Let’s Talk False Eye Lashes

How to apply false eye lashes | They look good, however they are not easy to apply, find out which eye lashes to choose and how to apply.

Wearing false eye lashes is something I hardly do. It is like a love and hate relationship. I love the way they look on others, however, I always struggle wearing them. I remember trying like 5-10 minutes to get false lashes to look right on my eyes, so after a few unsuccessful attempts I hardly wear them. I only occasionally wear individual false lashes, but that’s all about it. How about you?

I guess the first time I got false eye lashes was a few years ago around Christmas time. I just wanted my makeup to look all nice and since I don’t have the thickest and longest lashes, I thought adding some falsies would change the whole look. I must say it was not easy to wear them and I was actually about to tear it apart. After this attempt, I just got a few cheap ones from Primark in order to practice putting false eye lashes. You should really do that if you’re new to false eye lashes and you don’t want to spend so much money on them. I would say don’t go for the full thick false eye lashes for the beginning, as they are not easiest to apply.

Individual False Eye Lashes

They are the easiest to apply. Tweezers come really handy when you apply these ones, because they are really tiny (you need it for all others too, but especially for these). If you want a natural look, I’d suggest you to go for individual ones, so you can determine how many you want to use and you can choose from short to long, which you can’t do with the full eye lashes.

Full False Eye Lashes

You can achieve dramatic or natural look with them, depending on which one you pick. If they are big for your eyes then you can always cut them and tailor it for your eye shape. 3/4 ones are good for small eyes too.

One of the mistakes I did was trying to apply them without letting the adhesive set, then I wasn’t able to keep the lash still. Then it obviously didn’t look right, so never forget to let it dry for 20-30 seconds then apply them.

Do you wear false eye lashes and if so which one do you prefer… individual or full ones? Any tip that would help me to put them on without hassle? And did you have any similar accidents like me? I hope I’m not the only one who’s struggling…

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  • You are just like me… I seriously cannot put these things on!! I love the way they look, but end up looking like an idiot when I try and apply them myself. I definitely prefer the full ones and the individual lashes as they don’t really do much for me.. Great post! Thanks for the tips!


    • I always have hard time trying to get the end bit stick and whenever I try to fix it I mess up everything. It is an endless loop 🙂

  • Ellie Adams

    I am so so useless at lashes and actually never wear them because of it. I so need to learn so I can amp up my look a little on special occasions 🙂


    • I am still trying to learn how to do it properly and it is not easy 🙂 xx

  • I struggle just like you. Whenever I practiced, I get wear out of them, but then there are months without applying any and I end up ruining my makeup in the attempt to put them on. I find individual ones even harder to wear.
    Do you plan on wearing some for your wedding?

    • Whenever I stop wearing them, I forget how to put them on.
      I am actually thinking about wearing some at my wedding, my fiance will bring me some from Fleur’s ones so I can test them out.

  • I like false lashes only if they look very natural. I’ve only worn them very few times, though.
    Individuals are very easy to put on, in my opinion, and I like the fact that you can customize them to suit your own needs. Full stips are definitely harder to use. For some reason, the first one I put on always looks great, while the second one not so much… I should definitely practice more!

    • Individual ones look more natural than full ones but all of them are hard to apply. I always leave tweezers mark on the lashes, I guess I am pressing so hard.

  • I really love false lashes but like you find them so hard to wear so I really rarely do. The individual ones look good though. Gemma xx

    • They look so pretty so I should practice a lot to make them stay on my eyes 🙂 xx

  • Erin Russell

    I wouldnt have the patience to apply individuals, and barely wear false lashes at all, but my go to is always Eyelure Fleur Loves, they are 3/4 sized so no digging into your eyes, the band is also very slim, so they are really comfortable – so comfortable that last time I wore them I almost forgot I had them on when I was removing my makeup! Highly recommend them 🙂


    • After seeing it on Fleur and on you (Instagram&blog), I placed an order 🙂 I can’t wait to try them out 🙂

  • I like full lashes!

