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How to Apply Rhinestone and Glitter False Eyelashes (4 Tips to Save Your Life)

Everybody knows that false eyelashes aren’t the easiest things to learn to apply. Slap some rhinestones or a bunch of glitter on those babies and you’ve got a much bigger problem on your hands. As gorgeous as they may be, putting rhinestone lashes or glitter lashes on can be a daunting task – especially if you’re not used to wearing lashes or trying to help a young dancer put them on right before a performance (we know you’re reading this, dance moms!).how to wear false eyelashes, how to wear rhinestone eyelashes, how to wear glitter eyelashes, how to apply false fake eyelashes, apply rhinestone diamond eyelashes, how to make fake eyelashes comfortable to wear

So here are 4 helpful tips to help you make your dazzling rhinestone or glitter eyelashes feel so comfortable, you’ll hardly know you’re wearing them while you dance the night away!



  1. Measure & Trim the Ends

measure lashes, how to wear false eyelashes, how to wear rhinestone eyelashes, how to wear glitter eyelashesThe first thing you always want to do before applying any false lash (rhinestone or not) is to make sure they fit your eye! Before putting glue on, lay the false eyelashes along your lash line, making sure not to position it too close to the inner corner. If the outer corner is extending past your eye, trim it off, remembering to always trim from the outer corner.trim false eyelashes, how to wear false eyelashes, how to wear rhinestone eyelashes, how to wear glitter eyelashes, how to apply false fake eyelashes, apply rhinestone diamond eyelashesIMPORTANT: always round out the cut ends. Otherwise, you’ll be left with a very sharp corner that will stab you every time you blink. Ouch! measure lashes, how to wear false eyelashes, how to wear rhinestone eyelashes, how to wear glitter eyelashes, how to apply false fake eyelashes, apply rhinestone diamond eyelashes
Tip: peel off a stone (I know, I know, such a waste) to make rounding off the edges easier to do.



2. Curl your lashes from the lash band
If you want to curl your false lashes, do it BEFORE applying them, and curl from back (the band) instead of approaching from the front (tips) as you normally would. You’ll find it a lot easier and quicker to do this vs. the traditional way. curl lashes, how to curl false eyelashes, how to curl diamond fake eyelashes, how to curl rhinestone eyelashes, how to curl glitter eyelashes, how to wear false eyelashes, how to wear rhinestone eyelashes, how to wear glitter eyelashes, how to apply false fake eyelashes, apply rhinestone diamond eyelashes



3. Wear a base lash
We always recommend wearing a base lash (any dense, regular strip lash) with rhinestone or glitter lashes. These act as a shelf to prevent your rhinestone lashes from drooping, and the extra volume makes your eyes look more openwear a base lash, how to wear false eyelashes, how to wear rhinestone eyelashes, how to wear glitter eyelashes, how to apply false fake eyelashes, apply rhinestone diamond eyelashesI’m wearing #696 Black by Elegant Lashes as my base lash. I chose this because it’s short in length but very full and dense.



4. Apply lashes close to or on your crease – NOT the lash line.
Rhinestone lashes and glitter lashes have a much thicker lash band than human hair lashes due to all the embellishments on them. That means you need to use leverage and science (hooray!) to make your lashes work for you.how to wear false eyelashes, how to wear rhinestone eyelashes, how to wear glitter eyelashes, how to apply false fake eyelashes, apply rhinestone diamond eyelashes, how to make fake eyelashes comfortable to wear
Instead of applying lashes on your lash line, place them closer to your crease and away from the base lash you have on. This helps take significant weight off your lids and makes your eyes look much more open.
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I’ll be the first to tell you that applying lashes on your crease is NOT easy. It takes a tons of practice, but OH, is it worth it. You won’t believe how much lighter they’ll feel.
Tip: use clear glue (since it hides mistakes better) and try your best not to blink while the glue sets.


That’s it! Check out our video if you want to see some of these tips in live action:

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Elegant Lashes Limited Edition Holiday Lash Kit in Action!

