How to Trim False Eyelashes for the Perfect Fit

In this week's video we're going to show you one of the most useful false eyelashes hacks there is: how to custom trim false eyelashes to fit your eyes.

False eyelashes are any beauty queen’s best friend.  Unfortunately, it’s nearly impossible for any brand to make them with your individual beauty in mind.  Some are too lengthy and others have strips that are too wide for your eyes.

The first sign your false eyelashes need to be trimmed? Itchy irritation or ‘the urge to pull’.


Before you start trimming your false eyelashes, make sure you’re in a well-lit room.  Nothing is more annoying than trying to trim your lashes in a dim room. That means you need to check the mirror!  Make sure you’re not seeing any shadows on your face when you look into the mirror.

Trimming False Lashes for a Custom Fit

A pair of lashes that are not properly trimmed aren’t going to fit right. They aren’t going to feel right or look right either. The good news is that trimming your false lashes is very simple if you know what you are doing. So without further ado, let’s get started with the step-by-step.

Here’s what you’ll need:

  • A pair of beautiful false eyelashes
  • A pair of tweezers
  • A small pair of scissors

Here’s where we need to take a moment to address the different styles of false eyelashes.  

Certain lashes come tapered with individual lashes that are much different in length and others are all the same length.  We don’t recommend trying to trim the length of lashes, so make sure that you like the length of the false eyelashes BEFORE you buy them.  

Sometimes the perfect false eyelashes are a little wide and that’s okay! That’s where trimming is needed.  No matter what you do, make sure to follow the natural angle of the lashes when trimming false eyelashes to fit your eye.

Veronica is going to demonstrate how to trim lashes using a pair of the Hot Mess Lashes from our favorite one dollar lash subscription, Dollar Eyelash Club. These lashes are amazing. Not only are they cruelty free and vegan, they are also just $1 per pair!

Take one of the false eyelashes out of the package and stand straight in front of the mirror.  Use your tweezers to press the false eyelash on your lash lines. Make a mental note of how much longer and wider the lashes are in comparison to your own.  

Place the lash gently onto your eyelid. Any remaining strip lash on the outside edge that is not touching any of your actual eyelash hairs can be trimmed off. Make a mental note of how much extra length you can clip off of the lash.

When you have determined how much of the lashes you need to trim, set the lash down on a flat surface and use your mental note to determine where you’re going to cut. Trim the width to match the width of your own lash line.

Using a small pair of shears, Veronica trims off the excess from the outside edge of the lash. She takes off about 1/4 inch to make these fit her eye, but depending on the shape and size of your eyes, you may need to take off a little more or a little less.

You will also need to measure both lashes individually. Most people’s faces are not perfectly symmetrical, and your lash lines could be different lengths, so it is important to  custom fit the lashes for each eye, as opposed to measuring one eye and then cutting both strip lashes to the same length.

Once you’ve trimmed, use your tweezers to hold your freshly trimmed lash against your natural lashes.  If they’re still a bit too long, carefully trim the lashes further. Remember, it’s all about precision.  

It’s better to undercut your lashes and trim shorter than to ruin a pair of lashes and make a last minute run to the drugstore (or adding another pair to your monthly order).  

If you have any comments or questions, leave them in the section below. Let us know if there are any specific looks or styles that you would like to see us make a video about in the future!

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