How to Apply Eyelash Serum? 6 Easiest Steps that Will Save Your Lashes

Every girl’s favorite scenario: you’re about to go out to a party/to meet your in-laws, but you notice that your eyelashes look a little bit… sparse. Time to reach for the eyelash serum!

But you don’t know how to apply eyelash serum, so you don’t end up with gloop, spidery lashes. If you ever caught yourself thinking any of these things, don’t worry – we always stand by to offer some tips.

Start from the basics, meaning removing your makeup to eliminate all the day’s grime from your lashes. You aim to get the serum as close to your lash line as possible, so use the applicator to dot the formula along your upper lash line. Then, your finger is your best tool to help the serum spread evenly from root to tip.

Don’t worry if you are facing the coating of serum a little confusing; this article is just for that. We will tell you everything about eyelash serum right from its working, benefits, side effects, and the application process. So, I think it’s worth the read!

What is eyelash Serum?

Suppose you have ever visited a beauty products store. In that case, you might have seen different types of serums for eyelashes. So, what are they? Eyelash serums are nothing but conditioning treatments that contain active ingredients to help grow lashes.

The main functional ingredient in these serums is hyaluronic acid. This ingredient is known for its ability to attract and hold moisture. Also, it is widely used in different cosmetic products because of its capacity to penetrate deeply into the skin and deliver long-lasting results.

Other than this functional, many active ingredients are still worth mentioning. Some of them are panthenol, extract of pumpkin seeds, castor oil, and many more. All these ingredients together can make your lashes like never before.

Most lash serums have a unique applicator that makes the application process more manageable. However, you can also find some eyelash serums in the form of brush-on gels. The gel serums are easy to apply as they come with a fine brush that evenly distributes the product on the lashes.

So, this was a brief introduction to eyelash serums. Now, let’s discuss how to apply eyelash serum in the right way.

How to apply eyelash serum?

I don’t think these application steps will take more than 2 minutes from your busy schedule. So, have a look!

Start with a dirt-free face

Do you remember the first rule of skincare? Yes, it’s nothing but cleansing your face before hitting the bed. In the same way, the eyelash serum application also starts with a clean look. And you will do this because you don’t want to hinder the results of serum with the dirt and makeup residue.

So, take some time from your schedule, wet your face, and do some hand massage. But ensure to towel dry your face, so no water drops are left on it. And if you are wearing contact lenses, don’t forget to remove them.

Apply the serum

After cleansing your face, it’s time to take the lash serum in your hand. And for that, using a serum applicator is ideal. Hold the applicator close to your lash line and apply it in a single stroke.

In every stroke, layer the eyelash serum at the upper lash line close to the root. We are doing that first because that’s a point that can make it easier for the serum to penetrate and work on the lashes. When layering the eyelash serum, always start from the inner corner with significantly less pressure and then move outwards.

The next step is to similarly apply the serum to your lower lash line. But here, you have to add a twist. While layering the serum on the lower lash line, always start from the outer corner this time. This is because you don’t want any of the serum to drip in your eyes while you blink.

Note: For the second eye, you can follow the same process but use your other hand this time. So we would suggest first applying the eyelash serum on the lower side because it will be easy for you.

Cover the lashes

Our primary application process is over, but we have not done it yet. The next step is to coat each strand of lashes with the serum. And for that, you can use a clean mascara wand or an old toothbrush.

Just take any of these things in your hand but ensure they are clean. No, you don’t need to take each of the strands separately. Just brush through the lashes in a single swipe from one end to another. First from left to right and then upside down to get every lash coated with the serum.

Congrats, you are now a professional in applying eyelash serum. But don’t forget the last vital step to get the desired results: a wait time.

Wait for some time 

I know the hurry to see the results, but what will our hustle get us? Nothing, but zero results. So, after applying the lash serum, go for a walk and do something that can distract you for some time. And within that time, the serum will get absorbed by your lashes and start working on them.

Return after 5 minutes. Look at your eyelash in the mirror; I bet you will scream with joy. Now, you can see the difference a simple serum can make to your lashes.


You can reapply the lash serum after the first coat dries if you have short and sparse lashes. We are saying that the more you apply the serum, the better the results will be.

But if you have long lashes, don’t go for a second coat, as it can make your lashes sticky. And that’s something you don’t want.

Clean the access 

I know you are happy with the results and want to show off your new lash game. But before that, there is one last thing you have to do. And that is to clean the access serum from your lash line.

Access means the serum on your lash line and not on the lashes. In simple words, the excess serum. The best way to get rid of it is by using a cotton swab.

Five things to be careful about for better results

  • Follow the instructions: Those are not just words; they are a guide for you to follow. So, don’t try to be over-smart and apply the serum in your way. Those instructions can save you from many disasters.
  • Choose the suitable serum: Applying correctly is not only a solution for getting the desired results. You must also have a good reputation serum and fewer side effects.
  • Avoid lash line: You can say it is a red line because that’s where things can go wrong. So, try to avoid the lash line and play with the serum, so it doesn’t come in contact with your lash line.
  • Less is more: This thing works for everything from your makeup to the serum. So, don’t be too generous with the serum thinking that more will give you better results.
  • Keep your eyes closed: Closing your eyes while applying the serum is not just for comfort. It also protects your eyes from any mishap. So, stay cautious and keep your eyes closed whenever you are using.

Now, you know everything about applying eyelash serum like a pro. And we hope that you will get the best out of it.


Eyelash serum will only work if you apply it correctly. So, the best thing is to follow the instructions with the serum. But if you don’t have one, then this guide will surely help you.

But one thing that you need to remember is that don’t expect the results overnight. It will take around 2 to 3 weeks to show the actual results.

And consistency can turn that time into days. So, stick to your serum routine for at least 2 to 3 months before seeing yourself in the mirror with gorgeous lashes.

Frequently Asked Questions

When should I apply my lash serum?

Night time is when your eyes are resting, and the serum can work magic on your lashes. It will give your lash serum ample time to show its results. But if you want to apply it in the morning, do it before putting on your makeup.

How often should I use eyelash serum?

2-3 times per week for at least three consecutive months is what we recommend. If you want to use it every day, we suggest you first check the ingredients. If everything looks alright, only then go for it.

Does eyelash serum work?

Yes, it works very well. If I told you I have been using it for the past two years, would you believe me? But one thing you need to remember is that serum available over the counter will not give you the same result as a prescription.

Do you put the serum on before mascara?

YES, always put your serum on before mascara. If you do it the other way round, your lashes will become sticky, which is not a good look. Also, it will be hard to remove the mascara.

How long does lash serum take to work?

Remember that the serum will take at least 2-3 weeks to show its results. Also, be consistent with your lash serum routine to get a bonus and reduce the time.

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