Updated: Mar 13, 2022
Lashes have become a pivotal part of make up application. Bad lashes are just as noticeable as bad eyebrows and don't let anyone tell you anything differently. Whether you are going the naturalista route or you want to be bold, dramatic, and CHIQUE (haha, see what I did there), here are some of my personal tips to help you apply your lashes perfectly.
STEP 1: (The Obvi Tip): If you are practicing with lash placement, I would suggest you try when you are NOT going out! You do not want to ruin a good look by having lash glue all over your eyes. With that being said, you will want to use inexpensive lashes to practice with. You know, a pair or two you can afford to ruin. So please do NOT buy a pair of Huda Beauty lashes for $20 bucks if you don't know what you are doing yet, mmkay?! My personal favorite starters are the lashes by E.L.F. Cosmetics. They are typically anywhere between $2.00 - $4.00 a piece. You may also find deals at your local beauty supply. The beauty supply store in my local neighborhood sells lashes for $0.49 cents (girl, whaaaa?!). Yes ladies, check them out in your neighborhood for deals as well.
STEP 2: (The Glue): When applying lashes, you need a good working adhesive. One of my personal favorites is the DUO eyelash adhesive or the Ardell Lash Grip. Both of these products can be found at your local WalGreens, Wal-Mart, CVS, etc. You get the point, right?! Now, my personal tip, I prefer to get an adhesive in black or clear versus white. Keep reading because I will explain why a little later.
STEP 3: (Hands vs. Tweezers): Some of your favorite beauty bloggers say to use tweezers ALWAYS when applying lashes. While I have seen others apply them with their hands. Ladies......it is your preference. I personally like to use my hands when applying them on my own lash line but I will use tweezers when applying lashes to my clients. Whether you choose to use your hands or tweezers, make sure your hands and tools are clean (like duh?!).
STEP 4: (The Application): You want to make sure you apply your lashes as close to the lash line as possible. This creates a more natural look and it will also be easier to blend with your natural lashes. Now one might say "I don't want to damage my real lashes when taking off the falsies." Girl, I got you with a tip. So I like to apply my eye liner first and then my falsies. That way I am close to my real lash line without setting the glue/falsies on top of my real lashes. Do you remember when I told you I prefer the black/clear colored adhesive?! Well daaawling, this is why! The white glue will create an ashy and paste like look on your eyes if the glue gets out of place. In my opinion, the black/clear adhesive will blend with your liner once it has dried.
Carefully place your lashes onto your eyes and your tweezers/hands to place them correctly. Now ladies, in case you do not know, your natural eye lashes are typically shorter on the inside of your eyes and longer on the outside of the eye. Make sure you are applying the correct lash, to the correct eye. If your falsie happens to be longer than your natural lash line, you can cut some of the lash so it will fit but that's for another day. I mean we just trying to get those puppies on right?! Haha, right?! NO?........OK moving on.
Now glue tip 101! You want the glue to be a little bit tack or dry. This creates a better hold. I mean there is nothing like batting your eyes at bae and you have a floppy lash sliding its way off your eye. Not a good look. Been there ladies, one to may times smh.......Anyways, you can blow on it of let it sit for about 30-60 seconds.
If you are like me, you are not going to be a professional overnight and that is okay. Practice makes perfect. Eventually you will be flapping your beautiful lashes at anyone who will take notice. Once you become a lash queen, you can purchase the more high end brands if you like. Just take care of them and they will lash (OOPS!) I mean LAST a long time. *wink wink* 😉
One last thing ladies........
STEP 5: (The Removal): So ladies you can purchase a lash remover or you can use a regular makeup remover solution to loosen up the glue. Easy Peasy!
*Please note: these are MY personal tips. I am by no means a professional. So if there are tips you would like to share, feel free to let us know! We would love to hear from you.*