(Closed) How hard are artificial lashes to put on?

posted 8 years ago in Beauty
Post # 3
1569 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: March 1996

I’ve never had any difficulty applying them, but my makeup artist was surprised when I told her that. Just get some from the drugstore and practice a few times. Stick down one end first, then go a little at a time, pressing down against the lash line. Smooth down with the blunt end of a makeup brush. One trick that helps some people is to cut the strip in half and apply each part one at a time.

Post # 4
752 posts
Busy bee
  • Wedding: August 2010 - Ocean View Villas/Jasmine Seafood Restaurant

Definitely practice and give yourself ample amount of time to do it.  After you put on the glue, blew on it and wait for it to be tacky before putting it on your lids.  Try to be precise with the glue so you don’t mess up your make-up and have to redo your eyeshadow.  Also, you should probably not practice too much w/ the lashes you’ll wear day of.  Buy a couple pairs if you can.  They start to lose their shape after awhile.

Post # 5
3295 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: May 2011

practice! or better yet buy your lashes from the makeup counter in the mall (like mac) and ask them to put them on you 🙂 they will. oh and if you have to do it yourself… use a toothpick, squirt out some glue, dip the toothpick in it and use that to apply to the lashes… let it get tacky, then put it on. i dont wear them alot… maybe 3 times a year, so im not perfect at putting them on but they always turn out good 🙂

Post # 7
3219 posts
Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2010

I would buy some from sallys and watch a few youtube videos!

I prefer the ones that are invisible strips because even if you dont put them on perfect you cant tell.

another thing i do after i get them on is take my thumb and index finger and pinch them into my real lashes.

Post # 8
11325 posts
Sugar Beekeeper
  • Wedding: February 2011

Maybe I’m inept (prob lol) but I canNOT put them on myself. I have tried sooo many times. I’ve read tips, I’ve watched videos. Can’t do it. I can’t ever get them close enough to my lash line or get them to stick right. 

Post # 9
234 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I was told to put them on after my makeup.  I tried to put some on with my halloween costume and it was ridiculously hard because the glue sucked.  I bought some better glue (I think it was revlon) and tried again, this time with my wedding lashes and I was suprised how easy it was.

Post # 10
433 posts
Helper bee

I just watched a ton of youtube videos on how to do it. They give a lot of good advice that the ladies here have mentioned, but I really liked being able to watch someone do it it. I’m going to start practicing for my TTD shoot this weekend.

Post # 11
443 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: October 2010

I definately recommend lots of practice and give yourself plenty of time before the wedding to master them!  And watch youtube video’s!  I went to MAC maybe a week before my wedding and she showed me how to do them, but the lashes she sold me were just way too dramatic.  I went to a couple of beauty stores and bought probably 4 different kinds/pairs.  I only had time to practice about 3 times, but never really got it quite right.  I would either get glue on my lashes, or 1 would sit at a different angle than the other etc.   I was then counting on someone at our resort in the spa to put them on me, but they didn’t do makeup there…I freaked out!!  BUT my new hubby came to the rescue!!  He actually put them on me before our ceremony and the next morning for our TTD and they were perfect!!  I definately say go for it bc they make the biggest difference in pictures 🙂

Post # 12
1943 posts
Buzzing bee
  • Wedding: August 2014

Try this youtube video for guidance. I always put them on after I do my makeup so you don’t mess up the lashes, since you can reuse them. I would start out with cheaper lashes from the drug store to practice on. Don’t use glue that comes with the lashes, though, buy Duo Adhesive. You can get it at Sephora, MAC or the drug store (it’s cheaper at the drug store, $6 vs. $8 at Sephora). Good luck

Post # 14
329 posts
Helper bee
  • Wedding: July 2011

I am a huge fan of the individual lashes. They are easy to apply, natural looking, and add just enough “umph” to your lashes. They look great in pictures too! I add them to the outer corners. They come in a box with a variety of lengths to choose from (great for practicing) :).


Post # 16
1288 posts
Bumble bee
  • Wedding: June 2010 - Indiana Memorial Union

I could never get the hang of it. Always made myself look like I had two eyelids..

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