How to Put On False Eyelashes (and Make Sure They Stay On)

False eyelashes give eyes a depth and drama that regular lashes cannot achieve. No matter how much mascara you put on or how much you crimp your lash hair, falsies still provide more length and volume, which is a great confidence booster.

Some people get deterred, though, by the steps needed in putting on false lashes. If you’re the type who finds the entire process confusing, here are four easy steps to false eyelash application.

Step One: Prep Your False Lashes

Correct application of false lashes starts with preparation. Before you put glue on the lashes, you must measure them to your eye shape. Unless you have a set customised for your eyes, you will have to cut all your false eyelashes to size. Also, roll them around something cylindrical like mascara tubes. Doing this makes the curl appear natural and allows the false lashes to blend into the real ones.

Step Two: Apply Glue With Small Brush Tips

Use brush tip applicators to spread glue on your false lashes. This gives you greater control over the amount of glue you use, and it helps in the precision of your application. Also, brush tips make less of a mess! Use brush applicators by applying a thin layer of glue on the entire band and dabbing a little more on the corners to secure the band. Adding a thin layer of glue on top of your lash line, right where you’ll fasten the false lashes, will give it extra hold.

Step Three: Take Your Time and Use Tweezers

When you apply lash glue, wait for approximately half a minute before putting on the lashes. When the glue becomes tacky, place the band as close as possible to the lash line, adjust the corners, and press down for five to seven seconds. Also, use tweezers; you can get the false eyelashes precisely where you want them if you do. If you have long nails or acrylic press-on ones, you can use those to get the same effect.

Step Four: Ensure That the Lashes Blend Naturally

Wait for a minute for the glue to dry completely, then use a lash curler and mascara to keep your lashes together. Ensure the curler is as close to the lash line as possible when you crimp the hair and add some mascara to your synthetic lashes to keep the two sets together. 

For best results, use volumising mascara like BADGal BANG from Benefit Cosmetics, Lash Sensational Mascara from Maybelline, or Full Frontal Volume Lift & Curl Mascara from Fenty Beauty. If you’re using high-end falsies, curl your natural lashes and apply mascara before putting on the lashes. Mascara might ruin lashes that aren’t synthetic.


False eyelashes frame the eyes beautifully; coupled with a strong brow and eye makeup look, falsies can elevate your aesthetic and give your outfit a dash of drama. You don’t have to work hard to get your falsies to sit perfectly on your eyelids; all it takes to get the perfect eye look is a good lash glue, a pair of tweezers, and some patience!

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