Over the last few years false eyelashes have evolved and the industry has grown, giving us loads more options to choose from when it comes to enhancing our lashlines. But with so many types to choose from, how are you meant to know which ones are right for you? Here are the different kinds of false lashes available, as well as what’s great, and not so great, about each of them.
One thing’s for sure, there’s something for everyone!
1 Glue-on false lash strips
These are probably the most well-known type of false lashes and they are available everywhere from beauty shops to grocery stores.
What’s good These false lashes come in all sorts of shapes, sizes and even colours. Some of them are even decked out with bling! They are also a good quick fix, making them perfect for a night out, because they can be removed at the end of the night. So, great for commitment-phobes!
But Glue-on lashes are notoriously tricky to apply properly, and it may take watching a few YouTube videos to get your head around the proper techniques. They can also require a lot of trimming to get them to fit correctly and feel comfortable.
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2 Glue-on individual lashes
What’s good Unlike lash strips, because these come in individual little tufts they can, if applied correctly, appear more natural than their strip counterparts. The wearer can also add them only where necessary to fill out certain areas where their lashes may be thinner.
But Just like strip lashes, these can also be tricky to apply. You will definitely need a pair of tweezers to handle them, as they are so small and delicate. You also generally only get one use out of them, unless you fork out for a more expensive set.
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3 Lash extensions
What’s good When these hit the beauty world a few years ago, people were hooked. This is because they are applied in a salon and stay on until your natural lashes grow; they grow out with them. This saves wearers the trouble of having to apply them every day and, if applied correctly, they can look incredibly natural.
But These treatments are now offered everywhere and, if you end up with a dodgy application, these can be extremely damaging to your eyes and lashes. In fact, some people even lose their lashes altogether. Yikes!
4 Magnetic lashes
What’s good While these false lashes aren’t that widely available in SA yet, it’s only a matter of time before they are. These work by essentially sandwiching the natural lashes between two strips, making them not only appear more voluminous but also easier to apply. No more messy glue mishaps!
But They are tricky to find, plus they have been receiving mixed reviews in the beauty world. Some people claim they don’t stay on securely, while others rave about them. Only time will tell.