The 9 Absolute Best Fake Eyelashes of 2021
Sick of Lash Glue? Try One of These False Eyelashes Instead For Beginners & Experts Alike 👁
1. BEST DRAMATIC EYELASHES
WINNER: Living My Best Life Collection: Lilly Lashes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Lily Lashes are voluminous, long, and eminently dramatic, yet still maintains a flickering softness that balances all that extra with a touch of airiness. Highly recommended, these fake eyelashes!
2. BEST BUDGET EYELASHES
WINNER: Kiss Magnetic Crowd Pleaser Faux Mink Lashes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
These wallet-friendly fake eyelashes have five double-strong magnets and last up to 16 hours when applied correctly. (FYI, you do need to use them with a magnetic eyeliner, sold separately, for best results.) Happy Ulta reviewers love 'em, repeatedly commenting on how comparable these are far more valuable options.
3. BEST BEGINNER EYELASHES
WINNER: AsaVea Magnetic Eyeliner and Magnetic Eyelash Kit ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Not sure that you have a hand-eye coordination to master magnetic lashes? Try this kit, which has everything you need to make it a success. The eyeliner-based system comes with a super ergonomic and smart applicator tool (it kind of looks like a crazy tweezer). It grips and places the strip of lashes perfectly, and the lashes are housed in a compact mirror that comes with a built-in mirror that makes it easy to see exactly what you're doing.
4. BEST DESIGN EYELASHES
WINNER: Kiss Looks So Natural Lashes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
This five-set Kiss multipack is unique in the actual design of the false lashes. At the end, each individual synthetic fiber is tapered for a realistic finish similar to the look of natural eyelashes. Other brands simply cut the fiber straight across, which may look clumsy and unnatural when applied.
5. BEST NATURAL LOOK EYELASHES
WINNER: One Two Cosmetics Natural Accent Lash ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Fun fact: it was the first brand to introduce magnetic eyelashes. They have a whole host of options, ranging from natural to dramatic, but we are particularly partial to this natural accent. Just like adding a few traditional falsies to the outer corners of your eyes can make a big impact (in a subtle way), they do exactly the same thing, adding a beautiful lift and the slightest touch of curl, perfect if you want to amp your eye to look ever so slightly. They're incredibly light, too.
6. BEST KIT EYELASHES
WINNER: Lashify Control Kit ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you're looking to get serious about false lashes, this kit is an investment, but we think it's worth it. According to Byrdie Editorial Director Faith Xue, it includes every tool and product you'd ever need to make a natural, full look: a control wand, two lash sets, a bonding agent, and a waterproof lash extender. The final outcome 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."
7. BEST EYELASHES WITH LINER
WINNER: LashLiner Magnetic Eyeliner & Lash System ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
On the other hand, while opting for a liner-based system may take a little longer, many proponents will ultimately say that it feels lighter because there are fewer magnets on your lashes. This rich black liner keeps going smoothly, and is not only waterproof, but also latex-and paraben-free, a nice option if you have sensitive eyes. It works perfectly as the basis for these soft lashes, which have the added benefit of being easily trimmable from both sides.
8. BEST VEGAN EYELASHES
WINNER: Tarte Tarteist Pro Cruelty-Free Lashes ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
We love this whole Tarte line because it's vegan and cruelty-free; it's also completely free of parabens, phthalates, and latex. Plus, there's a variety of styles available, so no matter what look you're looking for—from natural to statement—a there's pair for you. The brand also offers a lash adhesive that is sold separately.
9. BEST OVERALL EYELASHES
WINNER: Eylure ProMagnetic Eyelashes & Eyeliner System ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
If you can master the application of a liquid liner, you can apply these lashes. Happily, the thin brush on this one (which contains iron oxides so that the magnets in the lashes stick to it) makes it easy to swipe. Build up your line to be as thick as the lash strip and use several coats to make it completely dry. Then just pop on the lashes, which are full and flickering. The process can be done in five minutes, the lashes can be reused up to 15 times, and the price point is excellent.