Trio Lashes--My Fool-Proof Tip For False Lashes

Love the look of false lashes but not the hassle of them?

I'm the same way sometimes. Not all lashes are the same--maybe the bands are too thick, the lashes can be too heavy (caterpillar eyes), or the lashes can be too long, something a trim won't fix.

So when I'm not in the mood to fool with lashes but want the look of them, I head to my stash for Trio lashes. These are just 3 individual lashes on a tiny strip.

They are fool-proof, y'all. And you can apply them faster than regular false lashes. Even faster than individual lashes, too.

  • You can get these at any drugstore or online for $3 and up. 
  • I like the brands Kiss (pictured below) or Ardell. 
  • They come in different lengths: short, medium, long. They come in one size or variety packs featuring two or more sizes. 
  • I would suggest short for a natural look and for beginners.

Here's what you'll need --
  • trio lashes
  • eyelash glue (I use Revlon Dark because I'm allergic to latex and I like how it dries black)
  • tweezers
  • lash curler
  • mascara
  • eyeliner

1--Curl lashes
  • Yes, you need a lash curler--there's some resistance from those who have curled lashes, as opposed to straight but hear me out. The purpose here is to lift the lashes and give a longer-lasting curl. In all of my years of doing makeup, I've never met anyone that didn't benefit from using a lash curler. I have pricey ones because there is a huge difference to me, but the drugstore has plenty of options.

2--Apply a coat of mascara
  • It doesn't matter the type or brand. This is just to give a guide where to place the lashes. Not pictured: strange face I make when I apply mascara. Do you do that too?

3--Apply glue
  • Hold the trio lash in the middle with your tweezers. Apply the lash glue to the band.

4--Apply trio lashes 

  • Always start from the outer corner and work in. For a very natural look, you will need only a couple of trio lashes.
  • Take the trio lash (pictured above) and place the band on your upper lash line. 
  • Repeat the step placing the trio lash strip next to the first one.
  • From here, you can add more, finishing up the eye, or just two or three. It all depends on the look you want.
  • Repeat on the other eye.
5--Press, brush, line
  • Go back to the first eye you applied lashes to. Take your lash curler and gently press it in the middle of your lashes. This helps join the lashes together, if they aren't already.
  • Add another coast of mascara if desired.
  • Add your eyeliner--liquid works best for this.

Lashes on your left. Mascara only on your right.
I used short trio lashes for the entire length of my eye.

Advanced Ideas
  • Try medium or long lashes on the ends and end with short lashes closest to the inner corner.
  • Try a pattern of short then medium then short. OR medium and long if you have really long lashes.
Lashes on your left, curled lashes with mascara on your right

And that's it! 
Everyone I've gotten to try this method has been able to do it effortlessly.
And now you can, too!

Have you tried trio lashes?

Extra Elle:
  • Finally hit up Trader Joes for some fall food goodies. Yes, still in an autumn mood around here!
  • Don't forget my Story Behind the Pic link up Nov. 17th!


  1. Awesome tutorial girl, they look amazing on you and so natural <3

    And yay for Trader Joes! I popped in there the other day for some more fall goodies too!

    Green Fashionista

  2. Wow these look amazing! I've only ever worn fake lashes on Halloween and to a friends wedding so I'll have to give this a try! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  3. Thanks for sharing these! I have backed away from doing lashes because they never look right but your tips I know will help. I will definitely try these. :)


  4. these look great! I'm TERRIBLE at lashes so i always forget these are a great option. great step by step instructions!

    xoxo cheshire kat

  5. I almost think I could do this, but it still looks scary. I've never tried fake lashes but one day I will!

  6. Oh my goodness, soooo excited for this tutorial!! Helped take the fear outta fake eyelashes!! You are rocking them too, so pretty!!

  7. I want to try so bad but am so scared.
    So do you take them off or do they just fall off later?

  8. I have never tried false lashes because I have super long eyelashes! But this is such a great tutorial -- I will definitely refer to this if I ever get brave and try them!

    xo, Rachel
    A Blonde's Moment

  9. So pretty + super natural looking! Love the idea of using trios instead of a full strip- muuuuuch easier to place + work with.

