red cherry lashes #605 // £1.30
fake eyelashes achieve something that mascara can only dream of, but at the price of being ridiculously fiddly - not only to apply, but i find that almost all styles of lashes look so unnatural on me that i'd feel uncomfortable wearing them out. usually i settle for a very natural pair that i amp up with mascara, or some demi lashes, but recently i've found The Ones.
the #605s by red cherry do everything; they're volumising, slightly lengthening (but not to the point where they sit on your eyebrows when you look up), affordable, and mimic what natural lashes would look like if eyelash growth serums actually worked the way they're advertised. here i'm wearing them without any mascara to maintain some degree of subtlety, but with a few coats of mascara they still somehow manage to look as though they could be your natural eyelashes. i won't tell if you don't.