The ultimate false lashes to make your peepers pop

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From natural-looking lashes to statement va-va-volume, we’ve charted the best on the market

While we’re big advocates of owning the best mascara, unfortunately it can only do so much if you’ve got super short lashes. That’s why the best false eyelashes are an essential beauty investment.

We’’ve tried out a whole host of fake eyelashes and whittled it down to the top ten on the market. So whether you want flirty long ones or barely-there lashes, you’ve come to the right place.

If you want to ensure that the best false eyelashes look good, it’’s all about precise application – which can be tricky. Start by trimming your false lashes to size; measure them against your lash line and cut away any excess length. Make sure your lashes are clean and dry before you apply the falsies.

Next, apply the glue along the lash line of your false eyelashes. Now – and this is key – leave the glue to air dry for 30 seconds, or until it’’s slightly tacky.

Once the glue is tacky, but not dry, use a pair of tweezers to press the lashes down along your lash line, starting at the inside corner of your eye.

Leave to dry completely before curling, applying mascara or using your best liquid eyeliner. Using several coats of mascara will decrease the chances of your lashes ending up on your cheeks half way through the day or night.

Now that you’’ve got the art of application down, it’s time to find your perfect pair of the best false eyelashes.

If you’’re a beginner, Eylure’’s famous lashes are easy to use and come in multi-packs, so that you can experiment with different styles and lengths to find your favourite.

MAC’ lashes are loved by the pros, and will last all day if applied correctly, so they are a great choice for outdoor events like summer weddings or festival season. If removed carefully they can also be re-used several times, making them great value for money.

If it’’s a combination of drama and natural beauty you’’re after, try Illamasqua’’s lashes in Desire. The multi-strand and criss-cross design gives a super-natural look.

Scroll through our round up to find your shortcut to super long lashes.

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