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The Best False Eyelashes for Every Occasion

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Whether it’s a fancy night out or just a regular day at the office, false eyelashes have got your back when regular mascara–even specially-formulated volumizing mascara and lengthening mascara–just ain’t cutting it. Falsies provide seriously dramatic volume, visible length, and photo-ready emphasis on the eyes, not to mention they’re just plain fun to wear. 

When it comes to false eyelashes, most makeup artists agree that the trick is to not over-do it: your fake eyelashes should blend in seamlessly with your natural lashes and your entire makeup look. With that in mind, we created this list of the best false eyelashes for every occasion. Read on and start gearing up for your next fierce, false eyelashes look. 

BEAUTYGARDE WISPIES

1. Best Falsies for a Natural Look:

BEAUTYGARDE WISPIES

If you’re heading to class, work, or a casual daytime activity and want your eyes to pop in a subtle way, don’t leave the house without these cruelty-free BEAUTYGARDE WISPIES. They’re soft, fluffy, and somewhat sparsely-lined, giving your lash line a naturally full, accentuated appearance. What makes these false lashes so special–besides the fact that they’re handmade (!)–is their HD Doublewear design, which means they have multiple lashes stitched on top of each other to create little intermittent bursts. Plus, the lashes themselves are made out of featherweight fibers, mimicking the texture our natural lashes. 

To apply, first make sure your eyelashes and eyelids are clean and dry. Place the faux lash next to your lash line to ensure it’s the right length (it shouldn’t be too much longer than your natural lashes). Using a small brush, applicator, or toothpick, line the lash band with lash glue, wait about 30 seconds, and carefully place along your natural lash line starting at the outer corner.

MAKEUP GEEK Mischievous False Lashes

2. Best Statement-Making Falsies:

MAKEUP GEEK Mischievous False Lashes

When is the appropriate time for some serious statement-making falsies? Let’s go with… anytime? But, in all seriousness, these are the best false eyelashes for a parade, halloween costume, a big night out on the town, or any occasion where you might get your photo taken and you really want to make a splash. The synthetic fibers are uneven in length, adding extra mischievous dimension to your eye shape. Plus, not only are these bad boys cruelty-free, but they’re good for up to 10 uses, so you can rock 'em again and again.

Pro tip: when you’re done using these fierce falsies, soak a cotton swab in a small amount of makeup remover and dab it along your lash line until you can gently remove the false lashes. Sometimes tweezers come in handy carefully lift up the lashes. Remember to clean off the remaining adhesive from the lash strip using alcohol before using them again.

ILLAMASQUA False Eye Lashes in Lush

3. The Best for a Super-Full Look:

ILLAMASQUA False Eye Lashes in Lush

Not all of us have been blessed with fluffy, full eyelashes, and you know what? We’re okay with that, because that’s where ILLAMASQUA False Eye Lashes in Lush comes in. The density and dark color of this popular fake eyelash set are truly unmatched. These high-quality falsies are handmade, which is part of what gives them such a natural-looking appearance. When applied properly, they’re versatile enough to work for daytime or nighttime, on special occasions or even everyday use. As always, you’ll want to measure the lashes to make sure they match your own, and trim if necessary. Apply the lash glue and press down lightly. If you’re still not happy with how super-full your lashes look, go ahead and add another layer on top, we won’t judge (we’ll even encourage it).

BEAUTYGARDE MOD

4. The Best for Lush Definition:

BEAUTYGARDE MOD

Nothing says mod 60s style (think supermodel Twiggy) like bold, defined lashes. You can achieve them for yourself with some lush fake lashes like this BEAUTYGARDE MOD pair. The fluttery, handmade couture eyelashes are woven into medium length points that cross at the tip for extra flirty, doe-eyed flair. Only the spiked lash design appears soft rather than harsh-looking. For a dramatic, retro lash look that still commands attention today, look no further than this groovy option. Plus, as with all BEAUTYGARDE fake eyelashes, this product is cruelty-free and feels light as a feather.

ILLAMASQUA False Eye Lashes in Elegant

5. The Best to Pair with Smoky Eyes:

ILLAMASQUA False Eye Lashes in Elegant

Get next-level red carpet glam by pairing a sultry smoky eye look with a pair of false, dramatic lashes. The ILLAMASQUA False Eye Lashes in Elegant will do just the trick. These ones are somewhat sparse, erring toward sharp and defined, rather than fluffy and feathery. With criss-crossing, slender individual lashes, it’s the ideal level of density and sharpness to complement an eye makeup look that’s soft and smoky. If you’ve been gifted with naturally long eyelashes, these might just be the perfect falsies to intensify what you’ve already got.

MAKEUP GEEK Ardell False Lashes in Demi Luvies

6. The Best to Pair with Winged Liner:

MAKEUP GEEK Ardell False Lashes in Demi Luvies

For a killer makeup look that’s guaranteed to turn heads, you can’t go wrong with a fierce winged tip eyeliner combined with the MAKEUP GEEK Ardell False Lashes in Demi Luvies. Trust us, this duo is bold in its simplicity, and you’ll want to wear them every day and every night. Because these false lashes have an invisible band, they won’t block or smudge your flawless eyeliner application along your lash line. Plus, the lashes themselves are soft yet defined -- not too fluffy, and not too dramatic. They look so natural, no one will be able to tell you gave your lashes an extra lift.

ILLAMASQUA False Eyelashes in Scowl

7. The Best for Added Volume:

ILLAMASQUA False Eyelashes in Scowl

Length isn’t everyone’s priority when it comes to lashes. ILLAMASQUA False Eyelashes in Scowl are the best fake eyelashes when a simple, heavy-duty volume boost–without any extra length or flair–is in order. They’re made in tight little bundles that aren’t too long so you won’t have to worry about them potentially falling in your eyes. As dense as these lashes look, they’re super lightweight, flexible, cruelty-free (naturally), and handmade with care. And, they're suitable for daytime or nighttime looks alike.

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Isabel Miller-Bottome
Ipster, California girl, French beauty product fanatic
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Article Last Updated March 20, 2020 12:00 AM