Do not underestimate the beautiful impact that a pair of false eyelashes can have on a face! They are a great way to enhance your eye beds, eye makeup, and create a more awake and feminine look.
Unfortunately, as we age, one of the things that tend to fade away is our lash line. Our lashes get thinner and more sparse. It’s just a fact we have to face!
And many women think that applying false lashes are too tricky to deal with - especially if you have aging eyes. But like anything worth doing, it’s probably going to take a little practice and guidance, but learning how to apply them is well worth the effort for the outcome!
Every time I apply fake lashes on a client, especially on my over 40 gals, they’re always blown away by how much they love the way they make them look and feel. Adding more lashes adds more confidence in such a simple way.
Good news is, that the investment into the tools + lash products is minimal, but makes a maximum and youthful impact on the face!
In this blog post, I will go over step-by-step on how to help you apply false eyelashes with ease.
Today, Jennifer is showing us how to apply fake eyelashes on mature eyes
Jennifer's 7 step tutorial is easy to follow and all of her suggestions are shoppable inline or through an image-widget
The first step in applying false lashes is to choose the right pair that will complement your eye shape and suit your age. Avoid thick and heavy lashes as they can make your eyes look smaller and overwhelm the eye space. Instead, opt for a pair of lashes that are lightweight, natural-looking, and have a thin band. You can also consider half lashes that add volume to the outer corners of your eyes, creating a more lifted look.
Other products to have on hand before you begin :
The next step is to measure the false lashes to fit your eyes. Place the lash strip on your natural lash line to see how it will fit. If it seems too long for your lash line, trim any excess from the outer corner (only) if needed. Ensure that the lashes fit comfortably and don't extend beyond the inner corner or outer corner of your eyes, as this can create a droopy effect and be uncomfortable.
I use a pair of tweezers to remove the lash band from the tray with and always pick up the lash from the outer corners so that I don’t mistakenly tear the inner lashes!
Before applying false lashes, it's important to prep your natural lashes to ensure a seamless application. I go ahead and do all of my eyeshadow and liner first. Then gently curl your lashes with an eyelash curler to lift and open up your eyes. Then, I like to apply a thin layer of mascara to your natural lashes to help blend them with the false lashes.
Apply a thin layer of eyelash glue to the back side of the strip of the false lashes, making sure to cover the entire band. Wait for a few seconds to allow the glue to become a bit tacky before applying the lashes to your natural lash line.
Using a pair of tweezers or your fingers, gently place the false lashes onto your natural lash line. I try to start in the center then work my way inwards and towards the exterior pressing in gently. Ensure that the lashes are close to your natural lash line and press them down towards your real lashes with one of the throwaway eyeliner wands to secure them in place.
I like having these wands handy bc they can get right up to your lash line and you don’t have to use your fingers which are generally too big to get that close.
To create a seamless look, blend your natural lashes with the false lashes by applying another layer of mascara. I used the Il Makiage Icon mascara, $27. You can also use a lash comb or spoolie to separate your lashes and remove any clumps or excess mascara.
Once you have applied the lashes, you can also apply a small amount of eyeliner to the outer corner of your eyes to enhance the winged effect and to draw over the lash glue to take away any shininess.
I used the brand new GXVE Beauty 24/7 Waterproof Gel pencil, $20 in shade “Settle Brown,” Ladies, if you need a new eyeliner that doesn’t fade or budge - this pencil stays put!! And it’s so easy to draw with. I own it in 5 shades now!!
Sure applying false lashes for aging eyes can be challenging the first couple of times you attempt it, but with the right pair of lashes and technique, you can achieve a youthful and vibrant look that you’ll no doubt love!
How to remove your fake lashes
Use a cotton swab Qtip soaked in an eye makeup remover (my fave is the Neutrogena oil-free eye makeup remover) and rub along the backside of the lash line until you break up the adhesive. You should then be able to easily remove the fake strip lash without pulling. If cleaned off properly, you can store the lash strip back on the tray and use it two or three more times!
Follow these tips and tricks to apply false lashes with ease and enjoy the confidence boost that comes with fluttery, voluminous lashes no matter what your age is!
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That’s a great post!!! I’ve always struggled with those eyelashes and have never been able to put them on correctly. Now I know and will try again!
Any thoughts on the magnetic ones? I’ve had no luck with those either…
I hope you try again and have more success! I have not liked any of the magnetics ones – I gave up after 3 differents styles/pairs. They clamp together too quickly bc of the magnets and I can never get them close enough to the lash line! Old school glue on strips are my favorites 🙂
I’ve been considering false eyelashes for awhile now but have been hesitant because I wasn’t sure of the right tools to use or how to get them off. So, thank you, Jennifer for doing this tutorial. I’ll be pinning it to my Beauty board for future reference. I feel more confident now to give them a try.
Yes do pin it so that you can come back to it for reminders! Give them a try – they’re so worth it and fun to wear once you get the hang of them. Good luck and let me know when you have success with them!
Thank you so much for the eyelashes tutorial. Over the years I have tried different lashes and spend 20 – 30 minutes messing around with them, not worth the bother……but with your info I will try again!
Barbara do try again!! Would love to hear if you have some newfound success with this information. Bc they sure are fun to wear once you figure it out!
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