False eyelashes are great for extending your lashes to make them look longer, fuller, and more dramatic than they really are. Applying coats and coats of mascara can take quite a while sometimes, especially if you’re going for the dramatic look. It can end up looking clumpy and messy, depending on what mascara you use and let’s face it, falsies are a much better alternative for those special events.
Make sure your false lashes are the correct size. Not all falsies accurately fit your lashline. They are often too long, and in cases like this, you definitely need to cut them so that they fit more appropriately. If they are too wide, your eyelashes will look droopy, thus causing them to look fake. DO NOT snip from the inner corner of the lashes, always carefully chop off from the outer corner.
Do not apply lashes right after applying glue. This will cause a mess and they won’t correctly stay put. Wave them in the air for at least a minute to allow the glue to become tacky. For a more precise application, it’s recommended to apply with tweezers.
Always apply mascara and eyeliner BEFORE the falses lashes. This tip is the one most people do the complete opposite of. Putting on your regular eye makeup before the falsies makes your lashes look a lot more natural.
Curl lashes after applying false ones. Doing this is an important step to tieing the whole look together and making all your lashes – both real and fake – blend together.
Wispy lashes for the more natural look. Wispy, long lashes are great for extending your lashes to make them stand out more, while still looking natural. Ardell and MAC provide good quality ones.
Individual lashes are a great alternative, if you don’t want to apply a full set of lashes. These allow for a more precise application, letting you customize where you place them.