Applying and Removing Lashes 101
Updated: Feb 8, 2021
Rocking falsies is a great way to accentuate our natural beauty! They give us that the extra pop of FUN we sometimes need to send our look to the next level. To do that, we must know how to apply and remove them properly. The goal is to SLAY our lashes again and again, as many times as we can!
To get the full experience of your falsies, you must apply and remove them correctly. There is a right and wrong way of doing things, and we want to help you know the difference! You want to make sure you always handle your falsies in a manner that protects and preserves the beauty and condition of their strands, as well as your natural lashes. Below we have provided you with tips and additional information on how to apply and remove them.
We aim to build your self-confidence in the application and removal process to help you feel more liberated and self-sufficient in achieving your desired look. We want you to feel and look your absolute BEST! Because when you do, you feel empowered to take on the day in every way you can! We have included an extensive amount of information below to ensure you are successful in this process! You may use as little or as much information as you need.
Tip 1: Remove the lashes carefully from their packing. You may do so with tweezers.
Tip 2: Measure
Measure your lashes by resting them directly on your lash line (do not use glue). This process is critical as lashes are not one size fits all. You want to start your measurement where the natural bulk of your lashes begin, to the outermost corner of your eye. Avoid starting directly at the tear duct as that could potentially cause irritation and watering of the eye. Your falsies should not extend further than the length of your eye. Proceed by holding the lash where it needs trimming.
Tip 3: Trim
Trimming lashes help them look more natural. If they extend further than the length of your eyes, they will create the illusion of a droopy expression. We do not want that! We want beautiful eyes that appear charming and attractive! Trimming should take place 2 to 3 lashes inward from the outermost corner of your eye and ONLY at the lash band to achieve the desired look.
STEP 1: Apply Mascara
Apply a thin coat of mascara onto your natural lashes and allow it to dry. As we know, mascara gives our lashes more structure and definition. Try to avoid overloading with mascara as it can interfere with the application process; a single sweep will do! You can add more later.
Note: If you have straight lashes, consider curling them with a lash curler before applying mascara. That will help you with the blending process.
STEP 2: Apply Adhesive
We will focus on one lash at a time. Using a small amount of glue, apply your choice of lash adhesive to the lash band, from beginning to end. Avoid getting lash adhesive on the strands of the lash as it will make them clump together. For beginners, try applying glue to the end of something clean and narrow to help you lightly distribute the product.
After applying lash adhesive directly to the lash band, wait for 15 to 20 seconds. That gives the adhesive time to become tacky for a better application. The lash typically will not bond to the lash line if you apply it before the adhesive become sticky. Rule of thumb, patience is a virtue!
STEP 3: Apply Lash
Place your falsies in your Ébloui Lash Applicators. They will make the application process 10x easier! You want to apply your falsies in a tilted upward position to get the full effect of your lashes. Secure the inner corner of your lash where the bulk of your lashes begin, continuing to the outermost corner.
Repeat the same process for the other lash!
STEP 5: Blend, Blend, Blend!
Blend your lashes by gently pressing them together with your Ébloui Lash Applicator. They help mesh your falsies and natural lashes together. If you haven’t purchased them yet, I highly encourage you to do so! In the meantime, I recommend using your fingertips. (Be careful not to yank them off, trust me, it happens!) To further blend your falsies with your natural lashes, apply an extra thin coat of your favorite mascara.
Tip: To camouflage any mistakes you may have made during the process, try lining your lash line with eyeliner of your choice.
From here, take it away! Look in the mirror and ADMIRE YOUR BEAUTY because HONEY... you look AMAZING!
Note: IF your eyes start to excessively water while applying your lashes, remove them entirely. For that process, proceed below.
STEP 1: Wash your hands with antibacterial soap for at least 20 seconds with lukewarm water.
STEP 2: Saturate a cotton ball or cotton pad with oil-free makeup remover designated for eyes. Gently wipe along your lash line to remove any makeup and lash adhesive.
STEP 3: Focus on one lash at a time, gently tug on the outer corner of each lash until they lightly peel off. If you experience the slightest resistance, repeat Step 2 while focusing more on the lash line.
STEP 4: Once you have removed your falsies, use a clean cotton ball or round with eye makeup remover to gently wipe off any remaining adhesive on your lash line or natural lashes. Please reframe from picking and pulling unwanted glue from your lashes as you could potentially pull them out. I know it may seem easier that way, but it’s a BIG no, no. Be kind to your eyes by taking your time and being intentional.
Check out our Lash Hygiene blog for tips on how to clean your falsies! We genuinely hope this was helpful and that you learned along the way. We hope you enjoy your lashes!