False lashes are fun to wear! The only problem is, if not applied correctly, it can be a total beauty nightmare.

It’s not easy to apply false lashes on yourself, so lots of practice makes perfect. The number one application point to remember is to never close your eyes when applying the lashes on. The glue will adhere to your eyelid and glue them shut.

Try these simple steps:

1. Decide the look you want. False lashes come in a large assortment of styles, sizes, colors and types.

2. When choosing the right style for you, remember your objective. How do you want your lashes to look? (Thicker? Fuller? Winged?)

3. Choose the right color; the false lash should be the same shade as your own natural lashes.

4. Before applying the lashes, decide if you need to cut the outer ends to fit the entire length of your lids perfectly.

5. Make sure your eyes are clean of make-up product before applying. Curl your lashes if possible first.

6. Use the end of a Q-tip to apply eyelash glue to the lash strip. I suggest Duo Surgical Adhesive; it needs time to get tacky enough to adhere to your lash line, but is more reliable than your standard lash glue.

- To remove lashes from tray, use your thumb and push down on fullest part of lash from left to right. (This avoids ripping or bending the lashes)
- Give the glue at least two minutes to get tacky.

7. The best way to begin application is to make sure you have a mirror to see into that does not require you to hold it up.

8. Lift your chin up and do not close your eyes. Use tweezers, if you are comfortable with it. You can also use your fingers, just make sure you hold the lashes between your fingers at the top and bottom of each corner.

9. Place the longest part down first as close as possible to your lash line. Press it down for a few seconds, then work the middle until you reach the end of the smallest part of the lashes. You can use a clean Q-tip end to secure the lash down and allow the glue to adhere to your lash line.

10. Apply a small amount of mascara underneath the lashes and use eyeliner to hide your lash strip.

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