If the eyes are the windows to the soul, then it’s time to start making sure you’re framing yours right.
Long gone are the days of limited choice when it comes to false lashes. These days us ladies are absolutely spoilt for choice, and with styles to suit almost any occasion, your eyes have never had such a perfect opportunity to look their best.
The question is, do you go for the natural look, all-out glamour, or something totally different?
For those that dream of big, beautiful lashes, but don’t know where to start, here’s my guide on how to fake a fabulous flutter that will cause all eyes to be fixated on you!
1) For every day impact that’ll keep others guessing, go for the natural look. You’ll be amazed at the difference false eyelashes can make to your appearance; by accentuating your lashes, eyes are given the illusion of being bigger and brighter. For an everyday wow, try some subtle lashes to accentuate what you’ve already got. Individual lashes can create a real impact, whilst being virtually undetectable, but they do take a fair bit of skill to apply, so it’s worth a practice run first.
If you aren’t the patient type, try strip lashes which also come in several natural styles. Excellence lashes are great for achieving the natural look, as they have a wide range of natural strip and individual lashes to try.
2) Colour me beautiful. If you’re the kind of girl that likes to make a real impact; a lover of colour and at the forefront of experimenting in bright eye shadow combinations, you’ll love the fact that lashes come in a variety of different colours, perfect for finishing off those peacock inspired eyes! Blue eye shadow with lime green lashes? Not a problem!
Brands like Stargazer are perfect for achieving the bright look, and with the slogan ‘make up with attitude’ it really shows. If you’re the kind of girl who likes to find unusual makeup looks and recreate them, then you need these lashes in your life. Stargazer also does a great range of metallic eyelashes, which create stunning impact.
3) Shine on, you crazy diamond. To create party lashes with that little something extra, look for designs that feature gems, just make sure it’s more on the subtle side of ‘jewel encrusted’ as you want to shimmer and shine, not resemble your local shopping centre’s Christmas decorations.
Small gems hidden in the length of the lashes will catch the light beautifully, or a couple of gems along the base of the lashes will be perfect for adding that extra sparkle. I personally prefer Excellence’s range for this, as they have some great lashes that give impact without being tacky.
4) You’re positively glowing! If you love to go out and what to create a real impact when clubbing, Stargazer do a fantastic range of UV lashes that are the perfect accessory for a pounding club dance floor.
Alternatively, try feather eyelashes for something a little bit different; they’re perfect for special events like carnivals or festivals, and again come in a range of different colours. W7 have some really bold feather styles that’ll have you fluttering away!
Whatever your style, you’re guaranteed to find eyelashes to suit. Just make sure they fit correctly; don’t be afraid to trim down strip lashes to make them fit better, otherwise you may find they can irritate or begin to fall off during the course of wear, and that’s never a good look.
Finally, remember to experiment. Lashes are a fun and easy way to change your look, either subtly or drastically, and some people like to ‘layer up’ for a contrast in colour or for bolder impact. Take advantage of the different styles and find a unique look that’s perfect for you.
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Shannon is a makeup obsessed twenty something, cursed with short stubby eyelashes. She is always on a quest for the perfect mascara, but until she finds it, she fakes it with falsies. When she’s not trying out the latest looks she is an aspiring writer. She writes for Glitterstore.