When choosing the right false eyelashes, there are a number of things to consider and assess to ensure your choice gives you the right effect. Depending on your eye shape, your existing real lashes and the type of look you want to go for, there are different lashes and methods of fixing the false lashes that you need to consider. Below I have gone through and laid out a variety of false lashes, their suitability for different eye types and how to apply them.
THE BASICS FOR SELECTING FALSE EYELASHES:
There are a couple of important elements to consider immediately, no matter your eye type.
Select lashes that match your natural lash color.
This way, your false lashes will look seamless, and won’t clash with your natural lashes.
Choose individual lashes for a less dramatic look.
Unlike strip lashes, individual lashes are packaged in small sections, and only have about 30-60 strands of hair in them. Use these lashes to touch up and fill in your natural lash line as needed, instead of creating a more dramatic look.
Pick out strip lashes for a more dramatic look.
Strip lashes go on top of your natural lashes, giving your natural lash line a big boost. As the name suggests, these lashes look like round, curved strips of lashes, instead of individual clumps.
Strip lashes come in different band colors—this is the section that the physical lashes are attached to. Pick out a nude or transparent band if you’d like your lashes to seem natural, or choose a black band for a dynamic look.
Choose glue for one-time lashes.
Clear or transparent eyelash glues are a safe, sturdy bet to hold your lashes in place. Or, you can emphasize your lashes even more with a darker glue. If you’re a seasoned veteran, save a little money and get your lash glue in a tube. If you’re still learning the ropes, invest in brush-on adhesives, which are a bit less messy.
Opt for magnets if you’d like to reuse your lashes in the future.
Magnetic lashes are a bit pricier, but you can wear them multiple times. You can also find these lashes in a variety of different shapes and fun styles.
FALSE EYELASHES FOR DIFFERENT EYE TYPES
Opt for full lashes if you have almond eyes.
Almond eyes work with a lot of different lash styles. Take advantage of this flexibility with voluminous, full lashes that are evenly spread out along your eyelid.
If you aren’t a fan of full lashes, feel free to experiment with different styles. Winged, fluttery lashes also look great with almond eyes