How To Apply False Lashes Like A Pro
If long, thick lush eyelashes is something that you desire but do not want to go down the eyelash extension route then strip false eyelashes is exactly what you need. Whether you want full, sexy lashes for a special event or natural lashes for your everyday look, I can teach you how to properly apply them. Trust me, if I can do it then you definitely can!
Clean up your act.
Before you put your hands near your eyes be sure to wash them first. You do not want any dirt or germs near your eyes that could cause an infection!
Measure twice, cut once.
You will need to trim your false eyelashes for a custom fit. You first need to measure the false lashes against your natural lashes. Take your false eyelash and hold it over your natural lash to determine how much, if any at all, need to be trimmed off. Here I am using Mayoress Cosmetics Faux Mink lashes in the style 'Candesence'.
Just a trim.
When trimming your false lashes, start by cutting off small sections of lashes at a time and place back over your natural lash after every trim to check for size. This will ensure that you do not cut off too many lashes.
A very sticky situation.
Once you have trimmed your lashes the next step is to glue them in place. Some false eyelashes come with adhesive but some do not. So make sure that you purchase lash adhesive if there is not one in the package, a cult favorite is the Duo False Lash Adhesive. Apply a thin layer of glue to the lash band. Allow the glue to dry (about 30 seconds). You want the glue to feel tacky to the touch.
Hands on training.
You can use your fingers or a lash applicator to put lashes in place. Look down at a mirror on a 45 degree angle (moving your eyes and not your head), this way you can still see what you are doing and at the same time allowing maximum eyelid space for placement of the lashes. Now, place false lashes as close to your natural lash line as possible. Gently press down on false lashes and hold in place for about 5 seconds or longer to allow the glue to dry. I find that starting from the middle section of the false lashes, then the outer corner, and finally the inner corner, works best for me.
The finishing touch.
Once the glue is dry apply a thin coat of liquid eyeliner to blend the line from the false lashes with your natural lash. Next, use an eyelashes curler to gently curl your natural and false eyelashes together. If you desire even thicker, darker lashes you can apply a coat or two of your favorite mascara.
TIP: If you want to stretch out the life span of your false lashes, apply mascara before false lashes.
Take if off baby.
When you are ready to remove your false eyelashes you can use an oil based eye makeup remover. The oil will break up the lash adhesive so your can safely and gently remove the false eyelashes. However, try not to get the oil based makeup remover onto your false lashes.
TIP: Soak a cotton bud with the makeup remover and run it along the lash band a few times.
Give them a home.
Remember that you are putting these lashes near your eyes so you want to make sure that they are always clean. I recommend placing them back to the lash tray and keep them in the packaging it came in to keep them clean until you want to wear them again.