How To Apply False Lashes

False eyelashes are a super fun way to glam up your eyes for special occasions, girls’ nights out, date nights or just for the heck of it!!  They enhance your eyes, add length, dimension, volume and thickness.  There are lashes for every mood, personality and lifestyle.

What you’ll need:

  • Lashes
  • Tweezers
  • Lash glue
  • Lash curler
  • Small scissors

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Steps:

  • Curl natural lashes with eyelash curler.  (Curling the lashes is recommended so that your natural lashes blend in with the curve of the false lashes, otherwise they may stick straight out causing an unnatural look.
  • Apply a light coat of mascara.  (You can apply mascara after lash application if you prefer.  However, applying mascara first extends the lifetime of your lashes.  You can get several uses out of one pair if properly taken care of.)
  • Carefully pull lashes off their case with tweezers or fingers, from outside in.  Try not to pull too hard because you could rip them in half.

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  • Before applying adhesive, place the lashes against your lash line to measure the length of the band.  If you’re lucky like me, you won’t have to trim them.  If the band is longer than your lash line, trim the lashes off the outer corner to properly fit your natural lash line.  (Trimming the outside provides a more natural look versus trimming from the inner corner)

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  • Also as you’re measuring the length of the band, leave a small gap between tear duct and the inner lash band.  If you apply them too close to the tear duct not only will they look fake but they will be uncomfortable.

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  • Apply the lash glue in a thin line to the band at the top of the strip.  Allow to sit for roughly 45 seconds before applying to the lid.  You’ll want the glue to get a little tacky before applying, otherwise it’ll slide all over your lid and create a mess.  (Lash adhesive comes in clear or black.  I prefer the clear, so if I do have any oopsies, it dries clear and isn’t noticeable).

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  • Now the tricky part:  Carefully apply the lashes to the lid.  I start in the middle by pushing the center of the band into my lash line and gently grab the outer lashes with tweezers  and push into the lashline.  Then repeat with the inner.

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  • Using your fingers or the back of the tweezers, gently push the band into lash line to set it.

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  • DONE!!!!!!!!

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  • To remove the lashes, simply tug the outer corner and gently pull off (like you did when taking them out of the case).  If they aren’t coming off easily, apply some oil or eye make up remover to loosen it up.
  • Clean lashes with eye make up remover by rubbing the band with a cotton ball or pad to remove excess glue (or mascara) and store back in the case until next time!  If you don’t wish to reuse, toss them in the garbage.
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