False eyelashes: A complete guide

Who doesn't want to have striking eyes with long, thick eyelashes? Every woman loves to be noticed for having beautiful eyes and long lashes.

Aside from enhancing your looks, false eyelashes benefit your natural eyelashes. Instead of using mascara, which can make your natural lashes brittle and weak, it is better to use false eyelashes as an alternative that reduces the cosmetic impact on natural ones, allowing them to flourish and grow healthier and thicker.

Variety of types of false eyelashes

Using false eyelashes can be super intimidating. But we are here to answer all your questions regarding the subject. False eyelashes can be found in infinite styles, shapes, and types created from different materials ranging from synthetic to natural hair.

False eyelashes are usually made from the following materials:

  • Synthetic ( made with polymer and plastic) 
  • Mink ( these false eyelashes are made with real mink hair) 
  • Faux mink (synthetic hair used to make false eyelashes which have a close resemblance to original mink hair)
  • Silk (silk is blended with polymer synthetics)


Mink and silk false eyelashes are soft, bendable, and easy to use. They are still slightly expensive compared to synthetic false eyelashes, which are cheaper but harder to bend and challenging to apply.

Shapes and styles of falsies:

Strip false eyelashes are readily available everywhere and are the primary type of lashes that come as a thick line of hairs attached with a thin bendable strip, which is then attached to the lash line using glue. 

Individual lashes come as a box comprising small lashes formed by a cluster of 3 to 5 individuals lash hair and are then attached to the lashline keeping a short distance, which creates a more natural and subtle look. These individual false eyelashes are trickier to apply as they require much more precision than strip eyelashes.

Tools to apply false eyelashes

  • False eyelashes
  • Mirror
  • Eyelash glue 
  • Scissors - to trim lashes if needed
  • Lash applicator or tweezers

Sometimes lash applicators or tweezers are unnecessary as strip lashes can be applied by just using your hands.

Easy steps to apply false eyelashes

Here are some easy steps to apply false eyelashes

Gently remove the false eyelashes from the packaging using a pair of tweezers to avoid tearing. Measure the eyelashes according to your eye size, just trim the extra length from the outer edge of the lash with a pair of scissors.

Apply a thin layer of lash glue on the lash strip, and wait for 30-60 seconds to allow the glue to get tacky. 

Look down into a mirror and gently press the lashes on top of your natural eyelashes. Adjust the edges and corners by using a lash applying tool or tweezers. Hold the false eyelash on your eye for about 30 seconds until it is completely attached and set.

Are false eyelashes reusable? 

Many people find themselves confused about whether they should use false eyelashes or not and if they are reusable because they feel worried for their money to be wasted on a single-use product. So here is the good news for all of you, strip lashes can be used multiple times with good care. Some can be used up to 25 times as they are strip based and easy to use. In contrast, individual lashes cannot be used as it is challenging to remove a cluster of glue from them.

Removing False Eyelashes

While you may be tempted to pull your false lashes off after a long day, resist the urge immediately! Tugging, rubbing or pulling at your falsies will only damage your natural lashes.

It doesn’t take long to do so - all you need is an oil-based cleanser or makeup remover. You can either massage this directly onto your lashes or use a cotton bud to dab the remover onto the adhesive, dissolving the glue away. The false eyelashes should then gently slide off. 

Now that you know everything about false eyelashes, you’re equipped with all you need to make the best choice. Whether you want a more subtle change with a natural look, or if you are seeking something more glamorous, false eyelashes are guaranteed to provide that desired transformation.


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