Eye Lash

MAY-JUN 2017

Eye Lash covers the latest makeup, eyelash extension and eyebrow trends for makeup artists, lash and brow stylists, and other beauty industry professionals who provide eyelash extension, eyebrow shaping and makeup application services.

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38 eye | la | MAY/JUNE 2017 | eyelashmag.com LASHING Industry pros share the ins, outs, do's and don'ts of competition lashing. by Elizabeth Turner WINNING AT "'I'd love to compete, but I don't think I'm good enough yet.' People say this to me all the time," says Emily Lee, competition director of Lash Wars, America's biggest eyelash competition held at the International Beauty Show (IBS) Las Vegas. "But how do you know what you need to improve if you don't compete?" she asks. Trying your skills in a lash competition is no small undertaking, but it's one of the fastest ways to push your technique, artistry and professionalism to the next level. "It's kind of like taking a class where several top, well-respected trainers—the judges—critique your work and tell you what you can do to make a great set into an amazing set. Even if you don't win, you still can't lose," says Lee. The competition scene also throws you together with some of the most passionate and talented people in the business, says Lash Wars 2016 Classic Champion Liz Bussey, owner of Glow Lashes in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada. "If you follow lash forums, you'll know people's names and even their work, but at a competition COURTESY OF THE LASH GAMES

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