Have you ever wondered how celebrities manage to make their eyes seem wider, brighter, and larger than life? The secret doesn’t lie in good genes or plenty of beauty sleep, but rather in a quick, simple trick that costs mere dollars and adds mega impact to those peepers. In order to instantly open your eyes up, long, dark, luscious lashes are key. Even if you’re not naturally blessed with a full set of them, you can easily pump up the volume for your night on the town by applying fake eyelashes, which can be found at nearly any beauty supplier or pharmaceutical store. Choosing the right lashes for your eye can be tricky; styles vary from long and sparse to shorter and full, and adding too much oomph to a typically fair lash line can appear costume-like. If your lash line is normally thick and full, aim for length rather than volume to avoid the caterpillar look.
Remember, you want to frame the eye, not overpower it, and anything too dark will cause the eye to look diminished under the weight of a heavy lash. You’ll also want to examine your own lashes prior to your purchase to scope out their overall scale – lashes are often shorter and sparser toward the tear duct, so you’ll want to make sure the lashes you purchase mirror the shape of the ones you already have. Many false eyelashes come ready-to-wear with a line of glue already attached at the lash line. However, these lashes typically last for only one use and can often dry out more quickly than they can be applied. Try glue-less lashes for a longer lasting, worry-free, and budget-friendly addition to your cosmetic case, and apply eyelash glue (which is often sold in the same package as the lashes) each time you wish to widen your peepers. Bright-eyed and bushy-tailed isn’t just for toddlers anymore.