If you want to achieve natural looking, but also breathtaking fake eyelashes, you need to follow a few simple tips and tricks when applying your lashes. As Elle tells it, according to Kurtis Dam-Mikkelsen, makeup artist and personality from RuPaul’s Drag Race, the first step is to properly prep your real lashes. Mikkelsen suggests that you “curl natural lashes and comb on a coat of mascara, creating a shelf to support the weight of your falsies.”