When it comes to false lashes, I don't wear them often, if ever. When I do, I usually only use the individual ones on my outer corners, but since I do quite a bit of event makeup for people, I always have several options on hand, and I LOVE how they totally amp up the glam factor a couple notches—whether they're subtle or dramatic.
If you've got an event coming up (a wedding, perhaps :) or family pictures or possibly a just a photo-worthy weekend), I highly recommend popping on a pair of falsies on because they photograph amazingly!!
Eylure Naturalites are very soft and natural-looking so I like to keep a few pairs available when I do makeup.
They're nice and cheap at ULTA. $4.99 for one or $9.99 for a 3-pack.
When you're doing falsies, do your shadow first, and then I usually apply a thin coat of liner to make sure there are no gaps after the fact. Then give your own lashes a curl and a coat of mascara first before you apply the false lashes. The glue might look scary at first, but it'll dry clear.
Then you can go back over your liner, and curl your lashes one more time so you don't have a weird gap between your real lashes and your falsies. If you want to, you can apply another coat of mascara, but most falsies are dark enough that you can go without.
BONUS TIP: After you apply the glue to the strip of lashes, wait about 60 seconds so the glue can get a little bit tacky before you stick them on, and press them down right into your lash line.
If you're looking for even higher-quality lashes with a lot of different options, I've recently discovered House of Lashes and have purchased a few pairs for my brides. Their website is super helpful and user-friendly. You can look up what style of lashes they recommend depending on your eye shape. If you missed my post on ID-ing your eye shape, you can check it out here.
You can also search for what you want based on how dense you'd like them to be. The Eylure Naturalites are very soft and light, and the more dense you go, obviously, the more dramatic they will look.
Some of my favorites are the Iconic lashes from House of Lashes, and they're a 4 out of 5 on the density scale.
. . . and I got a little excited so I couldn't resist testing-driving 'em.
Same photos, different angles.