How to Apply False Lashes

If you’re going to attempt to apply false lashes on yourself, make sure you Practice, Practice, Practice! My best advice for putting lashes on yourself is to:

1) Tilt your head back and look down into the mirror (if you look straight on, they’ll end up in your crease), and…

2) Make sure you let the glue dry for a few seconds to get it tacky before trying to stick the lashes to your lid (if the glue is too wet, it’ll go everywhere and you’ll make a mess).

Also, with any false lashes, start applying the lashes from the outer corner (trim the lashes if you need to so that they don’t poke your inner corner).  To see how to apply lashes step-by-step, watch my video tutorial: False Eyelashes Tutorial!

As far as level of difficulty, corner (or half) lashes are typically the easiest to apply , then full strip lashes, and finally, individual lashes are the most difficult because you have to be very precise in their application.  My favorite lashes to use are Ardell’s Demi Wispies for dramatic or #100 for natural.

Don’t be intimidated by applying false lashes! They’ll come off eventually (when you want them to).  Just be sure not to pull your own eyelashes when pulling the false lashes off.  Start from the outer corner and pull inwards and away.  It also helps if you use eye-makeup remover first (preferably an oil-based one) to loosen the glue or to remove any excess glue after your pull the lashes off.  Watch my video tutorial to see how to remove your false lashes: How to Remove False Lashes.

You’re ready to start practicing now!

False Lashes for your Wedding – Yes or No?

As a professional Makeup Artist specializing in weddings, I am all about false lashes! I say a definite “Yes”! False lashes are great for special occasions, and what’s a more special occasion than your wedding? Lashes make a big difference by adding definition to the eyes, and they look fabulous in photos! They don’t have to be over the top.  They come in all shapes, sizes, lengths and fullness.  Check out what a difference they make…

“Before” Lashes & “After” with Lashes

Discuss with your makeup artist the look you would like to create, and I’m sure you will be able to figure something out together.  I always suggest doing a Trial run before your actual wedding-day to ensure you get the exact look you want.  It’s a great way to try on different lashes to make sure you get the right ones for your eye shape and makeup style.  Plus, you can do the Trial the same day as your Bridal Shower, Rehearsal Dinner, or Engagement Photos, and that way, you’ll already be done up for the event!

However, if you’re going to try to attempt to do them yourself, Practice, Practice, Practice! Make sure you practice before the big day, and try several different types to see which ones you like best.  Don’t experiment on your wedding-day (it’s stressful enough as it is).  See my blog on applying false lashes for tips and instructions on how to apply them on yourself: How to Apply False Lashes.  You can also watch my video tutorial to see how to apply them: False Eyelashes Tutorial.

And when it comes time to remove them, here are some tips on how to pull them off without pulling out your own eyelashes (this is important…haha!): How to Remove False Eyelashes.