Even the most experienced beauty pros will admit that the struggle is real when it comes to applying false eyelashes. From how to measure them, where to apply the glue, and the best way to actually get them on, it can be a super frustrating process.
The thing is, nothing beats the feeling of putting on false lashes – they instantly transform your look, adding way more drama and glam than just a regular coat of mascara.
Whether you’re a newbie to false eyelash application, or simply want some top tips – scroll down for our quick and easy step-by-step guide to applying falsies, perfectly.
Step 1: Prep lashes
Step 2: Removal
Remove the lashes from their packaging, peeling them from the outer edge (if you damage this section in the process it doesn’t matter because you’ll probably be cutting it off anyway).
Step 3: Measurement
Measure up the lashes by resting them along your lashline. Place the start of the strip where your natural lashes start to get thick (they’ll irritate your eyes if you place them too close to the inner corner).
Step 4: Cut to fit
Trim lashes from the outside edge – end them about 3 lashes before your natural lashline ends (if they’re too long it will look droopy). Always cut from the band to avoid accidentally snipping the lashes.
Step 5: Add glue
Lightly dot a layer of glue along the band from corner to corner. Allow 30 seconds for the glue to go tacky before placing it on your eye (this will stop it from slipping around). For extra longevity, add a layer of adhesive to your natural lashline as well.
Step 6: Placement
Use tweezers to manouevre the lashes – look down and press the band against your lashline, start on the outside first and make sure that the corners and centre are firmly pressed into place.
Step 7: Mind the gap
Use your fingers to gently pinch the false lashes and your natural lashes together so you don’t end up with a visible gap.