5 False Eyelashes Mistakes Every Makeup Artist Should Avoid

5 False Eyelashes Mistakes Every Makeup Artist Should Avoid

False eyelashes are a great way to instantly fill in sparse lashes and give your eyes that extra glam boost. However, if you're not careful when applying them (or using the wrong glue), they can look heavy and unnatural — or worse, fall off mid-day! If you're thinking about getting into the false lash application or just want to improve your skills, here are some common mistakes to avoid:

Not Adjusting The Lash Band

One of the most common mistakes a makeup artist can make when applying false eyelashes is not adjusting the lash band. The lash band is the part of the false lashes that attaches to your skin, so it's important to change this part for each eye. If you don't adjust it properly and leave too much lash on your skin, this may cause your false lashes to fall off prematurely or even during an event!

Relying On Temporary Lash Glue

Temporary lash glue, also known as lash adhesive, is the best way to get your eyelashes on without spending money on a professional. It's easy to use, dries quickly, and gives you plenty of time before the lashes come off. But there are several downsides that makeup artists should be aware of when using this product.

The first is that temporary lash glue isn't strong enough to hold in place for more than one day at a time. Even if you wait until it dries completely before blinking or moving your eyes around, it still won't stay in place throughout an entire day's worth of wear. The second issue with temporary lash glue is irritation. Some people get redness around their eyes after applying mascara or eyeliner over the top of the adhesive because this can irritate sensitive skin.

Applying Too Much Glue

When applying false eyelashes, the best way is to use a thin line of glue at the base of each lash band. This will help them stick better and last longer.

Keep the glue dry before you apply your lashes! The adhesive should be tacky but not dry and hard—no one likes getting poked in the eye with a stiff piece of plastic.

A little goes a long way when applying false eyelashes: don't put too much glue on, or they won't stick properly; don't use too little, or they may fall off sooner than expected.

Not Trimming The Lashes To Fit Your Eye Shape

You want your lashes to blend in, not stand out. If you have round eyes, for example, opting for long lashes in a thick strip will only make them appear bigger—not something we're going for here. Instead of hiding your eye shape with fake eyelashes, take the time to trim them down so that they fit your eye shape. That way, when you put on mascara or any other makeup product and look in the mirror again afterward, it's clear that this is where all your attention should be focused: on making sure your eyelashes look as natural as possible.

Over-Curling Your Natural Lashes Before Applying False Lashes

Over-curling your lashes before applying fake ones can cause a big problem. This can make your natural and false lashes stick together, which is messy and incredibly painful when you try to peel the lashes apart. To avoid this, curl your natural lashes first, then apply fake ones over the top.

It's also important to note that you should never use hairspray on synthetic eyelashes. It will melt them right off!


Eyelashes can make or break your look, so it's important to get them right. If you follow these guidelines and tips, you'll have the perfect set of lashes every time!