Benefit Cosmetics' Lisa Potter-Dixon shows us how to apply false eyelashes correctly
Are you thinking about giving false eyelashes a go for the Christmas parties?
While we’d love lashes like Cheryl Cole, false lashes can be a faff when you’re not sure how to apply them properly. They’re fiddly, and often end up coming off halfway through the night.
Once you know how to apply false eyelashes correctly, they’re really not that tricky to get right – and can make that smokey eye look even better, especially in those all-important photos.
Luckily, Benefit Cosmetics’ Lisa Potter-Dixon can help. She applies lashes for the celebs all day long, so she knows how to apply false lashes perfectly and make sure they stay on.
Strip lashes are much easier to apply than individual lashes, especially if it’s your first time wearing false lashes. Just make sure you pick up a pair that aren’t pre-glued.
Forget spending hours in front of the mirror trying to get your false eyelashes on – with Lisa’s top tips for a quick and easy application, you’ll be Christmas party ready (and out the door) in a flash.
So, grab your strip lashes and Lisa will show you exactly how to put them on. Follow her how to apply false eyelashes guide to get perfect false lashes, every time…
‘Choose your lashes depending on the look that you would like’, Lisa says. Benefit’s strip lashes (from £11.50, available from Benefit Brow Bars) are brilliant for making a statement. These are the Pin-Up lashes. We also love Girls’ Aloud’s range of false eyelashes for Eylure (£5.49, Boots) which include eyelash glue. Go for Kimberley’s lengthening pair or Nadine’s more natural-looking lashes.
‘Measure the lash against your eye, ready to trim them so they are the same length as your eyelid.’
‘Make sure you trim from the inner corner so that you do not lose the flick of the lash.’
‘Now bend the lash around your finger for 30 seconds. This may sound strange, but it’s important as it makes the lash curve so it will sit better on your eye.’
‘Now to add the glue. Less is more, but do add a touch extra on each of the ends. I like to apply the glue using the end of a cotton bud.’
‘Now for the lash dance! Shake that lash for a good 30 seconds so that the glue becomes tacky.’
‘Apply the lash as close to your natural lash line as possible. Don’t worry if it’s not quite perfect, that’s what the next step is for.’
‘Next, squeeze your natural lash and the false lash together. This will bring your false lash in line with your natural lash so that there’s no gap between the two.’
‘Add black eyeliner in the gap between the inner corner of your eye and the fake lash. This will make it look more natural.’
‘Now do the other eye. Now that you’ve done the first lash, it should be much quicker and easier.’