False eyelashes are great ways to frame your eyes. It is better to do your eye make-up before applying the false eyelashes. Don’t forget to also curl your eye lashes before applying the falsies so they can blend well together.
Things you need:
- Strips and individual lashes
- False eyelashes come in different sizes and colors you can choose from. They also come in individuals or full strips. Individuals are ideal for those with already thick eye lashes and would just to add a bit more here and there. Full strips are lashes attached along a spine to make application easier.
- Splurge: MAC #7 Fake Eye Lash $16
- Save: ELF Essential Natural Lash Kit $1
- Most false eyelashes come in a set with glue. They can either be white or black. The white adhesives dry out to be clear. The black glue dries the same color although a bit shiny. To hide this you may want to dab on some black powder or eyeliner
- DUO Lash Adhesive (Waterproof) $9
- You may also choose to use your fingers to correctly apply your false eye lashes. But with individual ones, it is a lot easier to use your favorite tweezers especially ones with the angled end.
3 Easy Steps:
- Take the falsies off its packaging. Sometimes, they come out stiff, bend them a bit to soften them to apply them easily. Since falsies are meant to be generic, you may find that some are longer or shorter than your lash line. Measure them against your lids first and cut off the excess length. Hold it with your fingertips on the wispy end while putting some enough adhesives along the spine. Do not immediately put on the eyelashes. Wait for about 15 seconds for the adhesives dry a bit until it is tacky. This will help the eye lashes to be sticky so they wouldn’t move around so much while you’re putting it on.
- You may either choose to use your fingers or tweezers (especially with individual falsies) and face the mirror. You may want to do this step with your eyes open. With your dominant hand, hold the falsies in the wispy end at the middle of the length and attach them to the middle of the lash line. Adjust the ends to run along your lash line. When you’re happy with the adjustments, hold the falsies against the lash line for a few seconds and wait until they stick to skin.
- We want to make sure that the falsies blend with our real eyelashes. Once they are dry, you can push the wispy ends upwards with your fingers. That way we can be sure that the false eyelashes are in the same angle as the real ones. After you’re done and happy with eye lashes, remember to put a coat of mascara so we can really blend the false and the real eye lashes together. Also, some adhesives may still be visible; you may want to hide them with your eyeliners.
And viola! You’re done!
Just remember to keep calm. Once you’ve put on glue on the falsies, you still have a minute or two before they dry up and that is plenty of time to adjust and move around the false eye lashes until you’re happy with them. Also, keep your hands stable. You may want to do this sitting on a chair with your elbows on the table. You will find that it’s easier to apply if your hands are steady and not shaking. And of course, practice, practice, practice!
Another great way to learn is to watch makeup tutorials in YouTube. The best I’ve seen is Lisa Eldridge with her 2 in-depth videos on how to wear false eyelashes and she shares tips on which set of false eyelashes would be great for you. If you want a 2 minute video on how to wear false eyelashes, you can also check out TheMakeupChair’s video.
*Prices were taken from maccosmetics.com; eyeslipsface.com; sephora.com