Step-by-step guide on applying strip lashes

Step-by-step guide on applying strip lashes

Are you looking to add a touch of glam and drama to your eyes? Look no further than strip lashes! These fluttery, voluminous lashes can instantly transform your look, making your eyes the focal point of your makeup. While applying strip lashes might seem daunting at first, with a bit of practice and patience, you'll master the technique and achieve flawless results. In this article, we'll walk you through a step-by-step guide on how to apply strip lashes like a pro.

Gather Your Supplies:
Before you start, ensure you have all the necessary supplies ready. You will need:

  • Strip lashes of your choice
  • Lash adhesive 
  • Tweezers
  • Small scissors
  • Eyelash curler (optional)

1. Clean Your Natural Lashes:

Before curling your natural lashes, ensure they are clean and free from makeup, oil, or debris. Use a gentle oil-free makeup remover or micellar water on a cotton pad to cleanse your lashes and eyelids thoroughly. This step ensures that your lashes are oil-free and provides a clean surface for the lash curler and lash adhesive to adhere properly.
Removing any makeup or residue also prevents premature wear of the strip lashes and helps maintain their longevity.

2. Measure and Trim the Lashes:

Not all eyes are the same size, so it's necessary to trim the strip lashes to fit your lash line perfectly. Hold the strip lash up to your eye and check if it's too long for your natural lash line. If it is, carefully trim it from the outer edge with small scissors. Be cautious not to cut too much off; it's better to trim a little at a time and check the fit frequently.

3. Curl Your Natural Lashes (Optional):

If your natural lashes are straight, you may consider curling them with an eyelash curler to create a seamless blend with the strip lashes. However, if you decide to curl your lashes, do it before applying the strip lashes to avoid damaging them.

4. Apply the Lash Adhesive:

Using the tip of the lash adhesive applicator, apply a thin and even layer of glue along the entire lash band. Pay extra attention to the edges as they tend to lift first. Then wait about 30 seconds for the glue to get tacky. The glue should feel slightly sticky to the touch but not wet or runny. Tacky glue will adhere better to your lash line, preventing the lashes from slipping around during application.

5. Place The Strip Lashes

Using tweezers, carefully hold the strip lash from the center. Align the lash band with your natural lash line, starting from the inner corner of your eye. Gently press the strip lashes down onto your natural lashes, making sure it is as close to your lash line as possible. Next, press the outer edge into place.

6. Secure the Lash Ends:

The inner and outer corners of the strip lashes may need extra attention to stay put. Use the tweezers to gently press these areas, ensuring they adhere firmly to your lash line. This step is essential for preventing any lifting of the lashes.

7. Adjust and Perfect:
Take a step back and examine your work. If you notice any gaps or areas that need improvement, use the tweezers to adjust the lashes accordingly. Be gentle to avoid damaging the strip lashes or your natural lashes.


Congratulations! You've now mastered the art of applying strip lashes. With practice, you'll become more adept at achieving a flawless and stunning lash look. Whether you're attending a special event or simply want to elevate your everyday makeup routine, strip lashes are a fantastic addition to your beauty arsenal. Enjoy the attention your captivating eyes will undoubtedly attract!

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