How to make false lashes look real


I hate to admit it, but how to make false eye lashes look natural ,is a trend that is here to say. There is nothing more alluring on a woman’s face than those long thick lashes. Unfortunately, like many things, very few have been blessed to have these naturally.

The trend was revived with Kim Kardashian, who I might add made a fortune off the  lash business.

False lashes look wonderful, however when applied incorrectly can look very unappealing, so before you venture out of the confines off your room, practice applying lashes and ensure that they are well fitted and look as natural as possible. One of the things to be careful about is too always remember that the thicker the lashes, the more heavier they are, which can also make your eyelids close, so be warned.

There are a variety of false lashes in the market, some will include the strip lash, there are also single lashes and then you will find the trio lashes. What are the differences?

  • The strip false lashes is just one strip and the application fits over the entire area.
  • The single false lashes is exactly what it is,  single lashes. These are very tricky to put on because they can easily change direction when the glue is wet.
  • The trio lashes are obviously that however are much easier to apply than the single lash.


  1. When choosing your false lashes, stick to lashes that have a clear band, as these will blend. Thick dark bands are without a doubt the biggest give away that you are wearing false lashes.
  2. If you find that your strip lashes are stiff, wrap them around a pencil so that they take shape.
  3. I always prefer using a dark glue as it accentuates the lash line.
  4. When applying the lashes make certain that you are applying them to the lash line and not onto your eyelids. If you apply the false lashes to the eyelid, you will notice a gap between the real lashes and the fake ones.
  5. Once the false lashes are secure, apply mascara to blend them together.
  6. I always like to end off with a liquid liner to neaten the application.



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How to apply false eyelashes


How to apply false eyelashes

False eye lashes are used to create a more dramatic look. You can choose between wearing individual lashes or strip lashes. I prefer individual lashes because I can play around with the different lengths available to create specific looks, however strip lashes are just as effective.

individual lash application full band lash














Applying false lashes was made the must have makeup and fashion trend by the likes of Kim Kardashian, however there are many ways in which you can create the illusion of fuller lashes before opting for false lashes.

If you have sparse lashes then my advise is to smudge dark eyeshadow along the lash line and follow with a few layers of mascara. If you have pale lashes, coat your lashes with brown mascara, then dust setting powder over the lashes and follow with another coat of mascara. The brown mascara will darken the lashes and the application of powder between the mascara application will give the illusion of a thicker lash line. If you suffer with not having lashes due to alopecia or chemotherapy, I suggest you use a dark eyeshadow with a damp liner brush and smudge this through the lash line.

False lashes to suit every eye shape

right shape for every eye

How to apply false eyelashes

  • You may use either individual or strip lashes, it all depends on which you prefer.
  • Pick up the lashes from it’s packaging using a tweezer.
  • You first need to measure the lashes in proportion to your own eye, trim the lashes from the outer corners making sure to trim at the vein (if you are using strip lashes)
  • Once the eyelashes are cut to fit the eye, shape the lashes. Roll them around your finger or make brush to ensure a rounded feel to the lashes.
  • Apply a thin layer of glue only to the vein area, wait 30 seconds for the glue to become tacky.
  • Place the false lashes as close to the lash line as possible.
  • First secure the middle, the outer edge and then the inner corner..
  • Once the lashes have dried, check that they are secure.
  • Finally, add mascara to join the false lashes to your natural lashes.
  • If you are using individual lashes, start from the outside of the eye working towards the inner corner.
  • Follow the above procedure.

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