How to Apply False Lashes + Make Them STAY ON

False lashes are one of those things most of us have had at least one great experience with and at least one terrible one.  Right?

I’ve definitely had nights where I came home feeling like J Lo, like “yep, my lashes were ON POINT.”

On point.


There’s the nights I’ve gone into the bathroom of the restaurant halfway through the date and realized one lash was pointed straight up at the inner corner and I didn’t bring my lash glue in my purse (beginner’s mistake).  That poor date, I always wonder what they were thinking?  I feel like the real DUDE-dudes just thought “maybe humans can melt?”

What you’ll need:

– False lashes, you can go super expensive or very affordable, just make sure the band (what the lashes attach to) is very flexible.  I like this Ardell style for reliable and inexpensive lashes and this fancy pair is also a great set.  If you live in Los Angeles, I love the ultra cheapies from Frends Beauty in style #213, they are $2 a pair and my all-time favorite lash style.  I buy stacks of them.  They don’t sell them on the website, but they do sell this #747xs style which is perfect for someone who wants a more natural look or a lash beginner.  Today I’m using these ultra fancy lashes from Lina Lash!  I’m so fancy, you already knooow.

– Glue, I will only use Duo Brand, in Dark Tone as my base glue.  This new Duo glue applicator style also looks great though and might eliminate the need for two separate glues.  I’ll have to check it out the next time I place a Sephora order.

– A pair of tweezers.

– a second lash glue with a thin brush or applicator.  Kiss, Revlon, or this new Duo that now I have to try.  Sigh.  Makeup junkie.

Without further ado, here is my artistic process for applying strip lashes so that the edges stay down:

1.  Curl your real lashes.

2.  Apply mascara to the top and bottom lashes.

3.  Comb lashes.

4.  Trim false lashes so they fit your eyes.

5.  Apply glue in a very thin strip, ALLOW THE GLUE TO “SET” AND GET TACKY FOR ABOUT A MINUTE.  Yeah, that’s right, I just internet-shouted.  But it’s a very important step.  This is legit one of the “make-it-or-break-it” steps.  If you don’t wait for the glue to get tacky, it will just slide all around your eye, while you try desperately to hold it in place.  I use this time to tweeze under my brows a bit.

6.  Set the lashes as close to your lash line, while still on your skin as possible.  You don’t want to pull out any real lashes, but you want the falsies to be as close as possible to your natural lashes.

– I like to set the middle down first, then holding the middle in place, set down the outer edge, then the inner.  Hold them all in place and gently keep dabbing them down so that the glue has a really good chance to set.

7.  This is the trick that makes them stay on all night.  Once they are on and the glue has dried, run another thin stripe of glue over the top of the false lash.  I hold my finger over the top so that the glue doesn’t accidentally hit the wispy ends and glue them together.  You can do this with the Kiss glue or Revlon Precision glue, they both have a super thin tip.    In the video, I use the same glue and use the flat end of my tweezers to dab it on.  This is a way messier version of getting it done, but I wanted to show it so you don’t have to buy two separate sets of glue.  Duo Dark Tone is truly the best for your lashes initially, but the thinner tip applicators will give you a smaller and more precise line for this top line.

8.  Once this second layer of glue dries, go over it with your eye liner so that the glue is hidden.

9.  Comb your real and false lashes together.

10.  You can use a eyelash curler to lightly squeeze the falsies and real lashes together, just be careful to to squeeze too hard or you’ll lift up the glue we just worked so dang hard for.

P.S. Did you know you can reuse your false lashes?  Yep.  As long as you didn’t put mascara on them, just roll the glue off the band and place them back in the case for storage.  If you are nervous about keeping them sanitary, just spritz them with a little bit of alcohol in a spray bottle.



All done, ya beauty!  If videos make more sense to you, or you just love watching me ramble for 30 seconds before I do actual physical labor, then here you are, Madam.



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  • jessica dodd
    December 19, 2014

    Hi Molly! Love love your posts. I was so happy to find you. I have a question. I picked up Maybelline The Nudes today. Have you tried this? And do you think it compares to other high ends? Thank you

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      December 19, 2014

      Girl, you need to buy a lotto ticket because you just read my mind! I also recently purchased this palette and was thinking of doing a review on it. I will for sure now!! In general, I was impressed with the quality, especially the metallics. I will do an in-depth review. I wear mine with Lorac eye primer and it lasts all day and night.

      • jessica dodd
        December 19, 2014

        Oh wonderful! Can’t wait to see ! Thanks Doll!

  • tracy
    December 28, 2014

    I absolutely love your blog!

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      December 31, 2014

      Thank you!! I don’t know how I only just saw this now, but you made my morning.

      xo – Molly

  • blushinginhollywood
    January 7, 2015

    Great post! Really good tips I need to stop being lazy and try this technique.

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      January 7, 2015

      Ha, thanks girl!

  • Allz
    August 13, 2016

    I only saw this now and I’m wondering if it’ll work with any glue, and any lashes
    The lashes from the inner corner always end up comimg off after about an hour no matter what glue I use, have you for any tips for me

    Thanks x

    • Girl Get Glamorous
      August 15, 2016

      Hi Alina,

      Try the tips in this post and let me know what you think! Here is my favorite glue:

      Thank you!

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