Struggling With Fake Eyelashes? Here Are Tips to Help


| LAST UPDATE 08/09/2023

By Petra Grover
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Every girl wants eyes that pop, and one of the best ways to achieve the look is a set of false eyelashes. However, putting them on is an entirely different story. Here's how to do it.

One of the best things to do is make sure that your natural eyelashes are prepped and ready before doing anything else to them. Make sure to achieve the eye look that you want with eyeshadow, eyeliner, a curler, and mascara. Celebrity makeup artist Ricky Wilson told Teen Vogue, “I always do lashes after shadow and eyeliner. If you do them first, you might end up with eyeshadow fall out on top of them.” So, only after you’re happy with the results of your eye look should you begin the process of applying a set of falsies. The next tip has to do with how to put on the glue. “Never squeeze the glue from the tube directly onto the lash base,” Wilson suggests. “I put a drop of glue on the middle of a Q-tip and drag the lash through it. This adds just the right amount.”

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The next step? Wait it out. Ricky says, “It’s important to wave the lash around for a bit after adding the glue. This lets the formula dry enough to become tacky, preventing you from getting glue all over the place.” Once you’re good and ready, the next step is crucial!  Use your tweezers and apply your fake eyelashes by pressing them into your lash line. All you need is 10 seconds to hold them down. Now, go back to your eyeliner and mascara to tie the entire look together. The eyeliner can help fill any gaps and the mascara will make the look more natural. Are your fake eyelashes still not blending in? Then, try curling your eyelashes again. This should help blend both your real and fake eyelashes together. Another thing to keep in mind is you can totally customize the sets of fake eyelashes. Is a full strip too long? Cut them in half and only apply to the corner of your eye or trim the length to create a more natural look.

These tips and tricks are sure to help the next time you need to put on a full face of glam. Stay tuned for more beauty tips!

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