How to Apply False Lashes Like a Pro
Master the art of choosing and applying false lashes -- once and for all -- with this easy-to-follow makeup tutorial
Individual Lashes and Cluster Lashes: "These lashes give the most natural look," says McAdams. "Individuals are great for both volume and length but tend to take longer to apply and get right." Cluster lashes, on the other hand, give the same effect as individual lashes and can be applied more easily and quickly, says McAdams.
Try: Make Up For Ever Eyelashes -- Individual, $16. These clusters of individual lashes come in a variety of styles and lengths, so you can truly customize your look.
Full Strip Lashes: "These lashes give you the greatest range of wear," says McAdams. "You can layer pairs for various effects, and they are easy to apply." If you want to really open up your eyes, or you have wide-set eyes, look for lashes that are longer in the center. For close-set eyes, look for strip lashes that are longer at the outer corners -- this will make the distance between your eyes look wider.
Try: Artémes Beautiful Chaos Lashes, $50, which are pure mink and will make your eyes look flirtier than you ever thought possible. For a budget-friendly option, try Ardell 120 Demi Lashes, $5. The signature crisscross lashes and varying lash lengths work on all eye shapes.
Demi Strip Lashes: McAdams calls these "half-size" lashes because they're about, you guessed it, half the size of full strip lashes. You apply them on the outer half of your upper lash line -- this lifts your eyes and adds flirty emphasis to the outer corners of your eyes while still looking natural. You can also cut a pair of full strip lashes in half to DIY your own demi strip lashes.
Try: Urban Decay Fast Easy Sexy Partial False Lashes, $15. These falsies are made with cruelty-free, synthetic hair and add a sexy oomph to your look without the hassle of a full strip of lashes. (Plus, you get two pairs per package, and it comes with a latex-free adhesive.) Image source
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