I was in love with two things on my wedding day: my newly acquired husband … and my eyelashes.
My friend Lacy, the queen of make-up, recommended MAC eyelashes for my big day. During our pre-wedding trial run of my make-up, she gave me a quick tutorial of how to apply them. I had always loved the look of false eyelashes, but had been intimidated by the process. I instantly fell in love the the MAC lashes – they looked defined, yet natural. However at $13 a pair it seemed like nothing less than a luxury after my wedding day.
That was, until I discovered Ardell Eyelashes for under four bucks. They have all different styles, but my favorites tend to be the less flashy versions.
At first, applying eyelashes can drive you batty (pun intended), so here are a few reasons why I love them, along with a couple tips:
• You can re-wear them! In fact, I always like them a little better after I’ve given them a night out on the town (by then they’ve been molded to fit your eyes perfectly).
• They’re my secret weapon to taking good photos. Actually, 95% of the reason I wear them is because I like how they look in photographs.
• Always bring the glue with you. Typically this is never an issue, but the one time I left the house without it, was the one time one of them actually started coming off. Don’t be the embarrassed girl with one big eyelash and one small one.
• The same lashes look different on different people. Case in point:
My wedding day lashes…
And Laura, one of my bridesmaids, wearing the exact same kind… So much more prominent (and oh so lovely)!
Don’t believe the hype? Take a look at
Allure’s Top Eight Eyelash Looks from 2009.