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4 Types of False Lashes You Should Know About

Flutter and wink your way to any of these falsies. 

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By Alexis Webb · July 21, 2017

There are times when you want the eyes to play a bigger role in your makeup look and mascara just won’t do the trick! False eyelashes are a quick fix that’ll take your beat from mediocre to glamorous in an instant and thankfully, there are plenty of options to choose from. 

Before deciding on the type of of falsies you want to enhance your look, consider the shape of your eyes. For smaller eyes, lashes should generally be more spread out and wispy. Those with larger set eyes can typically get away with lashes that are fuller and more dramatic.

If you’re a falsie beginner, get familiar with the most common type of lashes below. 

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If the name doesn't give it away, these lashes are meant to mimic your natural eyelash pattern with a little extra length and curl. They may also be a little more sparse so that you can easily blend your own lashes with the synthetic hairs. (Pictured: Eylure Naturalites False Eyelashes)

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Want to go absolutely glam for your next big event or night out? Brands like Huda Beauty and Velour Lashes are known for their full and fluttery eyelash collections. Voluminous strip lashes normally have a larger band (the area where you apply the lash glue), so if you have sensitive eyes, these may not be for you. When applied, they should make your eyes look bigger, but if you have smaller shaped eyes, try clipping the ends so they don't completely block your view. (Pictured: Huda Beauty Faux Mink Lash Collection in Noelle)

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Individual lashes are a step up from strip lashes. Individuals are for the beauty lovers that want long-lasting lash pay off without having to reapply them everyday. Although you can get your individuals in short, medium, or long lengths it is important that they are fit to your eye, so take into consideration the shape of your eyes (the smaller the eye, the shorter the length) and consult a certified lash professional. (Pictured: MAC 30 Lash Pack)

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Add some semi-permanent volume to your beauty routine for a couple of months with more voluminous individual lashes. These individuals will not only look more thick and inviting in the box, but give tons of extra length and curl to your eyelashes if installed properly. Like your standard individuals, consult with a lash tech before having these applied to your eyes. (Pictured: Red Cherry Flare Medium Individual Lashes)

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