Items you need to apply your false lashes:
1. False Eyelashes Glue
2. False Lashes
4. A pair of old/dull flat-end tweezers
1. False Eyelashes Glue
My favourite glue is the DUO Striplash Adhesive in white/clear. This glue goes on white and dries invisibly. The consistence is even and easy to apply to the lashes. The tackiness is just right so the lashes stays on for the whole day and it’s also easy to peel off at the end of the day.
2. False Eyelashes
Here I am using Ardell Bat Those Lashes #117. This set includes a small pack of glue which I like to put in my wallet for “In-case-of-emergency-eyelash-rescue”. Don’t throw away the plastic box! It is the perfect container to put away your lashes so you can reuse them again.
Always curl your lashes and apply mascara BEFORE actually putting on the false lashes. I recommend to not put any or as little as little mascara as possible after putting on the lashes for touching up purpose only. This will extend the life span of your false lashes and help it retain its shape for future use.
4. A pair of old/dull eyebrow pliers
The narrow and slanted head of pliers can help tuck the ends of your false lashes closer to your lash line after you put them on.
Start by applying a good eye shadow primer.
My favourite is the Urban Decay Primer Potion.
Eye shadow primer not only helps your eye shadow to have more vibrant colours and stay all day without creasing; it also makes removing eye make up and false lashes easier at the end of the day.
Here I am wearing Geo Xtra WT-B41 Violet circle lenses.
After applying primer, apply your favourite eye shadow. Here I used a shimmering champagne colour as base and a little light grey colour in the corner.
Next, line your upper lash line first using a liquid eye liner. Apply the liner a little thicker than you would normally and extend the ends to ensure there is enough room to apply your false lashes.
Now tightline your upper and lower water line with a pencil eye liner. Gently pull your eye lid to apply the liner right on the water line. You can also sharpen your pencil liner into a fine tip so it will be easier to go into the water line.
Tight lining definitely takes practice and experience to master. Don’t be discouraged if you don’t get it right the first time. Dip a Q-tip into some eye makeup remover to correct your errors.
Curl your lashes and apply a generous amount of mascara.
**NOTE: Always curl your lashes and apply mascara BEFORE putting on false lashes!**
Step 2: Prep your false lashes
Gently pull the lashes out from the container. There should be a little bit of glue stuck to the lash. Use the existing glue to stick the lash approximately on your eyelid to measure if the length of the lashes is the same as your eyelid. Always put shorter end of the lashes towards the inside of your eye.
Trim the excess off the false lashes if necessary. Always trim the longer end of the lashes off and cut right at the lash band. Here the Ardell lashes fits perfectly to my eye lids so I did not need to trim any off.
Grab the centre of your lashes close to the lash band and gently place it in the middle of your eyelid as close to your own lash line as possible. Position the lashes towards the outer end of your eyes.
Use your finger to hold in inner corner for a couple seconds then hold the outer corner for another couple seconds. You can also use your fingers to squeeze out some of the excess glue.
Now grab your old/dull flat-end tweezers and push the ends of the false lashes closer to your lash line and hold it in place. You can also use the pliers to grab the lashes close to the lash band to place it closer to your lash line.
After you feel that the lashes are secured; slowly open your eyes and use your fingers to pinch the false lashes in place.
And there you have it. Long and pretty lashes!
Finish by touching up with your eye liner if there is any gap between the false lashes and your lash band. Add a little mascara if necessary to blend your real lashes with the false lashes.
Feel free to ask me any questions in the comments or add any tips you have for people who are learning to put on lashes.
How to put on False Lashes for Dummies (Part 1: Before you begin)
How to put on False Lashes for Dummies(Part 3: Removal and Care)