Feb 28, 2024

8 Best False Eyelashes of 2023, According to Makeup Artists

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There are two types of people—those who don't consider a makeup look complete without a set of false eyelashes and those who think it's an extra step that requires the skill of a professional makeup artist. If you fall into the latter group, allow us to reassure you that falsies can be a great addition to any makeup look. False eyelashes are the extra oomph for special occasions, but they can also be low-key and natural for your day-to-day look—it's all about finding the right falsies for you and your lifestyle.

The most important thing to pay attention to when shopping for false eyelashes is density, says makeup artist Jonet Williamson. "If you have small eyes, you probably want to go for a style with thin, wispy lashes, so you don't weigh down or hide your eyes," she says. Large eyes can handle a dense and thick lash, especially if you want a full-glam look. "Also, pay attention to the individual lash lengths," Williamson says. "A style that starts short near the inner corner of your eye and becomes longer at the outer corner makes your eye shape appear lifted. A style with lashes that are all the same length makes your eye appear rounder."

For more expert insights and their best false eyelash recommendations, read on.

If you're new to false lashes, these are perfect for you because the band is thin, making it easy to handle and apply. You can shop a selection of styles and lengths, from wispy to curled.

"My favorite lashes are individual lashes because they look like your lashes but better," says celebrity makeup artist Dani Parkes. She likes this brand, which offers clusters of lashes so you can customize your look. Shop lengths from 6mm for a natural effect to 12mm for more volume.

Every eye shape looks great with a pair of wispies, which make your eyes appear more awake and open, says Williamson. This convenient pack comes with five pairs of lashes and a flexible invisible band for a more natural look.

These lashes look natural but add volume. The band is very thin and invisible, which is great for a no-makeup makeup vibe. Sometimes thicker bands look like dark eyeliner and are more difficult to apply, Williamson says.

This is another great set of individual clusters. The kit contains everything you need for seamless application, including lashes, a tweezer, and a dual-ended mascara with a bond formula on one side to prime the lashes and a sealer on the other to help keep everything in place.

For a more lifted look, you want lashes that are longer at the outer corners, says Williamson. It gives a similar illusion to a winged eyeliner and complements any eye shape.

Made to withstand a busy lifestyle, these lashes can take you from the gym to date night without feeling like you need to do any touch-ups. They are long-lasting, water-resistant, and lightweight.

These lashes look long, but they aren't dense, so they won't weigh down eyes. And because the length is consistent from inner to outer lash, they give a more rounded look, Williamson says.

Genesis Rivas is the Beauty Editor at Oprah Daily, where she covers hair, makeup, skin, nails, and more. Before joining the Oprah Daily team, she wrote for several publications, including InStyle, Real Simple, and Shape. When she’s not testing, researching, and writing fun and educational beauty content, you can find her dancing and eating her way through New York City. Follow her on Instagram or TikTok

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