Applying false eyelashes
Wash your hands before you start.
Work in a well-lit area.
Select the appropriate lash; strips are designed to fit either the right or left eye.
Size the lashes. The false eyelashes should not extend beyond the outer corner of your eye. Trim from the outer edge of the eyelash strip.
Applying the adhesive:
Squeeze a thin line of lash glue onto the back of your non-dominant hand. Now, gently run the outer seam of the eyelash strip along it.
Use the end of a toothpick to apply the adhesive to the false eyelashes instead of applying the adhesive directly out of the tube. This way, you can spread the adhesive more evenly and avoid putting too much on them.
Although manufacturers instructions read that you should apply adhesive to the eyelashes and NEVER to your eyelids, I have it easier applying it to my eyelids. Placing the eyelashes at the right angle is difficult. If you make a mistake, your eyelids are meshed up with black adhesive. If I apply the adhesive to my eyelids first, then I can place the adhesive easier where I want it. Then I can press the eyelashes onto the adhesive. I first apply a small drop of the adhesive to the end of a toothpick or an orange stick. The I smear the adhesive to my eyelids.
Wait 30 seconds for the adhesive to dry a little.
Using tweezers, place the lash strip on the skin of the eyelid as close as possible to your natural lash line with your eye closed. Bring the strip down from above rather than coming in from the front to ensure that you get as close as possible to your lashline.
With firm but gentle pressure, press the false eyelash into place.
Wait a few seconds before opening your eye.
If the placement is not correct, remove the lash strip immediately and replace before the adhesive has had time to attach securely.
Apply mascara to your lashes. This will help blend your natural lashes with the false ones, achieving a more natural look.
Apply liquid eyeliner along your upper lids. Be sure to fill in any gaps between the false lashes and your own to make them look more natural.
Individual lashes are applied in the same way as strips of lashes. When applying them, start in the outer corner and work your way in. It also helps to put glue on lashes for at least 15 seconds before you put it on.
( See: this video demo.)
Removing false eyelashes
If required, a small amount of eye make-up remover on a cotton bud can be used to clean off any residual adhesive.
Allow the remover to sit for a minute and then, supporting your eye, gently peel the strip away from the outer edge towards the centre of your eyelid.
Peel the adhesive from the eyelash strip using a clean pair of tweezers.
To clean the false lashes, use a q-tip and eye makeup remover.
Remove false lashes before sleeping to avoid eye irritation.
Do not share false eyelashes with other people, as this can spread germs from 1 eye to the other.
If you get glue or makeup in your eye, immediately rinse it out with warm water.
This page has been updated on the 2017-12-18.