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.

By Daley Quinn
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 (shop.battingtonlashes.com, $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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