How critical are falsies?

posted 3 years ago in Beauty
  • poll: Are false eyelashes necessary?
    Absolutely, you look like a baby without. : (26 votes)
    41 %
    No, mascara and comfort will make it just fine. : (37 votes)
    59 %
  • Post # 2
    1511 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: June 2018

    Absolutely not necessary. I don’t know anyone who was using false lashes before 4 years ago, and plenty of people were getting married back then and looked perfectly lovely. I personally hate false lashes. Mascara is totally enough.

    Post # 3
    42 posts
    • Wedding: December 2016

    soon2behb :  Have you tried individual false lashes? They are much more comfortable! I am an MUA and I honestly think they add an extra dimension to how your finished make up looks/photographs.  That being said you won’t neccessarily look like there is something missing without them! 

    Post # 4
    9589 posts
    Buzzing Beekeeper
    • Wedding: September 2015

    There is no comparison, and they are “essential” if you want to look beyond your normal nights out makeup IMO. They take a look from pretty lady to disney princess (in a good way haha). She could use the little individual ones rather than a full set though. You wouldnt feel those.  


    (essential in quotes because obviously one does not NEED fake eyelashes to get married)


    Post # 5
    487 posts
    Helper bee
    • Wedding: September 2017

    I have never tried individual false lashes but I have (tried) to wear false lashes a few times (for comic con… because I’m cool…) and I always end up pulling them off half way through the day, they drive me crazy (and I can never get them to stay put.)  I don’t know if there is a difference between doing them yourself and having a pro apply them (there probably is) but I would say if you’re uncomfortable with them they are absolutely not needed – and if you don’t ever wear them your H2B might get scared and think you’ve been replaced by an eye fluttering alien.


    I’ve also recently learned that men (my man?) is terrified of stray false lashes. Apparently they’re ‘creepy’ XD

    Post # 6
    709 posts
    Busy bee

    I would try a different brand. There are some really light weight ones that give a beautiful look without feeling like you have caterpillars glued on your eyelids. They look beautiful for up close pictures. They draw more attention to your eyes and really make your makeup look even better!

    Post # 7
    1151 posts
    Bumble bee
    • Wedding: October 2015

    MrsBuesleBee :  Agreed!!!

    You can get married without them but I think they really make a difference.  Try extensions!  Then you will have them on your honeymoon too (assuming you are going right away).

    Post # 8
    1128 posts
    Bumble bee

    Have you compared photos of yourself with them vs without?  I think it’d be a shame not to wear them 

    Post # 9
    1552 posts
    Bumble bee

    Not essential, theyve only become popular in the last 5 years or so. I did wear a light pair for my wedding and I do think they look good but I understand what you mean about feeling uncomfortable in them and I think comfort is most important. You can still look great with mascara and eye makeup. Ive seen false lashes look great but I also see so many women in false lashes that look awful and fake so if you choose to wear them, pick a lighter pair so they look natural. 

    Post # 10
    105 posts
    Blushing bee

    soon2behb :  If you want to keep your everyday look in photos, then go with mascara but if you are aiming for a more bridal “glam” look, then falsies definitely are needed (in my opinion) for that professional makeup look. Honestly, despite all the hype of mascaras, I rarely see anyone duplicate the look of falsies with mascara.

    Post # 11
    140 posts
    Blushing bee

    I say they are not needed. Because one its way too obvious when someone is wearing the false lashes in photos. They are not timeless either. Most likely will not be fashionable in 5 years anyways. It is like eyebrow styles these days. 10 years ago it was popular to pluck the death out of them, now we “paint” them in and somehow think thats great too. 

    In other words, natural is never going to be something someone looks back on and says “man that was the style back then?”

    Post # 12
    3090 posts
    Sugar bee

    Individuals feel like your own and feels absolutely natural (and looks that way as well).  I feel like ‘falsies’ that one sticks on tends to have the fake look, plus they are uncomfortable…yuck. 

    Post # 13
    847 posts
    Busy bee

    Have you considered an eyelash lift? Its like a perm for your eyelashes? I’m thinking of having an eyelash lift and tint… I cry when happy and am worried waterproof mascara will not be waterproof enough.

    Post # 14
    734 posts
    Busy bee

    I am 100% team falsies. Granted I love makeup and especially more dramatic eyes when I’m getting dolled up. FWIW my sister in law did not wear falsies for her wedding then at my wedding myself and all my Bridesmaid or Best Man wanted falsies so she wanted to try them and she told me she wishes she would have worn them for her wedding day as she felt they made her eyes pop more. She also went with a more natural lash versus a more volumous glam one. Remember there are different levels of falsies to pick from. You don’t have to have thick, glam looking ones if you don’t want! 

    Post # 15
    734 posts
    Busy bee

    Also I personally did not want to look like my everyday work makeup on my wedding day. I think falsies elevate your look and truly give you that extra oomph on such an important day! 

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