(Closed) False eyelash advice

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
172 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: April 2010

I thought I couldn’t put them on for such a long time and realised the thing I was doing wrong was not waiting long enough for the glue to get tacky. I thought I was waiting long enough but now I wait for a couple of minutes and it is so much easier.

Also, try cutting them in half and applying them in two stages.

Post # 4
64 posts
Worker bee

Miss Rainbow had a post about applying false lashes with lots of good advice here.  I use the Ardell ones and they work great. 

Post # 5
250 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: March 2010

I got a lesson from my wedding-day makeup artist.  She uses a range of cosmetics, including Chanel and Bobbi Brown, etc.  The false eyelashes she recommended are Flare Short Black, with Duo Dark Tone Eyelash adhesive.  I got them at Long’s Drugs.  The eyelashes cost less than $2/package (of 60), and the glue was around $5.  I use 3-4 lashes per eye.  I’ve done it myself at home and they’re awesome.

If you’re using the individual lashes, one tip: put a bead of glue on the end of the fake lashes, then stick it onto your eyelid rim and pull it forward so that some of the glue gets on your real lashes.  This will help the lashes adhere better than if there’s just the single bead of glue holding them.


(Caveat: I just saw that they’re made of actual human hair, which kind of creeps me out!)

Post # 6
1232 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

Do you have a MAC nearby? If you take your lashes in they’ll help you put them on. I’m pretty sure other makeup counters probably would too 🙂

That’s what I did because I sucked at doing it myself!

Post # 7
1980 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: March 2014

Hi! False Eyelas Queen here! I work at Home Depot, and I wear them to work, if that tells you anything.

Some tips:

1. Don’t spend your money on MAC or Chanel or any fancy-pants eyelashes. The cheapie Ardell lashes from Walgreens (around $2.49) are JUST AS GOOD.

2. Use strip lashes, rather than individuals. Although individual lashes (they look like clumps of little hairs) look more natural on, they are more difficult to apply and in my experience tend to rip your natural eyelashes out.

3. There are different types of glue for strip lashes and individuals– make sure you get the right type. Strip lashes (which I would recomend for a beginner) use a glue in a tube. Just fyi, the glue smells horrible, but works well.

4. Apply all of your eye makeup, even your mascara. Next take out the eyelashes and trim them down a little bit. In my experience they are always too wide for my eyelid, so I snip the ends off. Next, apply a thin bead of glue all the way on the edge of the strip. I kind of “pulse” the glue out of the tube to get a tiny bead going. Hold the lash for 15 seconds or so to let the glue get tacky. Then close your eye, and apply the lash right where your eyeliner line is. Try not to mess with it once it is stuck on, because the glue will get everywhere. As you get better at wearing them, your application will get better. Repeat for the other side.


Buy these (strips):


Not these (Individuals):


Your glue should look like this:

Post # 8
34 posts
  • Wedding: September 2011

I agree with texaslawgirl don’t spend too much on them. Ardell brand eyelashes are the ones we were recommended to buy in beauty school. The strips are easier than individuals. Just get strips that flare out at the ends, they will open up your eyes and look more natural.

The easiest way to put them on is to rub a dab of glue evenly on the strip and let it dry a bit before attempting to put them on. Otherwise the glue can slip around and sting your eyes.

Also, don’t forget to put mascare over them and reapply your eyeliner afterwards.

I’d try practicing a few hours or a day before.


Post # 9
192 posts
Blushing bee
  • Wedding: May 2009

i love the look of the ardel lashes but i really hate the strip with the little bumps – trust me…they are VERY visible in photography…!

a tip is to use liner to blacken it out first so it doesn’t look like transparent little reflective bumps!

definitely buy 3-4 pairs and practice everyday before.  It’s easy for it to look like there’s 2 set of lashes.

And while cheapie can be a goodie, there’s a reason why some pairs are more expensive than others because of how it’s made – some materials are too plastic, and when it’s photographed it can be REFLECTIVE and shinny – it’s also the base or the strip of the mascara – how durable/whether or not it stays in shape~ etc etc…

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