Eye Do: Your Ultimate Guide to Brows ‘n’ Lashes

Your eyes are the window to the soul, so when the big day comes, you’ll want them to give them the best possible frame. Here, Courtney Wootton from The Lash Room shares her need-to-know brow and lash tips.

  • Story by carolyn haslett

Your eyes are the window to the soul, so when the big day comes, you’ll want them to give them the best possible frame. Here, Courtney Wootton from The Lash Room shares her need-to-know brow and lash tips. 

Searching for a good salon? Ask around.

Beauty salons can be hit-and-miss – the best recommendations come from word of mouth. Once you’re there, ask lots of questions to be sure the practitioner knows what they’re doing: they should be able to talk with confidence about the different options they offer, how to best maintain the treatment and what the procedure involves.

When it comes to fake lashes, don’t be afraid to go big

We offer three different types of synthetic curled lashes, from ‘natural’ – a soft everyday look – to ‘glam’ – where more than 100 lashes are gently glued to each lid. When brides first come in for a consultation, many of them think they want natural lashes – generally, I’ll always advise the opposite: you want to be able to see your lashes in photos, and natural ones won’t achieve that effect. Afterwards, brides always thank me for making them go bold.

Going fake? Go careful.

It’s best to get your lashes applied four days ahead of the wedding. Try not to get them wet for at least 24 hours after having them applied, and avoid putting any oily products on them. Sleeping on your back is also a good way to keep them looking fresh for longer. If you take care of them, your lashes will look good for two to four weeks.

Have a good look at your brows

Trial any new brow-grooming techniques – whether it’s waxing, tweezing or threading – at least a few months ahead of the big day to be sure the effect looks good on you.

If you’ve got fair colouring, don’t underestimate the power of tinted brows.  

A defined brow transforms the face in a way that’s subtle yet powerful, especially if your eyebrow hair is naturally light. Get a trial six weeks out from the wedding to be sure you like the look, and follow up with an appointment five weeks later to top up in plenty of time for ‘I do’. 


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