Wednesday, November 5, 2014

How to Apply False Eyelashes





This is a skill that takes practice.  You don’t want to be doing this on your own, for the first time, right before a performance.  These steps will help you learn to be a skilled eyelash technician.


  1. Stretch – Just as dancers have to stretch, it’s recommended that you are nice and limber before taking on this task.
  2. Warm up.  A quick jog around the block should help you build up your cardio strength for this physical undertaking.
  3. Prepare your supplies: Several pair of eyelashes, eyelash glue, catnip, bandages, water bottles, protein bars, a cat.
  4. Open the catnip.
  5. Feed catnip to cat.
  6. Turn off the lights.
  7. Spin in circles 10 times.  (You can reduce your spinning to 5 circles if your dancer is over the age of 8).
  8. Find the cat.
  9. Place eyelashes on the cat.
  10. Hydrate. (Both yourself and the cat).
  11. Bandage your wounds.
  12. Instagram your cat.
  13. Eat a high protein snack.
  14. Now you’re ready to practice on your child.
  15. Open a new pack of eyelashes.  Now, throw them away.
  16. Open another pack of eyelashes.
  17. Open the lid on your glue.  Rub it all over your hands.
  18. Carefully place glue on the edge of the lash.  Don’t get too much, or it will ooze. Don’t use too little or they won’t stick.
  19. Wait the magic number of seconds until the glue is tacky.  This number can be calculated by taking the relative humidity and dividing it by 3, then add the weight of an apple and divide by purple.  This number is ever-evolving.
  20. Ask your child to shut her eyes.  Carefully place the lash just above her natural lashes.  Don’t put it too far down or you’ll glue her eyes shut.  It’s really hard to dance that way.  Not impossible, but hard.  Don’t put it too high or she’ll have what we call “Shark Lashes”  - two rows of eyelashes.
  21. Instruct your child not to move until the glue is dry.  Refer to the above formula for the appropriate amount of time.
  22. Ask your child to open her eyes.  Remove the lash and repeat the previous four steps.
  23. Once both eyelashes are successfully and appropriately applied, instruct your child that she is not to sneeze, blink, cry, or yawn for the next 12-14 hours.
 

7 comments:

Karla C on February 26, 2016 at 7:19 AM said...

OMG dying. I would say I put my daughter through h*ll trying to get this just right but it was h*ll for me, too.
I know she had a hard time dancing at times with her eyes glued shut, who would think?
I believe I finally mastered this skill by her 10th year dancing but at that point she had taken over the task.
Thanks for posting, we could all relate!

Darlene Taylor on February 27, 2016 at 9:53 AM said...

Oh so I have been putting them too low. I glue her eyes shut every time.

osvaldo anderson on April 9, 2016 at 5:55 AM said...

I believe that not all women are blessed to have long eyelashes and what they do is they buy false lashes and put it in their eyes.

Jenny Lopez on August 28, 2016 at 8:01 AM said...

Many females love to grow eye lashes using eye liner, many designers recommend to use eye liner on the upper and lower lid

Jenny Lopez on October 20, 2016 at 12:33 PM said...

Putting false eyelashes is cool, but what if you can grow natural eyelashes? what would you prefer? Now you can grow your eyelashes in a natural way, use careprost serum to grow your lashes in an effective way.

A squared on April 12, 2017 at 7:30 PM said...

Sums up my experience perfectly-glad it is not just me.

Firmin Alexander on June 17, 2017 at 4:02 PM said...

Hilarious read! Would it be okay if I created a curated blog post of this on www.teachme.dance/danceblog ?

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