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

  • I myself have a love and hate relationship with false lashes. Lately, however, I discovered Esqido false lashes and they are really fab. Xx

    every LiTTLE thing07

    • I haven’t tried any Esqido ones however saw some wearing them and they look so pretty. I ordered Fleur ones and I can’t wait to try them out xx

  • rae

    I haven’t ever tried any single lashes as it sounds a bit too complicated!

    Rae of Love from Berlin
    Bloglovin’ // instagram

    • It is kinda complicated but the end result is fabulous!

  • I love false lashes for special occasions! I can’t be bothered with them any more often than that! I’ve never tired individual lashes before but Ardell Demi Wispies are my favourite full lashes!

    Danielle’s Beauty Blog

    • Individual ones are great if you’re looking for a natural look. I am on the hunt for perfect full lashes for my wedding 🙂

  • Ivana Džidić

    I don’t wear false lashes because my husband objects to them, but I think they’re fun…I wouldn’t want to wear them everyday but sometimes they can completely change our lok.


  • I have tried to in the past but it didn’t work out! I had them on my wedding day and I couldn’t wait to take them off!!!

    Fix Me In Forty Five – A Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    Blog Lovin’ // Instagram


    • I wish they didn’t feel so uncomfortable on the eyes.

  • I’ve never tried them, I would probably glue my eyes together but never say never!

    Suze | LuxuryColumnist

    • Some of them look so pretty and wish I was good at applying them.

  • Danielle

    I also like false lashes on others, but I have never worn them. I’m afraid that the false lashes might make me lose my real ones. If I ever decide to use them, I’ll try the individual ones. Have a great weekend!


    • That’s also what I am afraid of, I don’t want to ruin my lashes.
      Have a great weekend x

  • I also like how false lashes can look on others but have never tried it myself, so I’m afraid I can’t give you tips! I think that for me it’s too much of a hassle and I secretly suspect I would mess them up completely – I don’t have enough patience 😉

    Bold Bliss

    • If you’re new to fake lashes and you don’t have patience, you shouldn’t ever give it a try! You’d be so pissed off haha 🙂

  • I’ve only warn false eyelashes on my wedding day and when my siblings got married! I really like the Full Lashes and when you wear them it totally gives your face a whole new look. I’ll wear them “only” on special events and they look great, worth trying! That’s darling for your post!


    • I like how full lashes could change the whole look however I wouldn’t wear them everyday but on special occasions.

  • Haven’t tried individual lashes yet cos I always opted to full lashes. And just like you, Ela, its love and hate because putting it on always gives me hard times hihi, but little by little I’m getting used to it 🙂

    Jhem | JhemSays.com

    • I am still trying and hopefully someday I will be good at it 🙂 xx

  • isabel selles

    i love them!!




  • I love false lashes, they really do create some looks.
    Charlotte – http://www.alifeofacharlotte.com/

  • I don’t use falsies on daily basis too, it’s just troublesome sometimes. Wondering if eyelash extension would be a better option 🙂 Because I love my eyes when I’m wearing falsies!


    Oh Dear Bumblebees

    • Eyelash extension is a great option however you can’t really use every mascara with them (you should use water based not oil based) otherwise they just fall off. My sister in law had it for her wedding and because of wrong mascara they were ruined. xx

  • Nope, I don’t use falsies at all because the application scares me and I had horrid experience with them before. I had a set on for my wedding pictures and removing it took off half of my natural lashes! Needless to say that was the end of the relationship with falsies. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

    • Oh no… That’s really bad! It is something I am also afraid of. I guess it also depends on the glue you use, maybe it was so strong.

  • Marleen Ophof

    Ik heb echt een haat-liefde relatie met nepwimpers. Ik vind ze echt prachtig, maar ik krijg ze nooit op mijn wimpers en vind ze toch niet fijn zitten.. Maar misschien ligt dat aan mij haha! x http://www.remotereporter.nl

  • Samileen

    I love buying false lashes but when it comes to wearing them I can totally agree with you.. Also the first time when I wore them and took it off, they took off my natural lashes and I was mortified. But recently I got my hands on individuals lashes, lets see how they work!

