How to make your real lashes look fake! Step 1. Line the root of your eyelashes with eyeliner pencil or liquid. 2. Curl your eyelashes with a lash curler. 3. Use a brush to dust your eyelashes with translucent powder (eyes closed) 4. Apply mascara. VOILA! Adding translucent powder to your eyelashes before mascara makes them look thicker and longer!