False lashes are one of the greatest struggles of the beauty world. We all know the pain of an eyelash peeling off in the middle of a night out or completely falling off, causing your friends to awkwardly point out that you’ve a spider-like item on your cheek. Alas, there are some tips that make application a bit easier and help your lashes stay where they’re meant to. I’m no expert, but I’ve come far from having to get my friend to put lashes on me for a night out. I’ve picked up a few tips along the way, so I thought I’d share them with you!
1. Use a tweezers
Unless your fingers are tiny and pixy-like, chances are using a tweezers will make the application a lot easier. I only started using tweezers to apply lashes recently, but it makes all the difference. You can use them to place the lashes exactly where you want, and then poke them (gently) into place.
2. Curl your lashes
If you’ve poker straight lashes like me, this will be a lifesaver. Curling the lashes makes a nice little ‘seat’ for your false lashes to sit on. It’ll make your false lashes blend better too, as they’ll probably have a good curl.
3. Look down
For so long I applied false eyelashes looking straight at a mirror. Result? False lashes stuck half-way up my eyelid. Looking down into a mirror allows you to see your lash line better, and gives you a better chance of applying them in the correct place.
4. Let the glue dry first
Gone are the days when I used to slap loads of glue nearly all over the false eyelash and prod it onto my own lashes. Now I apply a dot of lash glue to my hand and lightly run the vein of the false lash over the glue, putting a little extra on the ends. I let the glue dry for 10-15 seconds before applying so it becomes tacky. As a result, the lash applies much easier and quicker.
5. Work from the inside out
Some people recommend applying the corners of the false eyelash first, but I find it much easier to work from the inside out. Looking down into a handheld mirror, holding the eyelash in the centre with a tweezers, press the middle onto your lash line. Wiggle it into place and make sure its sitting where you want it to. Then grab the end of the eyelash and almost stretch it out to make sure there’ll be no lumps or bumps, and press it onto the end of your lash line . Repeat for the other corner.
I hope these tips help anyone who struggles with applying eyelashes! Practice makes perfect, so keep trying!