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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  1. I would love to get the Esqido Miss Dolly.

  2. I would love to try the BFF’s!

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

  4. Colleen Boudreau says

    I’d choose THE LOOK.

  5. I would get Miss Dolly, they look great!

  6. Leah Davis says

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

  7. Kim Pincombe Cole says

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

  8. Ashley Bree Perez says

    I love the Oh so sweet lashes. 🙂

  9. Little Black Lash.

  10. Dawn Monzu says

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

  11. I like the Esqido Miss Dolly lashes.

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

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

  14. Kristi C. (@lov2read68) says

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

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

  16. sally gearhart says

    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 says

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

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

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

  20. Amanda H. says

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

  21. Andrea Darst says

    I love BFF!

  22. Lucy Nguyen says

    I’d love to try the BFF

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

  24. Michelle Salais says

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

  25. Sophia Wu says

    The Miss Dolly Lashes!

  26. Princess Anyaibe says

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

  27. Marilyn Nawara says

    I like the Oh So Sweet

  28. robyn donnelly says

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

  29. I would get the Oh So Sweet lashes!

  30. I like the oh so sweet lashes

  31. Michelle Castagne says

    I like Oh So Sweet.

  32. I like the Amp it up!

  33. Oh so sweet and Amp it up are my favorites.

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

  35. I love the Lashmopolitan lashes on the website!

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

  37. Kelly Commerford says

    Miss Dolly, love ’em!