These False Lashes Look So Natural They Could Pass as Your Own

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Velour Natural False Lashes

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Great for any eye shape, these lashes are flared-out to provide natural-looking curl and definition.
Best Overall, Runner-Up:
LoveSeen Iris Lashes at Loveseen.com
Try these lashes for subtle fullness and length, that results in a soft and wispy look that looks completely natural.
For insane value, reach for this multipack of natural-looking lashes you don't have to spend a fortune on.
A unique tapered shape makes these falsies look oh so natural.
An affordable option, these lashes offer a high-quality product without compromising wearability.
Create a customized lash look, from natural to dramatic, with this comprehensive lash kit.
These vegan lashes are totally free of parabens, phthalates, and latex, so you'll feel great wearing them.
These lashes are perfect for everyday use and offer light volume for a natural look.
Ditch the lash glue and opt for these magnetic lashes that add definition and density.
These lash trios allow you to pump up the volume without using a full strip of faux lashes.
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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. But alas, even mascara has its limitations. When we really want that "your lashes but better" look, we reach for false lashes. They provide much-needed definition without the telltale clumps and flakes. 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.

So a great way to begin is to go by your skill level when it comes to applying lashes—false-set aficionados are probably great at applying full strips, but newbies might want to start with lightweight bundles or individuals to see how they feel. Another lash-pro-tip to enhance your peepers is choosing lashes that follow the size and shape of your eye. And know that the little details like whether a lash band is black or clear can determine how easy it is to camouflage with a swipe of eyeliner and how natural your look will be. Ultimately, falsies can be fun and are a totally customizable way to enhance your look. It's all up to you!

Read on for the best natural-looking false eyelashes on the market.

Best Overall: Velour Lashes Effortless No Trim Natural Lash Collection Short & Sweet

Velour Lashes Effortless Natural Lash Collection in Short and Sweet

Material: Synthetic Silk | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Allergens

These fluttery beauties are designed to work for every eye shape, so they don't have to be trimmed—ever. The flared edges provide a natural-looking curl and definition (plus they make you look awake, no matter how tired you feel).

Best Overall, Runner-Up: LoveSeen Iris Lashes

loveseen iris lash

Material: Nylon | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Plastic

The brand says they created their 'Iris' lash for the person who wants subtle fullness and length, and we have to say they nailed it. The result is a soft and wispy look that looks completely natural.

Best Value: Ardell Natural Multipack 110 Lashes

Material: Sterilized human hair | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Parabens, latex

With this Ardell multipack, which includes four sets of lashes, you get your money's worth. They're easy to trim to size if need be, and they meld into our natural lashes perfectly. We also love how lightweight and comfortable they feel.

Best Design: Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes

kiss looks so natural lashes

Material: Synthetic hair | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Latex

This five-set multipack from Kiss is unique in the actual design of the false lashes. Each 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 Budget: e.l.f. Cosmetics Dramatic False Lash Kit

Material: Synthetic hair | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Parabens, latex

Drugstore staple E.l.f. is known for making high-quality beauty products at an ultra-affordable price—and these false lashes are no exception. Plus, they come with lash applicator glue and a contour tray for extra value.

Best Kit: Lashify Control Kit

Lashify Control Kit

Material: Synthetic silk | Application Method: Bonding agent (included) | Free of: Fumes, cyanoacrylate, formaldehyde

If you're looking to get serious about false lashes, this kit is an investment, but we think it's a worthwhile one. According to Byrdie editorial director Faith Xue, it includes every tool and product you'd ever need to craft a natural, full look: a control wand, two lash sets, a bonding agent, and a waterproof lash extender. The results speak for themselves: "Yes, you could go to the drugstore and get false strip lashes or even individual lashes," Faith says, "but the final effect won't look half as mind-blowingly natural as how Lashify looks."

Best Vegan: Tarte Tarteist Pro Cruelty-Free Lashes

Tarte Tarteist Pro Cruelty-Free Lashes

Material: Synthetic hair | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Latex, parabens, gluten

We love this entire line from Tarte because it's vegan and cruelty-free; it's also totally free of parabens, phthalates, and latex. Plus, there are a variety of styles available, so no matter what look you're going for—from natural to statement-making—there's a pair for you. The brand also offers a lash adhesive, which is sold separately.

Best for Everyday Wear: Huda Beauty Giselle Classic False Lashes #1

Huda Beauty Giselle Lashes #1

Material: Synthetic hair | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Latex

Huda Beauty is known (and loved) for its wide variety of strip lashes, but this pair, which offers light volume, is one of the brand's most popular—not to mention editor-approved. When former Byrdie UK editorial director Amy Lawrenson tested them out, her results were instantaneous: "I wore them to work and a couple of meetings," she says, "and I was met with a flurry of compliments at each."

Best Magnetic: Ardell Professional Magnetic Lash Accents 001

Ardell Professional Magnetic Lash Accents 001

Material: Sterilized human hair | Application Method: Magnets attach to themselves | Free of: Parabens, latex

You can also go the magnetic false lashes 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?

Best Individuals: Ardell Individual Lash Trios

Material: Sterilized human hair | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Parabens, latex

For really natural-looking results, try individual lashes. In our experience, they're much easier to apply compared to full lash strips because there's zero measuring or trimming involved. You can literally place them anywhere along your lash line where you have sparse or short hair. They give an almost undetectable boost of length, volume, and definition.