    Sam || Beautydetour

    • That doesn’t sound good 🙁 Luckily it hasn’t happened to me yet *fingers crossed* I ordered Fleur Love lashes, I can’t wait to try them out 🙂

  • Letting the glue dry properly has changed my false lash life! I also always bend them to my eye shape so the edges stay stuck down better, if that makes sense. I definitely prefer a full lash, but don’t wear them on a daily basis.

    Laura x FloraLooTwo

    • Thanks for the tips. Whenever I apply them, edges never stuck down so let’s see how it goes! x

      • No problem – hope it helps! x

      • No problem. Hmm have you tried 3/4 lashes? I always find they stay better! x

        • I haven’t however I placed an order for Fleur’s 3/4 lashes, I can’t wait to give them a try 🙂 x

          • They look so good. You’ll have to let me know what they’re like x

          • I will do that 🙂 They look so pretty! xx

  • Karina Guimarães Ribeiro

    I think false lashes make a big difference in the look but i think is very hard to put on me. So I end up not using it much.


    Karina/ karinanopaisdasmaravilhas.com

  • Corinne C

    I love wearing them but it’s always hit or miss if I can get them on right! I usually end up putting them on wrong and they don’t last the night.

    Corinne x

    • I remember carrying a glue with me when I went out because it was always messing up 🙂 xx

  • i dont wear falses lashes since they butt up against my lenses and they look too artificial. i know some girls that wear them every.single.day and use the most dramatic non-natural kinds. its definitely a look and paired with circle lenses it lends a super wide-eye doll appearance which they like but…it feels too obviously false for me. i do like the idea of lashes htough and there are more ‘natural’ designs but i still feel like i’m too ‘done up’ with them on.


    A Beautiful Zen

    • I don’t know how some can wear them every day, it would definitely annoy me. I wear them occasionally and having something on my eyelid kinda annoys me.

  • I love them! I don’t wear false lashes but I am thinking about it!

    Dora http://www.BangsBang.com

  • fabulous photography! Love it!


  • Andrea jueong

    I use either lashes and love wearing them. They make your eyes pop.

  • I love false lashes but am also hopeless at applying them. I never let the adhesive dry, I’m always terrified it will dry too soon and I’ll have to start again. I’ve actually been contemplating getting lash extensions now, just seems so much easier.


    • I also thought about getting lash extensions however it needs a good care so I am not really sure. Like you can’t use every mascara you want otherwise they would fall and so on, such a big commitment for me haha 🙂

  • Diana Horsfall

    I didn’t use lashes for a while…hmmm… need to get new one!


    • I haven’t used them for awhile too, I should start using them again!

  • Serene Kurd

    Love your explanation on falsies 🙂 <3 thanks for your tips!

    Serene | I Am Serene L

  • Kelsey & Kenecha

    I have never worn false lashes before but I do love how they look on other people!


  • I am absolute crap at putting on false lashes, but my best friend is a godsend at applying them for me. So I’m lucky she usually goes to all the same events as me when I need/want to wear them! I really want to give individual lashes a go, I do hear they’re a lot easier to apply.

    Cindy // http://www.cindyhyue.com

    • Lucky you, wish I had a friend like her 🙂 Individuals are easier as you only need to worry about a tiny glue instead of full one.

  • I’m terrible with anything near my eyes – haha! So I don’t do false lashes. It took me a while to get used to a mascara wand so near to my eyes! I do admire others who wear them though! 🙂

    Away From The Blue Blog

    • They look so pretty and I still can’t get them look right on my eyes. My mum hates mascaras and it makes her blink all the time so it messes up her makeup 🙂

  • Haha I am absolutely AWFUL at putting on false eyelashes! Like you, I never seem to leave the glue long enough and they like stick to my fingers and make a gluey mess! I’d like to try the individual lashes though

    Rachel xx

    • I keep forgetting to let it dry, it is such a big mess then 🙂 Individuals are easier, you should give them a try 🙂 xx

  • Great post. Have a lovley weekend

    kisses Adela Acanski

  • This post comes so on point as yesterday I bought some falsies hahaha. I don’t wear them too often, but I think it’s a nice addition to the makeup for special occations.
    I’m also really bad applying them, they never stick as I want haha. My first attempt on false lashes was terrible (it was for a bday party and I even had to go home to pick the glue because they were falling apart haha).
    Nice post Ela! xx


    • I used to carry the glue with me when I went out! It was such a big mess at the beginning, I should start practicing again as they would be perfect for special occasions. xx

  • Coco Cami

    Great post, I always struggle with false lashes so this was helpful!

