False Lash Guide for Beginners

Never in a million years did I think I'd be the kind of girl to enjoy wearing false lashes. I've always had delicate, sensitive and all-round problematic eyes, so some eyeshadow and mascara were often enough. Not until one day I went out on a whim, bought some lashes, and then completely fell in love with them.

Admittedly, I'm still a beginner myself and, if I'm honest, I think everyone attempting to put false lashes on is just winging it. There's no definitive order of how to put them on, no rules on how to wear them, and no rules for when and where. I do, however, believe that there are a few key ingredients for making sure that you are pushing off the right foot when starting your first false lash escapades.

What you'll need:

- Lashes. Of course, you are going to want to find the best lashes suitable for you and, while you can pop into town in the likes of Boots, Superdrug, or even Primark, there are great places such as FalseEyelashes.co.uk which offer an extensive, organised range of lashes as well as free delivery! I ordered a set from here in the sale and will definitely go back because of how easy it was with them.

- Glue. Of course, there are lots of different types of glue because nothing is ever simple. There are dark glues, clear glues, brush-on glues, dab-on glues, quick-set, latex-free, aloe vera, rosewater, waterproof, and sensitive glues. Oh, and that's probably only to name a few. If you're new to the lash world, don't be overwhelmed by it - a lot of it won't matter to you but it is going to pretty important that you carefully check whichever glue you choose to use before going on your big night out, ust to check for sensitivities.

- Scissors. This was one of the main mistakes I made when wearing lashes one of the first times, I didn't cut them enough. Now, it may seem like a shame when you are cutting a chunk, sometimes a full quarter, of your lash strip away, but it's vital to remember that these strips are made to be extra long and designed to be cut to size. Some lashes you may not have to cut because they might just suit your eye shape, but a lot of the fuller styles will need to be chopped in order to sit better above your lashes.

- A steady hand. While I do like to use regular tweezers to get mine right in place, you really only need to stand at a mirror with a steady hand in order to get your lashes on. If you don't feel like you'd be able to stick them in the right place, don't worry, a regular pair flat tweezers will help get that little bit closer. Also, don't forget to lightly press your own lashes and false lashes together for some extra security.

What you WON'T need:
Just like everything else, there are a few things on the market that can be deemed just unnecessary. Some including:

- Eyelash tweezers. Following on from my previous point, you may have seen the funny looking hammer-head tweezers swimming around the lash world and, in my opinion, they just aren't necessary. Of course, if you get them as a gift or they are included in your packet of lashes, go ahead and give them a whirl but, if you're looking to start wearing lashes on a budget, don't fork out the extra money for something that can so easily be replaced by simple flat tweezers.

- Individual Lashes. When just starting out don't attempt the extremely intricate job of individual lashes. As you can imagine, they include a lot of concentration and skill so maybe don't try this on your very first shot.

- Preglued lashes. Another lash type that I would deem unnecessary for beginners would be pre-glued lashes. There really isn't much point in paying for the glue to be on your lashes when A) glueing them is the easiest part and, B) all lashes already have an existing layer of glue in order to stay in the packet. You really aren't going to go wrong on the glueing part so try spending the extra pennies a bit more wisely.

- A lottery win. You don't have to sell your arm and leg to buy lashes. As I mentioned before, FalseEyelashes.co.uk and the likes of beauty outlet stores mean you can find some fantastic offers. My 5 set of Lashes from The Vintage Cosmetic Company on False Eyelashes came to just over £7! That makes each set of strips just over £1 each, AND they're reusable. If you're just starting out and don't want to break the bank before deciding if you even like wearing lashes, make sure to shop around first.

What would your top tips be for false lash beginners?


  1. I used to find applying false lashes so difficult, but I've managed to get used to it over the years! I love FalseEyelashes to get my lashes, Ardell Demi Wispies are my fave!

    Lucy | Forever September

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