5 Steps to Flirty, Fake Lashes

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Read our fake eyelash tips before you bat an flirty eye with your faux lashes.

Guys say they love full, long lashes on women, and they're every celebrity's dirty little red carpet secret. Want to copy this sexy star style for eyes he won't be able to stop staring into? Go faux in five easy steps:



Get your tools together: fake eyelashes, eyelash glue, tweezers, an eyelash curler, a magnifying mirror, a toothpick, and liquid eyeliner. Make sure your eyelids are clean: no makeup or excess oil.


Compare your fake lashes to your real ones, and trim the faux ones accordingly. The length of the faux lash line should match your own, and the lashes themselves should be about the same length as your real lashes. It may be tempting to go extra long, but unless your own lashes are super short, the effect will be comical, not sexy. If you want a little extra flair, keep the outer ends of the fake lashes a little longer for a more dramatic, cat eye look.


Dip your toothpick in the eyelash glue and run it along the edge of the base of the fake lashes. The entire base of the fake lashes should be coated, but not dripping, with eyelash glue.


With your eyes open, following the natural curve of your eyelashes, apply the fake lashes right above your natural lash line, as close to the real ones as you can get. If you have fumbly fingers, try using tweezers instead. While the glue is still wet, adjust and shimmy them closer to your natural lash line. Then press your fingers down along the fake eyelashes, holding for about half a minute to set them in place.


Once the glue is dry, fill in any gaps between the natural and fake lash lines with liquid eyeliner, and then add curl and color with your eyelash curler and mascara. This will help blend your own lashes together with the fake ones, making for a striking but believable final product.

Faux lashes are tough to pull off, and practice makes perfect! Give yourself plenty of time to get it right before batting them at the guy across the bar. Removal is easy (just gently pull them off with tweezers), so you have as many chances to get it right as you have sets of lashes!

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