Only a handful of women are blessed with natural long eyelashes. For those of us who are not fortunate enough to have long lashes, we have options for us including fake eyelashes.
How to get longer eyelashes?
Mascara is the easiest and cheapest option to create semi permanent eyelashes. There are many good brands of mascara that can create the illusion of long fake eyelashes. Don’t be mislead by television adverts – if you read the small print on screen you will find that most of the models who advertise mascaras are also wearing lash inserts to try and sell the product.
Permanent fake eyelashes
If you don’t want the hassle of applying mascara every morning and thoroughly washing it off every evening, then fake eyelashes are for you. They can be really cheap or very expensive; if you go to a beauty salon you can pay between £12 and £20 or if go to your local chemist or beauty shop, you can purchase them from £3. Fake eyelashes are easy to apply and come with glue and instructions but if you would prefer to get them put on at a beauty salon, then you can be sure to have a better finish.
Individual fake eyelashes
As well as a strip of fake eyelashes you can also get individual fake eyelashes, they are applied in the same way with glue but the advantage to this is that you can get top ups weekly so they always look real. Individual fake eyelashes cost more money and maintenance too is expensive – you can pay £120 for a full set and then weekly top ups that can cost an additional £60 a month.
A long time ago eyelash conditioning was very popular, now it’s barely even mentioned. Eyelash conditioners in my opinion are well worth it – they are cheap and really do work. Eyelash conditioners work by making eyelashes thick, healthy and long. They look like mascaras but are usually white or clear. If they are white, the colour will be absorbed by the lashes and a coloured mascara can be applied over the eyelash conditioner.
In my opinion fake eyelashes are horrible! You wake up with clumps of it on your cheek and who knows how the glue is damaging hair follicles. Mascara is probably the safest way to go if you need fake eyelashes – it’s temporary and you can wash it off at the end of the day.