Fancy Face’s Brittany Gray takes you step by step to show you how to apply lashes like a pro.
Applying false lashes can be tricky and time consuming if you’ve never done it before, but with the right tools, tricks and simple directions, you’ll know how to apply lashes like a pro in no time!
Products and Tools
To begin, you need your lashes! I love using Ardell Wispies, I use them more specifically for casual events for a more naturally glamorous look, along with the Ardell Lash Grip Glue. This glue is amazing, very affordable, and best of all, it’s waterproof for any of those tear-jerker occasions. Grab a pair of tweezers (mine are from Tweezerman) and be sure to have a pair of scissors to trim down the lashes to the correct length of your eyes, if you find they are too long. Lastly, have a compact mirror handy – I’ll tell you why later!
Just a side note before we begin application, when it comes to selecting your glue, I always recommend a clear glue as opposed to black or white. Clear glue can give you a little bit of room for error and not affect the integrity of your makeup.
Let’s Get Started!
To keep the lashes intact and in the best shape possible, use your tweezers to gently peel them from their holder. Next, open your glue and just put some on the back of your hand. I usually give the glue a moment to begin drying before I use the back corner of the glue tube to get some of the glue from my hand to apply onto the band of the lash. Don’t be afraid to dive in there, if you use more glue as opposed to less you’ll have a longer lasting hold. Be sure to coat the end of the lash well so it retains a nice lift.
From there, put that first lash down and let it start to dry. Peel off the other one and repeat the process. Allow the glue to dry on the lashes for close to a minute so it becomes a little bit tacky – that is when it’s ideal to put on.
Step 1: Application
Grab your compact and let’s put on those lashes! I like to apply the lash with my tweezers. Now here’s where your compact comes into play – look down into your compact as opposed to looking straight ahead into a mirror as you’ll block your view of your eye looking ahead. By looking down into your compact you have the perfect angle for a clean application. Press the lash into the root of your own lashes. Be sure there isn’t a gap between the false lash and your own. You can use the end of your tweezers to gently tap it in place. Voila! It’s that easy.
Step 2: Cover Your Glue
Take an angle brush and an eyeshadow that is either dark brown or black. This step will just conceal that shininess of the glue. I gently mix a bit of the brown and black shades of shadow and pat it into the roots of the lash to cover any sheen that the glue may have caused.
Step 3: Curl Your Lashes
Grab your lash curler, I use a Shu Uemura Curler and it works like a charm, and fit the lashes into the curler. Give it a couple pumps and be sure to pump at the length of the lash as you go along. This will give you a gorgeous lift and open your eye for some extra pop and elegance.
Step 4: Coat Your Lashes
Our last step is to blend your false lash with your natural lash. We do this by applying mascara to the lashes by focusing on the root of the lashes to really blend it all together. It’s always good to have a little spoolie on hand if you get too much mascara on the false lash, just use the spoolie to blend up. That’s it!
Hope this how-to was helpful. Get in touch with any questions, I’m always happy to help!