A fluttering set of false lashes can transform a single glance into a hypnotic glare, luring a flock of admirers in the blink of an eye.
With the party season well underway, it is essential that you stock up on your falsies. But with so many options on offer, which brands will give you the wow factor more than others?
Inevitably, if a product is being endorsed by the hottest girl-band in town then you know you’re onto a sure thing. Therefore, it goes without saying that Girls Aloud’s range are ranked one of the highest in lash provisions. Available from most Boots and Superdrug stockists, as well as high street chains such as New Look and Miss Selfridge, the sets can give your peepers the va-va voom effect in the space of a few seconds. Each set is personally designed by each member of the band and offer very different looks. For a more dramatic eye, opt for Sarah’s defined creations or Cheryl’s feline flicks. For a softer, more subtle, stare, Nicola’s MAC inspired set are more demure.
For a wider variety of cheap, quality lashes, experiment with Eylure. Offering a total of eight ranges, Eylure has something for everyone. Party animals will love their Tokyo range, with all colours of the rainbow and ‘out-there’ styles on offer. Alternatively, individual lashes and lash extensions, although time-consuming to apply, offer a more natural look.
If you are on a strict budget, then Wilkinsons and Poundland sell an exciting lash range at a mere £1 a pop. If you’re prone to a few drunken tears or oblivious eye-rubbing on a night out, then perhaps these are more within your price range!
Whilst most false lash sets come with their own glue, I find MAC’s eyelash glue (£8.50) provides the strongest hold – plus it seems to last forever. The glue is initially white when applied, but dries clear after a few minutes. Always remember to wait ten seconds for the glue to become tacky before pressing the lash onto your eyelid.
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