In this post, I thought I would answer the most common questions about false eyelashes & also show how to attach false eyelashes to yourself in the best way!
I myself do not use false eyelashes so often, but once I do, I feel really bang-looking! :)
Loose lashes can be my new craze I feel now. I'm 100% periodic when it comes to certain beauty attributes. At the moment it is 1. skip foundation (uses only products that neutralize redness) 2. fake beauty spots 3. brown without sun and now also 4. false eyelashes!
The false eyelashes in this post come from the brand Just Lashes (adlink) which is founded by makeup artists My Emilsson and Anna Kokotos. Who can loose lashes better than two so experienced makeup artists? :)
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Below is a step-by-step description of how to attach false eyelashes, as well as some tips and tricks on how to apply false eyelashes on yourself in a simple way.
Apologies for my brow that sticks out completely! I did not see it until the end of the make-up, so it is in the majority of the step-by-step pictures;)
Lashliner / lash marking before loose lashes
Start by making a lashliner / lash marking. This will make your false eyelashes blend in much better with your natural eyelashes.
Here I have used a black eye shadow, which I have applied with a brush that is moistened with fixing mist (gives longer durability than water). But you can use any product for this; cream eyeliner, a narrow eyeliner, cake eyeliner, etc.
I do this by lifting a little on the eyelid and blackening right down to the "scalp" of the lashes from the underside. So not so far into the eye that you lay along the upper waterline / mucous membrane, because then it will discolor under the eye when you blink. But just right on the skin between the lashes.
This way goes too! Place a mirror on the table below you, or angle the mirror upwards if you use a round one that you can turn. Then you see the French edge very clearly, so that you do not grope blindly :)
2. Eyeliner for false eyelashes
Then I paint eyeliner over the lashes too! How to make this eyeliner is 100% optional. Thick, thin, sharp, smoky, wing, wide on the outside and narrow on the inside, etc. Absolutely optional!
The reason why it is good with eyeliner for loose lashes is because otherwise it can be clearly seen that you have false eyelashes, because it is just over your natural lashes that you attach the loose lashes.
I smoked my eyeliner, to show it too! But as I said, which eyeliner you want for your false eyelashes is completely optional.
3. False eyelash glue (+ cut the false eyelashes if necessary)
The most common mistake when applying false eyelashes is that you do not cut them, or that you cut but not enough. So not the straws, but how long the strip is. It depends a bit on what eye shape you have, but on most I do not usually attach false eyelashes to the tip of the outer corner of the eye. Because it can "pull down" the eye a bit and look quite unnatural.
Cut the loose fringe a little at the outer edge, apply to the eye (without glue) and check if it looks nice. Then you can cut more if needed.
Then apply a smooth line of false eyelash glue to the edge of your false lashes. Not too much, not too little. I use the classic glue Duo Adhesive (adlink). An adhesive that is white when applied but which becomes completely transparent when it dries.
Let dry for a while before applying! So that the glue becomes a little tough.
4. Attach loose lashes
If you attach false eyelashes with fingers or tweezers, 100% is a matter of taste. I usually put on the loose lash with my fingers in the middle of the eye.
… Then I take a pair of tweezers if I place the false lash perfectly against the inner and outer corner of the eye and make sure that the false eyelashes are as close to my natural lashes as possible, along the entire lash line.
You can also do as I showed picture regarding lashliner: put a mirror on the table below you and look down instead. Some people think it is easier because you get such a clear overview of the French edge then!
Beginner? What do you do if the false eyelash ends up wrong? It's no harder than removing and starting over! The glue comes off easily by pulling it away from the edge of the loose fringe as a small type of rubber cord.
Sometimes you only realize after application that you should have cut the lashes a little more, or that you put the false eyelash too close to the corner of the eye or that it rubs somewhere. It should be nice and convenient! Do it again and do it right until you are satisfied. The only thing that happens is that you may need to improve your eyeliner a little between times. And that you can get frustrated if you do not get it;) but practice gives skill!
The most important thing to remember is that you do not just have "a chance", so it is not the whole world if it does not get good right away.
This is what my lashes look like with just loose lashes and eyeliner! These false eyelashes are Just Lashes Aliya XS (adlink).
5. Tips for false eyelashes to last all day
After the glue has dried, I usually, with a thin eyeliner brush, apply a little false eyelash glue afterwards as well. As on the seam of the loose lashes. Especially in the corner of the eye. I can easily get a little teary eyes during application and then the glue does not always adhere so well, even if it is not visible immediately. And then the false eyelashes can loosen a little in these areas during the day.
