Here is my latest piece of fake-eyelash advice: Just have a friend stick them on for you! I know, I know–I gave you all those foolproof lash tips last week, but apparently they were not entirely Petra-proof, at least when we’re talking four-inch feathery fake lashes. In the rush of getting into my fluffy chicken costume on Halloween, I had a complete fake-lash meltdown.
It all started when I got a little glue in the feather lashes accidentally. I got nervous that I’d ruined them, and my tweezers stuck to them, and my left eye started to twitch. So instead of drying, the glue smeared all over my lid. I tried to wipe it off and start over, but then my eye started to feel like it was going to stick shut! What a sad beauty-writer moment it was. My friend Yael had to intervene with a Q-tip and eye-makeup remover, and then my friend Kim sat me down on the toilet seat and carefully applied the lashes herself.