    Le Stylo Rouge

  10. Love those lashes on you, they look awesome!!! I dont know why I fear them so much, but I do.

  11. Wow, those look beautiful on you. I admit: I wore false lashes now twice in my life. I suck in it. LOL!

  12. You make this look so easy! I'm terrible with the strips, so I might have to try the trio lashes :)

  13. I have never tried singles before but you can totally see the difference. Awesome!

  14. I've always found these even more intimidating to use than the full lash strips but your how to definitely makes it less scary! Thanks Elle!

    Rowena @ rolala loves

  15. I have always wanted to try false eyelashes but they kind of scare me. You make it look so easy. Maybe I can try them this holiday season.

  16. That is so smart about going back in with the curler at the end. I need to pick some of these up! I'm pretty ok using the individual lashes but this will save time!

  17. Ooh I love what a difference the trio lashes make! I've never tried false lashes before, but it does sound like a fun way to change up my look for a special occasion! And oh... Trader Joe's. Need to make a run there soon!

  18. I'm going to buy some of these today. I have a party this weekend and I was so wanting to wear falsies, but I'm not good at them. This is perfect timing!

  19. I've never tried trio lashes, but they do look much easier to apply! I think I will have to get some for holiday parties this year!

  20. Thank you so much for this tip, Elle! I have been curios about falsies for ages but the application scares me but you make it look so easy.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  21. I've never tried false lases but you make it look so easy to apply! I might have to try it for a holiday party!

    Doused In Pink

  22. I'm going to try this! I seriously have the worst luck with false lashes....

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  23. These used to be the only kinds of false lashes I'd ever wear! haha. Now I find the full ones so much easier. (; These look awesome on you though.

  24. They look so gorgeous, and so natural too! I definitely need to try these!


  25. I've actually been using these for a while in the short length to pump up my regular lashes every day! I got lash extensions a few times, but they end up breaking my lashes off :( so instead I just practiced with falsies until I can apply them in 2 minutes flat in the morning!
    Style Tomes
    Style Tomes on Instagram

  26. Yours look so good. Try as I might, they always end up crooked!

  27. Ive never applied individual lashes to myself just had someone do it for me but it looks so easy! I need to try it because they looks so amazing and natural!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

  28. Your lashes came out great! My hands are so shaky, I always mess them up.

  29. Oh WOW what a difference, yes I can not do false lashes but these may work. I may take a stab at this, hopefully I won't poke an eye out :o

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  30. I've totally tried these before and I loved them!! I did end up applying too much glue and losing a few lashes (in the middle of my lash line ahh!!) But luckily they grew back haha
    xo, Candace | Lovely Little Rants

  31. What eyelash curler would you recommend? I need a new one. I have never tried the smaller fake lashes before, not that I wear them often... but, this does sound easier and you can really tell a difference!


  32. These lashes look incredible on you! I've only tried one pair of false lashes before and it turned out to be a nightmare so I haven't attempted it since lol.

  33. I've always been intimidated by false lashes, but this looks doable for me! And I agree 100% on using a higher-end eyelash curler! It makes a huge difference!

  34. Those really make your eyes pop!!! I have never tried fake lashes, but actually bought some a few months ago! Maybe I will bust them out for NYE :)

  35. Wow! These look awesome! I've never tried false lashes because I have such long lashes already. But I love how these thicken up your lashes too! I could totally use that.

  36. Must try this trick!

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  37. I might have to try these. I love the look of false lashes but can't put on strips for the life of me... it ALWAYS results in a tantrum when I try, lol

  38. This looks so easy, I have been scared to try fake lashes.

  39. I'm horrible at fake lashes! Last time I tried to put them on, they were okay for about a half hour and then I sneezed and one popped off. LOL! I'll have to try these ones out, they do seem like they would be easier!

  40. fabulous! i will definitely be trying this. i have never tried the trio lashes.


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