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Best False Eyelashes

False eyelashes are a finishing touch that enhance the look of any eyelashes. They add length and volume along the entire lash line or just where needed, and they can be used to create both natural and dramatic looks. Available in full strips, partial strips, and individual tufts for both the upper and lower lashes, the key to beautiful results is application. With practice (and always trimming full strips to fit the length of your lash line), it’s easy to get instantly longer, lusher lashes with false eyelashes.

MAC 31 Lash

These lashes are a top pick because of their natural length and wispy appearance. They provide extra fullness that works day or night, and with proper care, they can be reused. They blend beautifully with most lash lengths and colors, and they are perfect for first-timers because they aren’t too obvious. These false lashes can be worn without mascara for a natural look, but a coat or two before applying the strips adds a significant amount of drama.

Ardell Fashion 116 Black Lashes

These false eyelashes lend a natural look because of the varying lengths found in each strip. They add fullness by filling in gaps while enhancing length, but they aren’t too dramatic unless paired with a few coats of mascara. One of the pros of these lashes is that the lashes are shorter on the inner corners and longer on the outer corners - for the most natural result.

Shu Uemura Soft Cross False Eyelashes

Shu Uemura Soft Cross False Eyelashes

For a little extra oomph while still looking natural, these false lashes have a criss-cross design that significantly increases lash volume and density. They make your natural lashes look instantly thicker, and add emphasis to the eyes without the need for dramatic makeup. With proper care (i.e. no mascara and removing all traces of adhesive after wear), these lashes can be reused.

Illamasqua 021 False Eye Lashes

Illamasqua 021 False Eye Lashes

Illamasqua is known for over-the-top, dramatic makeup, and these lashes are no exception. Perfect for the woman looking for maximum impact, these strips feature long, criss-crossed black lashes that are far from subtle. The lashes are shorter at the inner corners and longer at the outer corners for the best result. These false lashes make a serious statement without mascara.

Winks by Georgie - No. 4 "La Vie Charme" Faux Eyelashes

These soft, wispy lashes add natural-looking enhancement to your natural lashes. The strips increase lash volume, length, and density thanks to varying lengths on the strip itself. They are also extremely comfortable (users often forget they’re wearing them) and reusable with proper care. The natural fullness is appropriate for any occasion and time of day, and will garner compliments (although many people may not even know you’re wearing false lashes).

Ardell Lash Accents #301 False Eyelashes

These three-quarter false eyelashes naturally enhance your own lashes in two ways. The strips feature varying lash lengths; they also have longer lashes on the outer corners and shorter lashes on the part that sits in the center of your lash line. These shorter strips are also great for novices who aren’t ready to face the world in full strips of false eyelashes.

Mac False Eye Lash # 20

These half- to three-quarter lash strips from M.A.C feature long and fluttery synthetic "hairs" for a more dramatic look without wearing a full strip of false eyelashes. These provide a natural look if your real lashes are on the longer side; if your lashes are shorter, they will provide a more dramatic effect. These three-quarter strips add volume as well as length, and they help open up smaller eyes.

Shu Uemura Slim Partial False Eyelashes

Shu Uemura Slim Partial False Eyelashes

These false eyelashes are shorter than most three-quarter strips, only taking up about half of the lash line. What you lose in strip length is made up for in lash length, and these strips have long, thin, soft hairs that blend seamlessly with your own lashes. When placed at the outer corners of the eyes, they add major flutter and dial up the drama of any eye makeup look.

Urban Decay Urban Lash Instaflare False Eyelashes

These three-quarter strips feature long, criss-crossed synthetic fibers to add more length and density to your natural lashes. Since they’re tapered (with longer lashes on the outer corners and shorter lashes toward the center of the lash line), they blend well with your own lashes. Ideal for day or night, these partial lashes deliver just the right amount of enhancement without being over-the-top.

Japonesque Demi Flair Eyelashes

If you’re looking for major drama without the need for a full strip of false eyelashes, these three-quarter strips deliver. With dark, lush lashes of varying lengths, these strips add unmistakable emphasis to the outer corners of the eyes. Your natural lashes will look instantly longer, fuller, and more dramatic - though these might not be appropriate for daytime!

