When I was in college, hitting up the local drugstore for a pair of Ardell false lashes was as essential to my "going-out" ritual as pre-gaming with shots of cheap tequila. Every weekend, without fail, I bought a new pair because crying, sweat from dancing, overzealous mascara application, or a combination of all three would inevitably ruin them in one night. I never minded because Ardell was always affordable - and those $5 strips made me feel like a million bucks.
While my weekends now consist of more binge-watching than clubbing, the brand has remained a favorite of mine even after I've tried out countless fancy Instagram-famous brands with pricier falsies. Turns out, Hollywood is right there with me. Not a single red carpet during awards season goes by without a celebrity wearing Ardell lashes.
Isn't there something so satisfying about seeing a celebrity using drugstore beauty products? Amidst the couture gowns and millions of dollars'-worth of diamonds dripping, it feels like the one piece of a star we can actually reach.
At the Grammy Awards, Lady Gaga definitely had the most striking beauty look of the night with her glitter smoky eye and lace-up braids. She wore Ardell Lashes Faux Mink Demi Wispies, which cost a mere $6. Just look at 'em. Clearly, price is not an indicator of impact.
Ahead, see more celebrity love for Ardell from recent red carpets - and shop their exact sets.
Ardell Double Up Black Lashes #204, $5
Ardell Glamour Wispies, $5
Ardell Faux Mink 814, $7
Ardell Accent 318, $4
Ardell Individuals Medium Lashes, $5
Ardell Individual Long Flare Lashes, $4
Ardell Faux Mink 812, $7
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