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 – especially if you’ve managed to get in on the best MAC makeup deals around.
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.
If you’re not super picky about beauty brands and just want to give the look a go without spending too much, check out our Black Friday makeup deals gallery – we’re sure a couple of pairs will work there way in there.
Scroll through our round up to find your shortcut to super long lashes.
Flutter away with these lashes by Huda Beauty, which are reportedly used by the likes
of Beyonce, Jennifer Lopez, Chrissy Teigen and the Kardashian clan. With layered wispy individual lashes, they’re dramatic and utterly flattering. If they're good enough for the A-list...
All she ever wanted was the world... Make your eyes really pop with these playful lashes
from Benefit, which have waves of thickness for extra glam.
Queen of eyelashes, Eylure have hundreds of styles to choose from. Easy to use and long-lasting, we love the lengthening styles for a dramatic evening look or to accentuate your eyes.
These subtle, criss-cross lashes are so light you can't even feel them when they're on, making them the perfect choice for lash-a-phobes.
Team these pretty vintage style lashes with a floral tea dress and Mary Janes for a cute retro look.
The multiple lengths and spaced out strands of these lashes make them a super-natural looking choice. Apply them right and you'll just look like you have the longest, most naturally beautiful lashes in the world.
Create truly dramatic party looks with Make Up For Ever's variety of full and super-dark lashes. They also do individual lashes so that you can create your own perfect party eyes.
The professional choice, MAC lashes last all day so they are a great choice for special occasions like weddings, parties and festivals.
These are our favourite are-they-aren't-they natural look lashes. The delicate, multi-length lashes will have people guessing if they're real. Don't tell!