Which One Do I Pick?!
A lot of people don’t use false lashes or have negative experiences with false lashes. Maybe you know how to put them on. Maybe you’ve worn them and hate how they look on you. It could be because you’re picking the wrong shape. Eyelashes make a very strong statement, especially when you emphasize the lash area with some falsies.
The amount of shapes and styles can sometimes be confusing. They all offer a very different effect, and not every effect is desired for every eye shape. Some make certain eye shapes appear droopy, cartoony, or crooked. If you’ve been put off by false lashes, or perhaps never even tried them, here’s some information to keep in mind next time you’re making a shopping list.
If you’re looking for the dolly eyed affect, pick up some lashes similar in shape to these. Lashes that are full, rounder in the center and tapered towards the corners will make the eye appear larger and more open in the center. If you have very round eyes, you may not like these because they will dramatize your natural eye shape and cause them to appear even rounder. If you love your round eyes, these will help you make the most of them.
Large, dark, long, thick lashes with irregular or fanned-out cuts are awesome for drag, theatrical, or effects makeup. These are simply for you, or they aren’t. It depends on how bold you’re willing to go and how much you’re willing to experiment. It’s always good to have at least one pair of these on hand. You’ll never know when they’ll come in handy. They’re great to boldly wear to a party or a club when you’re trying to steal all of the attention. Just make sure you’re using them with a very durable glue, because these babies can be really heavy.
Lashes shaped higher in the middle, lower on the outer corner, and even lower on the inner corner are the closest in shape to natural lashes. Styles where the lashes are plentiful, yet thin, and tapered, yet full, are both natural and dramatic. If you want your lashes to look like a celebrities lashes, these are your best bet. This is the style most often used on celebrities at Hollywood events. If you want the affect of false lashes without the look of false lashes, these are right up your alley.
Lashes that are short in length on the inner corner, medium length in the middle, and long on the outer corner are going to elongate the eye. If you’re a winged liner or cat eye kind of girl, styles like this will really add to your overall feline look. They may look somewhat awkward on very round eyes, making them appear down turned, and will make hooded eyes look droopy or crooked if the cut is steep, so be wary under those circumstances. They’re not necessarily friendly for everyone, but almond eyes, oval eyes, and monolids (or Asian eyes) can rock ’em.
If you just want a little bit of length and a little bit of fullness, lashes cut like the natural cut that have gaps in the band are going to do that for you. Those little gaps allow your lashes to mingle the most with the falsies, offering a seamless appearance. The band, or spine, on these and similar styles tend to be clear, leaving no evidence that you’ve got a strip of lashes on. If you want to try falsies but you’re a little skeptical, these are an excellent place to start.
So, What Do You Think?
How many of these kinds of lashes have you experimented with? Which ones were duds and which ones do you have boxes and boxes of backups for? Do you have a favorite brand or a favorite lash adhesive, or maybe some tips on how you apply them to help people who may be stuck? Join us in the comments section and let us know!