For someone who hasn’t tried them, false eyelashes are often thought of as theatrical, too fake looking, or over-the-top but, truthfully, I can’t tell you how often someone asks me if my (fake) eyelashes are real! Yes, there are a ton of false lashes that aren’t the most natural looking, but there are also endless options that can do anything from a slight volume and length enhancement to full Hollywood glam. If you’ve ever thought about trying false lashes but maybe felt a little intimidated or overwhelmed, check out a few of my tips and recommendations for falsie wearing beginners:
Tools: Applicator, Glue, & Lashes
You can find a lash applicator at just about anywhere false eyelashes are sold – but, you can also save yourself 20 bucks and a trip to your local Sephora, and just use a pair of tweezers! Using tweezers, as opposed to your fingers, helps a great deal with precision.
Good lash glue is harder to find than a good pair of lashes. I’ve tried SO many and I always come back to Duo Adhesive Lash Adhesive Brush On. I LOVE glues with brush applicators because you it gives you a lot more control with how much and where you apply the glue. In addition to having a brush applicator, the DUO Lash Adhesive has a long lasting, clear drying formula that wears firmly but not at the expense of ripping off a few of your natural lashes when you take it off.
The most fun part of venturing into the world of false lashes is trying out any and every kind! For a beginner, I recommend trying a pair by Ardell. For an enhanced natural look, the Demi Wispies are perfect! They’re super affordable, light weight, reusable, have a mid-sized, durable, and flexible band, and can be found just about anywhere!
When you’re ready to take your lash volume up a notch, here are a few of my favorites, including the pair I’m wearing in the photos above:
Silk eyelashes, thick but flexible band, luxurious and probably one of the most reusable pair of eyelashes that I own.
These are my go-to! But beginners beware, the band on these beauties are not the easiest to work with. I’m wearing Queen B’s in the photos above.
Glamorous, voluminous, and available in lighter options!
Lash Application Tips:
- Trim your lashes to YOUR eye size and shape before applying.
- Use a hand mirror when applying. Hold your hand mirror below your chin and look downward when applying your lashes – this helps you see your entire eyelash and helps with accuracy.
- Let your lash glue dry for 20-30 seconds before applying your lashes. Allowing your lash glue to become a little tacky will help your lashes stay exactly where you place them.
- Use an angled shadow brush and black eyeshadow to blend and fill in any gaps or glue spots.
- Don’t get frustrated, no one is good at applying lashes in the beginning – practice, practice, practice. Oh, and LOTS of patience!