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How to Apply Fake Eyelashes In 5 Easy Steps

The perfect elegant addition to any party outfit—and it's not as complicated as you think!


Art Credit: Elizabeth Dausch

Holiday parties are a great excuse to amp up your everyday look with a little more sparkle, drama, and old Hollywood glam. Fake eyelashes are the epitome of a luxe beauty look, but too often we're afraid of the seemingly difficult application or looking like a muppet. But, believe it or not, you can wear fake eyelashes and still look like yourself—and really make your eyes pop.

NYC makeup artist Liz Schroeder showed us how to apply gorgeous false eyelashes for your next holiday or New Year's Eve get-together.

For a more natural look, find lashes in a shorter length and softer fan. Sephora makes a great pair with their new Irresistible False Lash Set. All you need are a pair of tweezers, black gel liner (we love Bobbi Brown's Long-Wear Gel Eyeliner in Black Ink), and black mascara (Covergirl's LashBlast Volume mascara is our favorite drugstore deal).



Apply black gel liner along your top lashline and in between your lashes using a pushliner brush.



Curl lashes and apply black mascara



Measure your lash band to your eye, and trim excess from the outside corners. Apply lash glue to the fake lash band and wait around 30 seconds.



Using a tweezer, place the fake lashes in the middle of your own lash line, without touching down on either corner. Line the fake lashes to your real ones and press the inner corner down, then the outside corner down. Wait about a minute for the glue to dry.



Cover the lash band using the black gel liner, and you’re ready to party.

Whatever your eye shape, fake eyelashes really enhance your gorgeous features and will make you shine, especially for all your upcoming parties. Check out this video for even more detailed instruction.

Video by Elizabeth Dausch, makeup and hair by Liz Schroeder