    Camille xo


  • Great post ! I don’t wear eyelashes because I am always struggling to put them on and if I managed to put them on after maybe an hour or so they will get on my nerve and I would just remove them. Having said that I do like eyelashes …shame I struggle to wear/keep/apply them.


    • It is such a pain to apply them, I always envy people who can do it in a minute. I should really practice a lot!

      • I know they are so good ! I am like so rubbish too hehe 🙂 xx

  • I love this post! I hardly ever wear false lashes because I find them difficult to apply and worry that they’ll fall off whilst I’m wearing them! I love the look of false lashes though x


    • They look great however kinda hard to apply. I will have to practice a lot to make them look decent 🙂 x

  • False lashes is not for me. I have too difficults!!! Have a nice day, kisses (and thank you for your visit),

    Eniwhere Fashion
    Eniwhere Fashion Facebook

  • yasmin sanchez

    I love false eyelashes, I think that give a touch to the spectacular look !!

    The problem is that not wear them well and do not want to look like a clown …


    Thousands of kisses.


    • I like how they look but I can’t really apply them properly. I should just practice a lot 🙂 xx

  • I don’t wear false eyelashes or false nails – I think it’s too fake and prefer and keeping things more natural. I understand if it makes people feel confident and better about themselves but I also think it’s good to keep things natural!

    Layla xx


    • I don’t wear false nails however occasionally false lashes. I like how they look and I don’t like going for too fake looking ones. There are some natural looking which you wouldn’t tell the difference 🙂 x

  • I really love false lashes. Especially the half lash pairs. They’re so easy to wear and super comfortable!


    • I recently ordered 3/4 lashes, hope they are easy to apply and wear!

  • I rarely wear false eye lashes too, I find them uncomfortable but then again maybe because I didn’t put them properly. I really want to buy more though because it makes a huge different especially with our “Asian eyes” lol.

    Miriam ♥ A whole lot of serendipity

    • It definitely makes such a big difference and changes the whole look. A little practice would make it perfect!

  • I find those who have problems wearing false lashes do a better job after they have worked with accent lashes. By practicing on the shorter ones, it helps gauge where the full lash would be applied.

    Angie x | Chocolate & Lipstick || UK Beauty and Lifestyle Blog

  • I also feel the same way about false lashes…love/hate :p It’s so difficult to wear them but looks beautiful on others haha 🙂

    Rainy Days & Lattes

    • They look so pretty, I wish I was good at applying them 🙂

  • I also have a love/hate relationship with false lashes. I would LOVE to try the permanent ones – have you looked into those at all?

    xo Annie

    • I haven’t checked them out but checked the temporary lash extensions which I am not really sure about. x

  • Oh my, I think we all have had our troubles with false lashes. They are such a hassle! But I will agree, Individual lashes are definitely much easier to apply! xx

  • I love false lashes, though I wear them only on special occasions:) They just give me an incredible look!

    The Rococo Style

    • They change the whole look. I like wearing them for special occasions 🙂

  • the italian glam

    love false lashes but I’m no good on applying them….



  • If it were up to me I would always wear false lashes, but for the life of me I can’t put them on properly! They always stick to my eyelid instead and that’s definitely not a good look haha~
    She Will Be

    • I wish it wasn’t that hard to apply them, they look so good! xx

  • I’m taking my first steps with them 😉 Thanks for sharing


  • Winfred

    Everything you said there applies to me

    it sure is a love hate relationship

    thanks for sharing great tips hun



  • SamanthaSeries

    I prefer individual ones – I suck at applying an entire strip plus I find them uncomfortable 🙁

    Samantha Series | bloglovin

    • They are really uncomfortable however it might be just us not being used to them 🙂

  • I too love seeing them on other people, but I’m HORRIBLE at putting them on my natural lashes, so I choose not to wear them at all.


