How To Apply Fake Eye Lashes

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False lashes, in my opinion, are simply every girls’ best friend. You can never go wrong with these bad boys on because they always seem to glam up every look (of course, using the ones that suits your whole look). Applying them on, however, can be a true pain in the butt. It’s so tricky that sometimes, when you apply them the incorrect way, you’ll end up with those falsies flying in the air, especially after dancing the night away. Yes, not cool. For beginners, it’s going to be extra difficult at first but no worries, practice makes everything perfect.

In this tutorial, I will show you how simple it can be to apply those awesome fake lashes you bought from the beauty store, of course, if you do it the right way with the right products.

The falsies that I have been using are from an asian mall here in Toronto, Pacific Mall to be specific. They are made in Taiwan and they have a pretty good quality for such an affordable price. I got 5-6 pairs of them in a pack for $20. Imagine buying those 1 pair ones for $8. No, thanks.

First things first before you start applying, check to see how the falsies fit your eyes. In most cases, it will either be too long, or exact. If you have smaller eye shape like me, then we’ll need to do some cutting. Try your best by measuring out how long or short you want the falsies to be. When you’re ready, make sure you cut the end with the longer lash because if you cut the shorter part, you will end up with long lash that flicks out on both ends, therefore, making it look unnatural and funny.

Products used for the application are

Tweezers by Tweezerman, L’oreal Lineur Intense, Duo Eyelash Adhesive, Eyelash Curler and Cover Girl Mascara (false eye lashes not shown)

Step 1: Apply the lash glue to the bands of the false eye lashes.

– Apply a bit more on the ends of the band because those are the areas that most likely flies off if done the incorrect way. It is crucial that you wait for about 30 seconds to a minute before you start applying those falsies on or you’ll end up with a wet glue that won’t properly stick on your eye lids.

Tip: One of the most important way for your false eye lashes to last all night is to get yourself some good quality lash glue. I highly recommend this one that I use called Duo Eyelash Adhesive. This particular one that I have is dark-toned, which I do prefer a lot more than the white glue that dries clear.

Step 2: With your bare, naked eyes, apply some mascara on your top and bottom lashes while you wait for the lash glue to get a little bit dry.

– It is better for you to practice applying those falsies on without any eyeshadows whatsoever, especially if it is your first time or you’re just beginning with it. This way, you can easily keep on trying without having to mess up with your make up.

Step 3: Grab your tweezers and apply those fellas on.

– I like to start on the very outer corner of my eyes first, then work my way in. Find whatever way is easier for you and try your best to stick the lash band as close to your lash lines as possible to make it look more natural.

Step 4: Press on the lash band to tighten everything up and secure the falsies on to your lash lines using the back of a tweezer or a pencil brush.

– This step is optional. If you did a great job securing the falsies on from the previous step, then you don’t have to follow step 4. I find that this helps me make sure those lashes stay on until you decide to remove them.

Step 5: With a black liquid eye liner, line your upper lash lines while covering any unwanted & uneven glue.

– If you’re not a big fan of liquid eye liners, then you might want to skip this step. However, I do strongly recommend that you don’t do so because applying a liquid liner after the falsies makes a huge difference by even-ing out the lash lines. Since the glue tends to smudge off around your eye lids especially if you are using a dark toned glue, you’ll want to cover up all those smudging. On the other hand, if you’re using a white glue, then lining your lash lines will help darken the lash bands. Overall, both ways will help make the look more natural and not so fake.

Step 6: Using an eye lash curler, mix both the fake and real eye lashes together.

– By doing this step, your eye lashes will look a lot more natural, like you didn’t fake them whatsoever :)

I could have summarized and shorten all this into three steps but then it wouldn’t be much of a helpful tutorial anymore. With six simple steps and extra practice, you will eventually be able to apply your falsies on in no time, even with your eyes closed! (not really :p)

Now you’re ready to rock ’em smokey eyes with the perfect application of your false eye lashes! :)
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Xoxo, Camil

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