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How to make and apply your own novelty eyelashes

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Outrageous fake eyelashes are a really fun and unique way to send any costume or outfit over the top.  They will really make you stand out at parties, festivals, Burning Man, parades, clubs or just around town if you like surprising people.  But sometimes, you just can't find what you are looking for or can't be bothered with the fuss of putting them on.  I'll show you how to customize your own fake eyelashes and apply them to they stay put all day (or all night)!
 
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Step 1: Gather Your Materials

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To make your own custom eyelashes, you will need:
-Fake eyelashes for your base.  These can be whatever kind you want.  I like to wait until after Halloween and then buy a bunch of them for a dollar each.  You can get nice, expensive ones if you want, but it's really not necessary.
-Embellishments.  Anything from feathers to sequins and rhinestones to cake sprinkles (yes! give them a coat of clear nail polish to keep the ants away), watch parts for a steampunk look and colorful eye shadows if you want to change the colors of the lashes.  I would not recommend using glitter or other powders that are not intended for eye wear in case they fall off the lashes.
-spirit gum and/or eyelash glue.
-scissors (not pictured)
-Tweezers, brushes, toothpicks, implements to help you attach your embellishments to your fake lashes.
jnifrwebb4 years ago
I think these are awesome, if only I could put them on. I have tried and tried and I have never been able to put false eye lashes on. A good how to for people that are eye squeamish would be a good instructable.
Get someone to help you! My bf helps me apply them during Halloween!
Have you tried having other people help you? I know it's annoying, but sometimes an extra set of hands can really help. Also, holding the corner of your eye taught with your pinky so your eye stays closed can work for some people also. I am used to putting on contacts and stuff around my eyes, but those are a couple other tips that might help.
I was in theater and whenever we had people do our eye makeup the only way I could do it is if I had my eyes shut. Things coming at my eyes freaks me out cause I have a weird depth perception thing. Eyelashes were possible as long as I kept REALLY still. I just wish I could get my husband to help...
Batness4 years ago
This is so weird in the best possible way! I'm going to have to try this sometime. Although I too cannot seem to ever get mine to stay on my eyelid. :(
Thanks, haha. Ridiculous fake eyelashes are so fun. For getting them to stick, letting the glue dry for at least 30 seconds is crucial, otherwise, it is not tacky enough to stick. Don't be afraid to use quite a bit, as I show in the picture in step 5.