Some people denounce the wearing of “falsies,” but I think that your choice of cosmetics and style should be all about fun. When using them there are a few important things to know, so I’ve done my best to round up the facts for you right here.
What You Need:
- Pair of lashes of your choice
- a thin eyeliner or paint brush
- eyelash glue (brand of your choice)
Selecting Your Lashes
Most drugstores carry false lashes. The best kind are obviously the ones made from real human hair, but I’ve found that synthetic ones can be just as nice. The best way to decide which ones are for you is to try several different styles. Most lashes come as a pair, and start around four dollars. My favorite time of year to find cool and interesting lashes is around Halloween– and I always try to hit up the after Halloween sales to see if I can score any awesome sets.
Now first, you want to put on your eye makeup how you normally would. Once you’ve done that, you can open up your package and very carefully remove the lashes from where they’re lightly adhered. To do this, you want to pull down and away from the little crescent pieces of plastic. If you try to pull too quickly you could tear them, so be careful! Next, you want to very carefully curve them, with one hand holding each end to help the spine hold its shape.
First off, you want to make sure the lashes will fit your eye! If they’re too long, they can look pretty obvious (unless you’re going for a purely costume look). If they are too long, you can always trim them a little bit with some sharp scissors– remember to cut from the outside edge; where the longer lashes are. The first time you use a pair of lashes, they will be a little sticky on the inner edge, but you’re still going to need some lash glue– many brands of falsies come with a little tube, so keep that in mind when you’re shopping. You can also buy your own online or at beauty supply stores.
Next you’re going to put a little bit of your glue on a paper plate or the back of your hand– even a paper towel will do. Use your paintbrush or eye liner brush to paint a nice, straight line as close to your lashes as you can without getting glue in your eye. This trick will ensure even placement as long as you’re careful with making your line.
I recommend giving your glue at least thirty seconds to get nice and tacky before you place your lashes. This prevents slipping and helps your lashes stay where you want them to be. This is where your tweezers come in. You can use the tip to very carefully press all along the spine of the lashes, making sure they’re nice and secure along the line of the glue. Once the glue starts to dry, you can carefully curl your lashes with an eye lash curler if you like. When the glue is mostly dry, you can tweak how they’re sitting, tilting them up if you need to.
Finally, just go over your eyeliner to hide any glue that doesn’t dry clear. You may also re-apply mascara at this point to hide any parts of your natural lashes to make them blend in better! And just like that you’re all done.
Here are a few video tutorials if you need more help.
Fool-proof way to apply fake lashes by vintageortacky
How I : Apply False Eyelashes ♡ FOOL PROOF! by stillGLAMOROUS
How to put on false eyelashes TRICK by Hollie Wakeham