Whether you're blessed with naturally voluminous lashes or not, a set of lengthy or dramatic falsies can add a ton of glamour to any makeup look in a matter of seconds. But despite the
growing number of people adding false lashes to their beauty routines, the common misconception surrounding them is that they're difficult to apply or look too obvious. There are, however, lots of different types of false lashes that can be tailored to exactly what you're looking for, whether it's something super-natural or the total opposite. It's all about picking the right pair and knowing how to apply them. Wondering where to start? We've rounded up the best false lashes and a few tips on how to wear them, ahead. At Refinery29, we’re here to help you navigate this overwhelming world of stuff. All of our market picks are independently selected and curated by the editorial team. If you buy something we link to on our site, Refinery29 may earn commission. For Long Wear: Lashify Starter Kits
If you're a fan of extensions, but don't always have time to go to the salon, this DIY customized kit was made for you. Somewhere between lash extensions and faux individuals, these last for a whole week. If that's not enticing enough, celebrity makeup artists
about how natural they look, since they actually go
your natural lashes.
Starter Kits, $, available at
Lashify More For Natural-Looking Volume: NARS Numéro 6 Eyelashes
NARS has a great option for those looking to add some heft to their lashes without weighing them down. Trace some lash glue (we like
Duo's Dark Lash Adhesive
) along the band of the lash, and wait for 20 to 30 seconds until the glue becomes tacky. Then place the lash on your eyelid as close to your lashline as possible, and
, instant volume.
Numéro 6 Eyelashes, $, available at
NARS More For Everyday Glamour: Eylure Texture No. 117
If you're after a fluttery, flattering look, these falsies will do the trick. With a lighter layer of lashes on the inner corner, the subtle fanning effect offers up a natural look that's full and sexy.
Texture No. 117, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More For Intense Fullness: Ardell Double Up #203 Black False Eyelashes
"Although [these] lashes are dramatic, the band is thin, so they are comfortable," says professional makeup artist
. "I trim them from the outside and they look beautiful for a stronger lash."
Pro tip: If your lashes start lifting throughout the day, grab a tube of mascara and dot on a tiny glob of the product, which acts as a temporary bond, to your false lashes, then press your false lashes and natural lashes together. This will keep your falsies from falling off before you get home.
Double Up #203 Black False Eyelashes, $, available at
beauty plus salon More For Influencer-Level Lashes: House of Lashes Iconic Lite
For days when you're feeling extra,
IG-famous brand House of Lashes
has you covered. These dramatic strips have been featured in the tutorials of vloggers like Desi Perkins, Carli Bybel, and Karen Sarahi Gonzalez (a.k.a iluvsarahii).
House of Lashes
Iconic Lite, $, available at
House of Lashes More For Sparse Lashes: Alcone Company False Eyelashes
recommends Alcone's 386 lashes for those looking for a minimal yet feathery effect. "The delicate strip has thin clusters of lashes spaced evenly apart," she says. "[It's] perfect for applying to the finest of eyelashes."
Alcone Company False Eyelashes, $, available at
Alcone Company More For Lashes That Look Real: EyLure Naturalites Natural Volume Eyelashes
So lightweight and natural-looking, by the time someone comments on how full your lashes look, you'll forget you even had them on. Bonus: You can score three pairs for under $10.
EyLure Naturalites Natural Volume Eyelashes, $, available at
Target More For Subtle Definition: Sephora Luxe False Lash
For those looking for a hassle-free approach to falsies, individuals are definitely the way to go; if you lose a cluster or two, it won't ruin your look. Wilson likes using a mixture of short and medium lengths directly on his clients' natural hairs because they blend seamlessly while providing wispy volume.
Luxe False Lash, $, available at
Sephora More For The Opposite Of Subtle Definition: Huda Beauty Faux Mink Lash Collection
There's nothing about "faux mink" that sounds remotely subtle, and we love it. And although the falsies
unnatural, the texture of the lashes are nearly undetectable from your real ones — they're
Faux Mink Lash Collection, $, available at
If you want to play somewhere between subtle and mega drama, these medium volume lashes are the perfect middle ground. And there's even an added bonus of an eyeliner effect, in the event that you haven't mastered the cat-eye just yet.
