How NOT to wear fake eyelashes

Thursday, 7 June 2012

How NOT to wear false eyelashesParis 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 want them to actually 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 make-up artist Charlotte Willer:

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.

2. 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.

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

Originally written by Elizabeth Siegel, this article appeared on Allure.com

Image: PRPhotos.com

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Megan Kakora has helped launch the websites of, and been the online editor for, some of South Africa’s biggest glossy magazines. She believes in less-is-more, except when it comes to her collection of nail polish colours.
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  1. Ayesh

    Definitely agree… false lashes are not supposed to look false! This look definitely needs some practicing before I decide to step outside.

    4 years ago •

  1. Pseudo_kate

    There are some ladies I know that use the most horrid false lashes on a daily basis, wish they could read this :)

    5 years ago •

  1. foreverGLAM

    Not a fan of fake lashes but they look glam

    5 years ago •

  1. Jeanice van Heerden

    I’ve always wanted to try false lashes, thanks for these tips I’m sure they’ll be helpful. :)

    6 years ago •

  1. ricebunny

    i like to put mascara on my natural lashes before i apply false lashes as mascara on false lashes is a nightmare to clean

    6 years ago •

  1. Orsmond

    It took me a while to get used to applying falsies, but now, i’ve learned so many ‘tricks and tips’ that it now takes more time to apply lipstick!

    6 years ago •

  1. Visagie

    I am not a big fan of fake eyelashes.

    6 years ago •

  1. Lowe

    I think that Paris’s stylist / makeup artist should know when to draw the line. That’s WAY beyond making a statement.

    6 years ago •

  1. Rochelle Stewart

    I want to try wearing falsies!

    6 years ago •

  1. vos

    Iv always been too afraid to wear fake eyelashes, I opted for a mascara that gives the effect of wearing fake eyelashes, its Falsies by Maybeline, its in a cherise pink tube, and now also available in waterproof, its a really really awesome product. Love it to bits, never leave home without it!! Iv had complete strangers walk up to me to ask where I had my eyelashes done cause it looks WOW and they shocked to find out its just mascara.

    6 years ago •

  1. anisha

    I am addicted to eyelash extensions. I have the shortest ones put on and they look very natural. It does something special fr your eyes. What I love is the fact that you don have to but mascara every month and that you can go to gym, swim etc with it on. Ladies please try this but make sure that ou go a reputable salon which does individual lash extensions. It makes a very big difference!

    6 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    Fake lashes???no thank you…

    6 years ago •

  1. The Ferosh 1

    I’m just not the fan,I prefer laying mascara than going fake

    6 years ago •

  1. Smal

    It does kind of suite her, I mean she is kind of “plastic” and the fake eyelash seems to work for her, however, I strongly doubt that it would suite most other people. Camouflage is key for great looking lashes. (From what I have seen on other girls and celebs)

    6 years ago •

  1. Geisha Girl

    I am not a fake eyelash type of girl, the more natural the better… but I am kinda liking this look on Paris Hilton! If ayone can pull it off, she can!

    6 years ago •

  1. Michelle Powell-Marinus

    Thanks for the tips(“,)

    6 years ago •

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