Step 1: Apply mascara
"Curl natural lashes and comb on a coat of mascara, creating a shelf to support the weight of your falsies." And maybe try to look a little less dead in the eyes than I do?
Step 2: Cut to fit
"Cut the lash band right down the center to create a large individual lash. It's easier to place than a full lash strip, which can become wonky and weird and asymmetrical."
Step 3: Add adhesive
Trace each lash band, one by one, with a laser-thin line of Duo and wait a few moments for the adhesive to dry a bit.
Step 4: Put 'em on
Using your tweezers, "place your extension on the outer corner first, hugging that lash line tight." For an eye-lifting effect, Mikkelsen places the outer extension slightly above the natural lashline.
"When you're placing the inner lash extension, avoid going close to the tear duct to give a little bit more width to the eye. If it's too close, it makes your eyes feel like they're narrower and even cross-eyed."