How to Put on Fake Eyelashes for Beginners

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Fake eyelashes can add length, fullness or even color to your existing lashes. If you’re looking to revamp your look, a pair of falsies can do the trick. Don’t worry if you’ve never used fake lashes before. You can put them on correctly and with ease, even if you’re a beginner.

Step 1

Remove all makeup from your eyes, especially around your lash line. This allows the adhesive to properly stick to your skin.

Step 2

Remove the false eyelashes from the package. Cut each eyelash in half with a pair of cuticle scissors. If you’re not accustomed to applying false lashes, working with a half a strip at a time is easier than applying the full strip.

Step 3

Squeeze some lash glue on the back of one hand. Put the glue on your non-dominant hand so you’re dominate hand is free to apply the lashes. Let the glue set on your hand for about two minutes so it gets tacky.

Step 4

Dip a clean eyeliner brush into the glue. Brush the glue gently along the upper lash line on your eye. Apply it like you would eyeliner, getting as close to the lash line as possible.

Step 5

Lay one-half of the eyelash directly onto the glue strip at the outer part of the eye. Apply the lash from above rather than from the front. Then, apply the other half of the lash strip on the inner part of your eye. Make sure the two halves are lined up correctly and slightly overlap in the middle of the lash line.

Step 6

Cut a cotton swab in half. Use the cut end of the swab to gently dab along the base of the lash strip so it’s secured to the skin.