November 28, 2016 Diana Crisan Eyes

How to Apply False Eyelashes

Sadly most of us aren't #blessed with long, full lashes, but that doesn’t mean we can’t achieve them all the same. Fake it ‘til you make it, amirite?

Thankfully, solutions like lash primers, lengthening mascara, eyelash extensions and falsies exist. Sure, fake eyelashes aren’t the simplest thing to apply, but once you master this step-by-step tutorial, you’ll be ready to load on the lashes!

How to apply false lashes

Step 1. Select a style that suits you

To start, decide which style you want to go with. After picking your pair, try them on to make sure the length fits—if not, trim them before application. Wicked Lashes by NYX Professional Makeup has 12 styles to choose from.


Step 2. Apply a lash glue

Once you have your eyelashes sized, loosen them up a bit by flexing the band. This will help you mold them to your lash line. Next, grab your lash glue and paint a thin line on the edge of the lash. Allow the paste to dry and become slightly tacky before you apply.


Step 3. Load on the lashes

Here comes the tricky part: the application. First, curl your natural eyelashes. Then, using your fingertips or a pair of tweezers, apply the fake set as close to your natural lash line as possible. We recommend starting with the center and contouring both the inner and outer corners to your natural lash line. If a particular piece is sticking out, simply re-apply your glue with a Q-tip, and wait until it gets tacky before sticking it down again.


Step 4. Apply mascara

Once you've applied your false eyelashes, give them a minute to dry, and gently set them in place with your fingertips. To finish, apply your mascara of choice, brushing your natural eyelashes into the fake ones until you can't tell them apart.


Step 5. Line your lids

Finally, use liquid liner to draw a thin line along your lash line to hide the lash strip.

And there you have it—you’re all set to SERVE just like our model Janice below!

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Do you have any tips on how to apply falsies? Share your tricks below!

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    About the Author: Diana creates on-trend beauty content for Makeup.com readers. She stays up-to-date on the latest beauty news and product launches and tests every makeup item that comes through the door. As an employee of L’Oréal, Diana writes stories about beauty products across the entire brand portfolio.

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