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How to Apply a Full Strip of False Eyelashes

Even in Ancient Greece, women took great pains to make their eyes more enchanting. These days, all you need is a set of false eyelashes and a little patience.


  • Step 1: Put adhesive on surface Put two or three drops of adhesive onto a clean surface.
  • Step 2: Measure against your lashes Hold a strip up to one upper eyelid to measure its length against your natural lash line. Trim the outer edge of the false lashes until the strip is as long as your natural lashes.
  • Step 3: Pick up with tweezers Pick up a fake lash strip with the tweezers.
  • TIP: For easier application, bend the lash in the middle.
  • Step 4: Apply glue Dip a toothpick in the glue and apply it along the length of a strip's base.
  • TIP: Fully coat the base with adhesive, but use it sparingly: too much glue will create a lumpy, unnatural look.
  • Step 5: Blow on strip Blow on the strip for a few seconds until the glue is tacky.
  • Step 6: Place strip on eye Guide the false lash strip to your upper lash line with the tweezers, placing it as close to the base as possible.
  • TIP: Apply the strip first to the center of your lash line—then smooth it down in both directions.
  • Step 7: Allow glue to set Hold the lash strip in place for a few seconds to allow the glue to set.
  • Step 8: Repeat on other lid Repeat on the other lid, trimming the strip to the right length, and gluing the strip to your lid.
  • Step 9: Allow lashes to dry Allow the lashes to dry for at least 30 seconds.
  • Step 10: Apply eyeliner Apply a thin line of eyeliner to your upper lash line. If you have trouble drawing a straight line, make small dots along the base between your lashes, staying as close to the roots as possible.
  • Step 11: Curl lashes Curl the lashes to fuse the falsies with your natural lashes.
  • Step 12: Apply mascara Apply mascara to both eyes, concentrating at the base of your lash line to further adhere the false and natural lashes together.
  • FACT: Jennifer Lopez started a trend when she wore false eyelashes made from red fox fur to the Academy Awards in 2001.

You Will Need

  • Some clear-drying eyelash adhesive
  • 2.0 full strips of false lashes
  • A clean surface
  • A pair of small scissors
  • Some pencil or liquid eyeliner
  • A pair of tweezers
  • A toothpick
  • A mirror
  • An eyelash curler
  • And some mascara

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