Your lashes... but better
Eye opening and de-ageing, the effect of false lashes is so positive, it’s worth adding them to your routine. Make-up artist Cassie Steward, who created the looks in these pictures, suggests strip lashes, as they’re easier and quicker to use than individual ones. ‘Brands like Eylure, Ardell and Kiss all make natural-looking, pre-glued lashes that add curl and fullness.’ Here are our pro tips: STEP ONE Line the upper lash line with Bobbi Brown Perfectly Defined Gel Eyeliner (£19). A smudgy line acts as a guide and will hide the join between your lashes and the false ones. After you’ve applied the lashes, use it to disguise any gaps. STEP TWO Cassie recommends trimming the inner edge of the strip to fit. ‘If they’re too long, they’ll bump the edge of your nose and start to peel off,’ she says.
STEP THREE ‘Curling your lashes and adding a light layer of mascara before applying the false set gels them together,’ says Cassie. ‘Finish with a final coat of mascara to secure them.’ We love Max Factor Lash Crown Mascara (£10.99) because the unique ‘crown’ shaped brush makes it super-easy to add volume.