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How to Put on Fake Eyelashes, False, for Beginners, Individual, For First Time, without Glue, Side Effects


Fake eyelashes have become a common thing to some women who prefer long lashes. If you still prefer to use the glued on option on putting on your fake eyelashes, choose the right product for your eyes, only rely on certified aestheticians to get extensions, ask about the ingredients in the glue, and always make sure good hygiene is followed by yourself or the person providing the service. Hand washing too is crucial before any hands get close to the eyes. Here are some of the things you may carry on how to put on fake eyelashes.


How to Put on Fake Eyelashes for Beginners

How to but on fake eyelashes for beginers

How to put on fake eyelashes

If your natural eyelashes lack length and volume, give them a boost with a pair of false lashes. False eyelashes help you achieve a dramatic look that works for great events. When properly applied, false eyelashes blend in well with your natural lashes, so it’s difficult to tell them apart. You can apply false lashes in just a few minutes, even if you’ve never worn them before. For beginners, you may follow the following steps if you want to do this at home.

First, hold one of the false eyelashes against your eye to check its length. If the false eyelash is longer than your real eyelash, cut off the outer edge with nail scissors so both are the same length, then bend the false eyelashes into a “C” shape so they fit the curve of your eyes.

Secondly, apply a line of glue to the false eyelash strip. If you have trouble doing this, try applying the glue with a toothpick or cotton swab. Wait a few seconds for the glue to dry slightly before applying the lashes. Blow on the glue to speed up the drying process, if desired.

Third, press the false eyelash down over your natural eyelash line. The cut end of the eyelash should go over the outer corner of your eye. Squeeze the false eyelash and your natural eyelash together gently with your thumb and index finger. Repeat this process with the other eye.

To conclude, apply mascara to the false eyelashes so they blend in with your natural eyelashes. Curl the eyelashes with a crimping tool, if desired.

  1. Apply mascara

Curl natural lashes and comb on a coat of mascara, creating a shelf to support the weight of your falsies.

  1. Cut to fit

Cut the lash band right down the center to create a large individual lash. It is easier to place than a full lash strip, which can become wonky and weird and asymmetrical.

  1. Add adhesive

Trace each lash band, one by one, with a laser-thin line of duo and wait a few moments for the adhesive to dry a bit.

  1. Put the lashes on

Using your fingers, not tweezers, place your extension on the outer corner first, hugging that lash line tight. For an eye-lifting effect, Mikkelsen recommends placing the outer extension slightly above the natural lash line. When you’re placing the inner lash extension, avoid going close to the tear duct to give a little bit more width to the eye. If it’s too close, it makes your eyes feel like they’re narrower and even cross-eyed.

Anytime is a good time for falsies as far as we’re concerned. But we know getting glue near your eye can be intimidating. So we called up benefit cosmetics makeup artist Deanna Tharp to find out exactly how to place faux ones like a seasoned pro. So gather your supplies and choose your own adventure. Want drama? An all-the-way-across strip lash is your answer.

Once you’ve chosen your lashes of choice you will also need some glue black eyeliner, tweezers, a pair of scissors, and cotton swabs. For individuals, you’ll need a small cup to hold the glue. This is a great time to repurpose those dressing cups from the salad bar. Before you start, line your upper lash line with black eyeliner (this will hide the base of the falsies and then get to work!


  • Most false eyelash kits come with a small tube of glue. If this glue doesn’t stick as well as you’d like, you can also buy higher quality glue that helps false eyelashes stay on longer.
  • Use black eyeshadow or eyeliner to hide gaps between false eyelashes and your own lashes.
  • To remove your false eyelashes, apply oil-based makeup remover to a cotton swab. Dab the lash line with the makeup remover. Open your eyes and grasp the outer corner of the false eyelash. Close your eyes and carefully pull the eyelash away from your eye. Repeat the process with the other eye.
  • Wash your false eyelashes no more than once a week. Too much washing will cause the fibers to break.


How to Put on Individual Eyelashes

How to put on fake eyelashes

How to put individual fake eyelashes

Individual lashes can add length and volume to your normal lashes, while maintaining a natural look. While applying individual lashes may take some time, the end result is worth it!

For Individual eyelashes:

Step 1: Gently pull the lash off the packaging with your fingers—not the tweezers. Tharp explains that you might need a little force here, and a tweezer’s grip is strong, so it can bend the lashes. Once you’ve freed the cluster, stick it on the back of your hand so you can grab your tweezers.

Step 2: Using tweezers, dip the base in the glue. Wait a few seconds for the glue to get a bit tacky, but, warns Tharp, Don’t blow on it—you don’t want the germs from your mouth to get anywhere near your eye.

