how to apply false eyelashes

Applying Lashes the Natural Way

Today I’m bringing you a beauty post that I think will be helpful for a lot of you.  Have you ever looked at a beautifully applied makeup look, complete with big, full lashes, and thought to yourself: The next time I go out, I’m gonna recreate this!  But, then you remember: you can’t apply false eyelashes! lol.  Don’t worry, I got you:-)

I love me some falsies, but when I first got started in makeup, they were SO hard for me to master.  A lot of runny eyes, ruined contacts, blackened Kleenex’s, and glue splattered vanities later: I’m a pro baby! 😎

As you know, my favorite makeup aesthetic is beautiful, clean, and natural looking looks.  So, of course, this is my approach to wearing false lashes. I’ve adapted an application method that allows the falsies to still stand out, yet still look very wearable.

Bonus tip:  

When you’re picking your falsies at the makeup counter, always look for a variation of these styles for a more natural look:

demi wispy or wispy

So let’s get started with the tips! Don’t worry, I filmed a tutorial on all of this, the link is below! 🙂

What you’ll need:

  1. False Lashes
  2. Lash Adhesive
  3. Q tips
  4. Small Scissors
  5. Tweezers
  6. Patience

Pro Tip: Go ahead and curl your lashes + apply a thin layer of black mascara.  This will help the falsies blend better later.

3 Tips to Master Natural Looking False Lashes:

1.Cut in 1/2’s or 3rds

  • Carefully remove the lashes from the packaging with tweezers.
  • Grab a pair of small scissors and evenly cut the lashes into halves, or to make it easier, 3rds (although this will take a little longer when applying!).
  • Cutting the lashes into smaller pieces will make applying them so much easier than trying to apply this huge strip.
  • This step will also allow the falsies to look more natural–because you’ll be positioning them more naturally onto your own lash line.

2. Paint the bands black.

  • Take your gel/liquid/or pencil black eyeliner, and paint over the band pieces.
  • Doing this will make the bands of the lashes blend seamlessly into the darkness of your lashes–while also creating a little definition above your lash line.

3. Wait.

  • That’s right–just wait!  If you’re new to applying falsies, I think there is a lot of impatience and anxiety.
  • Well, this step is the game changer for becoming a pro at false lashes: wait on the glue to become tacky! 

Watch this video to see my tips in motion:

Alright guys, that’s all I got! How’d you like the video?

I hope this post helps you, and if you try any of this–you know I wanna hear about it!  Hit me on IG or Twitter:

And be sure to share this video + blog post with all your makeup junkie girl fraaannss:-)💁🏾

Thanks for reading/watching, and if you have a favorite brand of falsies or tricks of your own, send me a message!

Until next time, bye lovaas💋


Hi, I'm Alexis 💁🏾, I've been rich since 86, when I was fearfully and wonderfully made. A free spirited fitness geek, and a professional makeup artist. I'm a born and raised southern girl, living in the big apple and traveling the world. An old soul, with a lotta love to give. Here, is where I express it💜 Follow along for my adventures in the worlds of beauty, fitness, and living a Christ centered life.

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