Eyes are the windows to the soul, so open yours up with the right lash product. There might be a dizzying array of them at your local drugstore, but they can all do different things. Length, separation, volume, waterproof, falsies…which do you prefer? We’ve got your lash guide below to help you find the best of what you’re really looking for.
For waterproof lashes:
A waterproof formula is almost a necessity for a wedding. It’s an emotional day that can leave anyone (most of all the bride) teary-eyed and filled of emotion. For lashes with volume and lift, a spoon brush can “scoop” up and lift the lashes for an added boost. The fiber formula in this brand also helps extend lashes to their fullest, highest potential by adhering and thickening to every lash.
Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Waterproof Mascara, $5.99, walgreens.com
For dramatic lashes:
A glossy formula that curls, separates and lengthens lashes is a go-to for any bride looking for a mascara that’ll step up the version she wears everyday. Wiggle the wand at the base of the lashes and continue to the tips for maximum volume and separation. To keep lashes from breaking or tearing, apply a lash primer before application to help nourish them.
Benefit They’re Real! Mascara, $24, benefitcosmetics.com
For a full fringe:
There’s no denying that if you want over-the-top, full-on glam lashes, you’re going to have to master false lashes. Luckily, with a steady hand and a little bit of lash glue, achieving this look is easier than you’d think. Simply trim the strip to fit your eye shape, dot a bit of lash glue onto the strip and apply along your lash line with a lash applicator for an easy application. A full set like this one would be the perfect complement to a dramatic red or burgundy look.
Sephora Collection False Eye Lashes in Showstopper, $12, Sephora.com
For a hint of glitz:
Inky lashes get an upgrade with subtle shimmer, which will help brighten your whole complexion. For a sophisticated look that plays up your eyes, line eyes in liquid liner and then flick the line up at the corner slightly. Apply two coats of mascara to upper lashes and an extra third layer at the outer corners for extra volume. You’ll have a classic cat-eye look perfect for any kind of wedding.
CoverGirl LashBlast Luxe Shimmering Mascara, $9.49, walgreens.com