Applying false lashes can be pretty tricky, especially if you’re new to them. Not to mention, sometimes false lashes can look unnatural, which lets be honest, isn’t the look we’re going for. But with our helpful guide below, you can see how there are a number of things you can do to ensure they look as natural as possible.
To make your false eyelashes look natural;
- Apply them correctly
- Apply liner to your top lash line
- Make sure they’re not too big for your eyes
- Blend them with your natural eyelashes
- Choose lashes with an invisible eyelash band
- Choose fine lashes
- Choose clear lash glue
1.Apply Them Correctly
Now, we know it sounds super obvious, but if not done properly, your falsies can look, well.. false! Correct application of your false lashes is incredibly important and will determine not only how natural your lashes look, but how long they will last.
Apply the falsies onto your eyelids as close as you can to your natural lashes. The strip should start where most of your natural lashes begin. If your lashes are too close to the inner corner of your eyes, not only will they look unnatural, they will feel as if the lash band is scratching your eye as you blink and will have trouble staying on.
To determine where they should end, count about two to four lashes inward from the edge of your outer counter or apply your lashes halfway between the inner corner of your eye and the start of your pupil.
2. Apply Liner To Your Top Lash Line
Once your lashes are on, we advise that you apply a black eyeliner to your waterline to fill in any gaps between the false lash and your natural lash line and help to conceal the band of your false lashes for a perfect and seamless look.
You may also want to use an eyebrow spoolie brush to keep your lashes separated and nicely fluffed up. Lashes that are stuck together and clumpy from mascara look fake, so it’s always a good idea to have a small spoolie brush on hand.
3. Make Sure They’re Not Too Big For Your Eyes
False eyelashes are never one-size-fits-all and most are made much longer than the average person’s lash line. Before applying your false lashes, measure the false lashes against your lash line and trim if necessary. Without this step, you risk applying lashes that are way too wide for your eyes and hang off the outer edge of your eyes… not a cute look!
4. Blend Them With Your Natural Eyelashes
It’s really up to you whether you add mascara before or after you apply your false lashes, or not at all for that matter. However, to ensure a perfectly seamless look, we recommend adding a light coat of mascara to your natural lashes before adding the falsies, to help your lashes blend into the strips.
Some people also like to apply mascara to the false eyelashes after application to blend them together, but sometimes a build up of mascara can make falsies look unnatural, which is ultimately what we are trying to avoid.
5. Choose Lashes With An Invisible Eyelash Band
The more visible the lash band, the less realistic your false lashes will look. Instead, opt for lashes with an invisible band that are completely clear in colour instead. These are completely clear in colour instead of being black and therefore provide a much more undetectable look once applied.
6. Choose Fine Lashes
7. Choose Clear Lash Glue
A lot of makeup enthusiasts prefer black adhesive because it’s typically the same shade as their false lashes, mascara, and liner. However, if you’re looking for a natural look, try using a clear glue.
The DUO Lash Glue Brush-on Adhesive in Clear is a high quality, latex-free lash adhesive. This is just like the original DUO formula but comes with a brush applicator tip for an easy application and contains added vitamins A, C, and E!
This clear lash adhesive is white when wet and dries clear/ invisible - a great choice if you’re going for a natural look.
Shop our complete collection of DUO clear eyelash glue products here.
Our Top Natural False Eyelashes
Success False Eyelashes
With a length of 5mm to 10mm, these short Success false eyelashes are almost undetectable. They will give your natural eyelashes depth, fullness and subtle length without giving the appearance of falsies.
Intelligent False Eyelashes
Our Intelligent false eyelashes are lashes in disguise! This subtle tapered style will enhance your natural eyelashes, without looking like you're wearing falsies at all! The clear lash band blends perfectly to any skin tone and is even comfortably wearable with glasses! Lash length 5mm to 10mm.
Passionate False Eyelashes
If you’re looking for delicate, weightless and wispy looking false lashes, our Passionate lashes are the one for you. This style is perfect for people wanting to transition into longer and fuller lashes but nervous to take the plunge. Lash length 5mm to 11mm.
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Written by Kate, for Eni Lashes.