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How Do I Choose the Best Natural Eyelashes?

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  • Written By: Emily Espinoza
  • Edited By: Susan Barwick
  • Last Modified Date: 01 May 2019
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To choose the best natural eyelashes, consider whether you want one whole set of lashes or individual pieces, how much length and volume you want, and what kind of texture you want your lashes to have. False eyelashes that are made to look natural can come in a single curved piece with many lashes attached or in smaller clusters of lashes that can be applied individually. The shape, length, and volume of natural lashes varies and choosing the right one depends on your taste and natural eye shape. Eyelashes have a variety of textures, and some may look more natural or simply be more appealing to you than others.

Natural eyelashes that are long and full are a desirable trait to many people, but achieving the look can happen in a few different ways. The most common type of false eyelashes resemble a full set of natural eyelashes that are all attached to a thin strip that is then glued along the natural lash line. Another option is to attach small sections or even individual lashes known as lash extensions to the natural hair. This kind of treatment is most often semi-permanent and often has to be done by a professional, so if you just want a boost of lashes for a special occasion or do not want to invest a lot of money, then gluing on a single piece is probably your best choice.

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Choosing the right length and volume for your natural eyelashes really comes down to your own personal preference and how each one works with the natural shape of your eye and lash line. Think about how long and full your own lashes are by themselves and how you want them to look with false lashes added. If you want something subtle and natural looking, make sure you do not get too much length or volume because your lashes will look obviously augmented if you do. You should also look at the pattern of the lashes to see if they have a natural growth type of pattern, because they might look more artificial if they are arranged in a perfectly straight line.

The material used to make natural eyelashes can vary but is almost always synthetic hair. Be aware that the softer the lashes are, the more likely they are to look natural. Varied length also gives eyelashes a more natural appearance when combined with your own eyelashes. Think about when and where you want to wear your eyelashes to determine which texture seems like the best choice. If you want something striking and dramatic, look for eyelashes that include colors, sparkles, or other interesting items like colored feathers.

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