction and smooth it out. If you have never shaped your eyebrows before, they might be a little out of control (I know mine were!), so this step is important.
3. Next, you need to determine where they start, where they end and where your arch should be. Take a look at the Megan Fox picture above. Line “A” shows you where your eyebrow should start. Take a pencil, or anything with a straight edge and align it straight from the corner of your nose up to your eyebrow. Wherever the pencil hits your brow is an indicator of where you eyebrow needs to start. However: Notice Megan’s eyebrow does not start where the line ends. Her eyes are more wide-set, so she can get away with having her eyebrows start closer it, and it even makes her eyes look closer together. Remember, beauty tips are not set in stone, if you feel that something may not look right on you, alter it!
4. Now, it’s time to see where you should place your arch. Take the same pencil and look straight ahead in a mirror. Align the pencil diagonally so that it starts at the corner of your nose, and skims the outside of your iris (not literally!). See Line “B” on Megan’s face. This is where your arch should be. When creating your arch, make sure you keep in mind what type of brow you are going for. Making too much of an extreme arch will make you look constantly mad or surprised.
5. To find out where your brow should end, take your pencil, start at the corner of your nose and place it diagonal, this time skimming the very outside corner of your eye. See Line “C.”
6. Now that you’ve got your dimensions down, it is time to start plucking! Hold your tweezers at a 45 degree angle and go to town. A good tip is to take a white eyeliner pencil (wet and wild makes a really cheap one, 99 cents), and trace an outline of how you want your brow to look. Then, whatever you do, do not pluck inside the white lines! If you want to forget the white pencil, start plucking random strays, making your way up to the brow. Go slow, and pull one by one. You might need to step back half way through and see how it looks from other angles. Don’t forget your uni-brow, if you have one!
Tip: DO NOT GET TOO CRAZY WITH IT! lol. The first time I held a pair of tweezers, I plucked my intense catapillar eyebrows into skinny, barely there worms. I thought it looked amazing at the time, but I was 10. Now, I’m still regretting that day because my eyebrows have taken years to grow back, and they still have much more work to do.
Some Things to Remember:
- If you have naturally thick, unruly eyebrows, it’s probably best to keep them full. If you make them too thin, you will have a hell of a time keeping up with it.
- If you’re new to tweezing, slanted tip tweezers will probably work best. You have more control and lessen the risk of pinching yourself.
- There is a myth out there that you shouldn’t pluck above your eyebrow. This is not true. Plucking above is as important as plucking below, if you need it.
- Make sure you have enough light!
- Do not overpluck!!