Applying false lashes can always be a little tricky and scares most of us-really don’t we know it! But did you know that lashes add a finesse to your overall look and can change up your entire beauty game in minutes! Application is also not that hard to do, if you are doing it right (trust us!!!). Luckily now you have us, and here is to making lash application easy peezy-no problem! Read on.
First, a Pro Tip that most don’t know, which is the reason why so many end up with a total lash FAIL: choose the right lashes according to your unique eye shape.
How to figure our your Eye Shape
Almond Eyes To check if you have almond eyes, look straight in the mirror, and if your irises disappear into your upper and lower lids, then that means you have almond eyes. So, go for false lashes which are evenly distributed.
Deep-set eyes – If you have a prominent brow bone, your eyes are set deeper into the head. In this case, lashes which are longer in length at the center of the lash, are the best ones for your eye shape.
Downturned eyes – If the outer corners of the eyes are drawing downwards, then that means you have downturned eyes. Eyelashes that are shorter along its length but longer on the outer corners will lift your eyes, making them appear bigger.
Hooded eyes – If the crease on your eyelid isn’t visible, then you have hooded eyes. For these eyes, a thin lash in a shorter length is most suitable.
Prominent eyes – If you have prominent eyes with the top of your eyelids popping out in the eye socket area, you have to balance your top lashes with the false lashes. So, go for strip lashes which are shorter on the inner corner and longer from mid to the other end.
How to figure out if your eyes are close-set or wide-set
Take a pencil or a makeup brush and look into a mirror to measure your eye length by placing the pencil from the inner corner of the eye to the outer one. The rule is to fit the width of one eye in between your two eyes. If you find that there is less than one eyeball’s width space, between your eyes then you have close-set eyes. If you have close-set eyes, use strip lashes which have longer outer corners. They will make your eyes appear more open and wide.
However, if the space between your eyes is more than the width of one eyeball, you have wide-set eyes. And, this means that you have to draw your eyes together by enhancing the center and inner corner of your lashes, using lashes. For this eye shape, the emphasis should be on the center and the inner corner of the eye, so make sure your false lashes are heavy on the inner and center part, and shorter on the outer ends.
How to Apply False Lashes
STEP 1: Remove From The Box
First of all, you have to identify the left and right lashes because mostly they’re not marked. For this, hold the packing under your nose, so that the lashes are facing outwards.
*Pro Tip: Always remove the false lashes by peeling them off from the outer edge, and not from the inner corner.
Step 2: Measure The Lashes to match the size of your eyes
Place the ash along your lash line to see if you need to trim to match your eye’s shape. The starting point is where your natural eyelashes begin. If you don’t size them properly, it might irritate your eyes because they could be too close to the inner corner of your eyes. Now count 2-4 lashes inwards from the outer corner to mark the end of strip lashes and then trim them with a pair of scissors. You have to trim because, hanging-over lashes pull your eyes down.
Step 3: Trim The Lashes To Size
Trim your lashes from the outside edge. If you cut from the other side, you may mistakenly cut some of the other lashes that you wanted to keep.
Step 4: Apply the Glue
Put a thin layer of glue along the vein of the lash, starting from one corner to the other. Then, swivel it for a bit so that the glue becomes tacky before the application.
Step 5: Apply the Lashes
Finally, the main part is here!! You have to be extra careful while doing this step, because if done wrongly your whole look might get disturbed. So, gently place the strip lashes where the natural bulk of eyelashes begin. Now, look down and press the strip lash against your lash line in the center, the outer edge and then the inner corner.
Step 6: Bond The Lashes
The next step is to make sure that your natural lashes stick with the false lashes. So, for this push your natural lashes and the false lashes together with a mascara, so they set well. Then, pinch the strip lash down with the natural lashes so that there would be no strip of skin left, between your lashes and the false lashes.
Step 7: Uplift
Finish the process by gently pushing against the edge of the inner lash line to create an uplift to your lashes.
PRO TIP: Keeping your lashes in shape
Sometimes it happens that strip lashes get flattened when taken in and out of the box frequently, and therefore loose shape and pop out from the eye corners once applied. So, to avoid this from happening, roll the lashes around your finger (see picture below). You can also use a makeup brush, a pen or a cotton bud and leave it there for a minute to maintain their curved shape.
Beauty Hooked Approved False Lashes:
- Huda Beauty Lashes
- Zhoosh Lashes
- Samah M Beauty Eye Lashes
- The Lash Bar
So, here you go ladies, follow these simple and easy steps to apply your falsies like a Pro! Comment below and let us know if you have any questions at all and we will be happy to guide you!