For first-timers, it can be difficult to apply fake eyelashes. They’re small, delicate, and the slightest mistake can cause huge problems. Luckily, it’s a process that, over time, becomes incredibly easy to do. Read on to find out how you can start getting in that eyelash groove.
Step 1: Preparation
You’ll need to set the stage before you can start working. Prepare your eyelashes using an eyelash curler and then apply some mascara. Do this after you’ve applied your ideal eye shadow and eyeliner because it’ll be difficult to apply those with the fake lashes already on.
Step 2: Apply Glue
Place some glue onto the fake eyelash, preferably with a cotton swab. You can place the glue directly from the container, but you’re better off using a Q-tip as it gives you more control over how much glue you place on the eyelash. You’ll want to hold the lash with a tweezer, not your hands.
Side note: Use dark-colored glue. It’s harder to notice, so people won’t even be able to tell the difference if you applied it properly.
Step 3: Wait for the Glue to Dry
This next step may seem a little odd, but trust me, it works like a charm. Remember back in school when you placed glue on a piece of paper and when you applied it to a surface, it would move around a little? That’s because the glue wasn’t completely dry, which allowed the paper to slip ever so slightly. This happens when applying eyelashes too, and the last thing you’d want is for your lashes to slip right after putting them in the perfect spot.
The solution? Wait for the glue to dry just enough. This usually takes half a minute, so take your time by waving the lash around. Once time’s up, the glue will be dry enough to prevent slippage but wet enough to stick to your lashes.
Step 4: Put the Lashes in Place
Place the lashes along the location of your eyeliner with some tweezers. This is often the most difficult part of the process, and you may not be able to get it right the first time. Eventually, however, you’ll get the hang of it, and you should find this step to be second nature in no time.
Step 5: Finish Up with Eyeliner
To tie it all together, finish up by applying some eyeliner over the fake lash. This helps blend the real and the fake eyelashes so that you can make them look as natural as possible. You can also use mascara for an even better finish, but note that you should only use the lashes one more time afterward, as mascara can lead to bacteria build-up, which is not something you’d want.
Eyelashes are tricky to apply at first, but once you get the hang of the whole process, it’s pretty simple. Sure, you can use some sort of eyelash growth treatment, but as long as you let the eyelash adhesive dry for long enough and apply the right finish, your lashes will look very natural.