So you finally did it: you got yourself your first ever pair of false lashes to take your makeup looks to the next level. Now you’re looking at those false lashes, completely lost. Where do you begin? How do you get those eyelashes onto your eyes effectively?
If you feel nervous, you’re not alone. But you shouldn’t be afraid. Applying false eyelashes can be pretty simple if you follow these easy steps.
Classic Glue Lashes
Most of the false lashes on the market are the classic glue-on lashes. This makes it important to master the art of applying glue-on falsies.
Adhesive can be tricky, so make sure you go slow and follow these steps.
1. Curl and Apply Mascara to Your Natural Lashes
Step one is prepping your own lashes. Curl them and then apply your favorite mascara to your lashes. This will help your false lashes blend in better with your real ones.
2. Prepare the Supplies
The next step is to make sure you have everything you need laid out and prepared. Get your false lashes, your lash glue, your lash tweezers, and a small pair of scissors (don’t worry, we’ll explain what you’re doing with these later.)
3. Measure and Trim Your Lash Strip
Since everyone’s eyes are different, you are going to need to adjust the length of your lash strip.
Hold the falsies to your top eyelid and see if you have an excess lash. If this is the case, trim off the edge of your lash strip. This is an important step that will make all of the difference in how well the lashes fit your eyes.
4. Apply the Glue to Your Lashes and Let Dry a Little Bit
Now comes the fun part. Carefully apply the glue onto the strip of your lashes in a long, even application.
If you have extra globs, take the brush of your lash glue and brush it out a bit to make sure it’s all even.
Then you’re going to let the glue of the lashes dry out a little bit. This timing can be a little tricky. You want the glue to be somewhere between totally wet and a bit tacky.
If the glue is too wet, it makes for a messy application process and glue all over your lashes. If you let the glue get too dry, it can be difficult to apply more glue and keep it even.
5. Look Down a Bit
When you look in the mirror to apply your falsies it can be tempting to want to have your eyes totally open. After all, you want as much vision on your application process as possible, right?
When you think about it, though, this makes your lashline harder to get to and the curve of your eyelid more severe. If you look down a bit in the mirror, you have easier access to the lid space where you need to glue the lashes.
6. Using Lash Tweezers, Hold Your Lashes in Place Until Dry
Now is the time. Grab your lashes with your lash applicator tweezers in the middle.
Then, carefully hold the lash against your lid. Start application in the middle, working your way to the outer corner of your lid. Go slow, making sure you follow your natural lashes as much as possible.
And voila! You’ve done it! Enjoy your beautiful false lash look.
Lashes Can Be Easy to Apply
At first glance, false lashes can seem a bit intimidating. With a little bit of patience and practice, it’s easy to nail the art of the false lash application process.