Beauty School how-to: false lashes
Super-sultry fluttering lashes are only a few falsies away. And the best news is you don't need to be a professional make-up artist to apply them with precision.
So get yourself a set and get ready to create your best bedroom eyes yet with our extremely useful (if we do say so ourselves!) guide to fool-proof false lash application.
- Tweezers (Try: Davinci Whisker Tweezers)
- Black eye liner
- False lashes (individual or strips)
- Lash glue (usually comes included with the lashes)
- Lash curler (Try: Manicare Eyelash Curler)
- Nail scissors
Individual lashes (Try: Eylure Individual Lashes)
1.) Define your upper lash line with a sweep of black eye liner. The line doesn’t have to be very thick – it’s just in place to hide any bare skin between your falsies and the base of your natural lashes in the event that your application isn’t 100 per cent perfect (which it very well may not be so don’t worry!)
2.) Apply the rest of your eye make-up as usual, only this time be sure to curl your lashes before applying your mascara so that they mimic the slight curve in the falsies.
3.) Once your peepers are complete, use your tweezers to gently lift one lash from the box and dip the end into the glue. Don’t worry if the glue looks white, it will dry clear.
(Note from bh: You can apply as many or as few individual lashes as you like – opt for two or three in the outer corners for a sultry doe-eyed effect, or five or six placed all the way along your lash line for a fuller flutter. Either way it’s best to work from the inner corner of your eye outwards so that you don’t knock or move them as you go.)
4.) Facing the mirror, cast your eyes downward and, one at a time, carefully place the falsie as close to your natural lash line as possible. Once it’s made contact with your skin, hold it in place for a few seconds to allow it to set before releasing it from the tweezers.
5.) Repeat as necessary. When your new lashes are all in place you may want to touch up your mascara – just be sure to use a light hand so the force of the wand doesn’t pull them off!
Full lashes (Try: M.A.C 2 Lash)
1.) Follow steps one through two from above. Hold the lash strip against your natural lash line to make sure it’s the right length. If it’s too long you can use a nail scissors to trim it down slightly.
2.) Once you’ve got your length down pat, pick your lashes up and use a toothpick to spread a small amount of glue along the base of your falsies.
3.) Using your fingers, and working from the inner corner of your eye outwards, carefully press your falsies along your natural lash line. Hold in place for a minute and release.
Are you game to get glam with false lashes? What are your fool-proof tips for falsies?