We get it — these days, there’s really nowhere to go, and wearing makeup with a mask may just feel pointless, but hear us out: False eyelashes 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, fluffy, 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 application process takes time, but practice makes perfect, according to New York City-based makeup artist Tommy. “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, Tommy applies a thin layer of glue and a thicker layer to the front and end tips of the lash, 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 skeptical, don’t be. Just scroll through for proof, because here, you’ll find everything from individuals and half-lash accents to full-strip options with va-va-voom volume.
Whatever your preference, the makeup artist and Allure editor-approved fake eyelashes ahead will give you the look-at-me-lashes you’ve always wanted. (You can thank us later.)
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