    • Hopefully one day I will manage to get it right without struggling 🙂

  • From looking at them on other people, I think individual ones would be my favorite. I don’t wear them because I have a hard enough time with mascara 😉

    xo, mikéla / simplydavelyn.com

    • Ah then you should definitely stay away from them 🙂 xx

  • I’ve never worn falsies before, but with the shape of my eyes, I think individual ones are the only ones that will work for me, haha! Have a lovely Sunday, Ela!

    May | THE MAYDEN | Bloglovin’

    • I think even the full ones would look good on you 🙂
      Have a lovely week May x

  • Trang Do

    I agree with you about false lashes! Nice post!!
    Love from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

  • Oh false lashes are the bane of my existence! I love how big they make your eyes look but they take me ages to put on and generally start irritating my eyes after a few hours. I have a personal favourite of the Shu Uemura Fafalina lashes which are amazing and natural looking which you should check out 😉

    Sending kisses from Sydney

    I’ve just posted on the H&M Sydney Flagship Store opening with Solange Knowles as the guest DJ and would love to hear your thoughts! xxx

    Helen x

  • Great post! I really like the fact that they take your eye makeup to a completely new glam level..but I have heard adhesive for setting falsies can cause eye allergies..is it true?


    • Agree with you! I read some news about it and photos weren’t looking good. I guess it is best to go for trusted adhesives instead of unknown.

  • Caliope Couture

    Thank you for these great tips! I’ve always felt the same way about false lashes…but will at least try out individual ones now, I think 🙂

    Christina ♥ https://caliope.name

    • Individual ones are easy, at least easier than full ones 🙂 x

  • tiffanytales

    I always use the full lashes, but tend to make a mess of them. Great post and I love your blog.

    Tiffany Tales – A British Beauty & Lifestyle Blog

    • Full lashes look fab however I find them really hard to apply.
      Thank you so much 🙂 xx

  • Love what difference they can make your makeup look I always Duo glue with them not the glue that comes with them as it is does not irritate my eyes!


    • Duo glue is one of the best so it is good to go for a known brand!

  • Wooohh i have tried it once and never have it afterwards

    It’s difficult to remove and ruin your natural lash

    Any ways, i still love the effect when you have it

    The Bandwagon Chic | Instagram | Bloglovin | Snapchat: bandwagonchic

    • They just change the whole look however they are really hard to apply.

  • Sorana Nistor

    I love false lashes ….they are the cherry on top when it comes to makeup !



    • Totally agree! They just change the whole makeup look! xx

  • I have never tried false lashes as I feel that they are not something that I need to add to my face! Also I think that it is too much work getting them on haha!

    Sarah | What Sarah Writes

    • They are hard to apply and remove however I just like how they change the whole look.

  • Kay (shoesandglitter)

    Great post! I am a contact lenses wear so fake lashes can be a little awkward for me… I tried wearing falsies once, but really couldn’t get them to stick! I do admire them on others, though. 🙂 <3


    • I can’t get them to stick too, always one bit is sticking out. I do admire the look too, I just have to keep practicing 🙂 x

  • love the falsies I get from Asian beauty stores. do check them out 😀

    | notjessfashion.com

  • Of all the things I wish I knew how to do in terms of makeup, it’s putting on false lashes. For the life of me I can’t do it but I think they look so good and it’s nice for a special party or something as it just adds that bit more glamour which mascara, no matter how good it is just can’t do. One day I will master this xx


    • Before I took the photo, I tried to apply them (full ones) after 10 minutes I just gave up. End bit was always sticking up, I ordered Fleur’s 3/4 ones and maybe I will get lucky them and master it 🙂 xx

  • Honestly I’ve never tried putting on false lashes except maybe once, I feel like I can never get it right! I like to think that individual lashes will be easier to apply and more natural looking? Even though when I tried putting them on I used full lashes. Let me know if you master the technique x


    • Individual ones are definitely easier to apply and it gives more natural look. I will keep practicing and see if I can manage to get better 🙂 x

  • I found my favoruite set Kiss Sultry Lashes! They look so natural on the eye, I hardly ever wear false eyelashes, but for night out these are my fav x

    • They are great to use for night out or special occasions! x

  • Lauren Letizio

    Oh man I am the worst at applying false lashes! My hand gets all shaky as soon as I get close to my eye and then it is all crooked on my eye lid!! I will have to give the individual lashes a try that would probably work much better for me!!

