If you’re looking for a way to enhance and define your eyes while wearing your mask without wearing any eyeshadow or eyeliner, then false lashes are undoubtedly your best bet. Nowadays, they come in countless different varieties — many of which are affordable and incredibly natural-looking — so you can definitely find a pair that suits your budget and current beauty style. Additionally, most falsies on the market are much easier to apply than they were five or ten years ago — because well, technology. Even still, there are some who see false lashes as “over-the-top” or too time-consuming and arduous to use regularly. We’re here to prove them wrong.
Speaking of which: Ahead, find 11 fabulous false lash options that are easy to apply, wear, and remove.
This brand uses magnetic technology to make the application process much more seamless, so this system is perfect for beginners. The kit comes with an eyeliner infused with super-fine magnetic particles that fuses to the also-magnetic lashes once you’ve applied it. It’s truly that easy. As far as lash options go, you have three to choose from: natural, fluffy, and dramatic.
Human Hair Strip Lashes
If you like your lashes on the dramatic side, you can’t go wrong with this affordable human hair set from Kiss, as it comes with five sets of fluffy black falsies that are designed to turn heads.
Makeup Artist-Designed Lashes
On the luxury end, you have this high-voltage set from famed British makeup artist and brand creator, Charlotte Tilbury. While they’re a bit pricey, you really get what you pay for with these lashes — excellent quality. They’re lightweight, durable, and work on all eye shapes. Plus, they look like your actual lashes, which is always what we’re going for when it comes to wearing falsies.
Another foolproof option for natural lash lovers is this wispy synthetic pair from MAC — a brand that’s been in the false eyelash game for what feels like forever. The lashes are delicate, ultra-lightweight, and more or less feel like you’re wearing nothing, making them ideal if you hate heavier lashes that sometimes weigh on the eyes throughout the day.
Affordable Individual Lashes
Individual falsies are amazing for everyday wearers because they’re easy to customize to your eye shape and style preference. For instance, if you want more definition or the cat-eye effect, you can add more lashes to the outer corners — or, if you want a doe-eyed look, you can place the majority of the lashes on the center of your upper lash line. The world is your oyster with individuals, and these happen to be extremely affordable, too. (Note that lash glue is sold separately.)
Variety Pack Lashes
You really get a bang for your buck with this lash set, which comes with a whopping 50 pairs to play with — plus, your own tweezers that are specifically designed for applying falsies. Despite being so accessible, these lashes are high quality and come in a variety of different lengths and styles to choose from. If you’re someone who likes to spice it up a lot and change up your lash look depending on how you feel, this is the perfect option for you.
The main great thing about these lashes — aside from the fact that they look so natural — is the fact that the brand uses a special technology that allows you to use them multiple times before having to toss them. They also feature an invisible band that helps them look even more undetectable on the eyes. It’s another great option for anyone who likes a low-maintenance lash look. There is also a special collection that’s called ‘Eylure London C-Lash by Codilia Gapare’ for anyone who’s lost their own lashes due to chemotherapy, trichotillomania or alopecia.
These top-rated faux mink falsies practically scream drama, so they’re ideal for anyone who loves doing a full face — including false eyelashes — on a daily basis. Because they’re so bold, jet-black, and fluffy, they’re a great go-to option for socially-distanced soirees or even Halloween costumes.
Designed by celebrity makeup artist Rokael Lizama, these luxe faux mink lashes are *the* perfect pair for creating a gorgeous cat-eye effect, as they flare out ever-so-subtly at the outer corners, which helps to elongate the eye and give it a more almond-shaped appearance. They also feature an invisible band for the most natural-looking feel possible, and they’re lightweight and comfortable to wear — even for hours and hours at a time.
Looking for a non-black set of falsies for a more natural look? This affordable, medium-brown pair will definitely do the trick. Made with synthetic hair, they feel weightless on the lashes and look incredibly realistic, which makes them a solid option for wearing every day. They’re also a flattering half-moon shape that looks gorgeous on all eyes.
The former J. Crew creative director Jenna Lyons has partnered with makeup artist Troi Ollivierre to create this line of natural-looking false lashes. You can actually fill out a quiz that helps you determine which style — whether it be natural and wispy, or bold and dramatic — is best for you. The questionnaire asks you about your skin tone, eye shape, and the type of lash look you’re going for, and then presents you with the pair of your dreams. While these handmade nylon lashes are on the more expensive side, the brand claims they can last up to ten uses if they’re handled with care.
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