Read This Before You Buy Your Next Set of Fake Lashes

Just a few quick musts

THE RIGHT BAND FOR YOU

No-makeup makeup ppl: Opt for translucent strips. They’ll give you a full fringe without looking like you’re t-r-y-i-n-g. On the other hand, solid-black bands say, “Imma glam girl,” since they make it look like you’re wearing a full-on lined eye.

A GOOD HEIGHT

Shop for falsies that end slightly below your brow bone (aka they won’t tickle your perfectly filled-in arches when your eyes are open). You’ll have to guesstimate the length before buying, but don’t stress—you can always make tiny snips to too-long hairs later.

A REUSABLE STYLE

Quality strips can be worn multiple times if you give ’em a refresh. Pour some makeup remover into a clean jar and toss in the lashes to soak. Once the glue dissolves, pat them (gently!) with a paper towel, and that’s it. They’re ready for round two.

ONES THAT MATCH YOUR SKILL LEVEL

These bbs come held together by a small ball or a teeny flat band. Single-ball lashes can flip around as you apply them, making them the hard- est to put on. Two- to three-ball clusters are the easiest to grip and apply with tweezers. And flat-band versions are fairly simple to pick up but can be challenging to lay flat on the lash line.

MULTIPLE LENGTHS

Since a ~custom look~ is what you’re after, mix and match different sets from the same brand. Or look for a set that comes with a bunch of lengths so you can wear a low-key fringe one day and a doe-eyed look the next.

FLUFFINESS

PSA: A fuller effect doesn’t require crazy-long falsies. Shorter, fluffier individuals along your lash line look more natural than super-lengthy ones because you’re adding to something you already have.

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