False eyelashes have become one of the beauty industry’s must-have accessories and soaring demand means that the false lash market is booming. Applying fake eyelashes can instantly transform your appearance, with the ability to create a glamorous or natural look, depending on the style you choose. Modern false eyelashes are more realistic than ever and are easy to apply and comfortable to wear, making them a great addition to your everyday makeup look. Applying false lashes can be tricky in the beginning, but don’t worry! With a bit of practice, you can become an expert in false eyelash application and easily complete your beauty looks in minutes. To help, we’ve put together a useful guide on how to apply false eyelashes like a pro:
Determine your eye shape
The first step to applying fake eyelashes is to determine which style will best suit your eye shape. According to Glamour, people with almond shaped eyes can get away with wearing just about any style of false lashes. Our seductive bunny luxury lashes look amazing on anyone with almond shaped eyes who wants to create a striking look. Whereas, people with round shaped eyes should generally opt for lightweight, curly lashes like our natural bunny everyday lashes. Once you’ve chosen the best false eyelashes for your eye shape, you need to measure them against your eye and carefully trim the eyelashes to size. This will help ensure that your false eyelashes are as natural and as comfortable as possible once applied. Remember that the false lash doesn’t have to fit the full width of your eye. You can cut them to fit the outer two-thirds of your eye to achieve a more natural look and make application easier for beginners.
Apply the lash glue correctly
Once your false eyelashes have been sized correctly for your eyes, you can apply the lash adhesive. To do this, you should apply a thin layer of lash glue along the band of the lash, making sure that the entire strip is covered. You then need to wait a couple of seconds for the glue to become tacky. Beauty experts at Allure recommend leaving the lash glue for around 30 seconds before applying. This is extremely important as the false lash will not stick correctly if you try to apply it while the lash adhesive is still wet.
Attach the false lash naturally
Once the glue has gone slightly sticky, apply the false lash strip just above your natural lash line and hold in place for around 20-30 seconds. You want to avoid gluing false lashes on top of your actual lashes, or you risk damaging your natural lashes when you remove your falsies. At the same time, make sure that you don’t end up with a noticeable gap between your natural lashes and the false lash strip. The simplest way to apply your false lashes is to look down and press the lash strip just above your natural lash line in the centre, inner corner, and outer edge. You can use your fingers to do this or opt for a pair of tweezers or a false eyelash applicator. Try using a variety of application techniques to find what works best for you. Once the false eyelash is stuck in place, you need to blend it with your real eyelashes to give it a natural appearance. One of the easiest ways to create a seamless look is by using mascara to bond your natural and false lashes together. You can also use eyeliner to disguise the false lash strip, then use your fingers to gently push against your lashes and create extra uplift.
Take care when removing false lashes
The final step to wearing false eyelashes is to remove them correctly. Fake lashes are expensive, so don’t waste money by damaging them while taking them off. Remember that you can re-wear your false lashes several times with proper care. To remove, apply some oil-free makeup remover (oil can damage the false lashes) then gently peel the false lash strip back from your natural lash line. Once you have removed the false eyelashes, wash them in warm water and oil-free makeup remover, remembering to be extremely gentle. Once they have been cleaned properly, place your false lashes back in their packets until you want to wear them again.
Start practicing today!
There you have it – applying beautiful false eyelashes couldn’t be simpler! Putting on fake lashes may be a struggle at the beginning but remember that practice makes perfect. Keep applying false eyelashes and you will soon become an expert and have the skills to apply fake eyelashes perfectly in minutes. To help you get started, take a look at our new range of luxury faux mink false eyelashes. All of our lashes are made from the highest quality ethical materials and 100% cruelty-free.