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There are ups and downs to any makeup product but especially to something like false lashes. It is important that if you are considering using false lashes, you understand some of the benefits and drawbacks. While many say that the benefits outweigh the drawbacks, it is important that each user makes their own decisions. Looking first at the pros, false lashes can quickly amp up any style, they last longer than mascara on its own, they can be used more than once, and they are a great way to draw attention to your eyes by using any one of the hundreds of different styles that are available. Each of these pros must be weighed against the obvious and not so obvious cons of this product.
The glue can be a bit irritating to people with sensitive eyes, it may cause puffiness and swelling and should be tested on skin before being applied to the eye area, false lashes can be clumsy and uncomfortable, they can come unglued during the day or night, they are not all that cheap, and they can be difficult to apply. All that being said, false lashes are somewhat awkward when you first apply them, after applying several sets and taking the time to test out several shapes and designs; you may find that wearing them is not all that bad. With the glue issue, there are several different formulas of lash glue out there that you can try until you find one that is safe for your skin and is comfortable to use and apply. With practice, even the most difficult of tasks can become easy and it is important that with something like false lashes you are comfortable with both the process and the end result before you depend on them for a look. If strip lashes are too uncomfortable, you can opt for individuals which are small bundles of three or four lashes that are a bit more comfortable to wear for long periods of time.
|Jennifer Mathes, Ph.D.|