False eyelashes are one of the most popular beauty accessories on the market today – and for good reason! They are super easy to apply, last all day, and give you a glamorous look in seconds. If you’re not already using false lashes as part of your makeup routine, then you’re missing out on the beauty industry’s secret to gorgeous eyes. To help you get the most out of fake eyelashes, we’ve put together this useful guide on false lashes for beginners.
Choosing your false lashes
There is a massive variety of false lashes available – from wispy natural false lashes, to striking double volume styles. You can also choose between strip lashes, individual lashes, faux mink lashes, and vegan lashes, to name a few. To help you navigate the confusing world of false lashes, here is everything you need to know about the two main types of lashes available on the market today – strip lashes and individual lashes:
Strip lashes are realistic lashes that come in a pre-arranged strip. They are quick and easy to use and can blend in naturally with your own lashes when applied correctly. Strip false lashes are available in a huge range of lengths, volumes, and colours, so make sure you experiment with a few different options to find the best style for you. You can find both human and synthetic hair fibres strip lashes available, both of which create a natural look and feel.
The major benefit of individual false lashes is that they provide you with complete flexibility over how many eyelashes you apply. This allows you to enhance your eyelashes naturally, without the risk of them appearing bulky or heavy. However, individual lashes are typically more difficult and time-consuming to apply. Individual false lashes are therefore only recommended for those with experience using false lashes, as beginners may struggle to apply them correctly. For that reason, we are only going to look at how to apply and remove strip lashes in this guide.
Applying your false eyelashes
Applying the eyelashes is typically the most challenging part of wearing false lashes. When applied correctly, false lashes should look and feel like your natural lashes and remain fixed in place until you want to remove them. However, many beginners struggle to apply false eyelashes correctly to start with. To help you become a pro, here is a step by step guide to applying false lashes:
- Measure each strip against your eye and trim the ends to ensure a perfect fit.
- Place each eyelash strip around your finger, a pen, or a bottle to help it regain a curved shape. This will make the application easier and ensure that the strip remains correctly positioned once glued.
- Apply a thin layer of eyelash adhesive across the full length of the false eyelash strip. Wait a few seconds for the lash glue to become sticky before applying.
- Carefully press the lash strip along your natural eyelash line. Hold the strip in place with a finger or a pair of tweezers for a few seconds to give the lash glue time to bond.
- You can then use eyeliner to camouflage the strip’s band and apply a coat of mascara to help the false eyelashes blend with your natural lashes.
Removing your false lashes
You must know how to remove your false eyelashes correctly to prevent any damage to your natural lashes. To remove, soak a cotton bud in oil-free makeup remover and apply directly to the lash adhesive. You should then be able to carefully peel the false lash strip from your eyelid. Remember that taking the time to remove your false lashes properly will help ensure that your natural lashes remain in the best possible condition. You can typically get several uses from one set of false eyelashes if you remove them and clean them correctly. Use an oil-free makeup remover to gently remove any remaining mascara or glue from your false lashes, then wash them in warm water and leave them out to dry naturally. Once dry, place your false eyelashes back in their packets so they can be stored safely until you want to use them again. You can find plenty of advice and tips on how to enhance the lifespan of your false lashes.
Start practising today!
False eyelashes are one of the most transformative makeup techniques to master. When applied correctly, false lashes can enhance your beauty and complete your overall look. Good false lash application takes practice and time, so don’t give up if you don’t get it right straight away. Use the tips above to help you choose, apply, and remove your false lashes and create the beautiful, glamorous makeup look you’ve always wanted!