There’s no denying the eye-opening benefit of false eyelashes, but we’ll be honest: The application process — and the final look — can be a little intense for first-timers. But we’ll let you in on a little trick, falsie novices. You don’t have to go all in. Here is a gateway technique for trying at-home false eyelashes that is easier to perfect, less risky and still gives a flirty-yet-subtle boost to your lashes:

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Step 1. Rather than starting with a full-on lash strip, try smaller, individual flares like NYX Cosmetics Fabulous Lashes in FlareLash Medium. Choose a length that will blend well with that of your natural lashes.

Step 2. Using an eyelash glue like NYX Cosmetics Latex Free Eye Lash Glue, apply just three or four flares to your lash line, starting at the outside and working your way in, going no farther than mid-lash line, right above your pupil.

Step 3. Once the glue has dried, blend in your new set of falsies with a generous dose of mascara and apply makeup like you normally would.

Ready to graduate? Try something slightly more bold, like Urban Decay Fast Easy Sexy Partial False Lashes. Or you can mimic this look with L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Butterfly Intenza Mascara, which has a wand made to create this winged-out effect.

Have you tried false eyelash flares? Tell us in the comments below.

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