If I had a counter for how many times I’ve applied false lashes in my life, I honestly think it would be well over 500. I know it sounds crazy, but between pageants, appearances, and modeling gigs, false lashes have just become a normal part of my everyday life. I love the way they make your eyes pop, and it’s hard to go back to my natural lashes after wearing them so much! I don’t claim to be a pro by any means, but I think I’ve managed to find the most efficient way to apply false lashes in no time, so I thought I’d share a few tips.
My top tip would be to find your perfect lash. While I started off getting drugstore lashes that were $2-4 and throwing them away every time, I actually think it’s more cost effective to purchase a quality pair and take care of them so you can get 10+ uses out of each pair. In this post I used Flutter Lashes in style Kelsey, but MAC 35 lash is another favorite of mine when I want a slightly less dramatic look. Then, measure them against your lash line and snip off any excess that goes beyond the corner of your eye.
Step 1: Curl your lashes and get as close the root as possible. Curl twice in the same spot for maximum effect.
Step 2: Apply your favorite liner before your lashes, then touch up after if needed.
Step 3: Layer on your mascara before applying lashes to hold the curl.
Step 4: Apply a thin layer of Duo glue.
Step 5: The key to this whole process is to let it dry for a minute to a minute and a half and let it get tacky before application. This will prevent lots of sticky, gluey messes on your eyelid that I know I had when I first started applying strip lashes. If you’re in a hurry (or let’s be real, if you’re just impatient like me) speed up the process by blowing on them lightly.
Step 6: Apply the lashes along the base of your lash line (no higher) with tweezers or your finger. Then, pinch your natural lashes to the strip lashes for a blended look. You can also blend with mascara, but I don’t do this with my mink lashes.