Elegant Lashes Holiday Lash Kit False Eyelashes_Sunny & Bonnie SHYNE

Hooray for the holidays! This time of year calls for holiday parties, and holiday parties call for glamour and sparkle. Lots of it.

So how do you choose which lashes to complete your sparkly holiday look with?


You could look through our 500 styles for the best glittery rhinestone styles to suit your sequined dress, but as Sweet Brown so aptly put it, “Ain’t nobody got time for that.”

So we did all the work for you and came up a gorgeous Limited Edition Holiday Lash Kit that compiles 6 of our most glamorous yet wearable lash styles – including rhinestone lashes! You’re gonna love it. Best of all, these styles can be layered/stacked to create a customized look.

Elegant Lashes Holiday Lash Kit Limited Edition

Sunny and I are appearing in a blog post together for the first time! Isn’t this fun?
We’ll be showing you how each lash looks like on a real human (remember, they’ll look different on everyone since everyone has different eyes) and how to stack (layer) lashes to create a fully customized look. Here goes!

M059 Mystic Lash (cruelty-free faux mink)

elegant lashes M059 Mystic False Eyelashes - Holiday Lash Kit

Mmm, ruby red curls with dramatically long yet completely wearable faux mink lashes. These lashes showcase criss-crossed hairs in the inner corner with a sweeping flared-out look at the outer corners. Who knew drama could look this good?Shyne Bonnie Elegant Lashes M059 faux mink Mystic false eyelashes

Did you know that Makeup Forever sells these exact same pairs for $16? Funny how they’re made in the same factory as ours, too. *cough cough* I just gave you a huge clue as to how to wear designer-brand lashes for dirt cheap. *cough cough*

Here are more closeups of the M059 Mystic Lashes so you get a better idea what they look like when worn:Elegant Lashes M059 faux mink false Mystic false eyelashes

When wearing dramatic lashes, it’s always a good idea to balance out your look with a pair of under/bottom/lower lashes. I used one of our best-selling under lashes, Elegant Lashes #133 Black.

red hair shyne bonnie Elegant Lashes M059 Mystic Lashes

Don’t you just want to touch these lashes? These are the perfect alternative to pricey mink fur lashes. They mimic the shape and cut of mink fur but it’s made of 100% cruelty-free synthetic fibers instead! Better yet, they last just as long – sometimes even longer – than mink fur lashes with proper care. Winning!


#535 Black + D178 Rhinestone Half Lash

elegant lashes rhinestone false eyelashes 535 and D178 rhinestone false eyelashes

Sunny wore two pairs of lashes – D178 Rhinestone Half Lashes on top of super-thick and luscious #535 Black Human Hair False Lashes. I don’t know about you but those rhinestones are looking mighty glamorous to me. They add that perfect touch of festive sparkle for holiday looks and parties.

Elegant Lashes 535 Black Human Hair False Eyelashes

Here’s what the #535 lashes look like by themselves. Nice flirty cat-eye effect, eh?

false eyelashes human hair and rhinestone

More pics of the lashes stacked. The D178 lashes actually add even more volume to the already-dense #535 lashes. Talk about drama!

false eyelashes human hair Elegant Lashes 535

Sunny is smiling because we took these photos on Thanksgiving Day and she smells the turkey in the oven.


M071 Mystic Lash 

Elegant Lashes M071 Faux Mink Mystic False Eyelashes

Ah, donning my sister’s high school prom dress for this photo. Lashes look subtle and natural here. Nothing too special, right?

Let’s take a closer look: Elegant Lashes M071 Silver Metallic Hologram False Eyelashes

Whew, look at that silver tinsel!! Although this is the shortest lash style of the Holiday Lash kit, it’s definitely far from boring. The gorgeous silver strips along the lash base catch the light beautifully whenever you blink… kinda like Christmas lights on your eyes!

shyne Bonnie red dress brown wig Elegant Lashes faux mink false eyelashes

Hmm, what am I doing here? Oh, that’s right: I was thinking about how I was going to lift the turkey out of the oven while wearing my sister’s prom dress.

