Applying individual false eyelashes at home is actually much easier than you may think! It just requires a little practice.
Before Applying Individual False Eyelashes
Consider what your natural lashes look like and then decide the look you want to achieve. The size of and shape of the eye and how much space is between the lashes and brow is also important. You can do the full length of your lash line or just the outer edge.
The outer edge winged look is my personal favourite! It is very natural looking and also very quick to apply. It is also less noticeable if an eyelash falls out during the day. However if you have very wide eyes and want a fuller look, you would be best to apply the lashes across your whole lash line.
Whether you choose “Individual” or “cluster” lashes, select the size you want to start with. It is best if you start from the outer edge and work your way in.
Before you begin with the lashes, coat your own eyelashes in mascara or try eyelash tinting. This will make your eyelashes look thicker and fuller when you add the false eyelashes and helps to merge your own lashes (which will usually be lighter in colour) with the black false lashes. If you decide to use brown lashes, I would still recommend using a brown mascara to blend with the false lashes.
Applying Individual False Eyelashes
Step 1: Choose Length
Start with either long or medium lashes. The long lashes are longer than they look, so before adding glue to a long lash, take it from the pack and drop it on top of the outer corner lash. This way you can see the length before committing. Once you have decided on a medium or long lash, place it about two lash spaces in from the edge and work towards the middle. If you started with a medium lash and feel you need the extra length, you can then go back and add long lashes to the very outer corner where you have left some space. Otherwise you can fill in the space with additional medium lashes.
Step 2: Apply glue
Apply a blob of glue to a shiny service. This could be on to the outside of the back of the eyelash pack. Wait for the glue to become tacky before dipping the lash ball into it and applying. This should take about 10 seconds. Allowing it to become tacky will give you an easier application; otherwise the lashes will be swimming in all directions.
Step 3: Remove from tray
Take hold of the end of the individual false lash with a pair of tweezers. If you are using “cluster” lashes, make sure you have a good grip on all of the hairs. If you don’t, the whole lash will fall apart when you pull it out of the tray. Lift the lash out of the tray and still holding firmly, dip the root into the glue and draw it back through it.
Step 4: Apply to lashes
Hold it up to your own lashes and then slide down to the base of the natural lash. This will ensure that the natural lash is half coated in the glue, which gives better adhesion than if it was just at the root. This also looks more natural as it helps to bond your entire natural lash with the false lash.
Apply directly where the roots of the lashes meet the skin. You want to place them into the natural lash close to the roots but not on to the eyelid. You should not be able to see the knot sitting on top of your eyelid. If the knot at the end of the eyelash is visible, simply use your tweezers to carefully push the knot down to the root of your natural lash.
Once the lash is where you want it, take the tweezers away carefully so you don’t pull the lash back out. Leave the lash to settle on this eye while you add a lash to the other eye. Go back and forth between each eye to let the lash bond before adding another next to it. If it is not bonded, it can easily shift when adding the other lashes. Repeat with more lashes until you have the fullness and length you want. Don’t worry about the white glue dots. They will disappear and dry clear.
If the lash is twisted once in place, gently nudge it with your tweezers so that it is in the right position before the glue dries. It may take a little while when first beginning. But after a few applications you’ll know better where to place and be able to apply them much faster.
Step 5: Apply Mascara
You can now apply another coat of mascara if you wish. And using a clean make up brush gently push your natural lashes up into the false lashes so that they bond together.