It seems like false lashes are everywhere right now and if you haven't yet tried out the trend because you're worried you can't apply them properly then let us offer you a helping hand. No celebrity red carpet look is complete without a set of falsies and the good news is you don't need to be a pro make-up artist to get that flutter for yourself.
Tips and tricks
Measure the length of the false lash against your natural lash line to ensure it fits your eye shape. I tend to find most strip lashes are too long, so if that's the case, use nail scissors to cut the outer corners to trim to size.
Take the outer and inner corner of the false lashes and gently bend together. This will create a curved shape and help them to fit to your eye better. False lashes straight from the box are often too straight, making them tricky to stick around the outer and inner corners. Gently bending them will make application easier.
Apply the lash glue to the lash strip. Be particularly generous at the outer and inner corner where lashes tend to lift first. Let the glue dry for approximately ten seconds before attempting to apply. The glue should be tacky before applying. If the glue is too wet, the lashes will slide around the lid when you try to apply them.
Apply the false lashes to the base of your natural lashes. If you find this step fiddly, use the rounded end of a pair of tweezers to gently push the false lashes into position.
Wait for a minute or two for the lash glue to completely dry. Apply a coat of mascara to help blend your natural lashes with the false lashes. I use a curling and volumising mascara which I find helps to blend the lashes together more naturally.
Finish with a slick of black liquid eyeliner. The eyeliner will help to disguise any gaps between your eyelid, false lashes and natural lashes.