False eyelashes are one of the most transformative, yet tricky, makeup techniques to master. Most people first get introduced to falsies as strips, which require multiple steps.
It’s time to ditch the strip lashes altogether and embrace the individual lashes that come in clusters. They are much simpler to work with, and the natural bit is easier to achieve.
So here’s how to put on lashes like a pro:
- Curl the lashes
In order for falsies to look like your own, they need to blend with your natural lashes. Curling them creates a base that will seamlessly support the lashes.
2. Apply Mascara
Yes! Before you put on and not after. This is because the latter could result in clumpy-looking lashes. Experts aren’t against another layer after finishing if the whole beauty look calls for it, however, claiming “it does add more drama.
3.Prep individual lashes
Use your hand as an assistant: Create a dollop of lash glue and line up the individuals so you can easily dip them in.
4. Use tweezers to apply lashes
The angled end of the tweezer helps you place them flat. One of the biggest mistakes people do with false lashes is applying them too far from the lash line and wearing them too far on the outer corner, which makes the eyes droop.
5. Finish and move on to next eye
You can really be your own artist and create what you want when using individual lashes. Layer them, use them just on the outer corners, or mix and match different styles of lashes. Once you’re satisfied, repeat on the other eye and voila, you’re done.