Spider lashes! Where do you stand on this eye-catching trend?

I don’t feel like I’ve finished putting my makeup on unless my lashes are "major" as Rachel Zoe would say. And my standard for acceptable lash length has grown by several inches. I blame that one on the Kardashians and Nicki Minaj.

"Long" is one thing, but clumpy is another. This fall, Twiggy-esque clown lashes—thick on both the top and the bottom and, in some cases, kind of stuck together— were shown on the runways, and beauty gurus are talking them up. They're also talking up the ultra furry kind (see photo) which are not clumpy, but rather bushy and insect-like.

Celebrity makeup artist Elena George (@ElenaGeorge1mkp), who works with us on The Thread, has a theory. She thinks the trend came from people making a virtue out of their unsophisticated—i.e. clumpy— mascara applications. Could be. The exaggerated look and the distinctive mod vibe is fun, though. And if that goes with your fashion, give it a try.

If you want to attempt the spider-lash look here are two options:

Glue fake lashes onto your top lash line AND to your bottom lash line which is typically a lot thinner. Ardell Brush-On Lash Adhesive comes in a wand instead of a tube and makes the who gluing on process mess-free. Strip lashes are the easier than individual lashes to apply. Make sure to measure the strip against your own lash line before you get out the glue— you may want to cut a quarter of an inch off the strip, and if you do, save what you cut so it can be used to bolster the corner of an upper eyelash line at another time.

The other option is to stick with mascara to get the job done. Elena recommends going with a mascara wand that has a long and skinny brush so you can delicately get as close to the base of the lashes as possible to start your coating. Repeat about ten times.

(photo: Getty/Larry Busacca)

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