Stylisted’s Step-by-Step Guide to Applying False Eyelashes

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Applying false eyelashes is a skill that requires patience and time. Do not expect your lashes to be applied perfectly the first time around – ours certainly weren’t! Once you get the feel for it, you will be able to apply them in about half the time of your first attempt. Just remember that practice makes perfect! Although it requires a little bit of time, it sure does complete a look and make your eyes pop! 

So today, we’re sharing our best steps, tips, and skills that will make your first attempt more successful: 

1. Firstly, you must purchase your false eyelashes and eyelash glue. You can purchase both of these at any local beauty store or drugstore but our favorites are the Ardell eyelashes and the Duo adhesive glue (dark). Many people tend to use the clear colored glue because they assume that it will be applied clear. Although true, it does leave a shiny look on your eyes. We prefer to use the dark glue because it dries to a beautiful gray satin looking color, blending in with your eyeliner. If you choose to use the white glue, make sure to apply black eyeliner over any shiny areas left on your eyes.

2. One at a time, hold the inside (thinner/more narrow) part of the lashes (facing up) with your fingertips or with a pair a tweezers. We find applying with the tweezers to be much easier, especially when you begin to apply them to your eyes. 

3. Apply a very thin layer of eyelash glue along the outline of one of the eyelashes. Tip: DO NOT APPLY A LARGE AMOUNT OF GLUE – IT DOES NOT MAKE YOUR EYELASHES STICK MORE! 

3. Allow the glue to set on your eyelash for about 30 seconds. You may gently blow on it to speed up the process. The eyelash will go on much smoother if you complete this step! 

4. Now it is time to gently apply the eyelash to your eye. You must always apply the eyelash from the inside out. Holding the inside of your eyelash with either your fingertips or tweezers, apply the lashes right on top of where your natural lashes begin. Gently press the lashes down with your fingertips or tweezers from the inside out. The eye that you are applying the lashes to first should be closed. You may even use your free hand to gently pull the outside of the eye so that you can make sure that you’re applying the lashes to the correct location. The closer your false lashes are to your real lashes, the more natural they will look! 

5. Keep your eye closed and allow the glue to set on your eye for about 30 seconds to a minute. 

6. Repeat with your other eye! 

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