Most of us know it. Putting on false lashes is no easy task. For those of us who haven’t gone to makeup artist school or were blessed with luxuriously long lashes, sometimes Youtube videos just don’t cut it. One simple mistake and the glue from your lashes will have all of the hard-work that you dedicated to your eye shadow ruined. Is it too much to ask for to have an easy tutorial that will guide us through putting on false eyelashes in a short period of time? No, it’s not! While it may take you more than 5 minutes to read this article and more than 5 minutes to apply the lashes the first few times, once you get your routine down, you’ll be set to go! Keep reading and you’ll have the answers to all of your false eyelashes questions.
What you’ll need:
- Eyelash glue
- Your favorite pair of false eyelashes (I’ve found that the eyelashes here are realistic looking, soft, and really easy to apply!)
- Tweezers (They make a pair of tweezers strictly for putting on falsies, which can be found online, but if you don’t have those available, any kind that has a flat nose work perfectly!)
- A tabletop/ desktop
- Blush brush (or a brush with a thick handle)
- Great lighting
- A double-sided mirror
You have to make sure that your eyelashes fit your eyes! Before we even get started, hold your eyelashes up to your eyes. Are they too big? If they are, take a pair of scissors and carefully trim away at the areas where they are too big, in order to make the falsies perfectly match your natural lash line. You may want to try snipping away small sections as a time, as you don’t want to cut off too much and ruin your lashes!
Apply a coat of mascara to both your top and bottom lashes before you apply your falsies. Make sure that you coat to your top lashes is nothing too dramatic, as you don’t want to take a chance of your natural lashes not blending in with your falsies.
Your eyelash glue comes in either clear or black. Clear is great if you’re a beginner and don’t want to risk showing off any mistakes that you may possibly make. However, if you are a more experienced with applying lashes, black is hands-down, perfect for a dramatic look. However, clear is the better color to start off with if you’re newer to this whole false eyelashes application; if you’re reading this article, you probably are. Take your eyelash glue and smear it on the base of the eyelashes. It is extremely important that you do not put too much glue on; put a thin coat of glue on.
Once you’ve applied the thin coat of glue, blow oh-so-gently on the glue. The reason why so many women struggle with their eyelashes is because they apply wet glue right to their face! There is no tackiness to the glue, so the glue doesn’t stick. By blowing on the glue, you’re assisting in the drying process of the glue, helping to speed things along.
After drying your glue just a bit, wrap your eyelashes around the blush brush handle. Why? This gives a curl to your false eyelashes. It makes your eyelashes look more natural and will help incorporate your natural lashes into your falsies.
Now, what do you do?
Ladies, grab your tweezers!
And your mirrors. And your great lighting. Don’t forget that table.
Place your mirror on the table and make sure that it’s in a spot that has access to great lighting. Gently unwrap the falsies from the blush brush and make sure that the glue is still tacky.
Now, look down at your mirror. Your mirror should be on a table that is lower than your sitting (or standing) position and you should have to physically tilt your head down in order to view your eyes.
Line the ends of your falsies up with the corners of your eye. You want to place the false eyelashes as close to your natural lash line as possible. If you need to readjust, use your tweezers to pick up and move your eyelashes around. If you find that your lashes are no longer sticking, start the process over!
Make sure that after you’re done using your lashes, you clean them well. If your falsies are not cleaned and stored correctly, they will not look as stunning as they did on their first use.