False lashes can be daunting when you first start out. There are so many options, you don’t know the best way to apply them and what if you get it wrong? Don’t panic, we’ve put together a few quick hacks to show you how to apply false eyelashes
, and to make your life a little easier…
Look down when you apply your lashes
You might feel like you want to look ahead to see what you’re doing, but we promise you it’s far easier to get the right position when you look down as you apply your lashes. If you’re worried about not being able to see your lashes as you apply, use a handheld mirror laid flat in front of you.
Try a tweezer or applicator
Many people struggle to apply their lashes with just their fingers – if this is you, it might be time to try a Lash Applicator Tweezer or False Lash Applicator Tool to pop your lashes into place. They make it easier to get the position of the lashes right, particularly if you’re new to lashes or don’t feel confident applying them.
Cut ‘em down to size
If your lashes always seem to look droopy at the ends, or just don’t fit your eye at all (we don’t all have the same eye shape or size), you need to trim the lash band with scissors
. Remember, less is more when it comes to the trimming, you don’t want to end up with a lash band too short for your eye. Lay it on your lash line first as a size guide – measure both
eyes, as they may be slightly different sizes.
Magnetic lashes do it quicker
The beauty of magnetic lashes is, well, that they use magnets to keep your lashes in place and make them easier to position. No waiting for glue to dry and the magnetic attraction helps them settle in the right spot. There’s been a lot of innovation in the magnetic lash category recently, and magnetic lash and liner kits
are without doubt the best yet.
Brush-on glue or lash adhesive liner
If you find it difficult to get your lashes into the right position – and then stick in place – we’ve got the perfect tip for you. Grab a lash adhesive that has a brush applicator (similar to a liquid eyeliner applicator brush), such as House of Lashes – Lash Adhesive. Instead of applying the lash glue to the lash band as normal, brush it directly onto your eyelid above the lash line…exactly where you want your lash to stick. Wait a couple of seconds for the glue to become tacky and then pop the lash band onto the glue, pressing it in place (especially at the ends). Then just pinch together with your own lashes.
Do this after you’ve finished your make up so that you don’t get any eyeshadow fall out onto your newly applied lashes. You can even use a black brush-on glue like Velour Lashes – Lash Adhesive Dark or Lash Adhesive Liner instead of regular liquid eyeliner and take a whole step out of your make up routine.