Halloween is just around the corner. Whether you’re dressing as a sexy cop, going all glam as Katy Perry or Beyonce, or simply playing it safe as the neighborhood witch, there is no reason to keep your makeup mediocre. Go all out and be creative, and there is no better way to emphasize the shape of your eyes than with false lashes. After the holiday, you may enjoy the feel of the eye flutter so much that they may become an accessory to every fall fashion look. Follow these three steps below on how to perfectly apply faux lashes. The mile-long lashes you’ve always dreamed of having can now be a reality with high quality false lashes from Urban Decay.

Step 1 | Apply ALL Eye Makeup Prior to Falsies

Apply eyeshadow and liner prior to your false lashes.  Bobbi Brown’s Long-Wear Cream Shadow glides on smoothly and will last the entire day, despite an occasional readjusting of your lashes. Applying shadow afterwards would only result in multicolored lashes and your lids may not be evenly tinted. Also, add your liner. This will help place your lashes in the right spot. The Tightline Cake Eye Liner by Laura Mercier is great to use both before and after applying your false lashes for a more natural look.

Step 2 | Cater to Natural Lashes: Curl and Coat

Do not forget about your natural eyelashes.  Use a lash curler to help coil and exaggerate the shape. The Lancome eyelash curler is amazing and will help to hold a lasting curl.  Afterwards, remember to use a great mascara like Too Faced Better Than Sex. It will coat and curl for a voluptuous shape that will complement that of the false lashes.

Step 3 | Time for Falsies

This is the fun part, but can also be trying. Pick your favorite style of false lashes.  At Viral Fashion, we love Urban Decay’s Bait Perversion lashes for their edgy look and black liner. Use Duo adhesive to ensure the lasting effect of your lashes. Line the base of the lash with the glue, wait a couple of seconds, and calmly apply the lash along the black liner. Add pressure for eyelash precision, and boom! Your falsies have been applied. Wait 5 minutes, then add extra mascara at your discretion for thicker or longer lashes, when the falsies have been dried. Follow the same steps on your other eye. Then just continue to bat your eyes throughout the fall season.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
@BLeighHoward on Twitter

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$280. Available at UrbanDecay.com

We’ve been waiting for it, and we are so happy that it is finally here. Urban Decay has graced us with launching their all-Naked inclusive palette. You will no longer have to buy each set individually, well, at least for now. It is a limited edition, so you better hurry.

The Naked Vault includes a dozen looks to experiment with and design for cheeks, lips, and eyes. Ranging from browns, taupes, and pinks, the set includes each of the three popular Naked palettes plus an addition of eye pencils for extended makeup play. Naturally, it is always comforting to see a fellow makeup diva pull out one of the Naked palettes from her purse for a quick midday touch up, but she will be in awe of the beauty of your Vault when you decide to go from “work” to complete “glamour” for happy hour. Remember, these tones last from one season and successfully carry on into the next. It will settle all of your day-to-day eyeshadow, blush, and lip color wonders.

Not only do you save more by purchasing more, but you will also get a few bonuses for your Urban Decay dedication. Be sure to pre-order your Naked Vault at UrbanDecay.com before it sells out. It would make a great early holiday gift. If not, we are sure that you will happily wear it instead.

-Brooke Leigh Howard
@BLeighHoward on Twitter