The 7 Best False Eyelashes for When You're So Over It With Mascara

When it comes to makeup, mascara is particularly difficult. When its got your back, you’ll be rocking long, volumized lashes that enhance your whole eye-look. But sometimes, you have to wrangle with it, and the result is less than pleasant: You’ll end up with clumps galore––and don’t even get us started on the accidental mascara smudges that always land on your cheek or right in the middle of your eyelid.

When you’re tired of mascara’s many annoying side effects, false eyelashes may not sound like a much better alternative. Who has time to deal with all that glue and the adjustment of lashes that just won’t stay put? But hear us out on this one. With the right pair of falsies and a little practice, you’ll be on your way to eyelash glory without all the hassle. Check out our top false eyelash recommendations below.

1. House of Lashes Iconic Lite False Lashes ($12)



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House of Lashes is one of the best brands out there for falsies, and it’s all in the name, after all. Thin and natural-looking, the Iconic Lite lashes are perfect for the beginner who isn’t ready to go all-out glam just yet. They’re also not too heavy, so if you still need to get used to wearing falsies, they could be a great starting point to add a little boost to your eye makeup.

2. Ardell Duralash Lash Mini Individuals ($4.99)



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Lashes don’t always have to be super-dramatic; in fact, you don’t even have to always apply a full lash! The Duralash Lash Mini Individuals are a great go-to when you want just a little something extra, and if you’ve got shorter, more sparse lashes, the mini length will help you achieve a more natural look. The great thing about individual lashes is that you can play around with adding as many or as few as you like to get your desired level of drama. 

3. Kiss Blooming Lash in Peony ($4.99)



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Allure listed these as one of their faves, namely because of the wispy ends. And not only will these will give you the length you’ve always dreamed of, but they’re also affordable and easily available. We love.

4. Huda Beauty Faux Mink Lashes in Farah ($23)



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These dramatic lashes might look intimidating at first, but the faux-mink supposedly makes them super-soft (AKA comfortable, which is a must). And honestly, we love how extra these are. If you’re going to go false, why not give it some flair?

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5. Make Up For Ever Lash Show - C-709 ($18)



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Fluttery, full and fun, these lashes are longer on the outer corner, so you can create a cool cat-eye effect with these. They also come with lash glue included, so you don’t have to worry about finding an extra product.

6. Ardell Demi Wispies (5 for $12)



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These lashes are a classic! They're perfect for day or night, and add just enough volume and length without looking completely fake. They're single-wear, but at five pairs for $12, you can't get much better than that. Ardell has tons of "wispies" variations, but stick with the original demi wispies. 

7. Lilly Lashes in Miami ($29)



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Lilly Lashes Miami is the Nars Orgasm blush of false lashes. Even Kylie Jenner has dubbed them as her favorite lashes and they're loved by many celebrities and influencers. Why? The volume and length on these lashes is real, and they add instant glamour to any look. They're the perfect false lash. 

These lashes are pretty pricey at $29, but you can wear them up to 25 times, which makes them totally worth it. Once you cut them to your eye shape, their thick band makes them really easy to apply. 

Whether you’re a pro at applying falsies or the idea of them is still new to you, try out some of these lashes in lieu of (or even along with!) your everyday mascara. Falsies are becoming a more common part of everyday makeup routines, and the more you wear them, the more comfortable you’ll be with them. Whether you like big glam lashes or barely-there natural ones, we promise there’s a pair out there for you.