Everything You Need To Know About Wearing False Eyelashes

Dramatic lashes minus the layers of mascara.


Chandré Davids |

If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then the eyelashes are the enticing and alluring frames. Okay, bad metaphors aside, eyelashes are just not capable of amping up your makeup, but they actually play a vital role in keeping the eyes protected from small particles such as dust and sand — talk about a hard worker!

Between lash extensions, lash lifts and curl defining volume-boosting mascara, there are numerous ways to enhance your lashes — including putting on some falsies.

Now, if you’ve already tried false eyelashes, you know that they can be a bit tricky to apply. But with anything, practice makes perfect (lockdown is a great time for that), and the more you wear them, the easier the application process becomes. So, whether you’ve dipped your toe into the extraness that is false lashes or you’re thinking of trying them out, the lash experts at award-winning lash brand, Pinky Goat now available at Clicks stores, tell us all we need to know.

Trim them to fit your lash line

You’ll seldom find a pair of lashes that are the perfect length for your eyelid. If the lash is too long, use a pair of nail scissors to carefully trim the length of the lash. Pinky Goat recommends cutting off a little at a time from the outer edge to find the perfect fit. Remember to be conservative – you can cut more off, but you can’t mend it if you’ve removed too much.

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Get the right tools

The most accurate way to position the lash is to use a good pair of tweezers or a lash applicator instead of your fingers. These will allow you to position the lash right above your natural lash line.

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Apply them last

There may be some personal preference involved here but it’s recommended that you apply false lashes as the final step in your eye makeup routine. Not only is it easier to apply eyeshadow without false lashes, but it also means you won’t get shadow on them.

You don’t need mascara

The great thing about false lashes is that they have the ability to completely transform your eyes without the need for mascara.

Can I reuse them?

It really depends on the brand of lashes you are using. Some brands are only single-use, whereas brands like Pinky Goat can give you multiple wears (up to 15 wears)!

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I wear contact lenses, can I still wear false lashes?

Absolutely. False lashes are applied just above your top lash line and won’t interfere with your contact lenses. It’s best to insert your contact lenses before applying the lashes to avoid unnecessary pulling or tugging on the eyelash.

Can I go to bed with my lashes on?

That’s a hard no. Not only will you likely damage your false lashes but you could end up hurting your eyes as well.

Will false lashes damage my natural lashes?

Provided you apply and remove your false lashes correctly and with care, they should cause absolutely no damage to your natural lashes. It is also essential to use a good quality lash glue, as a badly-formulated one may very well cause damage not only to your lashes but also to the skin on your eyelid. Pinky Goat’s Lash Glue is ultra-gentle. It contains chamomile and castor oils — both are known lash growth boosters, and although it’s highly effective in holding your lashes in place, it allows for easy removal as well.

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