When it comes to buying makeup, price has nothing to do with the quality. Expensive doesn’t inherently mean better, and false lashes are no exception to that rule! There are excellent options available at the drugstore. And online for a fraction of the price of department or specialty store lashes. But no matter where you buy your lashes, there are a few things to consider.
Human hair or mink hair? Some people prefer human hair lashes .But the mink false lashes are really just as lovely and soft. Buy a few variations in your budget and see what you like best.
The width of your eye plays a big part in the lashes you choose. The longer your lash line, the less likely demi lashes will fit. If you have a smaller your lash line, you’ll probably have to trim the standard size lash strips.
False lashes come with different types of strips. For instance, some find “invisible strips” (which are very thin and don’t have a dense amount of lashes) more comfortable. In general, the thinner the strip the more imperceptible it will feel and more natural it will look.
Strips that are very black, thick, with dense lash hair have a more noticeable feel (which can be slightly uncomfortable).But in tradeoff, they offer a far more dramatic look.
Shape matters! False eyelashes come in all different shapes and sizes, but choosing those that mimic your natural eye curvature will look more natural and be easier to put on.
Lashes that have the most length in the middle of the strip create a more natural shape. Lashes that have the hair shorter in the front and longer in the back create a bit of a more dramatic cat eye. The lashes that have full, thick lashes across the entire strip are very noticeable—not the most natural look for day to day, but outstanding for showing up in pictures!
Enlist the help of a makeup artist. If you’re really not sure where to start, a makeup artist from a cosmetic line selling false lashes can show you different lash options and teach you how to apply them.
Choosing the glue is important. If you are allergic to latex, a latex-free version is crucial. There are also different colors, including white, clear, and black glues. The white and clear options dry perfectly clear, whereas the black eyelash glue stays black. Keep in mind black glue offers less room for error because if you mess up, it is very difficult to remove and correct without disturbing the rest of your eye makeup.