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Applying False Eyelashes: A How-To Guide for Beginners

Ashley Yamamoto

Posted on July 28 2020

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False eyelashes can elevate an already stellar makeup look to the next level or spice up your natural no-makeup look, the possibilities are endless when it comes to these fun little additions. If you're a beginner, you must pay attention to the quality of the lashes you're buying. You want false eyelashes that aren't going to irritate your eyes all day and that are going to be soft, light, and reusable so you can get more bang for your buck. Now that you know what to look for, let's move on to the application. Applying your eyelashes for the first time can seem like a daunting task but you can achieve an amazing false eyelash look with just six easy steps!

Curling Your Eyelashes

Before you even look at the new false eyelashes you just bought, you need to curl your natural ones. You want to put your eyelashes between the clamps of the eyelash curler, if you feel a pinch you're too close to your eyelid, close the clamp on your eyelashes and hold. After a few seconds, open the clamps and behold your now curled eyelashes!

Applying Mascara

Now that your natural lashes are curled, you're going to apply a light layer of mascara to them. This should be about two coats. This is done to help your natural lashes blend in with your false lashes when you apply them.

Lash Glue

Now it's finally time to take out those gorgeous false lashes. You're going to take the glue applicator that came with your lash glue and dip it into the glue. If your glue applicator is dripping, you've got too much glue and need to put some back into the tube. Next, apply the glue to your false lash making sure you add just enough to cover the false lash line. More is less in this scenario unless you want a sticky eye. 


You don't want to apply your false lashes while the glue is still wet, the tackier it is the better. To speed up this drying process, you can lightly blow on your lashes for about 20-30 seconds. This is a key step to a flawless eyelash application so don't be afraid to blow on them longer if you need to.

Careful Application

For this step, you can use tweezers, an eyelash applicator, or your hands. Beginners should probably use an eyelash applicator but whatever works for you. No matter what method you decide to use, be careful and take things slow. You want to line up your false lash with your natural lash line so your natural eyelashes integrate perfectly with the false ones. Place the false eyelashes on your lash line gently, adjust them as you see fit, and then lightly press down on the part of the false lash that meets your natural lash line. 

With these five easy steps, you're sure to be a false eyelash pro in no time! So, don't be afraid to buy those faux mink eyelashes you've seen your favorite influencers and celebrities wearing. If they can rock it, you can too!

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