If false eyelashes are too challenging, curl your natural eyelashes for additional length.

How to Do a Smoky Eye With False Eyelashes

by Lindsey Landis

Nothing makes your eyes more noticeable than a glamorous set of false eyelashes and sultry dark shadow; the two can easily be combined for a dramatic look. You can wear a lighter color of blush and downplay your lips to draw more attention to your eyes. This style is best suited for the evening, but it can be adapted to the daytime by using lighter shades of shadow.

How to Apply False Eyelashes

Apply cream concealer to both eyelids.

Cut each eyelash strip into two pieces with cuticle scissors, to make it more manageable.

Put a thin line of eyelash glue on the outside of your dominant hand and run the band of the eyelash strip through the glue.

Wait a few seconds for the glue to become tacky and lightly drop it down on the outer part of your eye. You want to get it as close to your natural lash line as possible.

Repeat with the second half of the strip on the inner part of your eye. It is ok for the two strips to overlap in the middle.

Repeat on the other eye.

Use liquid eyeliner to hide the line created by the band of the false eyelashes.

Creating a Smoky Eye

Use a pencil eyeliner to dot along the lower lash line. Smudge the line with a cotton swab.

Brush a dark-colored powder eyeshadow up and over your entire lid and into the crease of your eye.

Brush a complementary light-colored powder eyeshadow underneath the eyebrow.

Items you will need

  • Cream concealer
  • Cuticle scissors
  • False eyelashes
  • Eyelash glue
  • Liquid eyeliner
  • Pencil eyeliner
  • Cotton swab
  • Dark powder eyeshadow
  • Light powder eyeshadow


  • When placing the false lashes, come down from the top of your eye, not straight at it.

About the Author

Lindsey Landis has more than seven years of combined writing, editing and marketing experience in the book publishing and media industries. She holds a journalism bachelor's degree from Indiana University and studied art history at the Universita di Bologna in Italy. Landis currently works at the Chicago Reader and manages her own author development services company.

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