How to apply false eyelashes in four easy steps…plus an ESQIDO Lash Giveaway!

Esqido lashes 6Are you afraid to try false eyelashes because it seems like applying them is impossible? Putting on falsies is actually extremely easy once you know the basic tricks!  This tutorial features the four basic steps to getting gorgeous lashes using ESQIDO false lashes in Oh So Sweet, a criss/cross lash, and Miss Dolly, an alternating lengths lash. ESQIDO is also sponsoring a fantastic giveaway to help celebrate Beauty Info Zone’s five-year anniversary! Two lucky readers will win a $50 ESQIDO gift card.

Gather up those supplies...having everything ready is essential
Gather up those supplies…having everything ready is essential

1.  First gather up your supplies:  headband, mirror, false eyelashes, steel palette, glue, brush, scissors, and black eyeshadow. Bend your eyelashes into a curve so they naturaly lie correctly on the eye, then put them on without glue to determine fit. Snip off any excess from the outer corner – not the inner corner.

Eyelash application tutorial

2.  Put dollop of eyelash glue on a steel palette – I prefer DUO strip eyelash adhesive in the non-waterproof version. I like to use the throw-away plastic applicators that come in my Latisse set, but you can use any brush or even the non-tweezer end of your tweezers. Just dip it into the glue then spread on the false eyelash rim. If you are super talented, you can apply the glue right from the tube…but I am not that talented.

Eyelash application tutorial

Don’t worry, the white glue dries clear. In fact, do NOT get black glue because it doesn’t dry clear, and any stray glue becomes a very visible ‘oops’. Apply a little more glue to the outer edges of the lash to ensure a firm grip and no fly-away lashes.

3.  Wait!  Don’t apply the lashes immediately, you want the glue to dry a bit and become tacky. I gently blow on the glue for about ten seconds and then it’s good to go.

4.  Apply to the base of your natural lash line, as close to your own lashes as possible. I used to get very frustrated because I have a ‘ledge’, so I often end up with the dreaded gap and I used to take the lashes off and start over. Now, I just fill in any space with some dark black eyeshadow. I like Makeup Geek Pencil Brush and the black eyeshadow in my Kevyn Aucoin Palette #6.

Esqido lashes eyeliner

Esqido eyelashes with eyeliner

Esqido applying lashes

My biggest tip:  I find the best method to apply falsies is with my hair held back with a headband, my elbows on a table, looking down into a mirror. I just can’t do it sitting up straight!  ESQIDO false lashes make such a difference – take a look:


I am really excited that ESQIDO is hosting a giveaway for two $50 gift cards. This is the perfect brand for everyone from false eyelash virgins to false eyelash pros. ESQIDO false lashes can be used over and over, up to 25 times! ESQIDO says “Our original mink lashes are handcrafted from the finest ethically sourced mink fur. Our fur is collected from the natural shedding/molting cycles of the mink animal, which are then sterilized to ensure that they are hypoallergenic and suitable for wear.
Wearing ESQIDO Miss Dolly false eyelashes
Wearing ESQIDO Miss Dolly false eyelashes
Another big plus: ESQIDO has lashes for everyone, ranging from downright demure to completely shameless.

Our ESQIDO Giveaway is open for US readers through April 13th at 11:59 p.m. Sometimes the Rafflecopter goes wacky and the comments close early. If this happens, email me your comment to [email protected] Then you can click “I commented” and continue with other options. Good luck, and don’t be afraid to try false eyelashes!  – Lisa

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*products provided for review and giveaway


  1. Trinh L. | 29th Mar 15

    I would love to get the Esqido Miss Dolly.

  2. Natalie R | 29th Mar 15

    I would love to try the BFF’s!

  3. Rosie Areola (Heather) | 29th Mar 15

    I’d choose the Lashlorette, they’re stunning!

  4. Colleen Boudreau | 29th Mar 15

    I’d choose THE LOOK.

  5. Lisa | 29th Mar 15

    I would get Miss Dolly, they look great!

  6. Leah Davis | 29th Mar 15

    I’m dying to try some mink eyelashes! Those Miss Dolly’s look so good!

  7. Kim Pincombe Cole | 29th Mar 15

    I love the look of the Oh So Sweet lashes – a great medium volume lash!

  8. Ashley Bree Perez | 29th Mar 15

    I love the Oh so sweet lashes. 🙂

  9. Liz | 29th Mar 15

    Little Black Lash.

  10. Dawn Monzu | 29th Mar 15

    I would like to try the Little Black Lashes. I’ve never tried fake lashes, except for Halloween! haha

  11. Susan P. | 29th Mar 15

    I like the Esqido Miss Dolly lashes.

  12. heather | 29th Mar 15

    I want the miss dolly lashes if I win this one.

  13. Alona Y | 30th Mar 15

    I have never tried false lashes but I’ve always wanted to! I would get the Lashlorette lashes.

  14. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) | 30th Mar 15

    I would love to try the Miss Dolly lashes if I win! They are gorgeous and glam!

  15. Leah | 30th Mar 15

    I took their quiz and they recommended the Unforgettable lashes, so I’d probably go with those!

  16. sally gearhart | 30th Mar 15

    I would definitely choose miss dolly! These look great on you, i liked that look since i do not have any lashes 🙂 I haven’t tried false lashes yet but i will now! Thanks for the review & tutorial too 😉

  17. Lisa Kerr | 30th Mar 15

    I would get the Miss Dolly lashes if I won the gift card!

  18. Dana Stargazer Truitt | 30th Mar 15

    I’d get Oh So Sweet so they look more natural not overly large and false, yah know!?

  19. [email protected] | 30th Mar 15

    I’d get Oh So Sweet. I’ve always wanted to try Esquido lashes 🙂

  20. Amanda H. | 31st Mar 15

    Miss Dolly looks like a winner! I’d love to get those 🙂

  21. Andrea Darst | 1st Apr 15

    I love BFF!

  22. Lucy Nguyen | 2nd Apr 15

    I’d love to try the BFF

  23. Carol S | 3rd Apr 15

    The Oh So Sweet The Look lashes. I love all their lashes though so it’s tough to pick. :/

  24. Michelle Salais | 3rd Apr 15

    I’d love to get the lashmopolitan and the miss dolly.

  25. Sophia Wu | 3rd Apr 15

    The Miss Dolly Lashes!

  26. Princess Anyaibe | 4th Apr 15

    Miss Dolly!! They look so clean and long-looking! 😀

  27. Marilyn Nawara | 5th Apr 15

    I like the Oh So Sweet

  28. robyn donnelly | 5th Apr 15

    Like the oh so sweet for myself but I haven’t done flase eyelashes before.

  29. Meegan | 5th Apr 15

    I would get the Oh So Sweet lashes!

  30. darby | 6th Apr 15

    I like the oh so sweet lashes

  31. Michelle Castagne | 7th Apr 15

    I like Oh So Sweet.

  32. Luna S | 8th Apr 15

    I like the Amp it up!

  33. Misty W | 9th Apr 15

    Oh so sweet and Amp it up are my favorites.

  34. Alison | 10th Apr 15

    They’re all pretty, but I love the Miss Dolly look!

  35. Laura | 11th Apr 15

    I love the Lashmopolitan lashes on the website!

  36. Rachel Beltz | 12th Apr 15

    I’m interested in the LASHLORETTE lashes or the OH SO SWEET lashes!

  37. Kelly Commerford | 12th Apr 15

    Miss Dolly, love ’em!

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