But first, stare at my eyeball! This style is perfect if you want a more natural look but still crave a little holiday pizzazz to spice up your eyes. As with all our lashes in the Holiday Lash Kit, you can stack it on top of another eyelash for added length and volume.

Elegant Lashes M071 Faux Mink Mystic False Eyelashes

Loving the natural length and flattering criss-cross hairs of M071 Mystic Lashes!


#038 Black + D126 Rhinestone Lashes

Shyne Sunny Lee for Elegant Lashes Holiday False Eyelash Kit

Aww, look at my sister <3

Once again, Sunny wore two pairs of lashes on top – a human hair strip lash with a rhinestone eyelash on top for added sparkle. Here’s what the #038 Black lashes look like by themselves:

Elegant Lashes #038 Black Human Hair False Eyelash

These #038 Black lashes are part of our Light Density – Long category, and yes, they looked very long on Sunny. Not ideal for everyday office looks, but definitely appropriate for parties and nighttime!

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And now with the rhinestone lashes on top! You can see that there is a mysterious bit of shimmery something on her eyes. Rhinestone lashes look so pretty under any kind of light. 🙂

rhinestone diamond false eyelashes Elegant Lashes D126

Closeup of the lashes! The D126 Rhinestone lashes are applied on top of the #038 Black Human Hair lashes. Sunny also wore #133 Black bottom lashes for a little more drama and to balance out the potentially top-heavy look.

Elegant Lashes #038 Black False Eyelashes, D126 Rhinestone Eyelash - Holiday Lash Kit

The complete look: eye-catching and sparkly holiday/New Year’s Eve makeup without looking heavy or overdone. Yay! ^O^



I hope this helped to introduce you to the Holiday Lash Kit styles and gave you some ideas on how to utilize this amazing kit! If you want a kit of your own, get it here before it’s gone!

Remember, you can combine the 6 lashes in the Limited Edition Holiday Kit in whatever way you want to create your own customized look. Or, you can simply wear each lash by itself without stacking/layering. It’s up to you and what look you want to achieve, so go ahead and be creative!

Don’t forget to “like” and share this post if you enjoyed any part of it! Merry Christmas!


Afro Prom Birthday, IMATS Pasadena, & Sparkly Rhinestone Eyelashes

There are few better excuses to wear sparkly rhinestone eyelashes than your birthday… and a makeup artist trade show. So here is a useless post full of photos from our Afro Prom-themed birthday and IMATS LA in Pasadena. Yay, I’m kind of up-to-date because both events happened within the past 2 weeks. Let us begin…

Our birthday invitation (a.k.a., Facebook event photo) image looked a little like this:

afro prom party
Awesome afro prom-dress bobblehead birthday pic is awesome.

Fellow birthday princess Virginie came over the night before and we did some girly skincare stuff to our faces before knocking out. The next day was full of nail-painting, sash-making, food-eating, and … ready-getting. >;) To complete our birthday makeup, we all wore Elegant Lashes® rhinestone eyelashes! Bonnie wore D126, Virginie wore D179, and I wore D175. Yay, sparkles!

Glamorous bathroom photo shoot begins.

rhinestone eyelashes, bottom false eyelashes for prom looks

All three of us wore AT LEAST two pairs of falsies. I wore three: 747mini Black, D175 rhinestone eyelashes (applied on my crease to lessen the weight while doubly making my eyes ginormous), and a full strip of 104 Brown Under Lashes on the bottom.  Hey, it’s my birthday. I can wear what I want to.

shyne sunny bonnie wearing prom dresses and afro wigs

Twin photo…  Bonnie is wearing under lashes, too (probably her usual 602 Browns cut in half) on the outer corners of her eyes.

Everyone else wearing their wigs. I am a happy no-fro outcast.

afro wigs & prom dresses

afro wigs and prom dresses

Aww, shucks, I gave in.

