Do you have an obsession with long, thick lashes? You no longer have to coat on layers and layers of mascara to achieve those dramatic eyes in your makeup look. Fake eyelashes can make your lash line pop in a way that simple mascara cannot achieve. Plus, you can forget about your lashes clumping together, mascara smudging when you accidentally rub your eyes, and the fallout you get from the ingredients in some mascaras.
Even if the ingredients are okay, layers of mascara on your real lashes make them heavy and brittle, so they are bound to become more prone to breakage. Give your natural lashes a break from mascaras so they can stay healthy and strong. Fake eyelashes are a better alternative in every way.
With fake lashes you don’t have to worry about black streaks or smudges across your face if your eyes tear up or when you wash off your makeup. False lashes are so easy to pop off (though the application process will take a few times to get used to).
And if you’re worried they might look too “fake”, that is not a problem with the wide range of styles available now. You can go for the sparse, natural type or even the over-the-top, all-out dramatic ones!
But what else are you supposed to look for in a set of good lashes?
What to look for when buying false lashes
Now we present our quick guide to what features you must look out for when choosing the best set of false lashes.
Weight is one of the most important features to look out for. If the lashes are not lightweight, they will end up making your eyes feel heavy. It’s a bummer if you can’t wear them comfortably for as long as you like without making your eyes sore. The best ones are those that are so light you forget you are wearing them at all!
Are they soft and plushy or do they feel hard and unnatural? Soft lashes are key for comfort, otherwise they will end up irritating your eyes and the skin around them.
Durability and strength
The lashes must be high-quality and durable, that don’t start breaking up after a few uses or when a little pressure is applied.
You should be able to reuse the lashes many times as long as you take good care of them. However, some are more reusable than others. Some say they are good for 5-10 uses, some up to 15, and some even up to 25!
You can also choose the color of the band that glues on to your eyelids. Most bands or linings are either clear, skin colored, or dark, so that they can blend in seamlessly with either your skin or your dark lash line and eyeliner. The band should seem completely invisible when applied.
Look for a set of lashes which are easy to apply and stick to your lash line firmly. Although most lashes come with lash glue, there are magnetic clip-on versions available too which do not even require waiting for the glue to dry!
This is also something important to consider when buying lashes. Go for vegan, cruelty-free lashes (or any makeup products for that matter!).
Clusters or full-lashes
If you do not want to buy full lashes, there are smaller cluster sets available too which look more natural and sparse. You can apply them specifically to regions where your lash line is thinning. As we mentioned before, the style you choose to wear, natural or bold, is completely up to you.
Packaging and price
Are they affordable? And how many sets of lashes and accessories like lash glue and applicators and included within the package? The more value for price you can get in a single package, the better.
Now that you know what features to look for in the best fake lashes, it will be easier for you to choose a good product. Go get yours now- your glamorous doe-like eyes await!