When it comes to applying false eyelashes, Duo Eyelash Adhesive is hands down the eyelash glue of choice by professional makeup artists. There are a few others that exist but there is nothing that can compare to this brand.
Now this is where things get a little more tricky. Duo offers a clear glue (it goes on white and dries clear) or a black glue. So which is best?
The reason behind providing the choice of a black glue is that when it dries, it gives the appearance of wearing black eyeliner. This saves a step from applying actual eyeliner if it already looks like you are wearing it. As a concept, I think this is brilliant!
However, the glue can sometimes be a little messy and smudge or move around during the application. This is where things can get sticky (figuratively) because fixing this is not easy. It would look like smudged black eyeliner and once it dries, it is fully set.
This is why I always prefer the clear Duo Eyelash Adhesive. Since it dries clear, it doesn’t show up. Meaning if the glue smudges during the application, it does not matter as everything is hidden.
The best technique when applying false eyelashes is to first apply all your eye shadow followed by lining the eyes on top (if you want to skip eyeliner altogether, this is an option too although I always think false lashes should be paired up with a little eyeliner). Then you can go ahead and apply the false eyelashes over top the eyeliner as close to the lash line as possible. I sometimes will also take it a step further and go over the top liner again once the glue is dried to make sure the eyeliner is extra smooth and defined. I also like to do this as it conceals even more the fact that I applied a set of false eyelashes.
Given the choice, I will always recommend the clear Duo Eyelash Adhesive!