As long as you do not smudge with the glue on your loose lashes, you can put on quite a lot without it looking strange. "A lot" is a question of definition, but you understand what I mean;)
Should you bend the eyelashes before false eyelashes?
If you have very straight lashes that are difficult to get up with mascara, or that they even grow a little down, then I would bend the lashes first. But make as soft a bend as possible, so that the fringe does not become like an L-angle straight up.
On my lashes, I do not bend at all before applying loose lashes.
Why? It is quite easy to bend the lashes too much, then they will stick up through / above the false eyelashes instead of fusing together nicely with the false eyelashes.
But if you can not get your natural lashes up without bending with pliers, then I recommend doing it before attaching the false eyelashes. So that you do not have two rows of lashes from the side, first your own, then a space and then loose lashes above it :)
6. If necessary: Fill / improve the eyeliner
I put a little more black eye shadow on the eyeliner, because the glue became a little glossy while my eyeliner is matte.
It can also be the case that you see some unevenness or the like after the loose lash is in place, then you can even out the eyeliner afterwards.
7. Mascara before or after false eyelashes?
There are slightly different opinions about it actually. Some people prefer to apply mascara before lashes, I prefer to apply mascara afterwards - and as little mascara as possible.
The best (in my opinion) is to apply as gently as possible with mascara, just so that your natural lashes turn black and blend in with the false eyelashes. When I remove the false eyelashes in the evening, I see that I hardly have any mascara at all - I use so little. Because the false lashes are so nice in themselves, so I avoid getting mascara on the false eyelashes.
It's even easier if you dye your natural lashes before! Then you just need to "get together" your natural lashes with all false eyelashes, but the natural straws are already black.
Another reason not to mess up the false eyelashes and your natural eyelashes with lots of mascara, is because it is more difficult to remove the false eyelashes in the evening then. If you have put them together, you must first dissolve the mascara, but I do not need that with this minimal amount of mascara.
Clear! Here I have also put some eye shadow around for a little balance, not just lashes.
1. What are the different types of false eyelashes?
In short, it can be said that there are 3 different types of false eyelashes:
1. Full line / Strips (strip lashes)
"Classic false eyelashes". This is the most common type of lashes and probably easiest for beginners. They can be found either as whole lashes or in strips that are cut to fit your eye.
2. Individual lashes (cluster / flare / individuals)
Fringes are usually 2-3 straws in a bunch and can be used to fill in sparse areas and build volume. Some people use these to attach to the corner of the eye where it can be difficult to get comfortable with classic false eyelash strips. Either you have one "Single bundle" but there are also variants with 2-3 bundles on a short small strip. I prefer that type, as it is a bit tricky to attach single bundles to yourself.
3. Individual Single Lashes (single)
Single lashes are most often used in lash extensions and are, as the name suggests, a single lash. These are attached individually fringe by fringe to build up your own lashes. This type of false eyelashes is unusual to use in makeup.
But of course there are lots of different styles of lashes; long, short, sparse, fluffy .. As well as different ways to attach them, e.g. magnetic false eyelashes!
Here is the result of lashes with two "bundles", which makes them easy to apply. These false eyelashes are Just Lashes Alora Individuals (adlink). So, so, so good!
See this entire make-up, product list and step by step in the post; Eyeliner and false eyelashes (piece lashes) Step by step.
Here is the result of a whole strip in a rather discreet and natural size. I feel great in these! They make a big difference, but are still natural. These false eyelashes are Just Lashes Aliya XS (adlink)
See this entire make-up, product list and step by step in the post; Natural make-up with false eyelashes (step by step)
Here are also false eyelashes on the strip / full row, but a larger size and a bit "fluffy". Suitable for make-up with a little more eye shadow, preferably smoky! These lashes are Just Lashes Alyssa M (adlink).
See this entire make-up, product list and step by step in the post; Smokey eyes with false eyelashes (step by step)
2. Can you have false eyelashes every day?
Theoretically, it is possible to have false eyelashes every day if you want, however, over time it can wear on your natural lashes if you have sensitive eyelashes. Some may have it every day without noticing any difference in the natural ones.
If you want loose lashes every day, I still recommend jumping some days if possible to let the lashes rest between laps.
3. Can you be allergic to false eyelashes?
It is unlikely that you are allergic to false eyelashes per se, however, if you attach with glue, the glue can provoke an allergic reaction. The most common is probably latex allergy and that you use glue with latex. It is advantageous to attach loose lashes with latex-free glue.
