False lashes are every girl’s secret weapon. In just a few seconds, they can transform your lash line from short and flat to full and thick with one easy application. But to get the best out of these magic lash boosters, you need to know how to use them like a pro.
In this blog, we’ll be talking about some of the essential do’s and don’ts which will help you master the art of false lashes.
False Lashes: the Do’s
Do trim your lashes before use
False lashes come in one standard size which means getting the perfect fit requires a bit of customization. Before applying your false lash, hold the lash against your lash line and work out what length you need. Then, using a pair of scissors, chop the lash to the desired length.
Do practice your lash application technique
There are two main types of lash application: with glue or with magnets. Whatever you use, you want to make sure your lash application technique is done as smoothly as possible. Why? Because accidentally covering your natural lashes in lash glue or clamping your magnetic lashes in the wrong place can quickly damage your natural lashes.
Remember, practice makes perfect!
Do think about cleaning false lashes regularly
Most falsies can be used again and again, but getting the most out of them means keeping them in good condition. We recommend cleaning away any remaining makeup from your falsies after you remove them. If you don’t, leftover makeup like mascara can cause the fibres on your falsie to become more brittle, increasing the chance of breakage.
Plus, cleaning your false lashes also gets rid of any bacteria that is lying around, protecting your natural lashes from inflammation or infection.
P.S If you’re looking for reliable daily cleaning that’s gentle on your skin, our Lid & Lash Cleanser is the perfect place to start.
False Lashes: the Don’ts
Don't apply a huge amount of mascara to false lashes
When combining false lashes with makeup, always try to use the least amount of product and finish as much of your makeup as possible before adding your false lashes. By applying your makeup first, and your lashes second, you will keep your lashes in pristine condition so you can use them again and again.
Don’t use crazy amounts of glue
Although necessary, lash glue creates havoc with both false and natural lashes. Use too much and you’ll likely end up with a gunky, clumpy mess that will become impossible to untangle and will end up damaging your lashes. Therefore, try to use glue sparingly and make sure you apply it precisely to your lash line, so that it doesn’t run or spill onto your natural lashes.
Don’t simply tug off your lashes at the end of the day
If you’ve followed all these tips so far then your false lashes are going to be in great shape. Just don’t ruin all that hard work by hastily trying to tear off your lashes at the end of the day!
If you are using glue-ons, read our blog that explains how to gently dissolve your eyelash glue before you try to remove them. If you are using magnetics, gently unclip the lashes and remove them slowly, ideally with tweezers. Not only will this protect your false lashes, it will also stop you from pulling out any of your natural lashes.
Wondering what’s best?
We’ve put together a comparison of the different false lash application methods here. But it’s clear from what we’ve discussed today that what everybody ideally wants is an all-day hold with falsies that are easy to apply and that won’t damage your natural lashes.
Sound too good to be true? It’s not! In fact, that dream is exactly what inspired us to create our range of 100% vegan falsies, and our revolutionary LinerBond™ lash application system. Thanks to this system, all of our lashes can be applied in seconds, without any messy glue residue, and will hold firmly in place all day long.