Step #1: Curl your natural lashes
To create a shelf for your falsies to sit on, curl your natural lashes and apply mascara which will help support their weight.
Step #2: Cut the falsies to fit
Cut your false lashes to perfectly fit your eyelid. You can also divide them up into smaller pieces or thin them out to create a more natural, less chunky look. Another tip is to bend them into a C shape for a few moments to help curve them into a natural eyelid shape.
Step #3: Add your adhesive
Make sure to use a good quality adhesive, as the kind that sometimes comes with your lashes might not be best. Duo adhesive is a good brand. You’ll want to trace a very fine line on each of the lash bands with the adhesive, don't apply it to your eyelids. Wait a few moments for the adhesive to dry and become a bit tacky before applying. Even if your lashes come with some adhesive already on them, it's a good idea to apply your own for a better quality stick.
Step #4: Stick them on!
For better placement and safety, use your fingers to apply your extensions, unless you are more comfortable with tweezers. You’ll want to start by placing the lash from the outer corner first, keeping it as close as possible to the lash line. You can try creating a cat-eye effect by placing the outer extension slightly above your natural lash line.
Step: #5 Touch it up
To help blend everything together, you can take a soft eyeliner brush and press a thin line of black matte eyeshadow onto where your lashes meet your eyes. Do a couple winks and eyelash flutters and you’re all set!
Your false lashes should be removed before beginning your makeup removal routine. You can soften the adhesive with a q-tip or cotton swab soaked in a good quality makeup remover, such as Dermalogica Soothing Eye Remover or RCMA Adklen Adhesive Remover.
You can also use your favorite oil such as coconut or sweet almond oil. Run your swab along the lash line. Then, grab the extension by the outer corner and slowly peel the strip away from your real lash. If you feel any pinching or resistance, then apply more oil or makeup remover and wait a little longer before trying again.
Step #1: Peel off the glue residue
If you look closely enough, you'll see the remaining strip of adhesive stuck on the base of your lash extensions. You'll want to peel the remaining off so it’s ready to be re-glued during their next use.
Step #2: Create a cleaning solution
Fill a small bowl or sink with warm water and a little bit of soap. You can also add liquid makeup remover
Step #3: Clean the lashes
Submerge your false lashes into your water/cleaning solution and gently rub them to encourage mascara or other makeup to dissolve off of them.
Step #4: Let them dry
Check the lashes for any remaining residue, and then set them in a clean place to dry. If you're in a hurry, you can also pat them dry.