Do it Yourself Wedding Makeup: Applying False Eyelashes

A couple of weeks ago, we did a post called The Keys to Do it Yourself Wedding Makeup. One of the bridal makeup tips I recommended was to consider applying false eyelashes on your big day. Well, you’re in luck: today is the day we show you how to put on fake eyelashes!

How-to apply false eyelashes - finalHow to put on fake eyelashes

Do it yourself wedding makeup is a breeze when you learn how to put on fake eyelashes!

There are several reasons why incorporating this secret weapon into your bridal makeup is a good idea. Since you’re going to be photographed all day long on your wedding day, you’ll want to choose a look that is a bit more dramatic than what you normally wear. It will have to stand up to camera flashes, tears, sweat, and who knows what else, so you need something with some serious staying power. That’s not to say that you have to look totally different—just that you want to make sure you look your best!

Applying false eyelashes: Getting started

I almost always choose individual knotted false eyelashes. (This means there are three or four lashes “knotted” together to form a small cluster.) They last longer than strip lashes, are easier to control, and look more natural. However, this is totally a personal preference; if it’s drama you’re going for, then, by all means, go with a full strip lash. I usually wait until all of my makeup (except for mascara) is done before applying my lashes. So, once you’ve got the rest of your face finished, go ahead with these steps:
Tools for applying false eyelashes Applying false eyelashes: step 2 Applying false eyelashes: step 3
Step 1: Grab your tools. You’ll need your lashes, a tweezer, glue, and a piece of aluminum foil about the size of your palm. Before you start, fold the piece of foil in half so you have a crease down the middle. Pour a small amount of glue in the crease (it’s thick enough that it won’t run). Step 2: Using your tweezers, grab one of the knots about halfway down the lash length. You can buy the lashes in different lengths; the set I bought had three different lengths. A good rule of thumb is to keep the longer lengths toward the outer corner of your eye, and since I usually start on the outer corner, I grabbed the longest length first. Step 3: Dip the knotted end of your lashes in the glue.

Bridal makeup: How to put on fake eyelashes

Applying false eyelashes: step 4 Applying false eyelashes: step 5 How-to apply false eyelashes - final
Step 4: Apply the first knot as close to the root of your actual lashes as possible, remembering to attach the knot to your lashes and not to your eyelid skin. Step 5: Once you’ve positioned the knot where you want it, hold it there for a few seconds with your tweezer. You should then be able to use your finger to apply gentle pressure to the end of the lash, to ensure it makes contact with your real eyelashes. Hold that position for a few more seconds. Step 6: Take a step back and look in the mirror, making sure the placement looks natural. If it does, continue on applying knots until the desired effect is achieved. Repeat with your other eye. Step 7: Once you’ve finished, apply your mascara as you normally would, paying careful attention to blend your lashes in with the false lashes. You can choose as much or as little as you want! The more you add, the more dramatic and full your lashes will be. I hope these tips have helped you with your do it yourself wedding makeup! Make sure you practice your look a few times before the big day. With our tips, your bridal makeup will go off without a hitch. If you have questions in the meantime, don’t hesitate to contact us!

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