Q: hi Rhia,
I have a formal event to attend and would really like to wear false eyelashes, but am afraid that I might be too old for them (I am in my 50s). I don’t want to look like a drag queen! Do you have any suggestions?
A: Too old for falsies?! Please! Many ‘mature’ women, like Oprah, rock the false eyelash look but you wouldn’t even guess that they have false eyelashes on. The key to making false eyelashes work is picking a style/size that appears natural and makes you simply look like you have lush lashes (well that or a really good mascara on!). Choose a size that closely matches the length of your own natural lashes. Quo eyelashes (available at Shoppers Drug Mart in Canada) in styles 800 and 801 are great choices for natural lengths (801 is pictured in the ‘after’ above).
If a full set of lashes is too much, you can also purchase false lashes in halves or individual clusters. You can even cut a full set in half and place the trimmed halves on the outer corners for a lush lash look. Once the lashes are on, be sure to curl the lashes so that the falsies blend well with you own natural set. Add a couple of coats of waterproof mascara and your lashes will be party set! Hope this helps!