We were absolutely smitten with the retro-inspired lashes that were featured in our April/May fashion story, so we’ve rounded up some of our favorite faux lashes and we’re sharing our tips for applying them like a pro!
What You’ll Need:
Glue (We suggest using glue that starts out white and dries clear. That way if you get any on your lid it won’t show up and ruin your eyeshadow.)
Apply eye shadow and mascara before applying false lashes.
Before applying the glue, hold the lashes up to your lids to see how they fit. The strips should be the same length as your natural lash line. If they’re not, trim a bit off the outside edge.
Hold the false lashes with the tweezers and apply a thin line of glue at the base.
Wait a few seconds for the glue to get tacky.
Use your fingers or tweezers to press the lashes into the base of your lash line. Start in the center and work your way toward each end.
Give the glue a few minutes to dry, then curl your lashes (real and fake together) with your eyelash curler, or press the lashes together between your pointer finger and thumb. This will get the strip even closer to the lash line and give the lashes a more natural look.
Finish with eyeliner to hide any space between the faux lashes and your natural lash line.
Our favorite natural lashes: Ardell Natural Lash in Black 210 $4 ulta.com
Our favorite glam lashes: Andrea Modlash #43 $4 sallybeauty.com
Our favorite retro lashes: Eylure King’s Road Lashes $10 eylure.com
Our favorite dramatic lashes: Lashfully “The Audrey” Lashes $25 lashfully.com