How to Apply False Eyelashes With An Applicator

Give yourself added flutter factor with false eyelashes.

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False eyelashes are the perfect alternative to lashings of spidery mascara when you want a fuller flutter. Falsies add length and thickness to sparse lashes for maximum drama or a subtle come-hither allure, depending on your mood and the occasion. Attaching delicate false lashes with your fingers doesn't have to be messy and time-consuming. An eyelash applicator gives you extra precision for expertly applied lashes and no more glue-covered fingers.


Squeeze the handle of your eyelash applicator to open the clamp.


Carefully place the ends of one eyelash strip into the opened clamp, leaving the edge that will be stuck to your skin exposed. Release the handle to grip the lashes.


Apply a small amount of lash glue to the exposed lash strip. Wait the recommended time for the glue to become tacky, usually between 10 and 30 seconds.


Use the applicator to guide the lashes down onto your eyelid until the glued lash strip is lined up with the roots of your natural lashes.


Apply gentle pressure with the applicator so the lashes stick well to the eyelid, guarding against embarrassing slips later on.


Squeeze the handle of your applicator to release the lashes.


Apply the other eyelash strip using the same technique.

Things You'll Need


1.False eyelashes

3.False eyelash glue

2.Eyelash applicator


Tips & Tricks


If your false lashes are too wide, place them in the applicator and line them up with your natural lashes to see how much you need to take off the sides. Trim the lashes to size with a pair of sharp nail scissors.

Go easy on the glue to speed up the drying time and avoid getting stray adhesive on the skin around your eyes. Always use glue specially formulated for lashes; using any other type of glue is dangerous.

Avoid touching your false eyelashes while the glue is drying so you don’t accidentally dislodge or pull them off.


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