makeup application


How to make false lashes look real


I hate to admit it, but how to make false eye lashes look natural ,is a trend that is here to say. There is nothing more alluring on a woman’s face than those long thick lashes. Unfortunately, like many things, very few have been blessed to have these naturally.

The trend was revived with Kim Kardashian, who I might add made a fortune off the  lash business.

False lashes look wonderful, however when applied incorrectly can look very unappealing, so before you venture out of the confines off your room, practice applying lashes and ensure that they are well fitted and look as natural as possible. One of the things to be careful about is too always remember that the thicker the lashes, the more heavier they are, which can also make your eyelids close, so be warned.

There are a variety of false lashes in the market, some will include the strip lash, there are also single lashes and then you will find the trio lashes. What are the differences?

  • The strip false lashes is just one strip and the application fits over the entire area.
  • The single false lashes is exactly what it is,  single lashes. These are very tricky to put on because they can easily change direction when the glue is wet.
  • The trio lashes are obviously that however are much easier to apply than the single lash.


  1. When choosing your false lashes, stick to lashes that have a clear band, as these will blend. Thick dark bands are without a doubt the biggest give away that you are wearing false lashes.
  2. If you find that your strip lashes are stiff, wrap them around a pencil so that they take shape.
  3. I always prefer using a dark glue as it accentuates the lash line.
  4. When applying the lashes make certain that you are applying them to the lash line and not onto your eyelids. If you apply the false lashes to the eyelid, you will notice a gap between the real lashes and the fake ones.
  5. Once the false lashes are secure, apply mascara to blend them together.
  6. I always like to end off with a liquid liner to neaten the application.



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6 Steps to applying basic evening makeup


This tutorial will teach you how to create a basic evening makeup look, I have not done any contouring and highlighting in this tutorial as it is a step progression from the Natural makeup tutorial we did last week.

I do fancy this look for an early evening date, were you don’t want to look overly made up. Especially when its your first date, you want to create a more chilled look.

Rules however to remember when applying makeup is to always consider the lighting. Evening makeup should always be applied slightly heavier and darker. It is also important to note that shimmer makeup can be applied for an evening look however should be avoided when applying a day look.

Step 1

Maria Valaskatzis evening 1Ensure that your face is clean and moisturised, apply your primer followed by an even foundation application, remember to use a heavier application.

Step 2

Maria-Valaskatzis-evening-makeup-2Neaten out the eyebrows, now start with your eyeshadow application, as mentioned earlier this is the next step from the natural makeup tutorial, so first apply a medium shimmer shade from the lash line to the eye socket. Follow this with a dark shade blended into the crease. Make sure that the colours blend.

Step 3


Maria-Valaskatzis-evening-makeup-3 Maria-Valaskatzis-evening-makeup-4At this point use an even darker shade of eyeshadow and shade the outer corner of the eye. Once you have blended the colours, you make proceed to line. I am known to wing my eyeliner, however the style of your eyeliner should be applied according to your preference and eye shape.

Step 4


Smudge the darkest shade of eyeshadow under the bottom lash, and then apply three layers of mascara.

Step 5


Check your application and make certain that the colours are well blended and that there are no harsh lines.

Step 6


Finally, apply your blusher just beneath the cheekbone area, this will give you a natural contour. Here, again, I used just a bronzer. Finally, line your lips and apply you desired lip colour.


Now you are ready to set the evening on fire. Once you have perfected this look, we will move onto to contouring.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial.




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