How To Get the False Lash Effect with Mascara

Looking to create high-impact lashes without using falsies? This helpful guide features a step-by-step tutorial on how to get the false lash effect with mascara.

Darlings, there’s nothing more MESMERISING than a full-fat lash look! When your lashes look LONG, LIFTED and VOLUMINOUS, your eyes look brighter and wide awake! Fortunately, there are many ways to create the false lash effect using my magical mascaras.

If you’re looking to get the false lash effect with mascara, read on to discover my step-by-step tutorial that will help you UNLOCK the lashes of your DREAMS in seconds!

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5 Magic Steps for creating the False Lash Effect

Creating a false lash effect with mascara is easy thanks to my magical collection of mascaras; each has been expertly formulated to give you instant VOLUME, LENGTH and LIFT EFFECT in just a few layers!

But first things first, you’ll need to do a bit of prep work so that you can reap all the rewards from your mascara! Here are 5 MAGIC steps for BEAUTIFUL-LOOKING EYES that wow…

  1. Three mascaras, one in a light pink tube with a gold-coloured lid, another in a gold-coloured tube with matching lid, and the last in dark crimson packaging.

    Magic Step 1: Choose Your Mascara

    Looking for a mascara that looks like false lashes? Darlings, it’s time to discover my MAGIC collection of mascaras!

    If you’re looking for a 24-hour VERTICAL LIFT effect on your lashes, use my Pillow Talk Push Up Lashes! Mascara in Super Black or berry-brown Dream Pop, which gives you instant visible length, stretch and weightless volume! Or for buildable volume and high definition, choose my Full Fat Lashes 5-in-1 mascara, which coats your lashes from root to tip for a three-dimensional flutter with no dryness or flaking!

    And if you’re looking for smudge-proof volume for eyes that look WIDE AWAKE, my Legendary Lashes Volume 2 will increase the look of volume by 507% after just one application!*

    Tilbury Tip: Struggling to decide which mascara is best for you? My guide to how to choose the best mascara for your lash type is here to help!

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  2. Makeup remover in a clear bottle with text on it that reads, 'Take it all off' with a white-coloured lid.

    Magic Step 2: Clean Your Lashes

    Once you’ve chosen the mascara you want to work with, it’s important to ensure your lashes are properly clean and conditioned to avoid any clumping! My guide to the correct order of skincare products for your routine shares the perfect night and day skincare order for skin and lashes that are properly cleansed and hydrated!

    Before you apply your mascara, always make sure that your face is properly cleansed to avoid any leftover mascara residue from ruining your look. Take It All Off is an oil-based bi-phase makeup remover that effortlessly dissolves even the hardest-to-shift eye makeup with a simple SHAKE, SOAK and SWIPE, leaving your skin (and lashes) in perfect condition ready for your mascara application!

    Tilbury Tip: To get the best results from my Take It All Off eye makeup remover, shake the bottle before use to properly blend its MAGIC oil and water layers together.

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  3. Metallic, rose gold-coloured lash curler.

    Magic Step 3: Curl Your Lashes

    Once your lashes are properly clean, take my Life-Changing Lashes eyelash curler to create DREAMY fluttering lashes and a bigger, brighter-looking gaze!

    As you curl your lashes, make sure to tip your head back so that you can access the root of your lashes more easily. Then, open the curlers and carefully press and pulse them onto your lashes, holding for five seconds. If your lashes are particularly long, you may need to curl the root, middle and ends separately. Repeat on both eyes, then say hello to eyes that wow!

    Tilbury Tip: Make sure your eyelash curler is clean before using it to help avoid bacteria spreading onto your lashes. To clean your eyelash curler, simply take some soapy water, rinse through and wipe dry using a clean cloth.

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  4. Full Fat Lashes is a glossy black mascara for adding volume to the lashes

    Magic Step 4: Apply Your Mascara

    And now for the MAGIC of mascara! Take your mascara and hold the brush horizontally, placing the wand at the base of your lash and wiggling it back and forth to coat the root of your lashes. Then, twist the wand and brush through, pulling up towards the tip of your lashes to lift and comb each individual lash. Make sure to coat all of your lashes, moving slowly to avoid any clumping.

    Once you’ve coated your lashes from root to tip, use the tip of your wand to coat through each individual lash, repeating multiple times until you achieve your desired intensity. To coat your bottom lashes, angle your wand vertically and precision paint your lashes from the inner to the outer corners. Then, say hello to FULL, FANNED-OUT LASHES!

    Tilbury Tip: As you apply mascara to your top lashes, use your thumb as a guard behind your lashes to make sure that no product transfers onto your skin. If your thumb is smeared with mascara at the end of your application, then you’ve applied your mascara correctly!

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  5. Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is Charlotte's weightless, makeup-fixing mist that lets you party all night and stay all day

    Magic Step 5: Lock in your Look

    Now you’ve created your MESMERISING mascara look, it’s time to give your product some serious staying power! My Airbrush Flawless Setting Spray is a lightweight and hydrating setting spray that primes and sets your makeup in place for up to 16 hours!

    To apply, simply close your eyes and spray it over your entire face from 6-8 inches away for long-lasting beauty with no melting, fading or creasing all day! Just GORGEOUS!

    Tilbury Tip: Don’t forget to apply your mascara in the correct order for the best beauty results! Usually, your mascara is one of the last things you apply, right before your lip liner, lipstick, lip gloss, blush and setting spray!

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Charlotte Tilbury

Founder, President, Chairman and Chief Creative Officer of Charlotte Tilbury Beauty

With over 30 years experience, Charlotte Tilbury MBE is the world's number 1 makeup artist and British beauty entrepreneur. Charlotte established Charlotte Tilbury Beauty in 2013, which is now a record-breaking beauty brand that has won over 400 awards.