Here's How to Master ‘Spidery’ Lash Trend

BY ROXY ALLNUTT

Influenced by TikTok yet again.

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4 AUG - 2022

Wispy and lengthy, but at the same time, spikey and bizarre?

Let's face it. Not everyone is going to enjoy every beauty trend. You may see runway or campaign shoot images, and either love it or hate it. Take spider lashes as an example.
The doll-like eyes of Japanese manga and anime characters are the inspiration for the spidery lash effect known as "Manga Lashes." The wispy look formed from spikey, dispersed lash hairs on the top and bottom lashes gives their eyes a spider effect, dramatically accentuating them.

To put it simply, creating this lash effect just takes a number of swipes from the mascara wand until the lashes form tiny clumps resembling spindly spider legs. Growing up, I never liked the clumpy effect. In my opinion, it gives the look of ‘I’m at the end of my mascara tube.’’ But for others, this technique is a go-to for highlighting the eyes.

Don't worry about making an appointment for extensions because we have found the best tutorial to achieve this look. We’re expanding on the lash tutorial by Sarah Cheung, which received over 6 million views on Tik Tok. So you can see why this is one of the latest beauty trend to make waves on the platform.

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Lash Prep

Any time you’re using falsies, we urge you to use an eyelash primer to prepare the eyes. After doing that, coat the lashes with your favourite mascara to create a base.

Next, choose a pair of strip lashes that are longer than your natural ones and have a wispy look. The strip lashes should then be divided into pieces with one knot/cluster each. The ideal number of small clusters per eye is four to five. [Warning: this can be a bit time-consuming]

Adding Falsies

You'll need eyelash glue and a pair of tweezers to apply. Also, patience is key when it comes to the fine art of falsies. Cheung advises making adjustments and being creative as you go because it can be challenging for beginners.
Apply the lash glue to each small knot/cluster, then concentrate on placing the tiny cluster as close to the lash line as possible. Focus the lashes on the outer three-quarters of the eye to make the eyes look wider and give the classic fox-like look.

To ensure you end up with a spikey and dramatic look, ensure the clusters are separated from one another.

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Attention on the Bottom Lashes

No need for the lash clusters this time. Just use individuals. For the full doll effect, spread a couple of longer lashes sparingly to the bottom lash line. If you’re finding difficulties with this, give the extensions a miss and provide the lashes with a few swipes with your mascara wand. With the right amount of product, the lashes will form similar spikes to the above and you’ll achieve the full dramatic look.

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