How to Rock False Eyelashes Without Looking Like a Clown
Whether you consider them girly, glam or garish, false eyelashes can be daunting for the uninitiated. The key to looking fabulous without looking obviously fake is in the selection. Price isn’t necessarily an indication of quality; there are $10 lashes on the market that look amazing, and companies like Sugarlash Pro have created high-end lashes for professional use that are well worth the investment.
One of the fears women have before trying false eyelashes is comfort. Will they be stiff? Will I feel them all night? If you choose a pair that are the right length and shape for your lids, that should take care of part of the problem of comfort. The other has to do with what material they’re made from. Synthetic lashes do feel and look stiff and unnatural unless you invest in a quality pair. Natural hair, especially faux mink, looks amazing and feels light and unobtrusive. Be aware that most lash adhesives are latex-based, so if you have an allergy, try to find a different type.
Outside of the shape of your eyes, you should also consider your lid as well as the prominence and distance from your upper lid to your brow bone. Deep-set eyes with a prominent brow bone can handle thicker, longer lashes without looking odd. If your eyes are smaller, your lid is narrow or you have a relatively flat area between your lid and eyebrow, less is more.
Salon or Drug Store?
This depends on your budget to some degree. You can gt false eyelashes that are single hairs, in groups of two or three and strips that can be cut to fit. There are perfectly serviceable, easy to apply lashes at drug and department stores if you;re not afraid to apply them yourself. However, if you plan to wear them regularly or for a special occasion, you should have them applied by a professional lash technician.
Are Extensions a Good Alternative?
Another alternative is getting lash extensions. These should definitely be applied by a an experienced lash tech at a salon. Lash extensions can be synthetic or hair, and they are glued to the tips of your existing lashes. This is one reason they should be applied by a pro; doing it wrong can damage your natural lashes and cause them to fall out completely. When done right, they look great and stay on for up to three weeks. They are the next best thing to being born with great eyelashes.
False eyelashes are something that every girl should try at least once. You may even love the look enough to make it ore than an occasional indulgence.