Here’s how to Apply Flirty False Eyelashes That no one can Ignore

by Nehal MehraFollow

Oh, the things we will do for beauty. Right? Right! Ok, I’m making the process of dolling up sound a bit mundane, but for everyone who loves to serve a beautiful face, you know how much fun your dolling up routine can really be.

I know a lot of girls who love to work magic on their eyes – bold shadows, killer liner, and a smooth layer of silky mascara. But a lot of people have also told me that they shy away from putting on false eyelashes. And their reason? “I just can’t put them on right!” THAT is what a lot of girls tell me.

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The first thing to know about applying false eyelashes is that practice makes perfect. I agree that you may not get them attached right to your lashline the first time you try to put them on. But it only makes sense to keep at it until you get’em bang on! Trust me, and I know you also know this, the practice is all worth it! Nothing adds more oomph to your look than the perfect pair of false eyelashes. You add glamour to your overall appearance the moment you put them on, and there is no denying that you can transition any pair of false eyelashes from day to night.

Now, before I give you a video tutorial on how to apply your very own set, here is a list of things to keep in mind.

1. Ensure that the false lashes are the right length

Make sure that your lashes fit the length of your eyes. If you feel that they’re too long, meaning they’re sticking out at the corner of the eye, that’s a good indication that you need to cut them! Also, always remember to cut the outer edge of the lash!

2. Prepare your natural lashes

You have to prepare your own lashes for the falsies. You want to give them a bit of a lift using an eyelash curler and then apply some mascara.

3. Apply the right amount of glue

You want to make sure that there is an even, and thin, layer of lash glue applied throughout the bend of the lashes. I encourage you to add a little extra at each end. This trick simply ensures that they stick properly in the inner corner and on the outer edge of the eye.

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4. WAIT for the glue to dry

Once you’ve applied the lash glue, wait for it to dry. You want the glue to get tacky so that it sticks right on to your eye. Give it about 30 seconds to dry before applying the false eyelash. While you’re waiting, bend the lash inwards to give it a good shape. This will also make it easier to apply.

5. Point the false eyelashes upwards when applying

A lot of us have a tendency of applying the lashes straight onto the lashline. You should always have them pointed upwards and sit them down that way. This technique will also ensure that you have no space between the stem of the falsies and your lashline.

The tips above will help you become your very own falsies queen, I guarantee it!

And, now, for a quick video tutorial to get you started!


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17 Ayurvedic Beauty Brands on our Radar Right Now

Holistic beauty trends are more prevalent than ever — that makes ayurvedic beauty brands incredibly sought-after, as well. Do you find yourself asking what your beauty products are actually made of? A lot of us even resort to food products for a skincare routine such as honey for face wash.

The term “Ayurvedic Beauty” is getting more recognition outside the South Asian world as well.

Ayurvedic beauty is coined upon the term “Ayurveda,” which originated in Hindu culture as the basis of utilizing the five life forms — air, water, ether, fire, and earth — to heal the human body.

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Ayurvedic beauty brands focus on using herbs and natural ingredients to create their skincare range and consumers around the world are attracted to these natural products.

Scroll down to see some Ayurvedic beauty brands founded by South Asians.

Soma Ayurvedic

Is your skin feeling a little dry this winter? Nourishing your skin with body oil will lend it the right amount of moisture — Soma Ayurvedic’s jasmine body oil can do that trick! Shop the oil, and their full line of products, here.


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Sama Tea

If you’re familiar with author and podcast Host, Jay Shetty, then you may have heard of his tea line, Sama Tea. Herbal teas provide many natural benefits. Has it been a stressful week? Try their lavender rose chamomile tea for some TLC. Check them out here.


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Sahajan Skincare

Know the Netflix show “Ginny & Georgia?” Loved the actress’ fresh-looking skin? Sahajan Skincare is behind that glow! They’re a must-try, featured in both Vogue and Elle India. See their full range of products here.


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Shaz and Kiks

This unique company showcases its brand with an emphasis on ‘holistic.’ Whether it’s bad hair days or excessive shedding, not only do Shaz and Kiks provide the products to help but also break down the science behind the problem. Go on your very own shopping spree by clicking here!


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Looking for accessible ayurvedic beauty products? Look no further! Ranavat is now in Sephora. With a beauty line that covers both hair and skin, there’s something here for everyone. See for yourself here.


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UMM Skincare

UMM Skincare is known for its brown sugar body scrub, made with natural ingredients, and Bakuchi oil known to improve signs of aging and hyperpigmentation. Try it for yourself by shopping here!


Give your skin the best by adding ZAILA to your daily skincare routine! Click here and start shopping!


This brand is all plant-powered, and we’re here for it — you should be too! Check out their full range of products here.

Inde Wild

Are you looking for brown skin-friendly sunscreen filled with nutrients? Look no further. Inde Wild has its very own SPF 50, with natural substances such as liquorice extract and cica, and it’s a mineral SPF suitable for all skin types. See what the brand is all about and shop it here.


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Mango People

I’m always in the market for brown girl-friendly lipsticks, and ones that are made of natural ingredients are a huge plus. Mango People does just this with their unique lipstick colors that suit all brown skin tones. Try them out here!

Kama Ayurveda

Need to swap out your shampoo for something better? Try Kama Ayurveda’s Ayurvedic Hair cleaner, infused with a variety of herbs and pulses with key ingredients like vetiver, tulsi, rose, moong beans, and shikakai. They have a variety of products to choose from so start with your hair and keep shopping for more here!


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Forest Essentials

According to Forest Essentials, night time is the best time for hydration. Check out their night cream, filled with nutrients to enrich your skin. You can shop their wide variety of products here.


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Koppen Ayurveda

A brand made for modern living, their essentials are all worth a shot! Start shopping here!


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Looking for a new face mask to try? AAVRANI has a variety of face masks and explains in detail when you should apply the mask during the week depending on your skin type. Take a look here!


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Plant-based skincare, anyone? Delhicious has got everyone covered, so click here and fill your baskets!


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Pratima Skincare

Just getting into skincare and don’t know where to start? PRATIMA skincare has starter sets, with basics, that every woman can use such as vitamin C serum, essential oils, and collagen creams. Grab yours now by shopping here!


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Fable & Mane

Struggling with hair care recently? Fable & Mane includes various hair oils in their collection that help grow and nourish your hair. Not only that, they have a scalp detox line as well — definitely worth checking out. See their full range of products here.


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