The Short Version
- Clean your eyelashes thoroughly.
- Apply Lilac Lash glue to your lashes as you would mascara while focusing on the base of your lashes.
- Give the glue about 15 seconds to get tacky.
- Pick up your first segment with the applicator and apply it to your natural lashes.
Repeat for all segments and slightly overlap to ensure a seamless look.
Swipe a thin layer of Lilac Lash Crystal Coat to the inside of the applicator and fuse the segments and your lashes together to seal the bond.
- Finish with a coat of Lilac Lash Crystal Coat over the entire surface of your lashes.
If it feels hard at first, don't give up! It takes most people a couple applications before everything clicks. Have some patience and practice, and soon lash application will start to feel like second nature. For our experienced customers, it only takes a few minutes per eye to put on a full set of lashes!
The Long Version
- Clean your lashes with your favorite eye makeup remover and follow up with our Lilac Lash Conditioning Primer to remove any makeup residue or natural oils.
- Work on one eye at a time. On the eye you choose to start with, apply our Lilac Lash glue to your lashes as you would mascara while focusing on the base of your lashes.
- Apply glue to the spines of the segments you are applying to that eye. Give the glue about 15 seconds to set and get tacky.
- With your applicator, grab just the tips of the lash segment so that most of the lash surface is exposed.
- Apply the segment to your natural lashes, lining up the base of the lash segment close to, but not touching, the start of your natural lashes. You want the segments to be about 1-2mm away from your waterline whether you choose to apply on the underside of your natural lashes or on top. We recommend not applying the segments all the way to your outer corners, especially if you're a side-sleeper, to prevent them from getting crushed by your pillow.
- Hold the lash segment in place for about 3 seconds to allow it to attach to the glue. If your initial placement isn’t what you want, you can gently move the lash segment around to get to your ideal positioning.
Continue adding more lashes while slightly overlapping the segments a little bit. This allows them to hold onto each other for support and keeps your look locked down and seamless.
Once you've applied all of your segments, swipe a thin layer of Lilac Lash Crystal Coat to the inside of the applicator and fuse the segments and your lashes together to seal the bond. This will also help remove some of the tackiness of the glue.
Finally, finish with a coat of Lilac Lash Crystal Coat over the entire surface of your lashes (bottom and top) to remove any residual stickiness. You can refresh your Crystal Coat as often as you’d like to keep your lashes looking their freshest.
More tips and tricks from Tash's full Lilac St. review here
- If the lashes are sticking to your applicator when you are fusing them together, you may have gotten too much glue on the applicator. You can use a little alcohol to wipe the applicator off and try again.
- Make sure you are applying glue, not just on the spines of the segments, but also to the corners to ensure adhesion when overlapping.
To get the most mileage
- Your lashes can last up to 5-7 days, so plan to change them out in about a week. If they loosen sooner, you can dab a little glue and re-apply the lash segments.
- Avoid washing your lashes directly, especially with oil-based soaps or makeup remover. Carefully wash around the lash area with a washcloth and gently pat dry. Once your lashes are dry, fuse them with your applicator to seal the bond again.
- Wearing a sleep mask will help prevent the rubbing of your lashes while you sleep.
Unboxing with Carmencita
Our resident lash guru and native Nuyorican walks through how to carefully take your lash segments out of their packaging
Applying lashes: a play by play
A detailed walk-through of one example for lash application
Carmencita shows us how she gently but effectively removes her Lilac lashes. Extra points for spotting her on-theme nails!