Do you often spend hours in front of the mirror trying to apply fake eyelashes, only to have them fall off after a few hours? Anyone who’s ever tried applying false eyelashes for the first time knows it’s not that easy because you need to take care of various nuances at the same time.
Even if you’re using the best false eyelashes for everyday use, careful consideration and diligent application is the key because a goof eye lash can make or break your entire look.
Applying False Eyelashes for Beginners
This is where you need someone experienced enough to offer you valuable tips that would break down the steps into a series of easily-understandable techniques for putting mascara on bottom eyelashes. Here are five such tips to let you know how to put on individual fake eyelashes yourself.
Fake Eyelashes Tips and Tricks
- Before you start, measure the length of the false lash to make sure it fits your eye shape. This will avoid the corner drooping or worse, the end poking into your eye. If the strip needs be shortened, cut the outer edge completely off with small nail scissors.The more curved your band is, the easier they are to apply. And don’t worry if you think you overdid it; it’s actually a lot easier to apply a curved false eyelash rather than pining down the two extremes of a straight lash that is too straight: Curves are always better.
- Take both edges of the false lash and bend them in to create a C shape and hold for a couple of seconds. That’s the best way to take out the straightness and ensure it molds to our curved eye shape and stays put without the corners lifting up. Doing thus alone will make the process effortless.
- Oil makes it hard for the adhesive to bond to the lash band and to your eyes; it’s like trying to make tape stick onto a greasy forehead. If you have naturally oily eyelids, blot the excess oil with oil blotting sheets. If you’re re-using your lashes, make sure you NEVER remove them with oil-based makeup remover as the oil will stay lodged within the lash band, making it hard for you to glue them back on while removing waterproof makeup.
Apply a high quality glue such as Duolash for long lasting. If you have a steady hand, you can squeeze straight from the tube onto the strip. Or an easier trick is to put glue on a cotton swab or a toothpick and glide it across the lash strip. Make sure to be generous at both the inner and outer corner so the glue won’t unstick when you blink.If you’re a beginner, mirror placement makes a difference when it comes to successful application. Most people apply their lashes while standing in front of their bathroom mirror or sitting at their vanity, and that’s usually where the trouble starts.
- Wait 10 seconds or so for the glue to become more tactile and sticky before placing onto your own lash line. Blow on the glue or gently wave the lash around in the air to speed this up. This is the best way to keep the strip from slipping around while you’re trying to line it up properly.Apply the lash to the base of your natural lash line on top of your actual lashes, not on the eyelid at all. The glue dries clear so don’t worry if it gets messy. Also, if you happen to see a gap on the eyelid skin, don’t pull off the strip and restart. You can fill the gap with black liquid liner or eye shadow to hide it.