From light and fluffy to thick and dramatic I have compiled a list of the best eyelashes on the market to make the most of your eye make up.
It may as well be scientific fact that all eye make up looks look better with a pair of eyelashes applied. Whether you are a novice when it comes to picking lashes or even applying them then hopefully this post will help. With so many styles and variety or prices it can be daunting selecting a pair that best suits to amp up your lashes.
Before I even get into the best eyelashes, it’s important that you know how best to apply them or at least the basics of applying. I always find it best to use tweezers to remove the lashes from the packaging and then lay them on your eyelashes to measure if they fit or not. If not then grab some small scissors and trim the band – NEVER trim the hairs on the lashes or you’ll end up with weird looking stumps. Using eyelash glue place some on the lash band and most importantly, wait for the glue to become tacky – about 30-60 seconds is more than enough. Don’t try to stick it on right away or it’ll become a hot mess! When the lash is ready then using tweezers or a lash applicator tool apply to your lashes while looking down into the mirror. I always find it best to put the lash on and put pressure onto the middle of the eyelashes and then to push down the outside, then the inner corner. Once the lash is applied use your tweezers to press your own lashes with the false eyelashes to move them closer together. Regarding mascara, it’s personal preference when you put it on. I prefer to use mascara first so as not to destroy the lashes and you can get longer out of them.
I know, I know it is very easy to write down how to apply them but when it comes to the actual application of them it’s much harder to get the hang of. When you do get the hang of applying them, you will be thankful! Your eye make up will never look better…
Ardell Demi Wispies £5.49
These eyelashes are one of the first pairs that I ever became obsessed with. They are a staple in my Make Up Kit for clients as they perfectly suit every need and every eye shape. They are the ‘goldilocks’ lash in that they are just right and are easily stacked (double up the lash) if you want a fuller look. The lash band itself is incredibly lightweight which makes for an easier application. Definitely a great starter lash and not as expensive as others which makes for a great ‘practice’ lash too. The great thing about Ardell lashes is that they come with a mini Duo Glue in the pack. Duo Glue is one of the more popular glues on the market and is the glue that I personally use.
Eyelure Naturalites ‘107’ £5.40
Considering these eyelashes were the very first pair I ever used I couldn’t not put them into the list. The are very full straight lashes with a slight curl on the end. The lashes themselves although fuller are still extremely lightweight so you won’t have drooping tired eyes. The lashes create a cat eye look which is great for a smoky eye or even a winged liner look. Again lash glue is included however, I prefer to use the Duo Glue so might be worthwhile picking up a tube of this as it is sold on it’s own. I don’t reach for these lashes as often as I used to however, not everyone likes the wispy fullness of other lashes and these are a perfect alternative!
Red Cherry Lashes ‘Stevi #43’ £4.49
Not only are these an absolute bargain of an eyelash but they are high quality and offer more of a ‘natural’ look. Similar to the previous two lashes mentioned the Stevi lashes offer graduated length so they look fluttery and feminine. I find these lashes very comfortable to wear and can be reused so long as they are looked after and removed properly. They don’t however come with glue hence the lesser price point however lash glue as previously mentioned, is easy to pick up. A lot of beauty bloggers, you tubers, etc tend to use these eyelashes as because again they go with every eye look and even look great on their own.
House of Lashes ‘Iconic’ £14
Bold. Spiky. Dramatic.
If that’s what you want from your eyelashes then you have come to the right place. Although they are spikier they still create a very soft look while still being a dramatic lash. These lashes are extremely popular with beauty You Tubers and you can get a good bit of wear out of them. They are more expensive, but more luxurious. Also the House of Lashes lash glue is amazing! The glue is latex free and waterproof which makes this a perfect go to for those with more sensitive eyes with a tendancy with watery eyes.
Lilly Lashes ‘Mykonos’£30
These. Are. My. Favourite. You can use these 20-25 times and are real 3D Mink Lashes which is why they are on the pricier side. That being said, I think they are excellent value for money! These lashes are flirty, fluffy and give a full finish which lifts every single eye look and transform it into an Instagram worthy look. They are definitely on the more dramatic side but because of the fluffiness they still look normal. Dramatic lashes are grand so long as they are fluffy, try to avoid any that are all the same length otherwise you’ll end up with caterpillar eyelashes – not a good look! Fluffy is the way forward.
That brings my list to an end as I have a disgusting amount of eyelashes. I hope this list helps if you are struggling to pick the perfect lash for your peepers as it took me years to realise what lashes worked and what ones don’t!