Premier Silk Lash Collection, $, available at
Sephora More For Major Drama
Velour's cruelty-free mink lashes are also staples in Wilson's kit. "I normally use these for clients who don't mind a heavy lash for a very special occasion," he says.
Rich And Fluffy, $, available at
Velour Lashes More For Major Drama: Kiss Lash Couture Triple Push-Up, Teddy
Think of this as a push-up bra for your eyes. This collection brings you the design of three lashes all in one so that you get volume, length, and curl — and it probably costs less than your go-to Seamless order.
Lash Couture Triple Push-Up, Teddy, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More For Adding Length: MAC Cosmetics 33 Lash
Flowers loves MAC's 33 lashes because the tapered clusters bring attention to the center of the eye. And because of the clear band, they're nearly undetectable on the lid.
33 Lash, $, available at
MAC Cosmetics More For Making The Eyes Look Larger: Trish McEvoy Lashes
"Half lashes are a nice alternative to a full strip of eyelashes," says Flowers. Simply place them toward the outer corners for an eye-opening effect.
Lashes, $, available at
Neiman Marcus More For Control Freaks
Whether you want to apply one or two on the outer corners of your eyes for an opening effect, stack them up to create your own lash dimension, or add to a full strip for more volume, the possibilities are endless with these clusters.
Urban Lash, $, available at
Urban Decay More For A Bigger Cause: Thrive Causemetics Jackie Faux Lashes
Thrive Causemetics founder Karissa Bodnar, developed a line of false lashes after losing her beloved friend to cancer. With Thrive's Beauty with a Purpose initiative, when you buy a product from the brand — like these high-quality lashes — a product of the same style is given to women in need, from homeless women to cancer survivors.
Jackie Faux Lashes, $, available at
Thrive Causemetics More For The Indecisive
Not sure if you want a wispy, fluttery, or glam lash? Invest in a set like this one from Ardell, so you can pick according to your mood.
Mini Faves Lash Lookbook + Duo, $, available at
Ulta Beauty More For Those Keeping Up With The Kardashians: Lilly Lashes Tease
Kim Kardashian recently
broke up with waterproof mascara
and is now committed to false lashes to give her the long, dramatic lash look. Her go-to? Lilly Lashes, which are worn by Kylie, Khloé, and
many other big names
Tease, $, available at
Lilly Lashes More For The Money Savers: E.L.F Dramatic Lash Kit
Who says being glamorous comes at a cost? You can get gorgeous falsies, a lash applicator, and a contour tray for just $2.
Dramatic Lash Kit, $, available at
e.l.f More For The Daring
Like it or not,
glitter has taken over
the world of beauty. Join in on the trend and turn heads with these uniquely-shaped sparkle lashes.
Make Up For Ever
Lash Show False Lashes (C-802), $, available at
Sephora More For Cardi B: Baddie B Lashes #INSTAHOE
One of Cardi B's standout beauty trademarks is her eyelashes. Her
makeup artist Erika La Pearl
relies on this showy set to give the rapper that little something-something that makes her the center of attention — whether she's taking a selfie, performing on stage, or walking the red carpet.
Baddie B Lashes
#INSTAHOE, $, available at
Baddie B Lashes More For The Trendsetters: Kiss Magnetic Strip Lash
"Magnetic lashes" was the
top trending search on Google
in 2018. According to the pros, it's actually safer for the eyes and results in less lash loss than when you use glue application. This set from KISS comes with a reusable pair and rotating lash applicator, all under $12.
Magnetic Strip Lash - 01, $, available at
Kiss USA More For The Daring: Tarteist Pro Cruelty-Free Lashes
You can fake a dramatic glitter liner with these gold-sequin lash strips. It's the show-stopping effect of glitter, without the annoying application or removal process.
tarteist™ PRO cruelty-free lashes, $, available at
The feathery ends on these falsies make them look even more realistic.
House of Lashes x Sephora Collection Lash Collection, $14, available at
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