If your lashes are thin and sparse, you can easily fill them out with a fabulous pair of falsies. If fake eyelashes seem scary, have no fear; you can master this va-va-voom eye look without hiring a glam squad. The trick: Customize your fake fringe before placing them on your natural lashes. Using a quick beauty shortcut, you can cut and trim your newly purchased fake eyelashes in a few goof-proof steps.
Things You'll Need
Apply your foundation, mascara and eye makeup first. Let your eye makeup set for 10 minutes before applying your lashes.
Place one fake eyelash on your upper lash line. Make sure the lash covers your natural lashes completely.
Determine where the fake lashes hang over the edge of your real lashes. Using a white eyeliner pencil, mark the point where the fake fringe is too long. Repeat this step on the other eye to create a perfect fit.
Place the lashes down on a flat surface. Use nail scissors to cut the lashes at the white pencil mark.
Apply glue to the base of the lashes. Bend each lash into a U-shape to reshape the lashes and create the perfect fit on your natural lash line. After five seconds of drying time, place the falsies on your natural lashes with a pair of tweezers.
Cover any white glue or eyeliner pencil marks with a swipe of black eyeliner at the base of your eyelashes.
If you do not want a full-fringed look, cut your fake lashes in half with the scissors before applying them to the edge of your upper lash line.
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