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Community members and fellow classmates of Natalie Hightower are gathering tonight for a candlelight vigil in her honor. The 12-year-old Vancleave Middle School student underwent surgery this past MondayMore >>
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More and more ignition interlock devices are being used for D.U.I offenders. Its a device that keeps a car from starting, if a driver has had too much alcohol. Mississippi is joining the list of statesMore >>
More and more ignition interlock devices are being used for DUI offenders. Its a device that keeps a car from starting, if a driver has had too much alcohol.More >>
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A body discovered in Clinton Saturday night has led to a homicide investigation. Hinds County Coroner Sharon Grisham Stewart confirms a body was discovered, although few other details are known. The bodyMore >>
Clinton Police Department's Interim Chief Mike Warren said upon further investigation, it appears an disagreement over a woman may have led to the death of a Jackson man.
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Across the state Sunday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol honored fellow officers who died in the line of duty. In Petal, a special graveside services was held for native Danny Nash. Nash was shot and killedMore >>
Across the state Sunday, the Mississippi Highway Patrol honored fellow officers who died in the line of duty.More >>
Shampooing your tresses is often a rushed hair care ritual, yet it's the most essential step toward healthier strands.More >>
By Grace Gold
There's no easier way to achieve lusciously long lashes than by wearing a pair of false ones.
The Old Hollywood trick -- which has been used since Marilyn Monroe's heyday -- is great to add to your beauty arsenal. And while lashes aren't labeled as "waterproof," they're designed to stand the test of tears, which means you can even enjoy them by the pool or on the beach.
Pick Your Lashes
"Until you become a seasoned lash diva, it's best to start off with fairly natural false lashes that pump up the volume of your own lashes -- without looking costume-ish," advises Jason Ascher, resident makeup artist at Barney's New York.
Look for individual sprigs or half-strips at your drugstore, moving on to more dramatic full-strip lashes once you become comfortable with the technique.
Lash glue comes in clear and colored options; you'll always want to go with clear, as the colored glues can dry like uneven eyeliner, says Ascher.
Squeeze a drop of glue out on a tissue. Using a toothpick, apply a thin line to the strip of the lash. Blow on it until it's a tacky texture -- it usually takes about 15 seconds. Apply a tiny ball on both ends for extra support if using a full strip.
Apply, Pat and Set
Line up the outer corner of the false lash to the outer corner of your lash and tuck the strip as close to the base of your lashes as possible. Using a pointy cotton swab or a slanted eyeliner brush, gently pat the strip down into place.
Work both strips until you see the lash settle without popping up. Finish with a smudge of eyeliner to conceal the lash strip, and a coat of mascara to seamlessly marry your natural lashes to the falsies.
After you've posed for your close-up and danced the night away, you'll want to carefully remove your lash strips so as not to inadvertently pull out your natural lashes. "Grasp the outer corner of the lash -- careful not to grasp your own -- and pull toward your nose. Remove the dried glue, and you can likely wear them a few more times," says Ascher.
Remember, the more you play and practice, the easier it'll become to apply a strip.
Grace Goldhas covered beauty for Harper's Bazaar, People and People StyleWatch magazines, as well as for AOL's StyleList.com. She is the author of The Boob Job Bible: 10 Steps to a Sexy, Safe Breast Augmentation.
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