Ultimate False Eyelashes Guide

With our false eyelashes guide, you can find out everything you need to know before buying or using the product including how do you put on false lashes and how do you remove false lashes. If you're ready to buy or want to see our selection, visit our false eyelashes page.

Top False Eyelashes Brands

  • Sweed Lashes
  • Eylure
  • Ardell
  • Huda Beauty
  • SOSU by SJ
  • Doll Beauty

False Eyelashes FAQs

How do you put on false lashes?

We all know the struggle of applying false lashes, which is we have created the ultimate beginner's guide on How to Apply False Lashes. This runs through the entire process step by step, breaking down all the components you need to create the perfect fluttery effect. In short though, we recommend allowing your favourite lash glue to go slightly tacky on the band and then applying with tweezers.

A top tip for finding the perfect lash for your eye shape is cutting the lashes down to size, this will help them fit snug on your lash line. Also be sure to bond the falsies to your real eyelashes using your tweezers or fingertips.

How do you remove false lashes?

Before you go ripping them off your natural lash line just stop and take a moment to think, is that really the best way to remove false eyelashes? Instead, we recommend using an oil-based makeup remover or gentle eye makeup cleanser. Simply apply to a cotton pad and hold over your eye for a few seconds. This will loosen the glue and make it a pain-free process to remove the lash without pulling on your lid.

Remove any excess glue and mascara from your lashes using a dedicated eye makeup remover.Once you've removed your falsies, store properly and then treat your natural lashes to a nourishing serum.

How do you clean false lashes?

Applied too many coats of mascara to your falsies? Don't worry. You can still salvage them. Start by applying an oil-free eye makeup remover to a cotton swab, then gently rub along the false eyelashes. This will not only help remove any old mascara but will remove any remaining eyelash glue. Make sure you clean the band of the lashes as this is where product builds up.

Once you've cleaned them as much as you can, allow them to air dry and then store either in a special case or the original packaging. Cleaning your false lashes properly will help them last longer and save the pennies in the long run.

What are false lashes made of?

False eyelashes are made from a number of different materials, including synthetic lashes, human hair and mink fur. Synthetic false eyelashes are the most common as they are affordable and comfortable to wear. They also offer tons of volume and length!

Although mink false eyelashes are a lightweight, soft option, they have caused controversy in recent years. If you prefer cruelty-free and vegan-friendly beauty products and false eyelashes, we recommend using our drop-down search options.

Here at Cosmetify, we have a collection of different fluttery, flirty and voluptuous eyelashes. Discover your favourites using our innovative search filters.

Woman Applying False Eyelashes With Tweezers

How long can you wear false lashes?

It all depends on what the specific brand recommends. Most falsies last during the day and should be removed whenever you cleanse your face. Some brands suggest that their individual false lashes last for a few days at a time. However, to ensure top eye health and to avoid irritations, we suggest removing them at night and reapplying again in the morning with fresh glue.

If gently removed and cleaned properly, some false lashes will last longer and can be used again and again. A top tip for keeping your falsies looking better for longer is, as tempting as it may be, avoid applying mascara directly to the fake lashes - only apply mascara to your natural ones.