3 girls wearing colorful prom dresses and afro wigs

No girly-girl sleepover is complete without a fun photo shoot in front of the ring light!

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afro wigs & prom dresses_Sunny & virginie

shyne Sunny & Bonnie_Afro Prom dresses & wigs

Our entire party of 20 people (who knew I had so many friends??) wore afro wigs and got suited up pretty nicely. (I would share photos of our huge afro-licious group, but I think some people want their identities to be kept secret.)

Some of the fabulously fro’d out ladies:

afro prom party

Fun afro-tastic times with friends. Too many photos taken that night, so I will stop with our thank-you card:

Afro Wig Prom Dress Themed Birthday Party for 3 girls

Now on to this weekend’s IMATS LA in Pasadena! It was our very first trade show, and we didn’t know what to expect. We just tried to be as prepared as possible…

… by wearing D126 rhinestone eyelashes every day of the show! XD

On the first day of the show, I wore 747-S Black lashes under the rhinestone eyelashes for more fullness.

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Happy Bonnie posing in our booth before the crowds arrive.bonnie at IMATS Elegant Lashes booth

Day 2: Working hard at our booth. Putting hair behind my ear like a pro.sunny at IMATS Elegant Lashes booth

Yay, sparkly eyelashes. You can see them glisten when we look down. =)sparkly rhinestone false eyelashes at IMATS Pasadena Elegant Lashes booth

Quick photo break at the end of the day after all the shoppers got kicked out.SHYNE Sunny & Bonnie at Elegant Lashes booth IMATS

There was an after-party after Day 2 of the show. I basically went there to see if there was free food (there were tiny fancy hors d’oeuvres, but hardly any). At least I got a cool photo with this super-cool model in her cool makeup. That’s cool to the third power.IMATS special effects makeup model

Day 3: Realizing that I don’t own enough pink clothes to last me 3 entire days, I gave up on the last day and just wore blue.  Bonnie wore my pink dress. She is saved.

Haha, Bonnie showing off her rhinestone eyelashes to some shoppers. We were doing this ALL day, because no one had seen rhinestone eyelashes on a living human before.Elegant Lashes at IMATS

Bonnie: “Yeah, isn’t it insane that MAC uses our factory and they charge 80% more because of their name?!” SHYNE Bonnie at Elegant Lashes, IMATS 2013

At the end of the day, we were exhausted beyond reason… and for good reason, too!

Still, we got in a picture with our next-door neighbor, Kyira of SnogCosmetics.com. We were both newbies to IMATS!

Where the heck am I looking?? HahaSHYNE Sunny & Bonnie at IMATSSHYNE Sunny & Bonnie at IMATS

Camera angled upward at bright overhead lights = stars and laser beams in photos.

Our booth was right next to/behind Sugarpill’s, and I told Sugarpill founder/creator Amy on Saturday that I was gonna sneak over to her booth after the show to snap a photo with her. (Total fangirl moment when she walked past the Elegant Lashes booth. Whatever, I’m not embarrassed or ashamed.) Unfortunately, I got too preoccupied with cleaning up and the photo never happened. 🙁

Thankfully, as I was gracefully sprawled out in my chair massaging my aching neck on the last day after breaking down our booth, Amy came over to say hi and sorry that she didn’t visit after the show yesterday.  >O<!!!!!!!!! Why you so darn colorful AND nice?? ****DX

Elegant Lashes Bonnie (FalseEyelashesSite.com) and Sugarpill Amy Doan at IMATS

Bonnie and Amy Doan of Sugarpill Cosmetics. Hahah look at the “politically correct, unoffensive hands.” People in Korea supposedly call this “manner hands.” Hahaha! Perfect example.

Grainy phone photo. I never know what to do with my hands in photos… Sunny of Elegant Lashes (FalseEyelashesSite.com) with Sugarpill's Amy Doan at IMATS

I try to avoid the tired “hand on hip” girl-pose like the plague, but I was seriously lacking ideas. Really, I NEVER EVER know what to do with my arms/hands when taking photos. So I copied Amy and put my hand awkwardly on my hip. And now we look like awkward angry-pose smiling people. But we’re still smiling.

