6 Best Drugstore False Lashes to Stock Up OnApril 08, 2019
Few things transform an eye look like a pair of false lashes. They’re the piece de résistance of every YouTuber’s cut-crease and a mainstay for the short-lashed among us (me). False lashes have been around for ages, but they’ve recently undergone a renaissance of sorts — the bands have become flexible, the options more natural, and best of all, they’re easier than ever to apply (the key is customization and a good pair of tweezers). Good lashes aren’t expensive either, with many of the internet’s favorites hanging out at your local drugstore. We’ve rounded up the best of them ahead, including an individual lash set that’ll have you faking extensions in no time.
For a while there, it seemed like all anyone ever wore were Ardell Demi-Wispies, and well, they were — which is why they’re now available in a five-pack, so you can get the biggest bang for your buck.
House of Lashes Iconic Lite False Lashes are a little pricier than your average pair of lashes, but they last twice as long. This fan-favorite style can be worn 15-plus times with proper care and feel weightless on the eye.
If you’ve ever coveted the long lashes of your favorite Instagram influencer, chances are they’re wearing extensions. They’re practically part of the #iwokeuplikethis starter pack these days and have become standard fare. The downside is that they’re pricey, which is why we recommend trying KISS Lash Couture Faux Lash Extensions, Venus which offer a similar look if you’re willing to put in a little more effort (and don’t mind them falling out after a few days).
Textured, fluffy lashes are all the rage, and it’s not hard to see why. They mimic the look of your natural lashes but are undeniably thicker and fluffier, making them a popular choice for false-lash lovers. We recommend the Eylure Texture No. 117 Triple Pack, so you can add a little length and volume — three times over!.
If you want a natural-looking lash with a little extra something, we recommend the KISS Blowout Lash in Pixie, which offers volume and curl across the lash line with a little added length. The thin band ensures they’re comfortable, too, so you can wear them all day without issue.
False lashes are also great for adding drama to your eye makeup. Try the E.l.f. Cosmetics Winged & Bold Luxe Lash Kit if you want to take your look to the next level, which features double-layered criss-cross lashes that flare out for a winged look.