Applying lower-lash falsies opens up the eye area and makes you appear more awake. It also balances out the look so your eyes don’t come off as top-heavy. Danielle Lewis, makeup artist and global brand educator for Wander Beauty, suggests only using a pin-tip amount of clear glue for lower individual lashes. Use tweezers to place these where your natural lashes are sparse. “The more individuals you apply to the lower lash line, the more open and bright your eyes will look,” Lewis said.
Ardell Double Up Top and Bottom Lash ($6)
Coat Your Lashes in Glitter
All the shine from this festive fringe was made for Kirakira+. But don’t try this level of glitz on your own lashes. Instead, coat a pair of falsies in a thin layer of lash glue. Dip the tips in a loose glitter powder (preferably a glitter shadow or something made for the eye area), and let things dry completely. Shake off any excess sparkle before applying.
Experiment With Rainbow Mascara
The hair on your head shouldn’t have all the fun. Spread the rainbow love with lashes painted using a spectrum of vibrant mascaras. First, get some disposable mascara wands or a thin eyeliner brush. Start at the inner corner of your lashes, and coat small sections with different colored mascara.
NYX Color Mascara ($7)
Looking to get a lash lift at home? This three-part kit targets the entire eye area with a mascara, under-eye cream, and brow gel.
Westmore Beauty 2-Minute Hollywood Eyes ($42)
Try Magnetic Falsies
This may be the biggest lash upgrade since the curler. Perhaps it’s a peace offering from the makeup gods for years of failed falsie attempts? Seriously, these One Two Cosmetics magnetic lashes are genius and pretty foolproof. They work just as you’d expect — all you have to do is sandwich your real lashes between two magnetic strips. Bye-bye, messy glue!
One Two Original Lash Magnetic False Eyelash ($59)
Yes, adding a primer is an extra step, but it’s a worthwhile one in the long run. You’ll immediately notice the difference between using mascara alone and starting with this. Collagen and tiny fibers in the formula add volume and essentially work like a mask for your lashes to keep hairs strong and growing under makeup.
Lashfood Conditioning Collagen Lash Primer ($20)