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The ultimate guide to strip lashes - Dose of Lashes

The ultimate guide to strip lashes

Strip lashes

Only put on falsies when you’re going ‘out out’ – two glasses of vino deep and rushing to get ready? No, no, no. They deserve better than that.

You can actually wear false eyelashes for moments that don’t involve alcohol, group selfies and balloons. They’re not just a once in a blue moon kind of thing. With so many different styles now available, you can apply them pretty much whenever – or for whatever – you like. 


Brunch date with the girls?

There’s a pair of strip lashes for that.

Hot date with a boy?

There’s a pair of strip lashes for that.

After-work drinks on Fri-Yay?

Yep, there’s a pair for that.

Nipping out to collect your latest ASOS parcel?

You guessed it – there’s a pair for that too.


The best fake lashes (i.e. those from Dose of Lashes (DOL)) are made to be worn all the time. They’re just too special to save for ‘special’ occasions. All you need is the right set for your next... everything 🤷‍♀️ , the correct false lash application technique and a little bit of inspiration.


Strip eyelashes available at Dose of Lashes


The best strip lashes for every occasion

Everyday lashesEveryday strip lashes

For the days when mascara isn’t quite enough, everyday strip lashes are a fantastic way to zhuzh up your look – whilst keeping things pared-back and au naturale. They’re full yet lightweight, fluttery yet subtle. And super easy to apply – even pre-work at six in the morning.

Planning an ‘accidental’ water cooler chat with your office crush? Heading out for some retail therapy with bae? Or just going for a coffee and catch-up with your BFF?

Go for understated glam with our no.1 best-sellers – BADDIE® – and add a little more volume to your natural lashes, without being too OTT. Or if you don’t want to be too extra for your everyday life, opt for our oh-so-natural MISS FOX lashes. Made from 3D faux mink, they’re soft and wispy and work perfectly with bare lids and a slick of nude lip gloss.


Evening lashesEvening strip lashes

Whether you’re Netflix and chilling or going on an old-school date, intense eye contact is a given. So why not level up your ‘come hither’ look with a pair of evening strip lashes?

ICON are a great choice. Long, voluminous, with a luscious curl. These are fake eyelashes that are made for flirty moments. Perfect for fluttering whilst discussing your favourite films, exchanging five-year life plans, and skimming quickly over your emotional baggage.

Or maybe you’re off for insta-worthy food and cocktails with friends? For those essential selfies with your fifth pornstar martini, give your lashes an amped-up edge with  HASHTAG. Made using our exclusive UNYQTM technology, these Russian strip lashes are super full and voluminous – guaranteed to leave your followers wondering ‘who the hell is her lash tech!?


Night out lashes Night out strip lashes

These are the ones that make a statement. Bold and dramatic, ‘night out’ strip lashes are designed to be applied when you’re an hour into pre-drinking and committed to staying out post-3am.  

But don’t fret. Gone are the days of heavy stick-ons, which ping up at the outer corner the second you hit the dancefloor. They’re super voluminous but also lightweight. And held on with our sophisticated lash glue, trust us…your feet will be hurting long before these falsies start to budge!

To add a little extra oomph to your ‘out out’ ensemble, you can’t go wrong with TOXIC. These are 3D mink lashes that are so long and full, they almost touch your eyebrows and combine perfectly with cat-flick liner or smoky eye shadow.

Or to create a fierce look, try FIERCE – a recent addition to our strip eyelashes line-up, perfect for your next night on the tiles.


Wedding lashesWedding lashes

Fact. No wedding is complete without a pair of false lashes.

Whether it’s you saying ‘I do’ or you’re a textbook case of ‘always the bridesmaid, never the bride’, falsies are the perfect pal to accompany you down the aisle. The star of the show is the dress – obvs. So when it comes to wedding lashes, our advice is to keep things subtle. A style that’s not too overpowering, yet impactful enough to enhance the natural beauty of your eyes.

SPONSORED is our no.1 recommendation for the big day. They’re delicate and feminine, with the DOL signature curl – and will stay in place when you shed those inevitable happy tears. Just pair with neutral tones to complete the look. Think soft pink lipstick, apricot hued blush and dewy skin.

Or, for both brides and guests alike, SHOUTOUT are also a good shout – adding just the right amount of drama (to your make-up, NOT the ceremony) and creating a natural yet glam look.


How to apply false lashes

‘Fraid to say you’re a strip lash virgin? Don’t worry, everyone has to start somewhere – and for your first time, DOL are the best. Not only are they super stunning, they’re super easy to apply too. Just three steps are required.


Step 1: Prepare

Before applying false eyelashes, it pays to do a little prep work.

This is by no means essential. But to get the best results, we recommend that you start by curling your natural lashes and applying a thin layer of your favourite mascara.


Step 2: Add adhesiveApplying strip lashes

Next, apply a thin line of our revolutionary Dream Liner Adhesive Eyeliner, just above your lash line. This comes in two colours – black and clear – allowing you to create a range of different looks. And it doubles up as extra-tacky glue that will hold the strip eyelashes securely in place.

DOL Tip: If you think your falsies look a little too… false, try the spoolie trick. Before applying them, simply take a clean spoolie and gently rub it back and forth over the lashes. This fluffs up the individual lashes and makes them look more natural.


Step 3: Apply the lash strip

You can trim the ends of the lashes if necessary.

Position the strip along your lash line using the DOL lash applicator. These feature a curved tip and comfortable handles, helping you to apply false lashes with ease and accuracy – even as an absolute beginner! Our precision tweezers are also a great way to ensure the lash strip is in the perfect position.

Finally, squeeze the lash band and your real lashes together – starting in the middle and moving out to each end until they’re nice and secure.


That’s it. Done. Don’t get us wrong, it can take a little practice to get it 100% right. But all of our styles are designed with easy application in mind. And with the right eyelash tools and accessories from our collection, you can make sure they’re fluffed up and curled to perfection.


False eyelashes available at Dose of Lashes


Invest in strip lashes for 7 days a week

It’s official – false eyelashes are no longer reserved for big events. With a style to suit every single occasion, as well as every outfit, every taste, every preference, every makeup look, every eye shape…we reckon they should be worn all day, every day.

So why not create your 7-day rotation and browse our full online collection of strip lashes today?

And remember, you’re always welcome to get in touch. Whether you want further advice on the best style for your occasion or how to apply your strip eyelashes like a pro, just fill out our online contact form and we’ll get back to you ASAP.


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