If you've ever noted how unfair it is when the most incredible, thick, insanely gorgeous lashes you've ever seen belonged to a guy, then you understand why false eyelashes are important. This is Eduardo, an associate at Zara on Bloor St. W. Those are his natural, unaugmented lashes. I want them.
Most of us have to go the falsies route to get Eduardo's kind of drama -- heck, I need fakes just to attempt a flirtatious wink. But look! From practical to party, here's what's new in faux lashes from Joe Fresh (yes!), Duo Professional (solution-based lashes!) and Dior (glam up, ladies!).
A couple of years back I got a game-changer false-lashes tip from celebrity makeup artist Melanie Inglessis: cut strip lashes into four sections to make them easier to put on. A few small sections are easier to handle than one large. The tip absolutely helps -- I demonstrate here in a video for The Kit.
And so-smart Joe Fresh makes it easy by offering pre-sectioned lashes at a genius price ($5, joefresh.com). Simone Otis, makeup pro and beauty director for Joe Fresh Beauty, is excited about these too. Apply just one section as an accent (try the inner-corner bits at the outer corners for a sweet emphasis), two if you prefer, or all three to make a full strip.
Also available from Joe Fresh, a Lash Kit with Ultra Long and Full fakes made from real hair ($8, joefresh.com).
So well known as the lash glue to use (I also love Shu Uemura's), Duo Professional offers a collection of four lash styles defined by what they can do for yours:
Duo Professional lashes D11: medium and wispy, great for for deep-set eyes ($12.99, murale.ca).
Duo Professional lashes D12: thin and wispy, the most natural look faux lashes can have ($12.99, murale.ca). I need these. So pretty.
Duo Professional lashes D13: dense, for adding drama to any eye shape ($12.99, murale.ca).
Duo Professional lashes D14: short and spiked, to add thickness to thin, spare lashes ($12.99, murale.ca). Mine are thin, spare and short; I think I need these, too.
By the way, Duo Professional lash glue comes in white that dries clear, and dark. I tend to stick to white/clear. *shrug*
I'm smitten with the party-fabulous lashes Dior's included in their 2012 holiday collection.
Dior Grand Bal False Lashes 002 Gold Crystals. ($28, Holt Renfrew.)
Dior Grand Bal False Lashes 001 Pearl Drops. These. These. I'm more than smitten -- I'm in love.
Do you wear false lashes? Will you now? What do you think of all these lashes? Any catch your eye?
Reminder: how-to-apply demo video here. *grin*
False-lash photos via Fujifilm Finepix F770EXR.