No one is born perfect, and we would all love to change a thing or two (or dozen) on ourselves, and that is quite normal.
Some want thinner noses, so they learn how to contour it. Others want to make their lips fuller, so they learn how to overline and blend to achieve an almost natural look. Cheeks, brows, forehead, and lashes everything is in the game.
However, if you know how to apply upper lashes, good for you, but that does not mean you will easily do your bottom lashes as well. On the contrary, applying bottom lashes is another level, and I am here to help you do it right.
If you want to learn how to apply bottom lashes in a few simple steps, read further.
How To Apply False Lashes To Lower Lash Lines?
There is no good makeup without great looking eye makeup. Mascara is playing a crucial role in that part, and some lucky girls only need to apply a coat or two of this magical product, and they get that full fan lash line that opens up the eye even more.
On the other hand, there are a lot of girls who need to help themself out with some falsies, and there is nothing wrong with that.
Almost every other girl nowadays knows how to handle and apply false lashes, but what about bottom lashes? What if your bottom lashes need some enhancement? How hard can applying bottom lashes be?
It is not hard at all, but you will need to be precise and have a lot of patience since doing bottom lashes is a bit more detailed work than doing the upper lash line. Keep in mind that you can use lashes on strips and individual lashes, and I will explain both processes in no time.
So I hope you gals are ready because here we go!
How To Apply Lash Strips?
Step #1 – Measure and cut
- First, make sure you choose lashes that are not too long, but in case they still are, you can easily trim them to fit in better with your natural bottom lashes.
- I recommend you cut your lash strip in half since this way; it is easier to control it than the whole strip in one piece. Also, bottom lashes are very sparse toward the inner corner of your eye, so when you apply only half of a lash strip, you achieve a more natural look.
- Of course, if you want, you can still use the entire strip, but make sure you apply it one half at a time and avoid mistakes.
Step #2 – Glue time
- Make sure to choose a good quality eyelash glue not only because it will make sure your lashes stay put longer but also to prevent eye irritations and infections.
- Always wash your hands before handling the glue since you will need to apply a thin strip of eyelash glue to the back of your hand and apply it further from there. After you place the glue on your hand, wait for a bit until the glue dries and becomes tacky.
- Take the lash strip near the base of the lashes with the tweezers or your fingertips.
Step #3 – Apply glue to the lash base
- Slowly drag the lash base through the eyelash glue and wait 10 to 15 seconds before applying it to the bottom lash line.
- Make sure you tilt your head back and look up as well. Hold the lash strip just below your eye; line up the thickest part of the lash strip with your outer corner of the eye. Also, the curve of the lashes must match the natural curve of your natural lashes.
Step #4 – Apply the first strip of lashes
- Hold the lash strip right underneath your bottom lash line, as close as you can to your natural lashes. Make sure that the lash strip is flush against your lash line and gently apply it.
- Use your fingertip to smooth the lash strip against the skin if you must but do it carefully. Hold at least 10 seconds and then release.
Step #5 – Apply the second strip of lashes
- If you need to adjust the lash strip, do it within the first 10 to 30 seconds of application.
- Now it’s time to apply the second half of the lash strip. Of course, if you desire or see that you need it to achieve the full effect. Line up the edge just outside the eye’s inner corner and hold it as close to the lash line as possible.
- Keep in mind that the lash strips may slightly overlap in the center.
Step #6 – Apply liner and mascara
- Allow your lashes to set and dry for about 5 minutes before you apply a thin line of dark brown or black liner to mask demarcation between your natural and your false lashes.
- Finish with a coat of mascara to make them look more natural.
How To Apply Individual Lashes?
This process is a bit longer and complicated, and it is more suitable for those girls who already mastered applying individual lashes on their upper lash line.
Step #1- Do your complete eye makeup
- Before you start applying your lower lashes, make sure you are done doing your eye makeup and mascara on upper lashes.
- Leave your lower lashes clean and bare, and in case you see any residue of makeup on them, clean them with eye makeup remover and wait until they dry.
Step #2 – Glue time
- Like with a lash strip, you will need to apply a few drops of lash glue on the back of your clean hand. It is convenient to have the glue that closes to you since it will keep you from moving around too much and accidentally dropping the lashes.
Step #3 – Picking up individual lashes and applying the glue
- To pick up the individual lash cluster from the case, you will need slant-tipped tweezers. Pick up two or three lash hairs attached at a single bulb near the base and not on the lash tips.
- Dip the bulb lightly into the glue and wait about 10 to 15 seconds. The glue should always be a little tacky rather than wet so it can adhere immediately to your lash line.
Step # 4 – Lining the lashes
- Tilt your head back and look up. Hold the base of the lash cluster just below your eye and line the false lash curve with the natural curve of your own lashes. They need to curve out and point downward, not the opposite!
Step #5 – Application
- Set the cluster of the lash at the outer corner of your lash line, just beneath your natural lashes and as close as you can.
- With this type of lashes, there is no need to press the base of the lash against the skin for it to stick. Gently hold for about 10 seconds, then release.
- Apply more clusters to each lower lash line. The general rule is that you need to work from the outside in. Apply as many lashes as you want, depending on if you want to achieve a naturally full or a dramatic look.
Step #6 – Re-adjust if needed
- If you make a mistake, you can easily re-adjust the lashes in the first five minutes. Peel the false lashes away gently if you make a mistake.
- The glue will need 2 to 5 minutes to dry, so quickly reposition your lashes within the first few seconds to avoid tugging your eyes.
Step #7 – Apply liner and mascara
- Let your lashes set for five minutes, then apply mascara; just one coat will do just enough since you want them to stick together. If you would like to achieve that drama queen look, apply two coats but wait after the first coat dry completely.
- If you notice any space between your real and false lashes, use a black or brown liner with a thin brush to fill in the gaps between them.
And That Would Be All
Falsies will totally make your eyes pop and enhance your current eye makeup, so why not give it a try. Of course, if you have a lot of missing eyelashes, you can always go and get the full lashes extensions that will last for sure a lot longer than these disposable falsies you can use only once.
I recommend you not wear fake lashes every day since you can harm your natural lashes and your eyes.
I hope this guideline will be useful to you.