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How To Apply False Lashes

By Sheila Arkee

Figuring out how to apply false lashes is something that can feel nothing short of terrifying. If you’re scared, don’t be! It’s an easy technique to learn, and with my easy application trick you’ll be batting some lush lashes in no time. I promise!

False Lashes 101

When Painted Ladies was brand, spanking new, I took out my video camera in the middle of the night and created a false lash application video that was nothing short of horrendous. Besides the yellow ambient lighting courtesy of my then-kitchen (what was I thinking?), I managed to duck down at the precise moment I applied the lashes. We all have to start somewhere, but it was so bad I ditched it a while back.

It’s been my intention to create a better video showing how to apply false lashes, and I’m thrilled to report the dream was fulfilled. Here’s a quick how-to video with my no-fail false lash application tricks.

For a step-by-step photo tutorial of this technique and others I’ve shared, make sure to visit this Breaking Down Beauty post from the past.

How To Apply False Lashes

The lashes I used in this video are the Katy Perry by Eylure lashes in Feline Fierce. 

If you need help figuring out how to remove false lashes, I have that covered for you, too.


  • BeautyJudy

    This is great, thank you!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    You’re welcome!

  • Brianna

    Using tweezers to apply lashes makes life SO much easier!

  • http://www.geniabeme.com/ Eugenia

    I try so hard but can’t do it!!

  • Allison @neversaydiebeauty

    I’m so glad you put ’em on with your fingers, like I do! I cannot stand bringing tweezers with lashes up to my eyes, and it’s one more thing to have to manipulate!

  • http://www.blushingnoir.com/ Brooke @ Blushing Noir

    I use fingers and push them into the right spots with the slanted end of a MUFE brush (I was so excited when I saw those haha) if that’s not handy anything else slanted works, like the wooden thingers that push back cuticles. If you love my terminology, can I get a hell yeah!

  • Aleya Bamdad

    I have to put aside a lot of time to get this done – and it still doesn’t look the way I want it to.

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    Hell yeah! LOL I felt the exact same way about those MUFE brushes!

  • http://www.painted-ladies.com/ Sheila Arkee

    OH, I know what you mean!

  • http://www.beautybymissl.com/ beautybymissl

    Awesome tutorial! I hate applying false lashes, but I do like how they look 😛

  • http://www.phyrra.net/ Phyrra

    Great tutorial! I’ve never been able to use tweezers successfully to apply lashes.

  • http://www.slashedbeauty.com/ Miranda Mendoza

    Thanks for the tutorial! i’m still working at eyelash application. I’ve almost got it down on myself– but what about OTHER people!

  • http://www.cosmetically-challenged.com Melody Robinson Wright

    You make it look so easy. I think it’s all about eye shape also. I can do one eye super easy but the other eye always wants to at up.

  • http://www.mynewestaddiction.com/ Laura

    You just made that look sooooo easy! 😀

  • Ange

    You make it look SO easy!! I’m still working on this :)

  • Pink Sith

    Thanks for the tutorial. I still suck at application and the tweezers don’t make it easier for me. I think if I watch your video a few more times I will get the hang of it!

  • Norah Salazar

    What an excellent tutorial. Tweezers always help.

  • http://www.clumpsofmascara.com Brittany

    Girl, you make this look TOO easy. I have never tried to apply lashes and probably won’t because I am a clumsy mess.

  • Cindy Ingalls

    Fabulous tutorial! My problem is getting too much glue on the lashes–any tips for that? PS–your skin is so glowy!!!

  • Lisa Heath

    Perfect tutorial!

  • Anastasia

    Great tutorial and really nice eye lashes! I rarely use falsies because they tend to look weird on me, but I can definitely use some help for those days when I want to apply a few short patches here and there.

  • FabZilla_Kath

    You make everything look easy mama! I rarely wear falsies that’s why sometimes it’s a struggle when I want to doll up :-)))

  • Justina

    Great tutorial! I struggle with this!

  • Ashley P

    Great tutorial. I can put these on someone else no problem, but I can’t for the life of me apply them to myself.

  • http://wativ.com/ Samantha Jane

    Great work. Perfect tutorial.

  • Betzy Carmona

    You make look so easy, but I struggle a lot with them

  • http://www.honeygirlsworld.com/ Honeygirlk

    Awesome tutorial :)

  • http://theplasticdiaries.com Kimmi @ The Plastic Diaries

    No matter how many tutorials I watch I still can’t apply them to myself.

  • http://www.lashaffair.com/ Brigitte Bardot

    It’s not that much difficult to apply them as it appears here.