The Real Deal on False Lashes

What to buy, how to apply and ways to make fake eyelashes look convincing -- and stunning

Step 2: Prep

Vellon’s advice: “Coffee before applying your lashes is not a good idea. No shaky fingers, please.”

Aside from staying away from caffeine, you’ll also want to take everything out of the packaging and lay it out where you can easily grab it while perched in front of the mirror. And make sure to gently remove the lashes from the package, you don’t want to destroy the arch they have or bend the lashes.

Also, Babaian suggests doing all your other eye makeup first and saving lashes for last. So apply eye shadow, curl your (real) lashes and apply mascara before reaching for the false lashes.