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How to Apply Individual False Eyelashes

Looking for a little extra flair? You could get eyelash extensions, or even eyelash transplants; but applying false eyelashes is a lot easier and you can do it all by yourself.


  • Step 1: Drop adhesive on surface Put two or three drops of adhesive onto a clean surface.
  • TIP: For a more dramatic look, apply a thin line of eyeliner on your upper lash line.
  • Step 2: Grab lash Grab an individual fake lash with the tweezers.
  • Step 3: Dip lash Dip the base of the lash into the adhesive.
  • Step 4: Place lash Starting at the outer corner, place a single false lash onto the base of your natural lashes with the tweezers, putting it as close to the roots as possible.
  • TIP: Concentrate lashes toward the outer corners for a more youthful, doe-eyed look.
  • Step 5: Let glue set Hold each lash in place for a few seconds to allow the glue to set.
  • Step 6: ] Repeat until as many lashes as you desire are in place.
  • Step 7: Let lashes dry Allow all the lashes to dry for at least 30 seconds.
  • Step 8: Curl lashes Curl the lashes to fuse the falsies with your natural lashes.
  • Step 9: Apply mascara Apply mascara to both eyes, concentrating at the base of your lash line to further adhere the false and natural lashes together. Now you're now ready for your close-up.
  • FACT: False eyelashes were invented in 1916 by famed silent film director D.W. Griffith, who wanted to give one of his leading lady more dramatic eyes.

You Will Need

  • Some clear-drying eyelash adhesive
  • Individual false lashes
  • A clean surface
  • Tweezers
  • A mirror
  • An eyelash curler
  • And mascara
  • A pencil or liquid eyeliner (optional)

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