Wearing False Eyelashes to the Grocery is a Very Good Idea

Olivia MunnI loved finding this photo of Olivia Munn out grocery shopping in my inbox this morning, because even though she's acting all casual and ho hum as she checks out a bottle of Trop 50, her heavy makeup, skintight skirt, and false eyelashes totally give away the fact that this was a photo opportunity for the up and coming star.

And since I have false eyelashes on the brain lately, now's as good a time as any to write about how celebrities are using them to TOTALLY LOOK BETTER THAN THE REST OF US.

The fact is, Olivia looks way hotter grocery shopping in false lashes than she would without them. But you would look better grocery shopping in them, too!


And we really need to discuss this important matter, like, NOW.

Stil here? Excellent! You are my kind of girl.

So... My current obsession with false eyelashes is twofold.

It began when my stylist friend Ellen showed up for work at Salon Nfuse wearing a pair, which I wrote about here. She looked AMAZING, and for the first time, I realized that eyelash strips (which I've always avoided in favor of the clusters) can make a woman look about 10 times more gorgeous. Check out this photo of Ellen:

Salon Nfuse

See? Totally gorgeous, AND you're not thinking "Oh, she's wearing false eyelashes," either.

Second is the fact that I'm currently obsessed with the Real Housewives of Beverly Hills, and I have noticed that those women wouldn't be caught dead on camera without false eyelashes. And regardless of what you think of their personalities, it can't be denied that they all look totally hot. True, most of us can't afford regular Botox or plastic surgery, but most of us CAN afford false eyelashes. YAY!

And I'm not the only one to notice this false eyelash mania. Recently, Pioneer Woman Ree Drummond wrote that RHOBH also inspired her to buy a few pairs and experiment with them. 855 (and counting) comments later, I think it's safe to say that fake lashes are on a LOT of women's minds.

I'm now wearing the strips whenever I make a television or video appearance, on date nights, and, well, when I'm having a bad day. I think of them as my "confidence lashes."

The downside of them is that they can be uncomfortable, they're fairly difficult to apply, and they sometimes come loose during the day (always carry a tube of eyelash glue with you when you wear them, in the event that this happens!) The upside?

When you wear them, you look MAH-VELOUS!

So tell me, ladies... Do you wear false eyelashes? Are you noticing them lately on all sorts of stars? Do you want to try them out? Which brand/style is your favorite?

Yes. I'm obsessed. What of it?


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momav... momavanessa

Not at all. I have thick curly natural lashes so I never seen the need for them.

nonmember avatar Cookie

They do look great...but I really? I am sick of having to look good all the time. I am sick of fake hair, fake boobs, and fake tans. :(

MaggieCC MaggieCC

Very timely article because I need HELP!  I went to the drugstore to buy some for my birthday this weekend but I didn't know what kind to get and I do NOT want them to fall out while I am out.  Sooooo, is it Ok to but the cheap ones for a night out and if I glue them down well will they stay???????

hotic... hoticedcoffee

You know, I'm a make-up whore, but this is one product (and quite possibly, the only product) I've never tried because they look, well, fake.  Fake lashes and fake tans - no thanks.

Linds... LindsayFerrier

FAKE IS IN!! Come on!  :D

MaggieCC, celebrities use those drugstore lashes, too-- they work just as well as the more expensive ones. My advice would be to get black eyelash glue instead of clear (clear shows up way more on your eyelids, surprisingly) and to buy a few extra pairs so that you can practice before the big event. Line the enitre rim of the lashes with a little glue, wipe off the excess, and be sure that you tap down every part of the rim onto your eyelid. It takes a few tries to get the hang of it.


nonmember avatar Stephanie

I wore them for my wedding, and they looked amazing!

I think the trick is getting the ones that you can apply individually, and apply them at the outer edge of your upper lash line. They look much more natural that way.

hotic... hoticedcoffee

FAKE IS IN!! Come on!  :D

I know, and it's taking over!   If I had a buck for every trailer-park-fashion mom with fake boobs, fake tan, fake eyelashes, pink yoga pants with "Baby Girl" written in sequins across her rump, wearning a faux fur jacket and carrying a 'vegan' leather bag, I could start a super PAC and run on an anti-tacky platform.

Doomy234 Doomy234

I have never liked fake eyelashes. I have never understood the eyelash obsession of "longer/thicker lashes will make you beautiful". If someone doesnt think you're as gorgeous without makeup than with it, then I, personally, dont think I could stand to be with that person.

kintop kintop

I don't wear them for the simple fact that my husband hates them with a passion.


nonmember avatar Cat

I'm a makeup artist and I wear lashes on special occasions, so I can offer some advice on which styles and brands I like...

Personally, I don't have a lot of lid space, so a full strip looks ridiculous on me. I love the look of individual lashes, which are time consuming to apply BUT look completely natural, are the most comfortable (you won't feel them) and no on will know you are wearing them. 2 recommendations:

1) MAC, #30 Lash, because they give you different lengths
2) Ardell, less expensive and can be found at drugstores or Sally Beauty

I also like half lashes (a half strip) for ease of application and to not overwhelm the eyelid (for those with smaller eyes/less lid space). They are easy to apply, I promise! And you can re-use! Don't throw out after one wear. 3 recs:

1) Vincent Longo La Dolce Vita (these are more dramatic, my absolute favorite)
2) MAC #20 Lash
3) Ardell Lash Accents #301

In terms of lash glue, DUO is what all the makeup artists use. You don't need a lot of glue on the strip, and make sure you hold it to the eye for a few seconds. You should get used to them after a few minutes. They really shouldn't be uncomfortable!

Hope this info is helpful!

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