The eyes have it – they are the window to the soul and they can smoulder, suggest a come hither look or portray innocence. But sometimes we want to add to what God gave us to feel flirty, pretty or to impress. So whether you want full-on drama or a softer daytime look, there are false lashes available for every eye shape and style preference. Here we show you the top five most effective and flattering false eyelashes n the market.
Eyelure Naturalites Double Lashes
For intense thickness and impact, choose Eyelure’s Double Lash range for a layered effect. The result emulates the current make-up artist’s trick of applying two sets of false lashes together, to achieve the boldest lash appeal possible.
Tip: Trim lash length to fit your eye shape perfectly.
Eyelure Naturalites Double Lashes in 202, £6.95, available from Boots and Superdrug
Ardell Fashion Lashes
American Lash brand, Ardell, produce elegant falsies that positively flutter. Their USP? They are 100% natural, human hair. Slightly strange you might think. Well, the overall effect on application is very impressive, avoiding that telltale, synthetic shine. The look is full, yet delicate, as each individual lash is extremely fine in texture.
Tip: Use liquid eyeliner prior to application to disguise the join.
Ardell Black Fashion Lashes in 105, £3.56, www.onestopbeauty.co.uk
Illamasqua False Eyelashes
Lovingly handmade and the most daring of the selection, Illamasqua designed these amazing lashes for the dramatic, yet alluring Art of Darkness Collection. The crossover lashes, within the main body, blend seamlessly, while the feather tips craft an elongated and romantic impression. Recommended for evening use only.
Tip: Allow the adhesive to become tacky to the touch, before pressing as closely to the lash line as possible.
Illamasqua False Eyelashes in 26, £12, www.illamasqua.com
Head to MAC for one of the widest, lash collections available. The style choices are endless and the quality is notably superior to many other brands. To create a wispy appearance, Lash 34 is the perfect selection. They are beautifully feline, with a winged outer corner and can be worn repeatedly, when cared for.
Tip: Tweezers or orange sticks are ideal to apply pressure with precision, securing the lashes firmly to the lid.
MAC Lashes in 34 Lash, £10, www.maccosmetics.co.uk
Mister Mascara Lash Kit
If you’re not sure whether to choose natural or glamorous lashes. Mister Mascara has solved the problem by including two pairs, which vary in density. Cleverly, the lashes are only half the length of a normal set, adding emphasis to the corners of the eye only. Great for fooling admirers into believing they are all yours.
Tip: Gently add mascara to blend a false set to your natural lashes.
Mister Mascara Striptease Lash Kit in ‘Tease Me’, £8.76, www.beautique.com
By Penny Lane
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