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How to Apply False Eyelashes For the First Time (With Pictures)

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How to Apply False Eyelashes For the First Time (With Pictures)

If you’ve spied a starlet wearing fake eyelashes on the red carpet, you definitely want the same stargazing look for your own eyes.

But applying black, navy or brown mascara to your thin strands isn’t enough alone to fatten and boost your lovely lashes.

For voluptuous lashes that are wink-worthy and smudge-free, adding a set of fabulous falsies is an essential beauty trick.

With a steady hand and a dab of glue and mascara, here’s how to apply false eyelashes for the first time like a professional makeup artist.

Things You’ll Need To Apply Fake Eyelashes

  • Eyelash curler
  • Fake eyelashes
  • Eyelash glue
  • Tweezers
  • Navy or black liquid liner
  • Navy or black mascara
  • Eyelash comb

1 Paint your lids with your favorite eyeshadow colors before applying your falsies.

apply eyeshadow before applying fake lashes

Try a smoky eye for evening or a taupe or nutmeg or pink shadow color for daytime. Apply your eyeshadow with a flat-edge makeup brush.

A makeup brush allows you to paint your eyes perfectly and avoid any eyelash mishaps.

Why? If you apply the falsies before applying the shadow, the extra eye powder can weigh down your lashes.

2 Measure your fake eyelashes against your real lashes to create a perfect fit.

measure your fake lashes against your real fringeBegin with clean lashes. If your lashes become wet after a quick rinse in the shower or after washing your face, dry them with a hair dryer on a cool setting before curling.

Based upon the length of your natural eyelashes, use the scissors to trim the fake eyelashes accordingly.

Natural lashes are longer towards the eye, but shorter towards the nose, so trim your fake eyelashes to look real and natural before you apply any glue.

3 Curl your real eyelashes.

curl your natural lashes

To prepare for your fake fringe, add a little bend to fatten up your skinny lashes. First, open the eye area with a few pumps of the eyelash curler.

Place the curler at the base of your lashline. Move the eyelash curler up toward the tips to create the perfect curved shape.

Before applying the fake eyelashes to your lids, I recommend you use the Shu Uemura Eyelash Curler.

Makeup artists swear by this eyelash-curl enhancer and it was awarded by InStyle Magazine as the Best Winner in Lashes & Curlers.

But, do not attempt to curl your lower lashes with the eyelash curler.

4 Secure your fake eyelashes with glue.

secure your fake lashes with glue

Soften the lash band of the fake lashes with a quick wiggle of the lashes. Fake lashes that are too straight and stiff won’t adhere to your lids or easily contour to the shape of the eye.

Bend the lash band back and forth to curve the lashes for a proper fit. On the base of your fake lashes, dot a few pats of lash glue.

Look at yourself in the mirror, while tilting your head at a 45-degree angle and closing your eyes. Use tweezers while your eye is slightly closed to apply the fake eyelashes across the base of your lids.

Hold the lashes down for 10 seconds. Repeat on each eyelash.

5 Add mascara and liquid liner to your eyelashes.apply eyeliner to cover lash glue

Apply a liquid liner across the upper lash line to hide white adhesive and any glue imperfections.

Then add two coats of mascara to allow your own lashes to blend with the fake lashes. The liquid mascara will help seal the real lashes and the fake ones together.

To prevent clumps, wiggle the wand around the base to free the makeup. Voila–mega lashes!

3 Step By Step Tutorials to Teach You How to Apply Eyelashes Step By Step:

1. To get attention-getting, gorgeous eyes for a special event, use fake eyelashes to enhance your natural lashes; they are a guaranteed beauty eye-opener.

how to apply false eyelashes

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2. If you are looking to instantly uplift your eyes, defining your lashes with fake fringe is an essential makeup trick for daytime and nighttime beauty looks.

how to apply false eyelashes properlyImage via Lulus

3.To complement smoky eyes or ruby red lips, use a little magic makeup know-how to add drama to your eyes.

fake eyelash tips

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Final Tips & Tricks to Apply False Eyelashes for the First Time:

  • If you false eyelashes start to slide, press your fake eyelashes down on each end and once in the middle using a small brush.
  • If you don’t own an eyelash curler, apply two coats of mascara to your fringe first. Then curl your lashes gently with your fingers by pressing the hairs upward as the mascara dries.
  • Skip the two coats of mascara if you plan to reuse the fake lashes again. The added mascara will make the lashes stick together and raise the clump factor.
  • Want clump-free lashes? Brush your falsies with an old mascara wand or an eyelash comb.
  • Allow your fake eyelashes to dry for a minimum of 10 minutes before applying the rest of your makeup.
  • Avoid pumping the mascara wand repeatedly to add unnecessary air or trap bacteria into your mascara.
  • Stay away from mascara formulations that include “fiber” which will encourage clumpy false lashes and “spider leg” lashes.
  • To remove your false eyelashes before bedtime, use baby oil to unhinge the lashes. Hold the outside edge of the fake lash with your fingers. Peel the eyelashes gently and slowly to discard them.
  • Avoid mixing petroleum jelly with false eyelashes. The eyelash glue will not adhere to an oily eyelash.
  • Curling your lashes after applying mascara can break the small hairs.

To fatten up your sparse strands or take your eye makeup game to the next level, add a few carefully curved falsies to your beauty routine. Have no fear, glamor girl:

Using expert beauty tips, you can apply false eyelashes for the first time, and unleash your inner Kim Kardashian, J Lo or Diana Ross.

If you're looking to get noticed, nothing makes your eyes pop like a set of false eyelashes. Whether you want to wow the crowd at a holiday party or impress a first date, here's how to perk up your eyes with a simple step-by-step beauty trick.

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