In the never-ending quest for easy fake lashes, I’ve been down just about every road. I’ve tried the professional extensions (they damaged my real lashes and I’ve never fully recovered emotionally or physically), I’ve tried Latisse (drugs aren’t the solution for everyone, especially pregnant and breastfeeding gals), and I’ve even become a sort of professional at those little individual lashes with the temporary lash glue found at just about every drug store. Frankly, I love those, but they require a good 5-10 minutes of effort that I seldom have. Here are my top 2 solutions for lashes that are literally EVERYTHING but require almost nothing in time and effort:
1. Nordstrom Beauty’s Faux Lash Strips. They’re cheap, decked out in a little glitter, and are super bold. Did I mention they’re cheap? If you mess a pair or two up in your effort to teach yourself how to become a lash professional, you won’t go broke. LIKE. But please only wear these at night to some type of glammish event, or you risk looking like a tranny with daytime lash glitter. #tbt
2. Too Faced Better Than False Lashes Mascara System. It’s a system, people. And it only takes like 2 minutes for the whole thing (if that), curling included. Basically, you curl your lashes with your regular curling wand, and then apply a sort of normal black mascara as a base coat. You follow with a coat of little white fibers that come on a separate mascara wand, and then finish with one more coat of their proprietary black mascara. Frankly, it’s as easy as doing 3 coats of mascara but the results are basically insane. Every person we tried it on doubled their lash volume and added nearly 30% in lash length. This one is especially easy to take on the road (I’ve been bringing it to every TV set with me since I tried it a few weeks ago). BRILLIANT.