How far would you go for the perfect lashes? These days, it seems like falsies, an eyelash curler, and heaps of volumizing mascara aren’t enough. Beauty junkies are scrambling to find the best makeup tools to attain unique, standout lashes. Here are three that have changed the game.
1. Eyelash Staple Gun
Don’t worry; it’s not as scary as it sounds. It’s called Flashes, aka as a staple gun for false lashes. Invented by Flirt Cosmetics, this lash applicator costs $28 (about P1,400), and contains 40 lash buds and a detailed user’s guide. You brush a thin layer of eyelash glue (not included in the package) on the end of the lash buds, wait 20 seconds, and gently apply the ends of the lashes to your lashline. Hold and “staple” the false lashes in place with Flashes for three to five—and voila!—perfectly applied falsies. Of course, it takes practice to get it right. Refill lash buds are sold separately, and they even come in red and green.
2. Magnetic False Lashes
Say goodbye to messy eyelash glue and accidentally ripping off your lashes! Using patented micro-magnetic technology, One Two Lash sandwiches your natural lashes between two ultra-lightweight fiber strips to give the illusion of thicker lashes. Created by real estate developer turned beauty entrepreneur Katy Stoka, One Two Lash comes in four variants, depending on how thick you want your lashes to look. They range from $59 to 69 (around P3,000 to 3,500) per box.
3. LED Lashes
Here’s something to wear the next time you go clubbing—F.lashes, dubbed as “fine, fresh, fierce, fun interactive LED lashes.” The light reacts when you dance, blink, or tilt your head! You apply it with eyelash glue the same way you apply regular falsies. Created by Tien Pham and Davey Taylor from San Francisco, Flashes will soon be available on Kickstarter. In the meantime, click on the tutorial here if you want to create your own.