One thing I have found that helped was using lashes with a thicker band. Not only does the thicker band provide more surface area for glue, but it adds stability so your lashes sit however you want them. Another workaround is using the "accent" lash styles, the ones that are not a full band's length, but really accent the corners of your eyes. With the right eyeliner, no one can tell you are not wearing a full-band eyelash style.
I've also found that using lash applicators helps position the lashes how I want them and it ensure that they are applied evenly. I have both kinds of applicators and find them immensely helpful. Tweezer style
or clip style
. If you do not mind a bit of a wait, either style can be purchased on eBay for around $1.00.