How To Use False Eyelashes
Sometimes it's fun to go for glamour with false eyelashes. Whether you apply a few singles to create a subtle change, or full lashes for optimal drama, you may want to practice first: this can be one of the trickier beauty enhancers.
Difficulty: Moderately Challenging
Things You'll Need:
Toothpicks or tweezers
Eye Shadow Brushes
First Check their length by placing them on your eye without applying any adhesive yet. Full lashes should follow the natural line of your own lashes. Trim them from the outside edges with sharp scissors to accommodate your needs. It is at this point also that you will need to decide if you are going to to use mascara. Always apply mascara to your own lashes and not to the false ones.
Begin with clean eyes, free of makeup or debris. Hold the lashes in your hand and apply a very thin line of glue or adhesive along the base; let it sit for 1 minute or until tacky. Begin with a minimal amount of glue, adding more if needed.
Using a mirror apply the false lashes above your eyelashes, as close to your lash line as possible, following its natural curve.
Adjust the lashes with your fingertips, tweezers or a toothpick.
Apply eye makeup. You may find your new lashes dramatic enough without mascara, so take a good look in the mirror first. Never Apply mascara to your false eyelashes, always apply mascara to your own lashes only.
Practice a few times before your debut. This is a challenging beauty trick to master, but a dress rehearsal should make for a smash opening.
Tips & Warnings
Remove false eyelashes before you go to bed, using a warm compress or makeup remover.
After wearing full lashes, soak them in eyelash-cleaning solution until the next time you wear them.
Never pull the lashes from your lids, as you may pull your own lashes out or rip your skin.
Never apply glue directly to your eyelids; it may get into your eyes, or you may glue your eye shut.