Fine, I’m done gatekeeping. Underlashing is the ultimate secret to my most natural looking XXL fluttery eyelashes. I like the idea of falsies, but sometimes I think that they can look a little too bold or too loud on me, but once I found this underlashing trick, I haven’t looked back.
Underlash Technology™ is not new but has become very popular the last few years. Lashify, a British underlash brand were actually the inventors of this technology, they also currently hold 316 patents and 46 registered trademarks so I went straight to the experts and asked Jill Medicis, a LashifyPro® Senior Educator on everything you need to know about this epic eyelash technique that might just convert you for ever.
What is underlashing?
As the name suggests, underlashing is less about giving you colossal lash effect, but more about enhancing your eyes naturally. The technique is simple and involves applying a razor-thin false lash (either styled as a strip or cut up as clusters), underneath your natural ones as opposed to the traditional way which would usually go on top. This will in turn give you beautifully subtle and almost undetectable, wispy lashes in a matter of seconds.
Jill Medicis tells me: “Our patented Underlash technology is when the Gossamer® Lash is applied to the underside of the natural lash rather than the top to create a seamless, undetectable finish. By applying to the underside of the lash you no longer have to worry about any additional makeup being applied to cover any strips or bands. This also allows you to achieve the most natural lash look.”
How to do the underlash?
To pull it off seamlessly, you’ll need the right products. Most importantly a gentle underlash glue specifically designed to be eye-friendly. The good news is that underlashing is super easy to do at home for yourself. Lashify have also created an extra strength bonding glue that can allow underlashes to last upwards of seven days.
To apply the Lashify underlashes Jill says: “Lashify Gossamer® Lashes are applied to the underlash by applying our flexible, damage-free bond to the natural lash like you would mascara then applying the Gossamer Lashes by looking down into a mirror. All of our Gossamer Lashes are made of Korean PBT Silk, making them vegan and cruelty-free as well as virtually weightless so this application will cause zero damage to the natural lashes.”
Seems straight forward? Here is an universal step-by-step guide on how to do underlashing from home:
- Start with clean, dry lashes.
- Apply the underlash glue like you would your mascara on the lashes you are planning to cover with the falsies and let it get a little tacky.
- Using a mirror and your trusty applicator tool, position the underlashes (wether a strip or clusters) beneath your natural ones. Begin at the outer corner with the largest ones and work your way inwards.
- Gently press the underlashes in place, making sure they’re secure.
- Allow the glue to dry completely, which usually takes a few minutes.
- Once dry, you can apply mascara to blend your natural and false lashes, creating a seamless finish