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I'm thinking of adding eyelashes to a doll but I've never done this before.
Does anyone know-
where to buy eyelashes
what size eyelashes
and general when to apply-
after repaint but before hair?
what glue

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I used false eyelashes for people as that was all I had, this worked well enough but they seemed too stiff. 
I applied them once I finished the repaint and hair and I used fabri tac glue.
I have seen some people use natural fibres like tibetan lamb wool but I'd love some advice from others too. 

I also use human false eyelashes and cut them down to the size I want.  Ironically, the cheapest usually are more suitable (less stiff).  You'll have to experiment to find the brand and style you like best.  I prefer elf brand (available at target and online).  They're priced at only $1.

When you're buying false eyelashes for dolls, look at the strip to which the lashes are connected.  Its thickness tends to be correlated with the lashes thickness and stiffness.  The thinner that band, the more flexible and fine the lashes - usually.  With very fine embroidery scissors, you can often trim that band to make the lashes lie better, but in general it's easier and more effective to look for the lashes with the thinnest band.

Thanks for this; very helpful! I'm going to shop for cheap false eyelashes first thing tomorrow (haha).

This is really helpful!

And Kaplods - you're wonderful! Just plugging helpful advice all over the place, lol! <3

tthis is good. thanks, tell me more. So glue after you set hairstyle, then?

Yeah I think so as the lashes can get tangled in the hair which is really very annoying or the hair could get stuck in the glue

Order really depends on the hairstyle you choose.  If you're going to do a boil perm or an elaborate hairstyle that doesn't start with a ponytail, you'll usually want to do the hairstyle after removing the facepaint, but before doing the repaint.  If you choose a simple hairstyle or one that's elaborate butstarts with a ponytail, or can be acieved without heat styling, you can do the hairstyle last.  In most cases, you'll want to repaint before applying the eyelashes, but even here there can be exceptions, as I like to do eyeliner and eyebrows after eyelashes, but that's just personal preference.

Ah, The hairstyles I usually go with are not so fixed in place. I leave leeway in that it can be up or down but I put a part in and straighten or curl. I like to play. I guess I should just bite the bullet pick one and perma-gel it.

I haven't used this kind on MH dolls, only on BJDs, but these lashes are small and comes in alot of preettyy colours! :-)

http://www.dollmore.net/shop/step_submain.php?b_code=B20050506094440

I super glued long brows and lashes on my Abbey using the same synthetic hair as I rerooted her head with... It was tricky and there are probably alot more better ways to do it... :-P

 

Here's a link on how to root lashes the same way as you can do hair: (The text is in swedish, but scroll down and you'll se pictures)

http://www.retrodollseurope.com/att-fylla-i-saknade-haringrpluggar-...

Thanks! They do have pretty colors

Pastel_Emilie said:

I haven't used this kind on MH dolls, only on BJDs, but these lashes are small and comes in alot of preettyy colours! :-)

http://www.dollmore.net/shop/step_submain.php?b_code=B20050506094440

 

I super glued long brows and lashes on my Abbey using the same synthetic hair as I rerooted her head with... It was tricky and there are probably alot more better ways to do it... :-P

 

Here's a link on how to root lashes the same way as you can do hair: (The text is in swedish, but scroll down and you'll se pictures)

http://www.retrodollseurope.com/att-fylla-i-saknade-haringrpluggar-...

I found 2 different bottom lashes on Amazon that are (to me) the perfect length, 5mm. Neither has an adhesive strip, they are instead tied to a piece of something like clear fishing line. They can be cut, spread and arranged though.

I didn't take a picture of the ones that are spread a little better yet, but they are $2.59 for 10 pairs. They ship from China, but didn't take TOO long to arrive. Less than 2 weeks I believe. Those are here: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00B594KG0/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o...

The other ones are $2.99 for 10 pairs, free shipping. From China but they took less than a week to arrive: http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00MGGHR0C/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o...


Fixed the v-shaped eyelashes to a doll today. I think this type works well for dolls!

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