Originally Posted on: Nov 10, 2016 as How to Fake Lash
Long eyelashes can make your eyes look bigger, fuller and more inviting. Though not all of us are blessed with sky-high lashes; therefore false eyelashes are the next best choice. Applying them is actually quite simple.
Before you apply the false eyelashes you will want to ensure that you have chosen the correct style of lashes for your eye shape. For more information on different eye shapes click here.
“It has been my experience that when applying lashes as a newbie it’s easiest to have a mirror on a table laying flat in front of you. Looking down into the mirror allows you to see your entire lash line and place the lashes a lot easier.”
First, your curl lashes and comb through a coat or two of mascara to ensure your natural lashes can support the weight of the false lashes.
Next, measure the false eyelashes to your eyes and cut the lash band to the size you need. If you cut the lash into smaller pieces, it will make for a more natural fit than having one long piece. If the lashes are too long for your personal taste, you can trim them down. To achieve a more natural look ensure that the edges are longer than the inner corner.
Apply adhesive to the outer strip of the band on the lashes, even if they come with self adhesive. Allow the glue to dry for 30 – 45 seconds, allowing it to become tacky, before putting them on.
Carefully, using your fingers (or a pair of tweezers), place the lashes so they hug your lash line tightly. To do this bring the lashes down from above your natural lashes, placing them down from the outer corner of your eye towards the inner corner. Move the fake lashes where needed and squeeze both sets together, getting the lash band as close to your natural lashes as possible. Avoid getting the lashes too close to the tear ducts as this will cause irritation.
Wait for the glue to dry and then put on a layer of mascara to help blend your natural lashes with the false lashes.
“Applying liquid liner along your upper lash line will help fill in any gaps between the false lashes and your natural lashes, giving a more natural look. Applying the liner over the glue will also hide the appearance of the glue. Both of these steps will ensure a more natural look.”
When you are finished wearing the false eyelashes for the day, grab some q-tips and make-up remover. Gently rub the dipped q-tip along your lash line. Allow the make up remover to sit for a minute or two before pulling off the lashes. Once removed, remove glue from the lashes and store for the next time you plan to use them.