In this guide are easy steps on how to apply eyelashes for beginners, stick to the end of this post and see 10 mistakes you’ve been doing as a beginner when it comes to applying eyelashes.
The world of beauty is really advancing and right now we just want to do everything ourselves, we now learn to do our makeup, apply eyelashes, fix nails, do our hair decorations and fixing, shaping the eyebrows and many more.
But because you’re not really into the beauty industry, you may make mistakes and these mistakes are what drives you to learn from expert, don’t feel ashamed to ask questions and try whatever you’ve learnt, only consistency will make you perfect.
The tutorial below is an easy step by step tutorial for beginners who want to apply eyelashes themselves.
Here is a video tutorial but if you don’t like this video, you can continue with the article.
Tools you need to fix eyelashes
- Eyelashes of any brands ( Red cherry, Christiana, Huda beauty, Lily etc).
- Eyelash glue, you need to get a strong eyelash glue if you want your eyelashes to glue to your eyes without troubles and if you intend on carrying the eyelashes for days, for this I recommend Duo eyelash glue.
- Tweezers if you use one, but if not, you’re not alone, I too don’t use tweezers most times lol!
- Mascara and scissors.
Step by step tutorial on how to apply eyelashes for beginners
- Cut out the pointy ends of the lashes and measure your natural lashes with it, this is to know which is longer. This is to know if you have to cut it or not.
- Apply mascara to your natural eyelash before the fake lashes and when applying, don’t allow your natural lashes join together so it will be easier to apply the fake lashes.
- Apply glue on the tip of the eyelash and leave for 10 seconds before placing on your natural eyelashes.
- Look downwards in the mirror for an easier view of your natural eyelashes.
- Glue the false lashes to your natural eyelashes not on your eyelids.
- Press the artificial and your natural eyelashes together for it to appear more natural and neat.
It’s just that simple!!
Mistakes to avoid when next you fix eyelashes
- Using a strong eyelash glue will give you a chance of fixing eyelashes by yourself with ease, a strong glue will make your eyelashes stick to your eyes once you place it but if you don’t use one, your fixing looks messy, you will find it difficult and it will take a longer time to fix.
- If you love to have your artificial eyelashes on for some days, a strong glue is important. If the eyelash doesn’t stay on for days despite using a strong eyelash glue to fix it, I recommend you fix double eyelashes together with a strong glue, this will definitely make it stay on for days so find out what works for you, if it’s a single or double eyelash.
- It’s not really necessary to buy high-end eyelash glue before your eyelashes turn out strong, because I’m on a budget I got a glue used in making weavons after the original eyelash glue I use got finished. So you can equally get a good hair glue that won’t disturb or cause itching to your eyes.
- Failure to check the length of your eyelashes before fixing: when you get a new eyelash, the first thing you do is putting the artificial eyelashes on your natural lashes to see which is longer or shorter, if the artificial eyelash is longer than your natural lashes then you have to cut the unwanted length of the artificial one but if they are of the same length, there’s no need to cut it.
- Failure to cut the tips of the artificial lash: a new eyelash has a pointy end that you need to cut off before fixing, not cutting it off will make you feel very uncomfortable after fixing.
- Applying glue all over the eyelash: you should just apply glue on the tips of the lashes.
- When fixing eyelashes, you must give a little space from the starting point of your natural eyelash. Not doing this will make you feel uncomfortable after fixing the eyelash or your eyes may feel heavy. In the image below, I don’t have eyelashes at the inner corner of my eyes that’s why the eyelashes looks a bit far but I hope you get my point, just leave a little space.
- Putting the artificial eyelashes on your eyelid is not the right way of placing it, your artificial eyelashes should be placed on your natural lashes. In the image below you can tell the fake lashes are not on my eyelids.
- Not pressing the artificial eyelashes and your natural lashes together, you have to do this for your lashes to be more comfortable and natural, you can also apply mascara after fixing if your natural eyelash is having a hard time pressing together plus mascara will also make the artificial eyelashes elegant so if you want to spice up your lash game, apply mascara after fixing eyelashes.
- Don’t drag your artificial lashes when you’re trying to remove it, you may also remove your natural lashes in the process of doing that, an easier and simple way of removing it is putting water on your eyelashes until it’s soft and try to pull it out then.