Step 3: Place a lash cluster on the outer edge of your eye.

Step 4: Follow up by placing lash bundles in the middle and inner corners. Then decide if you need more lashes in between the sets you’ve placed. Clusters are great that way—you can add as many or as few as you like!

For Strip eyelashes

Roll the band down to loosen the glue—Tharp says if you pull it straight off, you risk damaging the eyelashes. Wrap the strand around your finger to soften the spine. This is optional, but if the spine is really stiff, run it through your fingernails like a ribbon to give it bend.

Measure the strand against your eye. If there’s any overhang, take note of how many lashes too long the strand is. Cut the band from the inside—not the outside! That way you don’t lose any volume. Apply glue with a cotton swab. Wait a few seconds to let the glue get tacky on the lash. And remember: No blowing!

Using tweezers, place the middle of the strip in the center of your eye. Nudge the outer and inner corners down along your lash line. If, at the end of it all after some practice, you’re still having trouble getting a full strip on, this brilliant lash strip hack also works wonders.


Priming the lashes

Pick out your individual lashes

Individual lashes can be purchased at most drug stores or makeup counters at department stores. Individual lashes from the drug store sometimes come in kits with a pair of tweezers and eyelash glue. Kits can be helpful for packaging all the needed materials together.

Clean your eyelids

Before you apply the individual lashes, use makeup remover to take off any lingering makeup on your eyes. There is some debate on whether to apply makeup before or after applying lashes, but more often than not, you want to work on a clean surface and allow the lashes have a sticking surface free of dirt, oil and makeup

Pour out the lash glue

On a small square of aluminum foil, pour out a small droplet of lash glue. You don’t need a lot of glue to apply the lashes, but a small drop of glue will make it easier to coat the bottom portion of the lashes.

Test where you want to place the lashes

Before you apply your glued lashes, pluck a lash (or grouping of lashes) from the packaging with your tweezers, and hold the lashes in the spot you want to apply them. This will help you decide where to place the lashes before you add the glue, so they look the most flattering and natural.


Applying the eyelashes

Apply glue to the lashes

Individual lashes can come in single, or a small grouping of 2-5 lashes. However your chosen lashes are packaged, use tweezers to grip near the base of the lash or lashes, and gently pluck it free from the packaging. The base of the lashes should be facing you, while the ends of the lashes should be facing away. Carefully dip only the base of the lashes in the small droplet of glue on the aluminum foil

Glue the lashes to your eyelid

With the help of a mirror, bring the tweezers up to your slightly opened eye, and stick the lashes right above roots of your real eyelashes, starting in the middle of your top eyelid. Once the lash is on your lid, you can use the tweezers to gently “brush” the lash upward, so it mimics the curve of your real lashes, and doesn’t droop down into your line of sight.

Continue to apply lashes to both eyes

It is normally easiest to apply lashes to one eye, and then the other. Depending on how thick you want your eyelashes to look, you can apply just a few lashes, or most of the lashes that came with the package. Apply the lashes starting from the middle of your eye, and work your way outward to the corner of your eye. As you move outward, use longer lashes. Then, fill in the inner corner of your eye with the shorter lashes in the package.

Touch up the lashes

After about 10-15 minutes, the lash glue should be completely dry. Use your finger to softly touch the top of your lashes and check for stickiness. Once thoroughly dried, consider using an eyelash curler to gently curl and blend the false eyelashes with your natural eyelashes.

Apply makeup

Add the rest of your makeup when the individual lashes are completely dry. Apply any eye shadow, and eyeliner you were planning to add to your eyes. Liquid liner looks best with false eyelashes, because it is very effective in hiding glue bumps. Finally, apply mascara to both eyes to blend in the lashes even more.


How to Put on Fake Eyelashes without Glue

How to put on fake eyelashes without glue

Wearing fake eyelashes without glue

False lashes add drama to your eyes, fatten-up thin fringe and make your eyes extra flirty. If you are allergic to eyelash glue but still want to wear fake falsies, self-adhesive lashes are one goof-proof method to add volume to your eyes. To accessorize your eyes best, put on fake eyelashes after you apply your foundation, concealer and eye makeup.

You just have to curl lashes with an eyelash curler. Lift your chin while looking straight into a mirror. Squeeze the curler gently at the base of the lashes and hold for two to five seconds. Move and press the curler gently up toward the edge of the lashes to create a slight bend in your natural eyelashes.

After that, measure the strip of lashes against your upper lash line. If your lash strip is too long, cut the end of the lash with a pair of small scissors to create the perfect fit. Pull the small plastic strip off the back of the self-adhesive lashes. Gently bend the lash into a U-shape to prep the lashes for your natural hairs. Bending the lashes ensures that they mold to the natural lashes without lifting up at the corners.

