How to apply false eyelashes like a pro

How to apply false eyelashes like a pro

When it comes to false lashes, I’m not sure there are many other beauty products around that bring us joy, and anxiety at the same time. Because for some of us. Applying false lashes is a tough job. The glue doesn’t stick to your lashes, you can’t find lashes that fit your lashes, and they don’t last for more than a few hours. Trust me I’ve been there! There has been many nights where I’ve spent more time trying to apply false lashes than I have on getting ready! But not know. I’ve since learnt a few tricks and tips that have helped me master the art (and it is an art) of how to apply false lashes like a pro. So if you want to know how to do the same, here are my top tips:

Bend the lashes

Your eyes are naturally curved. So it only makes sense that your lashes should be curved as well. When you take a new set of lashes out of the packet, wrap the base of each lash around a finger for 10 seconds each. By doing this your lashes will have the perfect curve – just like your eyes!

How to apply false eyelashes like a pro

Trim the lashes

I’m not sure why, but most false lashes are longer than you need them to be. So you’ll need to trim them for a natural look. Plus lashes that are smaller and fit your natural lashes, are a lot easier to apply as you don’t get any lash over hang.

Get the adhesive right

Some people like to use the lash glue that comes in the same pack as their false lashes. Some people like to use glue that dries clear or that dries black. Find out what works best for you. And when you apply the glue, apply it along the lashes and let it dry for a good 30 second before applying!

How to apply false eyelashes like a pro

An applicator helps

Applying lashes is a lot easier when you don’t use your hands. Some people can do it with their hands. I’m not one of those people! Instead I find using tweezers or a lash applicator a lot easier. You just use the applicator to pick up the lashes and then looking down into a mirror, press the lashes into the centre part of your lashes, before using the applicator to press down the two ends. And then just keep that in place until they’ve set.

Use liner to fill in the gaps

I find that by using a little eye liner, you can blend your false lashes to your lash line. You can use either a liquid liner or a kohl liner – which ever you prefer.

How to apply false eyelashes like a pro

Best places to shop for lashes

There are so many places you can buy lashes from. For me, I like picking up my favourite brands from Boots or from they have a fab selection of some of the best lashes around, including these pre-glued lashes from Eylure or the classic ones from Nouveau Lashes.

Do you have any other tips for how to apply false eyelashes like a pro?


  1. October 25, 2016 / 10:23 am

    I haven’t tried false lashes before and this post is extremely helpful! Only the thought of putting false lashes gives me anxiety, but I guess I need practise! Lovely post! 🙂


  2. October 25, 2016 / 12:53 pm

    I do like to wear false lashes now and again, sometimes they can just pull a look together xo

  3. October 25, 2016 / 1:57 pm

    I have never tried false eyelashes, I have to admit I always assume I would end up making an awful mess should I try it. x

  4. October 25, 2016 / 2:06 pm

    Great tips for applying false eyelashes. It is not something that I would try, but I find it interesting learning about it all the same. Thanks 🙂

  5. October 25, 2016 / 2:07 pm

    I’ve tried and failed with false eyelashes for many years. I’m now a big fan of those brush-on fibre extensions you can buy (I use eyeko)

  6. October 25, 2016 / 5:08 pm

    I feel like I’ve learned so much! I’m going to try falsies this year.

  7. October 25, 2016 / 5:57 pm

    I just can’t do the ones where you have to add glue… pre-glued I can just about fathom, other than that, I haven’t got the patience x

  8. October 25, 2016 / 8:44 pm

    I love false lashes and find that eylure ones are the best xx

  9. October 25, 2016 / 8:57 pm

    I love this post, and would love to wear false eyelashes more often. I think they look much more glam!

  10. October 25, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    I used to be rubbish at putting on lashes. But I got them on. Then I had my acci-mah-dent and now I can’t do them at all. I so miss having a good set of lashes on! 🙁

  11. October 25, 2016 / 11:19 pm

    I am hopeless at gluing false lashes on so I obviously need to take a leaf out of this tutorial because mine always end up wonky.

  12. October 26, 2016 / 12:20 am

    False eyelashes can be intimidating to beginners so this is helpful. Working with them a few times should make things easier.

  13. October 26, 2016 / 9:49 am

    I hate putting on false lashes as I always get one perfect and the other one never seems to go on the same x

  14. Dannii
    October 26, 2016 / 9:55 am

    I have never tried them before, as I am scared of putting anything near my eyes. But, I really would like to try them.

  15. October 26, 2016 / 1:03 pm

    I have never tried false eyelashes, but I’m booking your post so that should I ever be tempted I know where to find some good advice.

  16. October 26, 2016 / 5:14 pm

    My mummy is awful at putting fake eyelashes on! But on the rare occasion when she gets it right she looks super!

  17. October 26, 2016 / 7:00 pm

    Ooh great tips, especially using the liner to fill in gaps! I love the Kiss Blooming Lashes in your photo! xxx

  18. Francesca
    October 26, 2016 / 8:09 pm

    I rarely wear lashes to be honest but when I do I now apply them differently. The Metro did a post on how MUAs apply lashes and they do it under the top lash line rather than on top, its actually so much more comfortable and looks really natural however I was terrified I’d stab myself in the eye!

  19. nicol
    October 26, 2016 / 9:12 pm

    practice makes perfect too 😀 ive been wearing them since i was 16 and i can probably apply them in sleep now!

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  20. October 27, 2016 / 9:26 am

    Great tips! I’ve never used false lashes as I’m too scared to apply them but I feel like I could after reading this.

  21. Hannah
    October 27, 2016 / 9:55 am

    Love this post as I need all the help I can get with lashes!

  22. October 27, 2016 / 9:58 am

    I am absolutely useless at applying lashes, hopefully this will help!

  23. October 27, 2016 / 4:26 pm

    I have to admit I do struggle with lashes, but have never bent them round my finger before! I will try this out next time and see how it goes. Thanks for the tips x

  24. October 27, 2016 / 9:17 pm

    This could not have come at a better time for me, this weekend I will attempting false lashes by myself for the first time so I could not be more grateful for these tips

  25. October 27, 2016 / 10:28 pm

    I attempted to put some on a while back it was a disaster I need to follow your tips and try again.

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