To make your lashes last longer, celebrity MUA Melissa Hernandez suggests removing them from the trap by pressing your thumb in the center of the lash and gently dragging it downwards: "This technique helps maintain the shape of the lash and prevents it from tearing," she says.

Best for Volume: Sephora Collection Luxe False Lash in Plush

Sephora Collection Luxe False Lashes in Plush

Material: Mink fur | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Latex

When your goal is all-around volume and length, opt for these false lashes from Sephora's own collection. Each is hand-made from soft natural hair fibers, so they look effortless and are comfortable to wear.

Best for Versatility: MAC Cosmetics 33 Lash False Lashes

MAC 33 Lash False Lashes

Material: Real and synthetic hair mix | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Latex

Looking to fine-tune your false lashes? These handmade MAC falsies come in separate lash bundles, so you can create a fuller look or a fringe if that's your vibe. The choice is all yours.

Best Lightweight: Coloured Rain CR15 Lashes

Coloured Raine

Material: Synthetic silk | Application Method: Lash glue | Free of: Parabens, gluten

Cruelty-free and vegan, these poly-silk lashes are an upgrade to your beauty cabinet. They add just enough drama to enhance your look, but they're lightweight and natural enough for everyday use. You also get plenty of bang for your buck, with each set lasting for an average of 20 wears with proper care.

Final Verdict 

With so many lash choices available, finding the most natural-looking falsies is no easy feat. At the top of our list is Velour Lashes Effortless No Trim Natural Lash Collection Short & Sweet. It isn’t the most affordable option on the market, but the natural-looking curl, subtle definition, and effortless application (no trimming) make them well worth the price. For a more budget-friendly option, try Ardell’s Natural Multipack Lashes for their super comfortable and lightweight feel. If you're a beginner, opt for Velour Lashes Effortless No Trim Natural Lash Collection Short and Sweet or Ardell’s Individual Lash Trios.

What to Look for in Natural False Lashes

Weight

If you’re a first time or newbie lash user, don’t go for a super heavy full strip of lashes. Opt for lighter, small lashes (or sections of them) that won’t weigh down your lashes or feel uncomfortable. To make application even easier, Hernandez advises bending the lash in half while the glue is drying to soften it and tilting your head to look down into a mirror for the best visibility.

Shape

The shape of your eyes is also an important detail to remember when purchasing lashes. For example, if your eyes are hooded, go for lash strips that are longer in the middle to help open up the eyes. If your eyes are round, opt for curly lashes to accentuate the outer corners.

Details

Little details like band color are crucial for having your lashes look the most natural. A nude or transparent band color will look more natural whereas a black band color will add some more definition to your eyes. Regardless of which color you choose, if you want your lashes to look even more natural, Hernandez advises to “camouflage the lash band by applying black gel or liquid liner.”

FAQ
  • How do you apply false eyelashes?

    The correct way to apply false eyelashes depends on which type you’re using. For cluster lashes (small gatherings of a few lash hairs), makeup artist Matin recommends wiggling lash glue right alongside the root of your lashes, then setting the cluster lash on top and gently pressing to fuse it together. For individual lashes, makeup artist Lauren Andersen says knot-free versions create a more natural look, and you only need one or two on the outer corners to provide more extension. Strip lashes are one of the easiest methods, as it gives you a full set of volume in just one step—you can use the back of your hand as a surface for applying the glue, and be sure to check beforehand whether you need to cut the lash to better fit your eye. With all of these, don’t be afraid to adjust your lashes as the glue is drying, and finish the process with a final coat of mascara to blend your natural lashes with the false ones you’ve applied.

  • How do you remove false eyelashes?

    MG Hair and Makeup founder Megan Garmers explains that the process of removing false lashes applied with an adhesive glue is pretty straightforward: “Just gently tug on the inner corner of the lash (being careful not to tug your own real lashes!) while holding down your eyelid with another finger/hand,” she explains. “You can also get the adhesive started by applying an oil-based makeup remover to the lash line with a cotton swab and gently rubbing it against the lash line where the adhesive is.”

  • Can you reuse false eyelashes?

    Yes! It’s fine to reuse false eyelashes, as long as you clean them properly. However, Garmers says you should never reuse someone else’s lashes, and makeup artists should always use a new strip on each client. That being said, if you gently remove glue from your lashes using tweezers before cleansing with oil-free makeup remover, rinsing it off with a tiny bit of water, and sanitizing with alcohol before letting them air dry, your false lashes should be good to go for your next night out.

  • How long do false eyelashes last?

    “Generally, false lashes last one to two days, depending on if you touch your eyes a lot and/or apply the proper amount of adhesive,” Garmers explains. “Just make sure you are still removing your makeup even if you want to keep your lashes on for more than one day.”

Meet the Expert

Melissa Hernandez is a celebrity makeup artist who specializes in creating timeless looks that accentuate every individual person’s unique features. Some of her clients include Dove Cameron, Hallie Steinfeld, Camilla Ludington, and more. 


Megan Garmers is the founder and director of MG Hair and Makeup, a wedding hair and makeup service, and The Bridal Beauty Masterclass. She has over two decades of experience in both the beauty and wedding industries.

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