Using tweezers, place the lash along your lash line. Closing one eye, gently pull your skin taut near the outer corner of the eye. Using the tips of your fingers, gently press the lashes down onto your natural hairs. Repeat until you’ve covered both lashes with the self-adhesive fringe.

Let the adhesive cling to your natural lashes for 60 seconds or more. Gently tug on the corner of your lashes to make sure the fringe stays put. To create a natural-looking lash line, cover both the real and fake fringe with one long swipe of dark brown or black liquid eyeliner. Apply two coats of mascara to help the lashes blend in with your real fringe.


How to apply False Eyelashes for the first time

Indeed, the application of these particular lashes proved pretty easy. Because the lashes are so light, you don’t need to cut them or worry too much about where they will fall on the lid. Thankfully, the margin for error is generous, if you certainly needed it. Since these lashes are truly the very first set ever applied, you have to be careful when carrying out this.

It is important that you know, when you are trying to apply false eyelash for the first time, it is good that you don’t do it on your own. You can buy the eyelash at a drug store for about $15 dollars depending where you are and visit a salon near you to be helped.

Some things are too good to be true, and self-adhesive eyelashes from the drugstore seem to be one of them. The freedom from adhesive seemed like the perfect solution for someone new to the falsies game terrified of their own personal Lucile ball situation, and in such a respect, these lashes did, in fact, succeed — but only because they never stuck on in the first place.

False eyelashes for the first timers are on the more subtle side with individual lashes of differing length, and they have the potential to look really nice. But again, for first timers you may not be aware of what is to be done during this period with them.


How to apply Eyelashes Step by Step

Artificial eyelashes range from individual clusters to the more traditional strips. You can use the individual ones to add subtle volume and a little length, or try the traditional variety for a natural or full-on look, depending on the style you go for. For those who are new to false eyelashes, it important to buy a few sets to play with so you can get use to applying them. This helps to have a backup set too, in case one gets ruined in your attempts to master the application technique.

How to apply

Step One – Brush through your lashes

Make sure the lashes are clean and brush through them before you start.

Step Two – Get your lashes

Remove the false lashes from their packaging and put them next to your eyes to check that they are the correct length. They are too long if the band is poking the inner corner of your eye or if it extends past your outer lashes. If you need to trim the eyelashes, use eyelash scissors like these curved ones from Morohe Brushes and trim from the outer edge of the lashes.

Step Three – Apply eyelash glue 

If you are right-handed, put a small blob of glue on the top of your left hand (do the opposite if you are left-handed). Let it sit for just a few minutes until it is a little tacky. Once the glue is tacky, take your false lashes and run the band through the glue, be sure to get enough glue on the strip and both edges.

Step Four – Apply the eyelashes
Some people find it really easy to apply eyelashes with fingers but it is much easier to use an eyelash application  or a pair of  tweezers, like those ones from Browticians to get them right on the lash line. After this check yourself in the mirror to make sure that the lashes are in good position as you wanted.


Artificial Eyelashes Side Effects

Ladies in the whole world strive for fuller, thicker, and longer lashes.  The quest to draw more attention to the eyes by using glued on, false eyelashes has some serious side effects women should be aware of. Some of these side effects are discussed as follows:

Allergic Reactions

Consumer Reports.Org recently reported that both the glue, and the solvents used to remove them can cause allergic reactions which could lead to infections. Eyelash extensions also use glue by placing a single synthetic fiber on the eye lid one-by-one.  Most glue that is used has a formaldehyde-base, and may also have rubber latex in the ingredients.  Allergies can easily occur when you make contact with these products.

Loss of Natural Eyelashes

You might not be doing yourself any good every time you remove the false eyelashes, natural eyelash hair loss can occur, thus decreasing the amount of natural eyelashes you have available, and thinning them out. Access traction anywhere near your natural eyelashes can cause damage to the eyelash hair follicles and stop your natural eyelashes from growing back.


Disadvantages of fake eyelashes

Eyelid infection due to fake eyelashes

False eyelashes can trap dirt, and dust causing your eyes to be more susceptible to irritation and a bacterial infection. The American Academy of Ophthalmology (AAO) warns that among the potential dangers associated with cosmetic eyelash extensions and the adhesives used to apply them are infections of the cornea and eyelid, permanent or temporary loss of eyelashes, and eyelid swelling.

While all these side effects are something to think about, if you still decide you want longer, thicker eyelashes, rely on alternative methods that help promote the growth of your own natural lashes such as LATISSE as an option. There are also various mascara products that give the effect of longer, fuller lashes, and they are quite safe.


More references

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  4. How to apply individual eyelashes:
  5. How to apply fake eyelashes without glue:
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