Ardell Duralash Naturals Individual Lashes

When it comes to individual lashes (and false lashes in general), Ardell offers a practically limitless array of options. Their individual false lashes come in black and brown, as well as short, medium, and long lengths — and you can also choose between natural or flared styles. These lashes are permanently curled, waterproof, and can be worn for up to six weeks. Since they are placed on the lashes and not the eyelid, they stay on until your lashes naturally shed.

Shu Uemura Flare Under Eyelashes Black

Shu Uemura Flare Under Eyelashes Black

Shu Uemura is known for quality false lashes, and these are the only individual lashes they make. The small clusters make it easy to customize your look, and they’re reusable. They are darker and stiffer than most natural lashes, which is why they are best applied sparingly (two or three is usually enough). It’s important to remember to apply these false lashes after applying mascara.

Sephora False Eye Lashes

With these individual lashes, you get 40 tufts for an unbelievable price of $8. They are more flared than other individual lashes on the market, so you may only need one or two to add drama to your lash line. On the other hand, they aren’t the most natural-looking, if that’s what you’re going for. At the very least, the price makes them great for practice, so you can perfect your technique before moving on to more expensive individual lashes.

Make Up For Ever Individual Eyelashes

These individual false lashes are fine and wispy, making them ideal for a natural look that can actually be pulled off during the day. They are great for filling in sparse areas and adding fullness to the entire lash line. To emphasize the eyes, place a few tufts at the outer corners of the eyes for a cat-eye effect, or place them in the center of the lash line for a doe-eyed look.

Winks by Georgie No. 10 "Ma Jolie" Faux Eyelashes

If you’re looking to fill in gaps in your lash line, these individual false lashes are ideal. The least “flared” you can get, they are great for adding lushness to targeted areas. Alternatively, you can apply multiple tufts along the lash line for overall thickening and length that looks natural. These individual lashes can also be reused, and can be worn on the top or bottom lashes.

Make Up For Ever 51 Kathryn Eyelashes

Designed to add definition and fullness to the lower lashes, these synthetic false eyelash strips feature dark, straight lashes in smaller tufts of two or three “hairs”. Keep in mind that these strips need to be trimmed to fit the length of your lower lash line, but when applied correctly, they add instant lushness. Additionally, the black strip is great for adding extra sultriness to a smoky eye.

Shu Uemura Flare Under Eyelashes Black

Shu Uemura Flare Under Eyelashes Black

Shu Uemura is known for quality false lashes, and these are the only individual lashes they make. The small clusters make it easy to customize your look, and they’re reusable. They are darker and stiffer than most natural lashes, which is why they are best applied sparingly (two or three is usually enough). It’s important to remember to apply these false lashes after applying mascara.

Ardell 112 Black Lower False Eyelashes

These full strips of synthetic false eyelashes for the lower lashes add a dramatic effect due to the dark, tightly wound tufts of blunt, same-length lashes. They can be easily trimmed to fit the length of your lower lash line, and they can also be reused as long as all remnants of adhesive are removed after each wear. This style is also available in brown if you desire a more natural appearance.

Zinkcolor Human Hair Lower False Eyelashes 75U

Comprised of soft human hairs in tufts of varying lengths, these lower false eyelashes deliver natural-looking enhancement. They have a shorter length and less volume to help them blend with your own lashes, and the band that holds the tufts together is clear for a more natural result. Since you don’t need eyeliner to conceal the strip, these can be worn day or night - and with lighter eye makeup.

Elegant Lashes #529 Black False Eyelashes

Made of human hair, these lower false eyelash strips are extra-short, so they blend better with your own lashes and create a more natural look. Because they have a black strip holding the tufts together, they should ideally be worn with eyeliner to conceal the band. These strips are reusable as long as they are cared for properly, and should last through at least a few months of regular wear.

Paige Herman-Axel
With almost 15 years experience as a beauty editor, blogger and writer, products are my life! Name it, I've probably tried it, and it's my pleasure to share my finds and experiences with the world at large. From skincare and makeup to haircare and more, I'm up on the latest launches and all the perennial product favorites, so everyone can reap the beauty benefits!
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