Applying False Eyelashes
completely no doubt that false eyelashes make your eyelashes look
much fuller. Besides, fuller lashes are just what you may need for a
Fake eyelashes come in many different styles & densities and applying them is
pretty easy- once you learn it.
Basically, there are two types of false eyelashes:
Full lashes, which add density to the entire lash line
Individual lashes, which can be used to fill in sparse areas or
dramatically open up the eye area.
When applying false eyelashes, a better result is achieved
when the adhesive is allowed to become "tacky" prior to contact with the
skin (having been applied to the false eyelash direct).
How to apply false eyelashes
lashes are easier to apply and don't look as natural, but individual lashes
require a steadier hand and
a bit more practice. Whichever style you choose, follow these tips to make your
lashes look as natural as possible:
False eyelashes may be applied to either cleansed or
Prepare Your Eyes-False eyelashes should be applied after
Draw a steady line right above your lash line with a brown or black
pencil. Blend it in to create a smoky effect. This will help to conceal the lashband.
If you want, you can apply a thin coat of
mascara to your
natural eyelashes before you put on your fake lashes, but you need to let it
dry before you continue. It can be messy.
Prepare the Lash Bands- Check the width of the lash bands. To shorten
them, trim them to the width of your lash line using a pair of scissors and
snipping the outer edges -- where the lashes are the longest. (You can cut the
bands in half and apply them just to you outer, top lids if you don't need
full coverage.) Flex your lash bands so they will conform to your eyelids.
Applying your Eyelashes- Dab on a thin line of the adhesive to the lash
band with a toothpick. Wait a few seconds to allow the glue to become tacky.
Press on the lash bands from the inner to the outer corners of your eyes,
placing them as close to your own natural lash line as possible. Hold them
firmly in place, until they're set. Try to keep it neat, but don't worry if
you have a little extra glue showing. It will dry clear. Make sure that the lashes match
by starting at the outer corner.
While applying false eyelashes, press the inside edge of
the eyelash to the edge of your own eyelid and firm from the inside outwards
with gentle pressure from your fingertip.
individual lashes-With individual lashes, apply them to the outside corners of
the eye and work your way toward your nose. For the most
natural look, all you need is
a few individual lashes per eye.
Final look- After you've applied the false lashes, curl them along with
your real lashes. To blend false and natural lashes, apply a deep liquid liner over both.
Mascara is not required over false eyelashes, but may be worn on your lower
lashes to further highlight your eye.
Removing False Eyelashes
Apply some eye make-up remover to your eyes and let it soak in for several
seconds to soften up the adhesive. Take a corner of the lash band and gently
pull off the lashes.
Cleaning and Storing
To wash them, use warm, soapy water to remove any mascara and dirt. Take a
pair of tweezers and carefully pull off
any additional glue. A toothbrush or moustache brush works great for cleaning
between the lashes. Store them on the platform in the original container to keep
their shape. You can reuse your false eye lashes provided you keep them clean.
It's best to reserve this look for special occasions; long-term use can lead
to eye irritation from the glue, and even infections. Choose only very fine
lashes, not too long, and they should look absolutely natural.