Whenever I wear fake eyelashes (a fairly frequent occurrence as I wear them for every photography session for the blog, anytime I’m attending an event, and pretty much anytime I have an extra five minutes while getting ready), people will stop me and ask me about my makeup or comment on how much they like it. Not kidding.
I’ve found that people are really amazed when I say that I’m wearing fake eyelashes (a fact I will readily admit). Most people think that putting on fake eyelashes is an incredibly daunting task that really requires the assistance of a professional. Trust me when I say: it’s not. Today, I’m going to give y’all a tutorial on how to apply fake eyelashes, going step-by-step through the process to show just how easy it really is. Keep reading for the full tutorial and to learn how to apply fake eyelashes like a pro at home!
Okay, let’s get started. Before you apply fake eyelashes, have your makeup done and ready to go. Eyes, face, everything. For the fake lashes to look right, you want to have thicker eyeliner than usual (I recommend doing a cat eye) and about 30 swipes of mascara on each eye, without letting your lashes get clumpy.
FYI feel free to do this step when you buy your false lashes. No need to do this in the moment and, as you can reuse false lashes, you don’t need to do this every time.
Fit your eyelashes to your eyes. To do this, place the falsies on your eyes as if you were going to attach them. Line the inner portion of the fake lashes to the inner corners of your eyes (you want the fake lashes to start where your real lashes start, if that makes any sense).
The falsies will likely be longer than your actual eyes… unless you have ginormous eyes like a Disney princess (in which case I am so jealous!). Hold the false lashes at the point where your real eyelashes end, take the falsies away from your eyes, and, using scissors, cut the false lashes where your real eyelashes end. Hold the falsies up to your eyes again, just to make sure you cut them correctly before moving on from this step.
Place the eyelash adhesive on the false eyelashes. I like this adhesive because it comes with a brush for easier application and the adhesive goes on greenish (blueish?) but turns clear when the eyelashes are ready to be used. I tend to do this step while doing my makeup (I’m an impatient human).
You can also use this adhesive if you don’t like the brush option.
Now you need to put the lashes on. This is the most difficult step and likely the one you’re most nervous about, but, once you get the hang of it, it’ll seem like a piece of cake.
Choose an eye to start. With your eye shut, line the innermost corner of the lash to the inner portion of your lash line (where your eyelashes start). Gently press the falsies along your lash line, getting the fake lashes as close to your real eyelashes as possible. Gently press to make sure that the adhesive really sticks before opening your eye. You might have to pull at the outer edge of the skin underneath your eye for it to feel right, but, after you apply fake eyelashes, it should feel almost completely natural. Repeat for the other eye and you’re good to go!