Applying false lashes used to be a nightmare, I just couldn’t do it. I’d get frustrated & pull them off leaving my eyeshadow a mess & sticky glue all over my lashes. Either that, or they’d be peeling off from the inner corner so I’d end up pulling them off halfway through the night…
But with a little practice & and a few simple tips I finally figured it out! I’m no beauty guru, just a regular mum who likes her makeup so I can master apply false lashes then literally anyone can. Watch my latest YouTube video & follow these steps on how to apply false lashes, and you’ll be applying them like a pro in no time too. Don’ forget to subscribe to my channel & hit the notification bell so you don’t miss any videos.
To start off with, I’d go for some inexpensive false lashes. I love these from Amazon, they are cheap as chips at only £7.99, great quality & include the application tool, plus it’s a pack of ten so if you do mess up your first couple of times then you’ve got plenty left & you haven’t wasted your money. Some lashes can get super expensive, you can re-wear them a few times as long as you keep them clean but still, I wouldn’t be going all in with expensive lashes as a newbie.
STEP 1: PREP
First, measure the strip against your actual eyelid and trim off the excess, but not while it’s against your eye (good lord). Always trim from the outside of the lashes, the longest lashes, not the end that sits near the inner eye. Measure each eyelash separately to make sure they fit perfectly.
Tip: Use small scissors if you have them as larger scissors can stretch or bend the lash band if they are not sharp enough.
STEP 2: GLUE
Tip: Bend the strip to make the ends touch gently once, this gives them a better curve & distributes the glue onto the ends so they don’t lift while you’re wearing them.
STEP 3: APPLICATION
Now this is the main part, the one that was a game changer for me. You need the mirror either placed flat on a surface or tilted as you need to look down. Your eyelid will extend, almost like you’re closing your eyes, but you’ll be better able to see exactly where to place the strip.
Tip: I still find it so difficult to just use my fingers so I use an eyelash tool. I find the tool so much better as it has wide sides & is very inexpensive but if you’d rather not spend money then you can use a pair of tweezers instead.
STEP 4: BLEND
To make them look more realistic, take a liquid liner and draw a line extending the band from where it begins to the inner corner of your eye.
Remember, practice makes perfect. If you don’t get it just right first time just keep trying. Maybe even practice applying false lashes without even leaving the house, then when the time is right & you’re heading out to that party or date you’ll be applying your lashes so easily!