How to Apply False Lashes Like a Pro
We love the look of false lashes!! We love them curled, we love them dark and by adding just a few individual lash clusters you can transform your eyes with head turning results.
Applying lash clusters is easy enough and with a little practice you can do them quickly and be out the door batting your eyes in no time. They look the most natural and depending on how careful you are when removing your eye makeup can last for a few days. Our go-to lashes are the Ardell/Andrea knot free lashes, both are excellent. They come in a few lengths so you have options. For a more natural look you'll want to apply the shorter clusters from the center out and then add a few medium/long ones to the ends.
Products needed for applying lashes: You'll need a lash glue (Duo is a good one) and you have the choice of a clear or dark glue. A liquid liner or gel, and of course your lash clusters.
- The first thing we like to do before adding any lashes is to apply a thin coat of either a liquid eyeliner or gel liner right along the base of lashes. What this does is to create a bumper if you will and fill in any gaps, especially for those who have areas where the lashes are sparse.
- The next step is to pull between 6 to 8 lashes from your set and stick them onto the front of whichever hand is not being used to apply your lashes. Think of it as your lash palette. They will be split between both eyes, you can add more if you want. Next, squeeze a tiny bit of glue on the same hand near your lashes. We don't recommend using a tweezer, although many women do. We find that using your index and thumb to grab the lashes and sliding them into your own lashes is much easier and safer.
- The dip and slip technique. To apply your clusters, start by taking a lash and dipping the end into your glue. Be careful not to add too much. A little will do just as well. Start by applying from the center of the eye and working your way out. Slip the lash as close to the lash line without actually touching the eyelid. To create the elongated eyelash look you can add a few of the longer clusters to the ends.
Once you get the hang of dipping and slipping you can go back and add a few more lashes on top or in between the ones already applied. This is optional and depends on your preference. When the lashes have dried (usually 5 to 10 minutes) apply one more coat of liquid/gel eyeliner along the lashline. You can keep it subtle or go for a sexy cat eyeliner look to compliment your gorgeous lashes.
- Finish the look by curling your lashes (make sure glue is completely dry) and applying a coat of your favorite mascara. Voila! Gorgeous is here!