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Mastering the Art of Falsies

Ashley Yamamoto

Posted on May 20 2020

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So, you're obsessed with how gorgeous that Snapchat filter makes your lashes look? It's time to conquer your fears and master those lash skills! Applying false eyelashes can be intimidating, especially for new-comers. But don't fret. There are several different ways to apply your lashes, and a little practice goes a long way!

Gather your materials. 

First and foremost, you're going to need a great pair of lashes. Not all falsies are created equal. Do some browsing and find a style that suits your needs. While some may prefer a full, dramatic look, it's okay to stick with something a little demur when you're first starting out. Check out some of the high-quality options from Lotus Lashes, and don't be afraid to consult an expert! 

After you've got a great pair of false eyelashes, be sure to pick up a good lash glue and some scissors. Glues come in black and clear. Pro-tip: Keep a small pair of cuticle scissors in your makeup bag! They're great for trimming lashes and won't take up too much space! 

Depending on your method of attack, you may also want a pair of tweezers or a false eyelash applicator nearby. 

Let's do it! 

You'll want to finish the rest of your eye makeup before applying your false eyelashes. You can touch-up any mishaps when you're finished and your lash glue has dried. 

  1. Trim your false eyelashes to the appropriate length. Be sure to press the lash all the way down to your natural lash-line when measuring for length. The false eyelash should extend from the outside corner of your eye to about 3/4 of the way to your inside corner. This will allow the lash to look natural and blend with your real lashes. 
  2. Apply a thin layer of glue to your false eyelash by gently gliding the tip across the base of the lash. A little bit goes a long way! Now, WAIT! Wait at least thirty seconds before trying to adhere the lash to your eyelid. This allows the glue to become "tacky". Applying your false eyelash too early will create a slippery mess. If you're in a hurry, gently blow on the glue to speed up the process. 
  3. This is where you get to be creative. You can apply the false eyelash to your eyelid with your hand, tweezers, or a special eyelash applicator. Try all three methods, and see which one works best for you. Grip the false eyelash close to the base and gently place it as close to your natural lash-line as possible. Once the false eyelash is positioned, press the lash gently into your eyelid to secure the glue. Be sure to press in the middle and on both ends. Blink several times to ensure that excess glue isn't catching your bottom natural lashes.

Admire your new look! 

Rock. Those. Lashes. Successfully applying false eyelashes takes a little bit of practice and a lot of patience. If you're prepping for a special event like a wedding, dance, or date, be sure to do a trial run a few times to ensure confidence on the big day! 

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