They say fake it ‘til you make it, and we couldn’t agree more – when it comes to fake eyelashes. False eyelashes are a must-have in every makeup bag. Not only do they open your eyes, but they also come in a variety of styles to give your look some extra oomph. You can’t go wrong with a classic like Flirty Lashes for any occasion, but when you’re feeling a bit extra, the Sprinkle Sparkle Lashes are an exceptional choice. Lash strips have been a beauty staple for decades, but it can be confusing how to put on fake lashes perfectly. We’re here to teach you – and to answer questions like do you apply false lashes to skin or lashes and should you put mascara on before fake lashes? Read on for our step-by-step guide on how to put on false lashes so they look like the real deal!
- Prep Your Natural Lashes
If you want to know how to apply fake eyelashes perfectly, you must first prep your natural lashes. Curl your lashes with an eyelash curler and do your best to curl them into a shape that mimics the curl of the false lashes you’ve chosen to apply. Next, give your natural lashes a coat of mascara. If possible, use a mascara that’s the same color as the lashes you’ll be applying. Black mascara would help your natural lashes seamlessly blend with the Blue Floral Lashes set.
- Prep Your Fake Lashes
It’s important for the fake lashes to be the correct size for your eyes. Measure the false lashes by holding them on your lash line a smidge away from the inner corner of your eye and trim as needed. Sets like Pink Doll Lashes and Optical Green Lashes are easy to size and bring lots of attention to your eyes.
- Apply Glue to the Fake Lashes
The two biggest rules when it comes to using lash glue are to not be heavy-handed and to not apply glue directly to the lash band. We recommend adding a dollop of glue to the middle of a Q-tip and swiping it across the lash band evenly. Let the glue dry for about 30 seconds (so it gets tacky) before you adhere the strip to your upper lash line.
- Place and Press the Strip to Your Lash Line
The trick to applying lashes is to get them as close to your natural lashes as possible so there’s no visible skin between the two. You might find it helpful to use tweezers to get the placement just right.
- Apply Black Eyeliner to Hide The Strip
Lastly, apply a thin layer of black eyeliner on the upper lash line. The eyeliner will help conceal the glue (and any mistakes) and make your lashes blend more seamlessly. This step is especially useful if you’re applying a delicate set like Charlotte Lashes. You can add another coat of mascara to your natural and fake lashes, if you like, for a more dramatic effect and ultimate blending.