We get it — these days, beauty lovers across the globe have seemingly embraced the ease of barely-there, minimalist makeup looks. But hear us out: the best false lashes are a quick and easy way to amplify your eyes and can make you look like you have it together (even if you really don’t).
Whether you fancy your lashes to look wispy, fluttery, or so long and full they almost touch your brows, falsies are the ultimate ticket to turning up your look a few notches. Forget the dreaded smudging, flaking, or fallout you get from certain mascaras; once applied, fake lashes stay put and look amazing until it’s time to take them off.
Mastering the lash application process takes time, but practice makes perfect, according to New York City-based makeup artist Tommy Napoli. “Always start by measuring your lash to your lash line; a lot of these bands are longer than people’s eye space, so it’s always good to measure and trim accordingly,” he says. After that, Napoli applies a thin layer of glue and a thicker layer to the inner and outer corners of the lash band, then lets the glue dry down to a tacky finish and places the lash on the lid.
Regardless of your beauty M.O. — natural, bold, or somewhere in between — there’s sure to be a set out there to suit your personal style. If you’re a beginner, don’t be skeptical or intimidated. Just scroll through for proof, because here, you’ll find everything from individuals and half-lash accents to full-strip options with oomph-enhancing volume.
Whatever your preference, these makeup artist- and Allure editor-approved faux lashes ahead will give you the sultry, Tyra Banks-worthy smize you’ve always wanted. (You can thank us later.)
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