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Although it's nearly impossible for beauty editors to play favorites, we must admit that mascara is one of the most hallowed of all the makeup products that reside on our crowded vanities. The lash-defining cosmetic is classic, and one of the very first products we were able to experiment with during adolescence. As such, it holds a special place in our hearts.
But alas, even mascara has its limitations. For starters, most formulas target a specific concern, whether that's lack of density, length, or definition—it's rare to find one that does all three. It can also be difficult to apply in a way that looks natural. To achieve the length and volume we desire, it oftentimes requires multiple coats. That's fine for day-to-day wear, but when we want that "your lashes but better" look, we reach for false lashes. They provide much-needed definition without the tell-tale clumps, flakes, and fallout that can result from traditional mascaras. The result is wholly believable, providing your natural set of lashes with a subtle boost that awakens and emboldens the eyes. That's only if you're using the right set of falsies, of course… Don't worry, we've got you covered.
Read on for the best natural-looking false eyelashes on the market.
Best Overall: Velour Lashes Effortless Natural Lash Collection in Short and Sweet
These fluttery beauties are designed to work for every eye shape, so they don't have to be trimmed—ever. The flared edges provide natural-looking curl and definition (plus they make you look awake, no matter how tired you feel).
Best Budget: EyLure Naturalites Natural Volume Eyelashes
We're all about multipacks like this one, which includes three separate sets of natural falsies. As you can see, they're quite sparse, which is actually a good thing because they appear to softly enhance the natural set of lashes they're applied on.
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Best for Beginners: Benefit Daily Darling False Eyelashes
Benefit might be best known for brow products, but it also knows a thing or two about lashes (it is the brand behind the cult-favorite Rollerlash Mascara). Fans love these natural-looking lashes for a number of reasons, but especially because they're easy to curl, hold their shape really well, and are easy to apply.
Best Value: Ardell Natural Multipack 110
Speaking of Ardell, we also like this multipack, which includes four sets of lashes. They're easy to trim to size if need be, and they meld into our natural lashes perfectly. Plus the whole pack is super affordable, considering other false eyelashes cost double for a single pair. We like how lightweight and comfortable they feel.
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Best for Subtle Volume: Ardell Natural Eyelashes 135
Ardell has been a go-to brand for years thanks to the brand's easy-to-apply, comfortable, and natural-looking sets. We're especially into this extra-short pair—they're great for anyone who has sparse lashes on the inner corner of their eyes and finds traditional falsies too bold. Situate these in the middle of the lash line to outer corners for subtle volume and density.
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Best Design: Kiss Looks So Natural Eyelashes
This five-set multipack from Kiss is unique in the actual design of the false lashes. Each individual synthetic fiber is tapered off at the end for a realistic finish akin to the look of natural eyelashes. Other brands simply cut the fiber straight across, which can look chunky and unnatural when applied.
Best Individuals: Ardell Lash Trios
For really natural-looking results, try individual lashes. In my experience, they're much easier to apply compared to full lash strips because there's zero measuring or trimming. You can literally place them anywhere—anywhere along your lash line where you have sparse or short hairs. They give an almost undetectable boost of length, volume, and definition. They're my go-to's, and I always have a pack on hand. I recommend them.
Best Magnetic: Ardell Professional Magnetic Lash Accents
Or you can go the magnetic false lash route. Many people prefer this kind because they don't require any adhesive. That's right—instead, your natural lashes are sandwiched between two layers of false lashes attached to two tiny magnetic strips. There are a lot of options out there, but we think this one's worth trying since they're cut short to add subtle definition to the mid-to-outer eye area. Just have patience—it can take a little time and practice to align the lashes so the magnets clasp. Practice makes perfect, right?
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