With the gazillion different kinds of false lashes you see on the market nowadays, it is no surprise that you feel lost. But fear not, Phyllis to the rescue!
Individual lashes are basically strands of synthetic hair that you place in between your own lashes to create a fuller look. They normally come in a pack and they can create the most natural-looking AND the most dramatic look, depending on how you apply them.
A common misconception is that individual lashes are the same as lash extension. But unlike lash extension, individual lashes are applied with the same glue as strip lashes and need to be removed by the end of the night.
MAC Lash #30 and Ardell Duralash Flare Short
Strip lashes are a complete set of lashes on a strip that you place along the lash line. They normally require trimming and are less natural looking than individual lashes. You can apply strip lashes with a pair of tweezers or a clip made specifically for it.
Sometimes strip lashes come pre-glued but I highly suggest you apply a thin layer of glue so it stays on properly. My favorite eyelash glue is Duo but an eyelid glue would work just as well.
Among all strip lashes, these provide the most natural look. Anyone can wear them and they are suitable for both day wear and night wear.
Ardell #110 and MAC Lash #41
Although these look a little overwhelming, they will give you va va voom lashes. They are best used for night or whenever you are feeling sexy.
MAC Lash #42 and MAC Lash #3
Bright-colored/feather lashes are too much for every day but they are definitely great for parties. They also tend to require the most practice to apply.
Make Up For Ever #25116 and #25115
Shu Uemura Premium Velvet Feather Lashes in Deep Forest
These are great for those with little lower lashes and for creating the doll look. You can either place them on top of your lower lashes or underneath. If you place it on top, apply glue on the bottom of the strip. If you place it under, apply glue on the top of the strip. I will do a tutorial on the application shortly.
Shu Uemura Flare Under Eyelashes
These are used on the outer corner to create the illusion of bigger eyes. They are great for those who find a full set of strip lashes too much.
MAC Hello Kitty Lashes and Sonia Kashuk Demi Lashes
Other Brands Worth Checking Out
* Eylure if you are located in the UK. They are the masters behind some of the most iconic looks like Twiggy’s mod lashes plus a lot of celebrities e.g. Girls Aloud, are fans. I have also used them in my previous FOTDs.
* Korean brands like Darkness, Ipum and Shisem. These are made to fit Asian eyes. They come in all kinds of different styles and require no trimming at all. They also wear really well and a pair would last forever. Definitely check them out at your local Asian market!
* My latest obsession are these strip false from Taiwan. Like the Korean lashes, they come in really pretty styles and they are the secret to my Barbie look that you ladies loved.
Stay tuned for pictures of my collection of falsies!
How To: Apply Strip False Lashes