When you're in a beauty rut, it's a little like looking in your closet and seeing absolutely nothing to wear. Sure, you have the bones to create a killer look — a bold liner here, a bottle of texture spray there — but sometimes you just need a boost of inspiration. That's why we created Short Cuts, a series of quick, easy-to-follow videos meant to educate, empower, and excite the beauty nerds in all of us. Whether you're looking to learn something new or to refresh your current routine, there's a Short Cut for you.
Last week at Jeremy Scott's AW 2017 show, models walked down the runway with seriously clumpy, Twiggy-inspired lashes. But makeup artist Kabuki and his team didn't use multiple coats of mascara to create the separated effect, they used false lashes — a.k.a. the easiest way to get clumpy "fashion" lashes without having to seriously dig into makeup remover.
In the video above, we show you exactly how to use individual lashes to create a Twiggy-inspired look — complete with a layer of '60s-style blue shadow.
Step 1: Apply a coat of black mascara to your top and bottom eyelashes.
Step 2: Using tweezers, grab an individual lash and dip the end into eyelash glue. Allow it to get slightly tacky by waiting a few seconds before applying.
Step 4. Slick on a layer of white cream shadow — this will act as a base for your eyeshadows to make them more vibrant — or a good eyeshadow primer.
Step 5. Apply a matte, baby blue shadow over the cream shadow with a dense eyeshadow brush.