Lashes For Beginners

False Lashes Tips and Tricks
False Lashes Tips and Tricks

Have you thought about lashes but don't know where to start? Have you tried them and it didn't work? False lashes have a learning curve, and it took me awhile to figure out how to get them on. I have thin, short lashes that love to stick straight down. I love the look of lashes, and wanted to share some of my tips.

Selecting Lashes

If you're starting out with lashes, my first tip would be to find an affordable multi pack of lashes. This will give you a few pairs to practice with, if you trim one pair too short don't worry about it, you have a few more to try. You can find affordable pairs on Amazon (check reviews) that will give you some breathing room. Also, affordable lashes will let you try out different styles. Walmart has multi packs at an affordable price too. Do not buy a thirty dollar pair of lashes to start. It won't be good...You can also pick up some half lashes that would get you going and practicing. I started with half lashes and moved on to full sets soon after. Half lashes will be glued to the outter part of your lashes.


It was hard for me to figure out what beauty guru's meant by waiting for the glue to get "tacky." I purchased a squeezy tube of glue, and let me tell you- don't start with a squeeze glue. I find a brush tip lash glue to work much better. It's cleaner and you don't have to put as much on the band. It gets tackier much faster and it is easier to work with. I use both House of Lashes and Kiss glue. The House of Lashes is great because it's tacky almost immediately and you don't have to wait so long. I would be impatient and think I wanted long enough, but it was still too slippery and not dried enough. You have to wait for the glue to almost be dry so that it will stick to your lid and you can finish placing the lash.


Trimming your lashes takes practice. My eye is pretty rounded and it's hard to see how much to trim. Start slow and trim from the outter portion, never the inner corner. Trim very little at a time, until it looks right. I use a small pair of nail scissors that I keep for lashes. Also, a nail clipper works well too. I keep a pair specifically for my lashes. Nail Clippers are great for lashes with a thicker band.

Putting them On

Take your time, and get comfortable with a mirror. I prefer to look down in the mirror and bring my lash from above. I stick it to the middle of my eyelid and then use tweezers to stick to to the outter and inner corner. I also put a little extra glue on each end to make sure they stick. If you're not comfortable take them off and try again. Don't get discouraged, there's a learning curve and you will figure it out. Recheck the lashes once they're on and make sure it hasn't popped up. You may need to add a little glue and fix the corners.

**I also found it easier to apply the lashes without mascara on, and then put a small coat of mascara on my bottom lashes once they were on. It lessens how often you can use the lashes and will make cleaning them more lengthy but it really helped me. Again, affordable lashes work well for them technique. It's not such a loss.**

Don't throw them out

Lashes can be cleaned and reused. You can use tweezers to remove the glue from the band and reuse them. Be very careful and hold the lashes while you remove the glue from the band. If you have mascara on the lashes, use makeup remover (Micellar cleaner) to wash them. Let them dry and they should be good to go. I love reusing lashes, they're already trimmed and good to go for next time.

These are my tips, there's definitely a learning curve, but with practice you can do it.


  1. I'm not comfortable with using lashes, I've worn them on my own for Halloween but I used the squeeze glue so of course it fell off. I had my wedding makeup artist put them on me. Great tips, I wanna wear lashes more so I'll keep these in mind!


  2. I am so bad at applying falsies so this was a really helpful post, thank you!

    Emily xo

  3. I love falsies but can never get them to stay on or even get them to look good. I'll definitely be referring to this post on my next night out!

    Rebecca xx
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  4. I have always wanted to try fake lashes but I am a bit scared to try them as I am a contact lenses bearer. This post was so useful, then, thanks ! Kisses

    Fashion and Cookies - fashion & beauty blog

  5. I have a relative who loves wearing falsies and she applies them on so well. I struggled! Lol. But they really can change your look!

    L.E.N.A | Revealed

  6. False lashes make such a difference to a look! Great tips here! xx


  7. I don't use lashes often, but sometimes I do like fake lashes. You have shared some great tips with us in this post :)


  8. These were great tips, I'm still trying to get used to applying false lashes.

    Nina's Style Blog

  9. Thanks for the advice about the glue and nail clippers. I didn't know. I haven't tried false lashes yet, but I want to.

  10. I LOVE your little lash holder, it's so cute xx

    Gemma • Gemma Etc. ❤️

  11. I can never reuse my lashes as I end up ruining them after the first wear !

  12. Great post! Love your instructions and tips! I don't use lashes that much but I wish I would attempt more often.

  13. Such great tips. I love the look of lashes but need a lot more practice xx

    Indie// In Search of the Holy Grail

  14. Lovely post! I can count on one hand the number of times i wore lashes in my life and always had someone else put it on for me since i have the feeling once i put them on regularly i won't leave the house without them but perhaps it's time to start trying it out

    Sam Hodgett || Beauty, Food & Lifestyle

  15. I'm so bad at putting on false eyelashes! It's something I really need to practice because I'm sure I'll start getting it right eventually.

    Thanks for the tips Jennifer! I usually have problems sticking them on, but I actually just don't know how to do it haha. So reading that it's best to stick them on in the middle first, then to use tweezers to stick the corners down is a tip I'm going to try!

    Do you wear lashes often? I would love to start wearing them on nights out a lot more, but then I also always feel like I look so dolled up and get self conscious, which is a weird thing to feel...

    Jordon @ Simply Adrift