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Applying Fake Lashes: A Step-By-Step Guide

Updated on March 11, 2019

Is it your first attempt at applying fake eyelashes? Do not worry, it is not as scary as it looks! Here is a step-by-step guide to get you started.

Step One: Trimming the Lashes

Before you can apply your new lashes, you will need to trim them to make sure they fit your unique eyes.

Start by laying the lashes on top of your natural lashes, starting on the inside corner of your eyelid, where your natural lashes start. The shortest lashes will be closer to the inside corner of your eye, and the longest will be at the outside corner. the pieces that extend past the outside corner of your eye can be trimmed using a small pair of cosmetic scissors.

Step 2: Applying the Glue

After you have trimmed your lashes to perfection, it is time to prep them with your eyelash glue!

Start by holding the lashes upward, with the lash-line facing you. This way, you have more control over how much glue you apply. Squeeze a small amount of glue out of the bottle, and spread it along the lash-line until it is covered. You can always put more on, but it is much more difficult put it back, so use sparingly!

The glue will need to dry for 30-60 seconds, or until tacky. When you touch it, does it feel slightly sticky, but not quite dry yet? If so, it is ready.

Step 3: Applying the Lashes

Now that the lashes are prepped, you can finally apply them. You can use your fingers, tweezers, or a lash applicator to do this; it all depends on which one you are most comfortable with.

Set the lashes on top of your natural eyelashes. Using your tool or fingers, press the lashes onto your natural lashes, getting as close to your lash-line as possible. Press down on the lashes for about three seconds, and they should be properly set.

Step 4: Filling In Sparse Spaces

The last step to enjoying your beautiful lashes is using eyeliner to fill in any gaps. I normally use a liquid eyeliner, as this gives me more control and pigment, but once again, whatever you are most comfortable with will work as well.

Start at the inner corner of your eye and draw a thin line until the pen meets your lashes. This is where you can have fun, add your own unique twist! You can draw a thin or thick line, add a wing, cat-eye, however you would like to draw your eyeliner. If you are going for a natural look, stay as close to the lash-line as possible, and only fill in sparse spaces between your lashes.

This content is accurate and true to the best of the author’s knowledge and is not meant to substitute for formal and individualized advice from a qualified professional.


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