I was requested to do a post on how to apply false lashes and which lashes in particular are my favorite. This post is basic information & common questions regarding false lashes (strip lashes), my second post will be a picture tutorial of how to apply false lashes and my third post will be regarding individual lashes.
Where to Purchase False Lashes in-store?
There are several different places you can purchase ##. You can purchase them at your local drugstore (CVS Pharmacy, Walgreen’s, Etc), Target, Walmart, Beauty Supply Stores (Sally Beauty Supply, Madame Madeline, ULTA, Etc.) and more.
Walgreen’s & CVS Pharmacy typically carry Modlash by Andrea, Ardell Fashion Lashes, Ardell Natural Lashes, Revlon Fantasy Lengths, Revlon Intensifeye Lashes, & Maybelline Lash Expert Lashes. I’ve also spotted new “Kiss” brand of lashes at my local Walgreen’s. Target carries limited styles of Ardell Fashion Lashes, a couple styles of N.Y.C false eye lashes and a few styles of Sonia Kashuk Lashes. It depends on your location. Larger Target stores will carry a larger selection. My nearest locations sell Ardell’s for around $3.69 or so a pair.
As far I recall, Walmart carries a range of Salon Perfect lashes, which I believe are Ardell/Andrea lashes with a different name sold exclusively at Walmart. I like purchasing Salon Perfect lashes because they are the same as Ardell’s but cheaper! The regular price for a pair is $3 at my nearest location. They also carry Revlon Fantasy Lengths. You will find the largest selection of lashes at your Beauty Supply stores. Sally’s Beauty Supply carries all styles of Ardell and Andrea false lashes, whereas your local drugstores only carry limited styles. Depending on how large your ULTA store is, they may have a decent selection. The ULTA stores near me carry Ardell, and don’t have many styles. Often times they don’t have the style I am looking for. You may be lucky enough to find decent lashes at your local Dollar Store. I found some great Fashion Lashes at my local Dollar Tree. The best deals I found online is through Madame Madeline Lashes for these lashes.
Synthetic or Human Hair?
Real human hair false lashes are made to better blend in with your lashes and give a more natural appearance. Synthetic lashes can be made of various different fibers to best resemble real lashes. Synthetic lashes are typically shiny and can sometimes look unnatural, but once you apply a coat of mascara on them, they will blend in better with your lashes and appear less glossy.
What to look for when purchasing. It really depends on what “look” you are going for. Lashes that are very dark and thick are very noticeable and dramatic. They tend to appear less natural because of the thickness & can sometimes feel slightly heavy on your eyes. They are beautiful for photo shoots or a night out. I recommend real human lashes if you want thick, because synthetic thick lashes (if they are long as well) appear very shiny, tend to curl very high and unnatural and can sometimes look too dramatic. Steer more towards thick lashes with a natural length to add a lot of definition to your eyes.