The Sephora guide to perfect false eyelashes
Pretty faux eyelashes are the ideal addition to any night out. The right pair can accentuate the windows to your soul, opening up your whole eye area. Saying that, the wrong pair can drag down your lids and even make your eyes look smaller. Nowadays there are so many false eyelashes on the market that it can be pretty overwhelming, especially for first-timers.
You won’t be surprised to hear Sephora know their strip lashes from their individual eyelashes and lash extensions. While applying such products can be tricky at first, there are plenty of handy tips for beginners. The Ardell collection includes a wide range of handcrafted false eyelashes for different face and eye shapes. Let’s narrow down the perfect pair for you, before moving on to some application tips.
Choosing false eyelashes for your eye shape
Select your eye shape below and follow our tips for gorgeous, natural-looking false eyelashes.
Almond eyes: Your enviable eye shape is best enhanced by thick, full false eyelashes. Pick a pair that are heavier on the outer corners to increase depth and volume.
Upturned eyes: Enhance the natural curve of your eyes for a flirty look. Pick up a pair of winged false eyelash that open your eyes from the outer corner - perfect for attracting admirers!
Deep-set eyes: Add length to your lashes and you'll bring forward the appearance of your eyes. Stay away from thick-lidded faux eyelashes which may weigh down your real eyelashes and close up your eye area. The longer the better!
Hooded eyes: Try a fluttery pair of faux eyelashes. We’d recommend you opt for styles which mix up long and short lashes and don’t focus just on the outer corner.
Down-turned eyes: Steer clear of thick, heavy lashes and focus on a flirty flutter. A light pair of winged false eyelashes could be just the thing to draw attention to your gorgeous peepers.
Monolidded eyes: You’re able to wear bold, top-heavy false eyelashes without risk of overdoing it. Go for depth and definition to quickly craft an impressive eye look!
Sephora tips for natural looking false eyelashes:
Chosen your handcrafted false eyelashes or eyelash extensions of preference? The next step is perfecting the art of application for a gorgeous yet natural finish. Here are our top tips:
Start from the inner corner: When you look at someone face on, their direct gaze will fall on the inner corner of your eye. It’s easy to correct mistakes on your outer flicks but much harder to alter the inner corner. For that reason, focus on glueing your Ardell faux eyelashes close to the bridge of your nose, and the rest will fall into place.
Trim if needs be: Most strip lashes aren’t custom-made so they may not meet your exact dimensions. Always trim at the outer edge and never cut into the lashes. Instead, clip them at the vein with a pair of nail scissors or clippers.
Bonding is best: Easy to apply false eyelashes are #goals. If you find yourself with a pair that just won’t smoothly stick to your lids, there are a couple of hacks you can try. Take a pair of eyebrow tweezers and gently manipulate the strip lashes to sit comfortably. To create more uplift, simply use your finger to push your faux eyelashes at the lash line. Do this before the glue has dried for best results.
Which Ardell faux eyelashes are for you?
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Combining fashion and function, these long-lasting false eyelashes look anything but fake. Their use of real human hair makes them the go-to for beauty queens in search of an eye-catching yet natural finish. Choose between five styles from lightly feathered to all-out glamour.
An invisible sticky band secures these easy to apply false eyelashes to your lids. The feathered look combines short and long strands for a multidimensional fluttery look suitable for day and nightwear.