The Right—And Wrong—Way to Wear Fake Lashes

Elizabeth Siegel, Allure magazine

OK, so Paris Hilton has never been known for being subtle. But her lashes at the MTV Movie Awards went a little far even for her. I love a good set of falsies-and fully applaud her going for a dramatic look-but you don't actually want them to look fake. And that goes double for real-life. If your photos aren't going any further than Facebook, get fake lashes right with these tips from makeup artist Charlotte Willer:

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1.
Never, ever use strip lashes with a dark base. They just look really fake. Strips with a clear base are much more natural looking, and just as easy to apply. You can find them at most drugstores. We like Ardell Fashion Lashes.

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2.
Once you've found the right pair, the number-one giveaway of fake lashes is when they peel away from your skin at the outer corners of your eyes. The solution: don't use too much glue. Dab a teeny bit on the back of your hand, and run the strip through it. Then, once you've gotten them in position, hold them down with your fingers for a few seconds.

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3.
Camouflage the fake lashes by using mascara to blend them in with your real ones. Volumizing mascara works best.

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