How to bat those beautifully faux eyelashes so no one is the wiser.
What girl doesn't love the idea of long, luxurious lashes that rise dramatically above her eyes, making her look like a Hollywood starlet from the 1940s? I certainly do. The reality is, most of us weren't born with glamazon lashes. Enter the falsies. Fake eyelashes have been a staple in women's makeup arsenals since Bette Davis first batted her eyes on the big screen and we all wanted to emulate her beauty.
There are several options when it comes to false eyelashes. You can apply a full set or small clusters of individual lashes, depending on how much lash you want to add to your eyes. Now, the steps for applying lashes may sound a little intimidating if you've never tried it before. Yes, it involves glue. But no worries—eyelash glue is specially formulated to not harm your skin and will come off easily. Simply run the lashes through the glue and apply them directly on top of the root of your natural lashes.
Truth be told, the glue comes off so easily that I've had a set of eyelashes try to make a run for it midway through an evening. There's nothing sexier than some false eyelashes falling into your cocktail. If you're smooth, you can play this off with a giggle and a lament about "what women will do for beauty." But it is an important lesson: Use enough glue.
Katy Perry Loves Falsies
Channel the gorgeous and trendy pop star with her new line of Eylure Katy Perry Lashes. The "Oh My!" lashes are my favorite for their fullness that flatters the face. Perry told People StyleWatch that the four styles she has created "match any mood from innocent to vixen." Also, she promises they're easy to apply—her record is getting lashes on in under a minute.
A Favorite of Stylists
Professional makeup artists swear by NYX Fabulous Lashes for their effortless application and natural look. They're made from natural hair and high-quality synthetic fibers and come in 40 styles, including Dream Catcher—a more sparse, spiky lash to add drama to your lids.
One at a Time
If your natural lashes are full in some parts and sparse in others, give individual false eyelashes a whirl instead of a whole set. Benefit Cosmetics Lash Lovelies in Going Solo come separated into small clumps of lashes, so add at will. For a playful look, add just one swoop of false lashes near the outer corners of your eyes. To apply, use Benefit Cosmetic Lash Lovelies Lash Glue. It's easy to apply and dries clear, so no one will be the wiser.