How to apply False Lashes (tips and tricks)

Applying false eyelashes can be tricky, Especially if you haven’t worn them that much!  Have you ever thought about how they look so Fab in their packet only to apply them (shoddily) and look like a TOWIE wannabe? Here’s how to find the ideal lash type for your eye shape, and some top Tricks for applying them quickly and so they look Oh so Amazing!


Sounds pretty Obvious doesn’t it? Yet we all forget that our eyeshape can play a part in lashes that suit us!  ‘Almond eyes’ are considered the suit-all strip lash eye shape (this is when your irises disappear into your upper and lower eyelids when you look straight ahead). Not happening for you? Here are some other common shapes and structures, which – of course – come in many variations.

Deep-set eyes; when your eyes are set deeper into the head creating an illusion of a more prominent brow bone. Try lashes that are longer in length at the centre of the lashes.

Downturned eyes; when the outer corners of the eyes appear to be drawing downwards. Try a shorter strip lash that is longer in the outer corners to lift your eyes.

Hooded eyes; when the crease on your eyelid isn’t visible. Try a thin strip lash in a shorter length.

Prominent eyes; when your eyelids appear projected in the eye socket area. Try balancing your top lashes with strip lashes on the bottom, too, (which lets be honest I myself actually do anyway just because i love a Fake look) which will give the illusion of pushing back your eyes.


Hold them in the packet under your nose with the lashes facing outwards; this will identify the left and right lashes as they’re not always marked. This is a very important part of being able to get your lashes on quickly! To remove always peel them from the outer edge, never from the inner corner. This is because if you bend one section of lashes on the outside it doesn’t matter as it’s more than likely you’ll be trimming them off to fit your eyes anyway. If you bend or break the lash from the inner corner, it matters! Gently tease it out using your fingers or tweezers and rest the lashes back in the box.


Rest the strip lash along your lash line to see whether you need to trim it to size. Most people will need to trim there striplashes to fit there eyes so this is normal. The strip should start where your natural bulk of eyelashes begin, if you start too close to the inner corner it will irritate your eyes. To mark where your strip lashes should end, go to the outer corner and count 2-4 lashes inwards. If you have them hanging over, it can pull the eyes down.


One Top trick i always find works and always do myself is to put the glue along the lash and just leave it to dry. This works on a brand new pair of lashes. Once the Glue has dried then add a second layer of glue wait for it go Tacky and then apply the Lash to your eye. If you are reusing a pair of your lashes (ours here at Whiplash can be used up to 30 times) You already have that first coat of glue on the lash and so therefore just apply the one layer of Lash glue onto the strip lash wait for it to go tacky then apply to your eyes. Hold in place for 10-15 seconds. 

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Whiplash lashes Team x