When a woman meets someone new, the first thing she does is look at their eyes and their shoes. In those two brief head-to-foot glances, so very much is revealed. It is often said that the eyes are the window into the soul. And of course, the ‘soul’ – what lies within you – rather than outward appearance is the true source of your beauty. So, jeepers creepers let’s turn our attention to those peepers! And let’s get busy as we try to create those perfect eyelashes especially for you. Just how do we create those eyes that hypnotise? Eye shadow, eyebrows, lightening the darkness beneath your eyes – all these are massively important. But a critical part of your look will come from the decisions you make about how to achieve your perfect eyelashes. There are five key ways in which you may enhance what nature has given you in the eyelash department.
Curling eyelashes: providing a feminine, eyes-open-wider and brighter look. Cost: inexpensive: the price of eyebrow curlers – a few £s. Eyelashes are often curled before mascara, but they may be curled after the application of mascara, so long they are dry otherwise whoops, mascara everywhere.
Oh my goodness it never ends of what beauty manufacturers will think of next, eyelash perming! Yes that is correct, do you have those type of eyelashes that don’t naturally sweep upwards then they’re highly likely to look shorter than they really are. Eyelash perming would be perfect for you, straight eyelashes to encourage a gentle curl will give them instant length and create the illusion of bigger, brighter, ultra-feminine eyes. Anyone with a particularly busy schedule will appreciate the low-maintenance nature of the eyelash perm. This semi-permanent treatment eliminates the need for eyelash curlers for up to six weeks, making the eyelash perm the perfect pre-holiday treat and a popular option for big events like parties, weddings, proms and photo-shoots. An eyelash perm is a face-enhancing beauty treatment designed to give straight eyelashes an attractive upwards curl without the daily need for eyelash curlers.
When applied correctly, mascara will accentuate, darken and open the eyes, giving an illusion of extra length for your perfect eyelashes, enhancing your eyes. The range of mascaras is bewildering at first to a new cross dresser, until you find the styles which suit you and your eyes best: so you really do need to navigate this potential perfect eyelashes minefield with a guide like JJ from the cross-dressing service. Cost: if you choose top-quality mascara then you might be paying as much as £15 to £25, and how long it lasts will depends upon the frequency and character of use. Natural mascara tends to be a little more costly but is probably kinder on the eyes. An eyelashes primer, which can last for ages, will provide a really good foundation for the mascara, separating the eyelashes very effectively. Four typical perfect eyelashes beauty tips: ‘prepare’ by cleaning the brush or ‘wand’ – just wipe it on tissue to get rid of any blobs which may end up as unsightly clumps and ruining the appearance of perfect eyelashes; ‘lengthen’ by making sure you start your application from the roots.
Always try to ‘separate’ those perfect eyelashes by wiggling the wand as you move it from root to tip; ‘de-clump’ by moving the wand in a single movement from base to tip. And remember my wonderful cross-dressing girls no one wants to look as if they are wearing woolly jumpers on their eyelashes so take it easy with applications. Extra coats for your perfect eyelashes: make sure this is done before the mascara dries or clumps will appear! Bottom lashes? Not essential but a little mascara applied with a very light touch will give the eyes an even-wider-open look. There are quite a few mascara application tutorials on the Internet, with some excellent video demonstrations on YouTube which should be viewed because text alone can so easily be misconstrued, but the best mascara-application tip of all: get JJ from the cross-dressing service to create your perfect eyelashes for you!
Eyelash tinting the semi-permanent way (excellent effects for at least three to four weeks) of creating a ‘mascara-like’ impact for perfect eyelashes. Most salons offer three standard tints, in order of increasing depth of colour: brown, black and blue-black. Cost: prices vary depending on the spa or salon, but £15 to £30 is not unusual. A tint adds depth but like mascara does not give anything other than the illusion of additional length. Blue-black is the most striking. And take note: any spa or salon which does not insist on a patch test to make sure you suffer no problematic response to the dye is not doing its job properly. If going to a new salon you have never used before always insist on a patch test 24 hours before having them tinted just in case they use different products from your usual salon. Better to be safe than sorry.
False eyelashes an inexpensive but short-term solution providing depth and length for perfect eyelashes. May be a little fussy to attach if you are doing this yourself, but they can and do produce a high impact. There is a huge variation in styles from the relatively discrete to the almost OTT ‘knock-them-dead at fifty yards’ perfect eyelashes. Cost: if you apply them yourself, a few pounds. Professional application costs vary widely but this is unlikely to be more than £10 to £20. Some salons offer individual eyelash attachments, with additional eyelashes placed in the gaps between your own eyelashes: not at all easy to add yourself, but they can produce a very natural perfect eyelashes look.
Eyelash extensions another semi-permanent way of achieving a wonderful impact in terms of depth and length. Lasting up to six to eight weeks depending on your rate of eyelash growth. But, in order to keep those perfect eyelashes at their fabulous best, probably needing a little maintenance after three or four weeks. The cost can be high, up to £100 or so when the perfect eyelashes extensions are attached by a reputable salon, but may be worth it for very stylish natural (or more dramatic) results. Whatever decisions you make for your own perfect eyelashes, a few words of caution: beware cheap products which are unlikely to cause any cheerfulness on your part; and beware pushy beauticians on commission whose sales technique may be a clue to their lack of expertise.
And always remember: before achieving perfect eyelashes, there will be a lot or trial and error on your part, just as there is for any woman, before you perfect your technique and the looks you want to achieve. Patience will be your best perfect eyelashes friend. And, don’t forget girls, your eyes are worth taking a great deal of trouble over. Because others will see through those wonderful eyes of yours right into your true beauty: the gorgeous woman within you. And in admiration, taking in your perfect eyelashes, they will ask you: “Jeepers, creepers … where’d ya get those eyes!”