False eyelashes are a fantastic addition to your makeup. If you choose your lashes carefully, you won’t end up looking like a drag queen. The key is choosing lashes that compliment your look rather than dominating it. For the most natural look, try individual lashes on the outer corner of your upper lash line. Ardell make a medium set available for sale though ‘beautyzone2007‘ on ebay that cost a measly $6 (incl. shipping), but many companies make similar lashes, so shop around. There are only one or two companies in the world who make false lashes, so the quality between MAC, Red Cherry, and Ardell (for instance) doesn’t vary that much in my experience.
If you’re after a full strip of lashes that have a very natural look, try either Red Cherry #68 or MAC #7. They have lots of varying lengths so they don’t have that traditional, uniform, false eyelash look. You can even cut one strip in half and place it on each outer corner of your upper lash line if you prefer. There are a few sellers on ebay who carry these lashes, but as a rough guide, you can expect to pay about $10 for four pairs of Red Cherry lashes, and $10 for one pair of the MAC lashes. ‘Try ‘jewlz4ever‘ for MAC #7 lashes, and some great deals on MAC products in general (Refined and Improvise have caught my eye recently).
If you want something just a little more dramatic, try Ardell #117 ($5) , Ardell Wipsies ($5) from beautyzone2007. Alternately, you could try MAC #36 ($10), or MAC ‘Blinking Cool’ ($10) from jewlz4ever.
Any tweezers will do when applying false lashes, but try to find Duo Eyelash Glue in ‘clear’, because the lashes will stick well and won’t reveal any globs of glue. You can buy Duo Eyelash Glue at IHeartRed Cherry.com, along with Red Cherry lashes, but stock levels vary, so keep checking the website.