'I'm obsessed with natural-looking fake lashes. Here are the best ones.'

If you're someone who feels like you're ready to take off the minute you wonkily apply a pair of false lashes, then I'm here to teach you a thing or two. 

I don't mean to sound condescending, by the way. I genuinely know quite a bit about falsies, not just because I've been wearing them since 2016, but also because I've made a lot of mistakes along the way.

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Let's take a walk down memory lane, shall we?

There was the time I accidentally glued my eyes shut after an unfortunate eyelash mishap. 

Oh, and don't even get me started on my mink lash phase, where it looked as if I had two hairy tarantulas sitting on top of my eyelids.

However, nothing could scare me off wearing false lashes, because the truth is, I love them. I like how they make my eyes stand out when I wear a full face of makeup, and as someone who has naturally short eyelashes, it helps add a bit of "oomph" to my look.

Over the years, I've learnt to ditch the thick falsies and opt for more natural pairs instead — yes, they exist, and often people won't even realise I'm wearing them.


No tarantulas here. Image: Supplied.

Before we get into my favourite wispy lashes, you're going to need a few things to help make the application process easier.

A good glue: Duo is my all-time favourite and has never failed me. It's easy to use and doesn't leave behind gunky residue. However, if you have a latex allergy then steer clear, and opt for the latex-free version instead.


Scissors: One of the biggest mistakes people make when applying false lashes is that they don't trim it to size beforehand, resulting in half of the eyelash drooping off the eyelid. Before cutting off the excess, measure the falsies along your eyelids to see exactly how much needs to be taken off.

Tweezers: This is optional (I use my fingers), but if you're a beginner, then tweezers make applying the falsies much easier. Just be careful you don't poke your eye out. 

Now that you have all three ready to go, let's get into the false eyelashes that won't make you airborne — oh, and don't throw these out after one use! False eyelashes are reusable, just peel the old glue off and you're good to go.

Kiss Impress Press-On Falsies, $39.99.

Image: Kiss, Priceline.


If you want the look of lash extensions without spending big dollars, then you need to try the Kiss Impress Press-On Falsies. Unlike other lashes, these are applied underneath the lash line and come pre-glued, perfect for if you're short on time. It did take me a minute to get used to the application, but after a few tries, I can apply these in a minute.

Glam by Manicare Glam Pro Mika, $16.99.

Image: Glam by Manicare, Priceline.


If it's your first time applying falsies, opt for one with a magnetic band. Unlike conventional lash glue, magnetic glue isn't as finnicky to deal with and the lash sticks right on. You may need to add eyeliner to your look if you go down this route though, as the band is typically much thicker than ordinary lashes so liner will help them blend in. 

Ardell Natural Demi Wispies, $12.99.

Image: Ardell, Priceline.


You can't have a false lash story without a pair of Ardell Demi Wispies. They're considered a cult-classic for a reason. The band is thin and pliable, making it easy to apply and they're the perfect balance between natural and glam, so they'll give you a little something without looking too over the top. 

Ardell Naked Lashes 422, $13.99.

Image: Ardell, Priceline.

These are similar to the Demi Wispies except they're... wispier. The 422 lash is more tapered towards the ends resulting in a fluttery look, but they have the same invisible band that Ardell lashes are best known for. If you hate the feeling of false lashes, then give these a go. You really won't find a pair more lightweight than this. 


Eyecha Earth Petite Natural Lashes, $13.99.

Image: Eyecha, Priceline.

This one is for the girls who want to dabble in false lashes without diving straight in because I get it, falsies can be scary. The Eyecha Earth Petite Natural Lashes are extremely fine, so while they'll add a slight lift, it won't look like you're wearing much at all. These are also shorter on the ends and longer in the centre, perfect for people who want to accentuate the roundness of their eyes.


Huda Beauty Classic Lash, $31.

Image: Huda Beauty, Sephora.

If you want something more full-on, then Huda Beauty's Classic Lash is the way to go. These are thicker at the root but finer towards the ends, so you'll still get a ton of drama and volume without them weighing your eyes down. If you want to elongate your eyes and give them a more cat-eye shape, then these will help with that, as the ends are longer than the inner corner. 


Velour Lashes Plant Fibre Lashes, $31.

Image: Velour Lashes, Sephora.

Velour Lashes are more on the pricey side, however I find they last longer than typical lashes (remember, most lashes are reusable!). These give off the same effect as mink lashes (without the cruely). 

MCoBeauty Loungewear False Lashes Mykonos, $7.

Image: MCoBeauty, Big W.


$7 for lashes that you can buy at the supermarket!? You can't have it anymore convenient than that. The Mykonos set is the ideal length and size for smaller eyes and they're a great bargain. 

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