Apply any eyeshadow before the lashes – you don’t want to have it all fall down on top of your nice black lashes!
Measure out the length: put a clean strip up to your eye and trim any excess that doesn’t fit or is uncomfortable.
Squirt a small dot of glue on the back of your hand. Let it dry for about 20 seconds. As it dries and becomes tackier it’s easier to work with. Use a Q-Tip to pick up a bit of the glue and very lightly glide the glue along the band of the lashes.
Position the strips against your lash line. Look down but don’t close your eyes (closing them will give your lids a wrinkly/crepe-y texture that doesn’t let lashes lie flat against your skin) – keep your chin up and look down your nose into a mirror. There is a slight tuck that the lashes can grip onto so I like to press the eyelid down to meet the lash strip.
Allow lashes to dry at least five minutes and apply mascara, which helps conceal the fakes. Then, use a tiny brush and black cream liner to hide the lash band.
Emily Kate Warren’s Inside Tip
Clip your lash strips to half-length (literally snip them in half) and then apply the "inner eye half" starting at the center of the eye - you'll end up with false lashes only on the outer half of your eye and it's incredibly eye-opening and natural.