    Blame It On Barneys

    • Start with individuals, that’s what I am trying to get used to at the moment 🙂 When I try to apply full lashes, I always blink and I can’t do it properly 🙂 xx

  • Nadia

    I have only tried full ones, and I can confirm that you have to have patience and wait for the adhesive to set lol. We live, we learn 😉 One of my recent eye lash attempts is here – https://instagram.com/p/8uxMm2JtaG/?taken-by=mielandmint
    I don’t wear them often but so nice to add them to make your makeup look a little more special 😉 I definitely want to try and use individual lashes next time <3
    xox Nadia

    • Nadia

      Oh boy, didn’t know the pic will pop in here! lol

      • They look so pretty and natural. Hopefully one day I will manage to apply full lashes in under a few minutes 🙂 xx

  • WestCoastWives

    I love love love lashes of all kinds! My least favorite though is lash extensions. It reaked havoc on my existing lashes once they grew out. as fun as they were to have i’ll never do that again.


    • Lash extensions look good however I’ve heard some bad things about it so I won’t ever get them and stick to fake lashes 🙂

  • Hi Ela, now I am in Asia I see false lashes every-where! The amount of choices is incredible, so of course I have been playing around with them, I seem to prefer the type that is half length and goes out at the outer corners, but they do make my eyes a bit reddish, no matter what glue I use 🙁 great shot btw, you should frame it and put it on your makeup desk 😉 😛

    x Josune, Your Beauty Script ❤

    • Asian markets have so many pretty ones, jealous of you now 🙂 You shouldn’t use them a lot then or try out different glues maybe you find a good one which won’t make your eyes red. Thank you so much 🙂 x

  • Honeypot Blogs

    I really need to try out the individual ones! I like the strip lashes but as you said I think it’ll look more natural if I go for the others!xx


    • Strip ones look fab however I find them hard to apply so until I get good at it I will use individuals 🙂 xx

  • I don’t often wear false lashes – Most of the time I just can’t be bothered! I have quite long lashes anyway so if I get the right mascara, i can get quite a defined, fluttery lash. You are tight though, it is very importnant to let the glue go tacky before trying to apply them 🙂 xx

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  • Laura Clark

    I have always been so scared of fake eyelashes! This post definitely makes them seem more accessible…still a little wary though



    • Fake lashes look fab however it is kinda hard to get used to 🙂

  • Amy

    I’ve struggled to figure out false lashes for years! I either give up or get them on only for them to fall off while I’m out. You are definitely not alone Ela!

    Amy | Dervish Darling

    • I had the same problem before. Good to know that I am not alone 🙂

  • Like you I have a love/hate relationship with false lashes too. I do like the MAC half lashes though – they’re fool-proof x
    Becca | theBeautyInbox

    • I haven’t tried them, I should check them out 🙂 xx

  • My favourite lashes in the world are the Ardell demi wispies. Super affordable yet so beautiful and fluttery. They are so easy to wear as the band is so so thin. I hate lashes with thick band which makes lash application harder for me. Love the post.

    Sara Ali | http://www.saraswonderland.com

    • I haven’t tried anything from Ardell now I know what I will try the next time, they look so pretty. xx

  • Jennifer Bachdim

    I’m just getting used to false lashes too, I was struggling applying them but now it’s going better 🙂

    Love, Jennifer

  • Sophie Louise Buckle

    Love false lashes but can be fiddly to get used to but I feel naked without them sometimes!


    • Once you get used to it, I am sure everything gets easier 🙂

  • I’m with you here. Sometimes I try applying false lashes and it’s a mess so I give up. Other times it works out and I really like how they look! I’ve found it looks best to apply a thick band of black eyeliner first then go back over it after the lashes are on to make it blend better. I prefer the whole lashes… Ardell’s Demi Wispies are my favorite!


    • That’s a great idea, I will definitely give it a try like that and see if I can manage to get it look right!