Flower Eyelashes for Halloween

This look was inspired by an Eylure Eyelash advertisement from the 1960s. 

I am not good at Halloween. What do I mean by this? Well, I have a strong desire to be creative and do something unique. Would I like to slay a bunny costume? Hell ya. That being said, I don’t ever want to have the same outfit on as anyone else. This results in me procrastinating choosing a costume until the last minute, and I end up wearing something that I don’t even like.

Flower eyelashes are the perfect last minute – and cheap – costume. You can wear it on its own or incorporate it into another look  (Ex. flower child, mother nature, garden nymph, etc.) It also ideal for people who like to participate without actually participating. If you understand what I mean by that, shoutout to you.

Full disclosure, this gets really heavy on your eyelids after a while…I started feeling like Fetty Wap.

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WHAT YOU NEED – I created this look using fake flowers from the dollar store that I cut up and applied with Duo Eyelash Glue.

BASE – I started by applying NYX Jumbo Eye Pencil in the shade Baby Blue as a base so that any spaces between the petals would be less obvious. I applied a regular full set of lashes to my upper lids. They are not that obvious when the look is done, but it helps to blend the look of the petals behind them. Any thick set of falsies will work.

FLOWERS – Next, I took the fake flowers and cut each petal off and individually glued them onto my lid. The first layer I applied flat against the eyelashes, gluing them together with the help of a pair of tweezers. Keep adding layers – moving up the eyelid – but avoid placing the petals too close to your crease or they won’t stay in place. For the top layer, I glued the petals flat against my upper-lid above the crease, so that they would stand up straight.

As you glue on the petals, leave spaces between each one. On the next layer, place the petal in the space. This will help to add some volume and give it a more realistic look.

When applying the flowers, be patient! Let the glue set for almost a minute before you try to stick it onto your lid. If you don’t wait long enough, the glue will be to slippery and will make a mess.

OUTFIT – Following through with the ’60s look I was inspired by, I completed the look with a mock turtleneck bodysuit from Forever 21, and baby blue checkered trousers from H&M. On my feet I wore some chunky heeled sandals from Aldo.

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