We can all agree that false lashes are one of the best ways to give the illusion of bigger, wider eyes in an instant, but it’s actually getting them on that’s the problem for most people.

The good news is that like riding a bike, once you’ve mastered the knack, you won’t look back! So, here are my top five tips for application: 

Step 1:

Before applying your lashes, check the length of them against your own eye. Many sets will be slightly oversized which makes putting them on much more difficult, so if needed, trim them down using cuticle scissors. 

Step 2:

Squeeze out a thin line of lash glue onto the back of your hand, wait a couple of seconds for it to become a little tacky to the touch, and dip the thread of the strip lashes into the glue. 

Step 3:

Coming from above, (rather than from front) lay the strip on the outer half of your upper lashline, positioning the seam as close to your lashline as possible. Use a damp cotton bud to press in if needed, and then, drop the other half of the strip onto the inner half of your upper lashline. 

Step 4:

Once you’ve done both eyes, apply a thin line of liquid liner to help conceal the thread of the false lashes. 

Step 5:

Finally, apply mascara to bond your own lashes with the strip ones, so there are no gaps. 

TIP: Remember practice makes perfect! Test out your skills by starting with cheaper multi-packs until you’re confident enough to go for something more expensive. Treat your lashes well and you’ll get much more than one wear out of them. 

Lashes I love: 

  1. Bourjois Faux and Fabulous More Volume lashes
  2. MAC 7 Lash
  3. Illamasqua no 21 
  4. Benefit Prima Donna Lashes