I use the glue Duo Adhesive (adlink) which is the most common false eyelash glue. It is also available in a latex-free variant, Duo Adhesive Latex Free (adlink) which I have not tested myself but it has received very good reviews so it is probably just as good!
4. Do false eyelashes wear on the natural lashes?
Loose lashes do not wear out especially with occasional uses, but it is a small strain on the natural lashes. If you use false eyelashes often, it can begin to be noticed by getting fewer and worse natural eyelashes.
It also depends on how careful you are when washing off the makeup and removing the false eyelashes. And how much you "smeared" the lashes in the mascara. If they get stuck a lot with your natural lashes and you pull off the false eyelashes carelessly, then you can happen to wear with natural lashes at the same time as well.
5. How to put on single lashes?
Single lashes are most easily attached with tweezers and dipped in glue to then attach lash by lash.
6. Can you sleep with false eyelashes?
It is clear that goes to sleep with false eyelashes but NOTHING I recommend as this can wear a lot on your own lashes. It is unhygienic as attan as well.
Please, the girl who always washes off her makeup in the evening! You are very careless in life, but not this;)
Is it possible to cut false eyelashes shorter?
Cutting false eyelashes shorter on the "width", ie the strip itself, is easy and is preferable so that they fit your eyes as well as possible. It's easily done with scissors! :)
If it is the straws that are long then the answer is; yes it is possible, but be careful and cut each straw into slightly different lengths. It will be a "cut off" look if you cut all loose lashes to the same length. If you have thick straws on your false eyelashes, I do not recommend it at all, because then it will also be a "cut off" top of the straw. Should only be done in an emergency, if you e.g. happened to buy too long false eyelashes and have no others.
8. What are the best false eyelashes for beginners?
The best false eyelashes for beginners are (in my opinion) are piece lashes with 2-3 bundles on a short strip.
Because lashes that are like a "single bundle" are a little difficult to apply on themselves. It is easy to happen that you happen to angle it quirky and then all the bundles spread in different directions. But if you have two bundles on a short strip, then you lay the strip against the lash line and get the right angle on your false eyelashes immediately!
Piece lashes are simpler than loose lashes on a full line / strip because you attach one part at a time, which means that you get a quick and easy application along the entire lash line. Than to get one and the same strip to fit perfectly the whole piece from the inner edge to the outer edge.
See this entire make-up, product list and step by step in the post; Eyeliner and false eyelashes (piece lashes) Step by step.
9. Can false eyelashes be reused?
You can reuse false eyelashes, but remember to clean them properly so that not a lot of dirt and bacteria grows in them! I clean my lashes with makeup remover and then store them in a small box.
10. How long do false eyelashes last?
False eyelashes that are properly applied should sit all day or until you remove them. Eyelash extensions last longer and most people get better once a month. Approx. 4-8 weeks before they fall off completely and depend on your natural fringe cycle.
11. Is it possible to attach false eyelashes without glue?
There are self-adhesive false eyelashes that hold the lashes together with a magnet instead of glue. So if you are allergic or just do not want to use glue for your loose lashes, magnetic lashes can be something to try! :) I have not tested myself, but am incredibly curious!
There are also eyeliners with some type of magnetism, so you first paint eyeliner and then attach the false eyelash where you painted. Not tested it either!
12. What are false eyelashes made of?
False eyelashes are either made of synthetic materials or real hair (animal fur). The material used should always be on the product and if you shop online in connection with the product, so that it is clear. I recommend synthetic materials, partly it lasts longer (plastic lasts better than a brittle hair) and also it feels incredibly unnecessary to use animal products for beauty when you can make such good lashes (and other products) vegan.
You who follow me know that I basically always have my natural eyelashes, I rarely use false eyelashes. I think it's nice with "just right" with lashes. I have pretty good lashes myself that I think are enough, I usually use quite so sparing with mascara too.
But if I want a lot of effect, I personally think it's nicer (on myself) with loose lashes than with a lot of mascara :) But it's a matter of taste!
However, it does not take away the fact that you feel so incredibly bang-looking the days you do a nice make-up with false eyelashes! It's so incredibly beautiful!
Hope you were inspired! If you have any questions about loose lashes, do not hesitate to shout!
All false eyelashes in the post are as I said from Just Lashes (adlink) and I can really, really recommend them! So nice and so good!