Sunny of Elegant Lashes (FalseEyelashesSite.com) with Sugarpill's Amy Doan at IMATS

Group photo. Featuring Stila halo above Amy’s head and blue recycle bin behind Bonnie. And cardboard boxes behind me. So glamorous.

Elegant Lashes & Sugarpill at IMATS Los Angeles

Demonstrating how to be a turtle:

Elegant Lashes & Sugarpill at IMATS Los Angeles

IMATS was sooo much work, but it was worthwhile and we enjoyed talking to everyone. (I’ve never talked so much in my life!!)

… Maybe we’ll be back next year. 😉


False Eyelashes 101 Tip: How (and Why) to Layer False Eyelashes

Here’s a very useful but little-known tip: like clothes, false eyelashes can be layered to create a completely customized look. Brilliant in its simplicity, layering false lashes is a very handy technique used to add volume, dimension, color, or sparkle to a makeup look. And trust me, it does not look messy. Here are some different ways you can layer your false eyelashes to fit your unique style/mood:

Double up on false eyelashes to create intense volume:

Layering two pairs of the same style of false eyelashes is ideal if you love the shape of a certain style but want more volume. I love the curl and wearable length of Elegant Lashes 824 lashes (I switch off wearing black and brown styles depending on my mood), but one day I wanted to see what I would get if I combined the two and wore them together. Let’s see how that went:

natural looking false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes 824 Brown False Eyelashes
First, this is how Elegant Lashes 824 Brown looks on my eyes. When I’m wearing some makeup.
natural looking false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes 824 Brown False Eyelashes

Here are the 824 Brown lashes again, on a more naked eye. My natural lashes are completely invisible in this picture, but believe me – they’re there. Somewhere….

Elegant Lashes 824 Brown + Black Mascara
Elegant Lashes 824 Brown, with a coat of black mascara. Now it looks just like 824 Black. Cool.layering black and brown false eyelashes for natural voluminous lookAdded some 824 Black lashes on top of the 824 Brown. See how there’s instantly more volume? 🙂natural looking false eyelashes_layering black and brown false eyelashes for natural voluminous lookThe complete look. Yay! I loved my lashes this day. Perfect length, extra hairy and full. Me gusta. 😀

Add intensity, definition, and flair:

Sometimes you need more drama. On the eyes, that is. While I can always depend on my trusty #213 Black lashes for a beautiful look, I wanted to have really unique, cool-looking lashes for my birthday. Layering a pair of Elegant Lashes M081 Mystic Lashes on top of the #213 Black false lashes I was already wearing gave me the perfect flair and edginess I was craving. (Sorry, I didn’t take any high-quality close-ups of the eyes, so these snapshots will have to suffice.)
False Eyelashes_Elegant Lashes M081 Mystic Lash and 213 Black False Eyelashes

I LOVED my lashes this day (and my nails – ha!). And I was darn proud of my little birthday lash concoction. Adding a defined spiky false eyelash on top of soft, wispy lashes gives the eyes a very nice lift and accent, with the added bonus of more definition. I am genius.

Try this out for yourself – apply your favorite soft and full lash, and then apply a spiky, more defined lash on top. Your look will change completely. I’ve also paired #045 Black and #220 Black together and really liked what I saw. 😉


Soften or fill out super spiky/sparse false lashes:

If layering false eyelashes can have the effect of intensifying your look, the opposite is also possible. If you feel that a certain lash is a little too intensely spiky or sparse, add a layer of fuller, wispier lashes to soften the look and/or fill out the spaces. Here I applied M355 Mystic Lashes (a criss-cross accent lash) on top of Elegant Lashes #220 Black.


