How to Apply Single Eyelashes in 5 Steps

Makeup and Maintenance

Although the false eyelashes eliminate the need for mascara, you may want to apply a little so the two sets blend and look more natural. If you try this step, be sure to stick with a water-based mascara. Other types may adversely affect the adhesive. While the mascara is still wet, bond the two sets of lashes together with your fingertips so they combine. Should you have any gaps between the false lashes and your real ones, use some eyeliner to fill in them in.

To keep your new lashes in good shape, clean them with cool water and avoid oil-based cleaners. Let your lashes air dry and avoid rubbing them with a towel. This will help them have a longer life.

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