10 Tips on Applying False Eyelashes

Learning how to properly apply false eyelashes doesn’t happen overnight — perfecting it comes after practice, practice and more practice. Undoubtedly, applying false eyelashes enhances the appearance of the eyes whether you are aiming for a natural or a more dramatic look.


10 Tips on Applying False Eyelashes

1. Start off with short, light density false eyelashes before you get the hang of it.

2. Cut the false eyelashes to accommodate them to your eyes and eyelashes.

  • Measure the length of the false eyelashes on your lash line and trim the excess.
  • If you are aiming for a more natural look, cut the eyelashes to be only a bit longer than your natural eyelashes.
  • Cut or trim the outer corner shorter to create the sexy cat eye appearance.
  • False eyelashes are easier to apply when curved — wrap the eyelashes around a makeup brush.

3. Although applying false eyelashes under the lash line looks more natural, it is not completely safe and can cause eye issues. Therefore, I recommend sticking to the typical way of applying them on the lash line.

4. Use a bobby pin to easily apply the glue on your false eyelashes.

5. Allow the glue to dry on your false eyelashes for about a minute before applying the false eyelashes — false eyelashes stick better when the glue is tacky.

6. Place a mirror on a table and lean directly over the mirror with your eyes looking down. Keep your elbows on the table for better stability.

7. Apply mascara to blend natural eyelashes with false eyelashes.

8. Apply liquid eyeliner on top of your eyelid to blend the band and make the eyelashes appear more natural.

9. Avoid ripping your false eyelashes off — this can damage them. Instead, soak a q tip with oil-free makeup remover to remove your false eyelashes with a breeze.. Never use oil-based makeup remover because the excess oil will make it difficult to glue them back on during next application.

10. Use dishwasher soap and hot water to clean the eyelashes and remove excess glue and mascara.



I am using Private Label Extensions 3D Mink Lashes Thinline in Dubai and New York. The Dubai lashes are certainly more fuller and longer, which makes it perfect for dramatic makeup looks. Meanwhile, the New York lashes enhance my natural eyelashes, which makes it suitable for everyday makeup. I did not trim these eyelashes in the photos like I would have in order to show how these eyelashes come like. These are reusable so these lashes can be worn up to 25 times if they are well taken care of. Overall, I do find these lashes comfortable to wear and I like the thinner band since it looks more natural on the lash line.


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10 thoughts on “10 Tips on Applying False Eyelashes”

  • You offer some great tips for using false eyelashes. I personally have never tried the beauty product.

  • Thanks for these. I’ve always been scared of using them for fear of not putting them on correctly.

  • I have always had a hard time putting false lashes on lol Thank you for showing me these tips, they will come in handy the next time I try to apply.

  • Looking flawless! I’ve always been so scared of poking my eyes out lol I also worry about putting false eyelashes on and having them fall out in public.

  • My eyelashes are thin and I always envy those with thick ones. Their eyes look so lively and fierce which I find really beautiful. I thought of using false eyelashes but don’t really know how to start and I am skeptical because I thought it might hurt. Thanks for sharing this, now I have ideas on how to use it.

    • Hi, Claire,

      One tip is to not use too much glue because it can “drip” or “smudge” and cause extreme eye irritation.

      Also, instead of the actual lash glue, regular hair glue works well for many people.

      Depending on what you prefer.

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