How to Apply False Eyelashes – Step by Step Guide

We definitely understand the application process for false eyelashes can seem a tad bit frightening. Especially if you have a wedding or special occasion you’re attending and want to look your best, but need to complete your makeup look on your own. We are here to alleviate some of that fear by providing a simple step-by-step guide on how to apply false eyelashes in the easiest way possible.

Read below for our best false lash application tips!

1. Pre Eye Prep
The first step in the false eyelash application process is the pre eye prep. Many beginners don’t realize that your false eyelashes should be applied after the application on eye makeup. This not only allows for a clean application, but it also allows you to avoid messing up your eyeshadow, liner, etc. while also ensuring the lash glue adheres properly.

This second tip will be a lifesaver for any beginners… apply a line of black liner before applying your lashes. This way, the lash band can seamlessly blend in with the base of your lash line, leaving no visible gaps.

2. Remove carefully from the packaging
If you’re wearing ESQIDO mink or Unisyn™ lashes, they’re packaged in a beautiful casing that allows for the shape and curl of the lashes to remain intact. When removing them from the plastic tray, only pull them off from the cotton band with a pair of tweezers or carefully with your fingers. Never pull them off from the individual strands as this could possibly cause the lashes to be ripped from the band. Taking great care of them is key to extending the lashes’ wear-ability and longevity!

3. Measure and Trim
Eyes come in all different shapes and sizes, as such newly purchased false lashes may be too large for your lash line. and may require some manicuring. To check if this is the case, hold the mink lashes to your lash line as if you were to apply them. If there is any excess length, place your finger at the spot you need to trim them. Using a pair of beauty scissors, trim the lashes by cutting the excess lash length from the band, making sure to always trim from the outside in.

4. Apply Lash Glue
We recommend using ESQIDO’s Companion Eyelash Glue (specially formulated to be latex-free!), brush a coat of glue along the band of the lashes. We recommend waiting approximately 15-20 seconds for the glue to become sticky before applying to your lash line. This allows for the glue to adhere to your skin much better, ensuring your lashes won’t be falling off through the day/night!

Pro-tip: If you find that your eyelids tend to be oily, we recommend adding an extra dab to the ends of the lash band, and once in the middle as well for extra holding power.

4. Adhere to your Eye & Hold
This is the step that can be a bit tricky and requires some practice, but it just takes a bit of practice! The trick is to put a mirror below you, so you can easily see whether the lashes are being applied right up against your lash line (this is what helps to create a more seamless & natural look).

Hold the lashes by the ends with your fingers or an applicator/tweezer, and place directly up along your lash line, then press the lashes down gently on the outer corner of your eye, and finally the inner corner. Once they are placed on your lash line, use a pair of tweezers to nudge the false lashes right up onto the lash line.

…. And you’re done applying your false eyelashes!

Voila! That wasn’t so difficult right? You’ll likely find that ESQIDO false lashes are much easier to apply than other brands due in large part to their unique soft cotton band construction, which allows the lashes to easily contour your eyes. But now that you know how to put on false eyelashes, you’ll likely want to know how to remove them? Check out our blog post, “How to Remove False Eyelashes“!

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