I’m always running into people who, understandably, have trouble applying false eyelashes. This is quite common (especially if you’re not a performer) but I have found that even if you just feel like going out and want to dress up, false eyelashes can really take your look up a notch. Here are some tips I find useful when applying “falsies”.
FIRST: Buy the right lashes. Everyone’s different and lashes can be quite personal. Lashes that look great on your friend may not look so hot on you so to help determine if the lashes you’ve selected will fit your eye, simply line them up with the outer corner of your eye (without glue) and trim any excess. Always trim off the thicker outside section and not the inside section.
SECOND: I recommend finishing your makeup before applying your “falsies” because they can get quite messy if eye shadow lands on them or on the glue. If eye shadow lands on the glue before it dries completely, you’ll end up with an exaggerated colored line over your lashes. To avoid this, you can either finish your makeup first or wait for the glue to dry completely before applying eye shadow.
THIRD: Apply a layer of black liquid eye liner.
FOURTH: Apply mascara to your natural lashes. This will help your “falsies” blend in with your natural eyelashes.
FIFTH: Apply a thin layer of glue to your false eyelashes. I like to use the Revlon’s Precision Lash Adhesive because it comes in an easy-to-use applicator.
SIXTH: Apply the lashes by lining them up with the outer corner of the eye and placing them along your lash line. Hold them in place for about 20 seconds to really make sure they’re on good.
SEVENTH: After your “falsies” dry, go over the band of the lashes with another layer of black liquid eyeliner. This will ensure that the false lashes are not showing and cover any eye shadow that might have fallen onto your eyelash glue. Just remember that “practice makes perfect” so don’t fret if you can’t get it right the first time.
And there you have it! You are now ready to rock your sexy eyes using false eyelashes! ■