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Which is better for long, thick lashes? Falsies or fibers?

Jan 11

When you think of incredible makeup products that can achieve any look, it's hard to forget about lash enhancements. The best beauty products include mascaras, falsies and other lash enhancers. They can transform your face and create beautiful fringes. Eyelash fibers have made it possible to achieve fuller, lusher lashes. This is thanks to the introduction of eyelash fibres in the last decade. Keep your falsies in check! Every fiber and every falsy has its own purpose and pros and cons. Don't miss the rest.

The Good

They are simply stunning. Are you familiar with mascara commercials promising "fake eyelash look"? Falsies can give you thicker, fuller and longer lashes. Most likely, the models in mascara commercials have falsies.

Two faux eyelashes can then be applied once you feel comfortable with the technique. Many brands offer self-adhesive strips that can be applied and pressed. These strips are also very affordable and can be reused with many different options. You can easily change the look of your lashes as many times as you like. You have the option to go with individual lashes for a natural look or choose colored falsies that pop.

The Bad

Two words: Eyelash glue. It can be messy. If your eyes are sensitive, it can cause allergic reactions and infections. Make sure you test the glue before applying false lashes. False lashes can make you appear dramatic, but they also look fake. This is especially true when the lash is out of place. It's possible to go big but proudly false. Always remove your lashes carefully to avoid pulling out your natural hair.

How To Apply

This guide will help you apply false lashes. Cut each false lash to the right length. Bend each edge to form a C--this will allow your lashes to conform to the shape of your eyes. You can also add a thin layer of glue to the adhesive if it isn't self-adhesive. After waiting 10 seconds you can apply the strip directly on your lashes. Apply mascara.

The Good

Exercising lash fibers is a great alternative to natural, long and full lashes. Fibers look natural and are much easier to apply than false lashes. Fibers can be used in place of mascara. The fibers come in a tube with a wand that you can use to apply them directly to your lashes. The synthetic fibers attach to the lash tips, lengthening your natural hairs. The synthetic fibers also bulk up the spaces between them to increase volume.

This temporary option is much cheaper than professional eyelash extensions which can be expensive and time-consuming. There are also affordable options available, with many drugstore versions being less than $10 and some prestige brands around $20.

The Bad

Your lashes' fibers are very thin and easy to tear. This could cause infection. Contact wearers should either keep fibers away from their eyes or save them for special occasions. Fibers can get on your eyes and face while you're moving. There might be stray streaks if they aren’t covered with mascara. The tacky consistency can make your top and bottom lashes stick together, particularly in the outer corners. Annoying. It's best to test different products before you make a decision.

How To Apply

Some fiber products can be used as essential mascaras such as Anna Sui Perfect Mascara or L'Oreal Voluminous Fiber Mascara. For systems with fibers in separate tubes like Too Faded Better than False Lashes, there are only a few steps. Apply mascara to your eyelashes. Avoid a spidery look by focusing on your upper lashes to avoid looking too smudged. As you would with mascara, apply the fibers to your eyelashes. To ensure fibers attach to natural hairs, focus on the tips. To fill in any gaps and build volume, you can sweep the base. You can apply mascara from the base to your natural eyelashes.

To find out more, visit Lash Expressions.