See how the lashes look softer and fuller towards the outer corner? That’s the softening and volumizing effect of layering a sparse, spiky lash with a fuller accent lash.

layered false eyelashes_Elegant Lashes 220 Black and M355 Mystic Lashes criss cross accent lashes

Applying accent lashes (mini false eyelashes that are applied on the outer corner of the eye) on top of spiky lashes emphasizes just the outer corners, giving the eyes a nice lift and flirty cat-eye effect. I now always wear my #220 lashes with some kind of accent lash at the ends, because I like the extra oomph, and because … well, because I need all the help I can get. -_-


Add sparkle to ordinary false eyelashes:

Everyone knows that false eyelashes add the perfect finishing touch to any look. But when the occasion calls for something more, layer your favorite falsies with some rhinestone half lashes to add some beautiful, glamorous sparkle. When you don’t want to fuss with a full strip rhinestone eyelash but rhinestone half lashes alone aren’t enough, layering is your best friend.

Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lashes and D178 rhinestone false eyelashes

Bonnie paired Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lash with D178 Rhinestone Half Lashes applied on the outer ends. She gets the lengthening and volumizing benefits of a full strip lash, while the beautiful rhinestones make this look worthy of any special occasion.

Elegant Lashes M015 Mystic Lashes and D178 rhinestone false eyelashes

When her eyes are open, she has beautiful lashes with just a hint of something special going on. The treat is when she blinks, and the rhinestones glisten as they catch the light. So pretty!


Add color and texture to costume looks:

I love when artists get creative and combine different colors and textures of lashes. There are so many possible combinations, and layering lashes allows you to customize every detail to match your unique vision.

black and white feather eyelashes_Elegant Lashes F131 F404 Patrick Boltinghouse

Above is a photo sent in by the amazingly talented makeup artist Patrick Boltinghouse. Most people are content with using/wearing just one pair of feather eyelashes, but this combination of F131 white feather eyelashes and wispy F404 black feather lashes is to die for! I love how the feathers here are torn and combined to create this whimsical fantasy look.

Bonnie also came up with her own colorful false eyelash combination using Carnival Color Lashes, which she wore for her Mardi Gras look:colorful purple and gold false eyelashes, mardi gras colorful makeup

The glistening gold effect on the tips is achieved by layering golden tinsel C748 Carnival Color Lashes on top of purple C842 Carnival Color Lashes.

For a much simpler and more wearable look layering color lashes, try combining a colorful under lash, like Elegant Lashes C049 Carnival Color Lash, with your favorite “normal” falsies. Here I used C049 blue under lashes with a similar-looking under lash, Elegant Lashes #049 Black, and used both as upper lashes.

natural false eyelashes, lower bottom under lashes, blue false eyelashes

Blue neutralize reds and yellows, making the whites of the eyes look brighter. If your eyes are tired and red (as mine often are), wear blue-tinted lashes, mascara, or eyeliner to help create the illusion of  clearer, whiter eyes.

natural false eyelashes, lower bottom under lashes, blue false eyelashes

The blue lashes are subtle and understated, but they really bring a nice, fresh pop of color to your everyday look.

What do you think about layering false lashes? Would you try it out? If you have, let me know how you got creative in the comments section below (or better yet, share your photo with us on Facebook!).

Have fun trying out different combinations of lashes! Don’t forget to *like* *tweet* and *share.* Buttons are provided below so you  don’t have to work so hard to show your love.  >:D

The Most Practical(?) Rhinestone Eyelashes Ever!

Elegant Lashes D179 Diamond Rhinestone Accent Half False EyelashesSo you want the dazzle of a rhinestone eyelash without the fuss of a full strip lash, eh?

Half lashes are the way to go!Elegant Lashes D179 Diamond Rhinestone Accent Half False EyelashesRhinestone half lashes are perfect for those who want to add intrigue and glamour to their look but aren’t too experienced with embellished false lashes, or want something a little more subtle (however subtle a rhinestone eyelash can be).

Here are our two rhinestone half eyelashes: Continue reading The Most Practical(?) Rhinestone Eyelashes Ever!