I often get asked how to choose the right false eyelashes for the right occasion. It can be difficult to choose wisely, even for the most seasoned false-lash wearer. There are loads of variables to consider when trying to buy fake eyelashes, things like eye-shape and style of eye-makeup can sometimes play a part. This guide is the best rule-of-thumb style guide you’ll get without getting too complicated.
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How to choose the right false eyelashes for the right occasion
The job interview
When you’ve got a job interview and your own natural lashes just aren’t cutting it, you need these subtle false lashes in ‘Shy’. They’re fluttery and flirty without being obviously false. When you want to look your best but come across as sensible and wise, you don’t want your lashes to be too much. These lashes will add a small amount of volume and length, enhancing your natural lashline and going one step better than just mascara.
The Wedding Lashes
These are what I wore on my wedding day and I was really pleased with how they looked. I wanted stunning lashes and I wanted volume but I didn’t want to look like I was on a night out, I wanted to look ‘old Hollywood’ kind of Classy. These are perfect for those sort of occasions. A wedding is a prime example but any classy outing calls for these. I particularly like how they fan out towards the temples and are shorter towards the nasal edge for a natural taper.
The night out
These are thick and full and ultra-glam! This is my go-to style of false lash for a night on the town. I always think if there’s going to be selfies and the lighting is bad (like in bars and clubs) you need to lay it on a little thick on the makeup front. Full, thick lashes are a must if you’re out with the girls.
An Awards Evening
These are perfect if you or your partner are up for any swanky industry awards at work. They’re also perfect for charity balls and anything else that’s a black-tie event. A thick wall of lashes will always amp up your glam-levels and make you stand out from the crowd!
For the absolute beginner at false eyelashes
We all have to start somewhere and if the thought of false lash application fills you with dread then you should start here. The lashes that come with the applicator kit sit half way between subtle and sultry. They’ll comfortable complement any situation and if you’re a bit nervous at sticking them on, the applicator will save your skin (and save you fingers from getting stuck to your face.
KISS haven’t asked me to write this post, it’s just a brand I love. I first tried their lashes in this Glossybox and fell in love instantly. Since then I’ve been working my way through the range and I’ve narrowed down my favourites (included above).
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