How to Wear False Eyelashes
From our graphic eyeliners to our space-age highlighters to our wide array of eyeshadow, blush and contouring palettes, to our limited-edition collabs and collections, at Profusion Cosmetics, we are all about low-commitment fun at a highly accessible price point. The same can be said about our selection of faux eyelashes, which come in types, styles and even colors to match any look or mood.
All of our products are designed to meet you where you're at in the moment, which is why we work so hard to balance professional-quality formulation with on-trend colors, finishes and styles—while keeping prices low enough to ensure maximum accessibility for anyone who wants to experiment with their look or change it up at will. But there's more to a low barrier to entry than just price and selection.
Take, for instance, false eyelashes.
Faux lashes are undeniably fun. They enhance drama, bring whimsy, amplify your eyes and bring together a look from the moment they are applied. Few cosmetic products can turn up the volume as instantly as a set of false eyelashes—which is no secret to those who know how to wear them. However, quite possibly the lone drawback of falsies is that they can be somewhat intimidating for false-lash newbies.
That's why we're here to officially demystify how to wear fake eyelashes. We'll show you how to apply false eyelashes, how to remove fake lashes and even how to clean false lashes for future use.
How to Put on Fake Eyelashes
Step one to how to apply fake lashes is pretty simple: Acquire the goods. The required supplies are fairly straightforward—you need at least one set of strip lashes (wispies like our Iconic 3D Faux Mink Lashes in Superbloom are a good place to start), eyelash glue (several of our faux lash sets come with our Profusion lash glue included), scissors and a mirror are the basics. Also helpful are a pair of tweezers and, of course, a somewhat steady hand.
Next step is to size your lashes to fit. It's possible you'll pull your strip lashes out of the package and they'll be a perfect fit. However, given that most lashes are pretty generously sized, width-wise, it's likely you'll need to do a little trimming. Measure a lash by placing it against your eyelid, following the natural lash line from the inner corner of your lashes to the outer edge. For any excess that extends beyond the outer edge of your natural lash line, give it a little snip to custom fit your falsies. Your custom-fit lashes will now be more comfortable and easier to apply. But don't discard the extra bit—it can be stacked with your full-length falsies to add additional drama to a look or used on its own to add a bit of subtle flair to your day-to-day style.
After you've trimmed and now have a custom-fit lash, it's time to invite lash glue to the party. First, lash adhesive should not be applied directly to your lash line (except in the case of our magnetic liner and lashes). Instead, you'll want to apply a thin line of it to the band of the strip lash. There's no need to go overboard—when it comes to lash glue, a little goes a long way—but you do want to make sure the ends are sufficiently covered as those tend to be where a lash can sometimes lift during wear. Wait 30 seconds or so for the glue to reach maximum stickiness and you'll be ready to rock.
The next step in how to put on fake eyelashes is what some would consider to be the scary part—the actual application. But with just a couple of tips, you'll be expertly applying false eyelashes in no time. You'll be tempted to look straight on at your mirror, but it is much easier to apply false lashes while looking downward. Place your mirror below your chin, look down at it and lay your strip lash on your lash line, snug against the base of your natural lashes. You'll have a few seconds to jockey it into position, and this is where your tweezers will come in very handy, especially if you’re a beginner.
At this point, you've done the hard part and you're ready to greet the world while wearing your first set of falsies. However, we suggest one final step to bring a little extra polish to your look, and that's applying eyeliner along your lash line to disguise the strip of your faux lashes. Our eyeliner collection contains the types, formulations and even colors to get the job done in keeping with your personal style.
How to Remove Fake Eyelashes
Now that you've mastered how to put on fake eyelashes, you might be tempted to want to wear them forever. And while we're not here to tell you what to do, we will suggest that you remove false eyelashes when you wash your face before bed. (However, if you happen to wake up with one lash stuck to your cheek and the other on the pillow next to you, just know that we've all been there.)
Turns out, how to remove false eyelashes is fairly simple business. With one caveat: Most of us have seen—either in real life, online or in movies or television shows—people peeling their strip lashes from their eyes without the use of any kind of product to remove them. This is a case of just because you can do a thing, doesn't always mean that's the best way to do that thing. Removing fake eyelashes should not involve the possibility of pulling out chunks of your natural lashes.
Instead, all you need is an oil-based makeup remover—whether that's a dedicated eye makeup remover or a cleansing oil or cleansing balm—which you then apply as you always would to your eyes to remove mascara and eyeliner, and your faux lashes should loosen and remove freely. If they don't, just let the remover sit for a few seconds and that should do the trick.
How to Clean False Lashes
Although false lashes will not last forever, they're also not a single-use item. They can last through several wears and knowing how to clean false lashes is paramount to their longevity. As with removing them, cleaning them is pretty easy. All you need to do is use your oil-based cleanser to remove any buildup of lash glue, store them properly (we recommend storing your Profusion faux lashes in their original packaging) and they'll be ready to wear the next time you need them. A tip: Try not to douse your false lashes in too much water as it can cause the band to lose its shape. A little splash here and there is fine, but false eyelashes are not strong swimmers.
We hope our how to wear false eyelashes primer takes some of the guesswork and intimidation out of how to put on fake eyelashes as well as how to remove and care for them. Now all that's left for you to do is to shop our collection of Profusion lashes and let the fun begin!