The ultimate guide to false lash application
02 Jun 2016
Make your peepers pop on your wedding day and master the art of false lash application
Long lashes can really serve to enhance and complete your overall make-up look. Sonia Khera, founder and director of The Lash Inc., offers her top tips for stress-free and fuss-free false lash appication.
1. Preparation is key
If you’ve got oil on your skin, your falsies won't adhere to the glue and they’ll come loose or fall off completely. Your best bet is to prep the eyelid by wiping with toner and then applying an eyelid primer.
2. Measure your eyes
Rest the strip lash along your lash line to see whether you need to trim it to size. The strip should start where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin; if you start too close to the inner corner it will irritate your eyes. To mark where your strip lashes should end, go to the outer corner and count 2-4 lashes inwards. If they hang over, it can pull the eyes down. Rolling around your finger will increase the curve in the lash.
3. Cut the lashes
If you have to trim your lashes to fit, remember to do it from the outside edge and don't cut through the lashes - always cut them at the vein. If you cut upwards, you'll chop half of the other lashes off that you wanted to keep so cut carefully.
4. Apply the glue
Apply lash glue along the vein of the lash from corner to corner and wait for it to go tacky before applying, otherwise the lashes will slide. Most lash glues are white when first applied, but don’t panic as they will dry clear.
5. Get the position right
Position the strip lash where the natural bulk of eyelashes begin; look down and press the strip lash against your lash line in the centre, the outer edge and inner corner.
6. Secure lashes in place
There is debate on whether tweezers or hands are best for applying lashes; use whatever is most comfortable for you.