How to Apply False Lashes in 6 Easy Steps

We're helping you get ready for special occasions—hello, prom!—and any other day you want to feel extra lashylicious with six, easy-to-follow steps for applying false eyelashes.

how to apply false eyelashes

Still image from Carmen Rodriguez video

Still image from Carmen Rodriguez video

Applying false eyelashes is simple—here are our six tried-and-true steps to perfecting them every time. Plus, check out the video below for a clear look, step-by-step.

  1. Curl your natural lashes.
  2. Apply mascara. We used L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Lash Paradise Mascara in Black (drugstores, $9).
  3. Measure and trim false lashes. We used Ardell Natural Lashes in 110 Black (drugstores, $5) and for the more dramatic look, the Battington Lashes in Hepburn (, $26).
  4. Apply adhesive to strip and let dry. We used Duo Eyelash Adhesive (drugstores, $4).
  5. Apply lashes.
  6. Add eyeliner. We used Milani Stay Put Matte 17HR Wear Liquid Liner (drugstores, $8). Try a cat eye look with our easy instructions.

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