Apply those falsies like a pro (Photo: iStock)

False eyelashes, or extensions, have become common. We love to wear them even though applying them can be another story altogether. The glueing, the drying, the eyeliner…! Sounds like a whole day’s job.

The truth is that applying false lashes incorrectly can make a fool of you. Once the process backfires, it can also cause embarrassment if not discomfort. Here is how to make this process seem effortless and cool.   

How To:

Step 1

Do your eye makeup to get that out of the way first. Apply your eyeshadow and eyeliner.

Step 2


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Go in with a lash curler and apply mascara.

Step 3

Ensure the eyelashes fit your eyes perfectly by trimming, if need be, then apply glue to the eyelash strip.

Step 4

Give it around 30 seconds for the glue to dry then position the strip where you want to place it in your eye.

Step 5

Using a pair of tweezers place the eyelashes right where your eyeliner is and press gently.

 Step 6

Look down and use a mirror to be sure it is perfectly placed but don’t close your eyes as that changes your eye shape.

Step 7

To camouflage the ‘falsies’, go in with your trusted liquid or gel eyeliner and draw a line extending the band from where it begins to the outer corner of your eye. Finish off with a coat of mascara.

Step 8

Relish the results and tap yourself on the back for acing it.