Today is National Lash Day and I want to celebrate with my last article about lashes! I understand putting on false lashes can seem intimidating and suited only for the skillful beauty maven. So I’ve put together a super easy-to-follow guide on how to apply false lashes! Read on to get your lashes on!
Choose Your Lashes
Decide on the style of lashes you will be using. Not sure which to choose? I put together a guide with my favorite picks. You can see it here: 5 Occasions to Wear Artificial Lashes.
Carefully Remove The Lashes
Carefully remove the lashes from the package by gently rolling your finger over the strip of the lashes starting at the outer corner.
Make sure you save the case, these lashes are reusable, so you can store them in there after wearing them.
Measure & Trim
Rest the strip lash along your lash line to see whether you need to trim it to size. The strip should start where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin, if you start too close to the inner corner it will irritate your eyes. To mark where your strip lashes should end, go to the outer corner and count 2-4 lashes inwards. If you have them hanging over, it can pull the eyes down. . If they extend too far, you may have to trim them for a better fit. I like to trim the outer corners on an angle at the base of the lash. If you cut upwards you’ll chop half of other lashes off you wanted to keep.
Curl Your Lashes
You may need to curl your lashes, especially if there are very straight. You want your lashes to have the same curve as your falsies, whenever possible.
You can also apply a little lash primer and mascara to your natural lashes. This can help you blend them in to the falsies later.
Prevent Pop Up
Sometime lashes are stiff or can even flatten when you take them out of the box which can cause them to pop up at the inner or outer corners once applied. To avoid this roll the lashes around your finger, a makeup brush, or pen and leave for a minute – this will help them remain more curved in shape.
Dot a thin layer of glue (straight from the adhesive applicator) along the vein of the lash, from corner to corner. Wait about 40 seconds to make sure it is “tacky” before you apply-THIS is so important and the step I see most people skip. If you want super long-lasting application, apply more at each end of the lash strip.
My pick: I use Motives Lash Adhesive. Formulated to achieve all-day hold, this gentle lash adhesive is essential for your false eyelash application. Packaged in five small, needle-nose tubes that can be resealed, precise application is accomplished with ease. It also turns light blue when it’s tacky enough to apply!
Remembering to place them where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin, look down (don’t close your eyes) and press the strip lash against your lash line in the center, the outer edge and inner corner. You can use your finger to gently press, or the end of a makeup brush.
Using your finger tips, make sure to squeeze the strip at the base of your natural lashes so you don’t end up with a strip of skin between your lashes and the false lashes.
If you want to create more uplift with your lashes, finish by gently pushing against the lashes at the edge of the inner lash line.
Make sure your lashes are blended well with your falsies. You can use your mascara to help comb through natural lashes, lifting and joining false lashes making them look more natural.