Lashings of festive falsies

My love affair with fake eyelashes has been a long standing relationship. Ever since the tender age of sixteen, before it occurred to me that you could snip the strips to fit your eye shape or find glue that smelt a bit less fishy, I was obsessed. Undoubtedly my best look were the Topshop ‘feather’ lashes, AKA three small black feathers jammed onto my eye that resembled nothing of actual eyelashes. Apparently I was quite avant-garde in my younger years. Although I am partial to a natural lash in the summertime and a fuller lash for a night out, the Christmas period is especially exciting when it comes to the variety of eyelashes that become available on the market.

Eyelure in particular have upped their game for this festive season. Their standout products for Christmas 2015 are the Frozen Beauty and Snow Princess lashes from their ‘party’ range. The first are embellished with strips of shimmering ribbon and the latter have a scattering of iridescent flakes that twinkle beautifully. Each looks amazing when they catch the light and are perfect for any Christmas party to add an extra bit of oomph to your look. At a modest £6.95 each, including adhesive and the option to wear them for up to 3 times

(or 4 or 5 depending on how happy you are to pick the old glue off), Eyelure have created products that manage to be affordable whilst looking more upmarket. A definite essential for your seasonal make-up bag!

If you are looking for something a bit more understated for the festive period, the eyelash giant have also collaborated with vlogging sensation Fleur de Force in time for Christmas to create her own range of lashes. Favourites from the Eyelure x Fleur de Force collection include the ‘Fleur Loves’ ¾ length strip (£5.95), ideal for those of us who don’t want to commit to the full lash but would like to add some volume to the outer corner of the eye. These are also great if you aren’t a fake eyelash veteran but want to try them out for your work Christmas party without too much of a dramatic change to your normal look.

House of Lashes, the US brand much loved by celebrity make-up artists, have also added some limited edition products to their range for the holidays. Currently at a reduced price of $7.00 (£4.63), their Ice Queen eyelashes are a creation that Queen Elsa herself would be proud of.

These are a thick and full lash topped with icy blue glitter and are the ultimate icing on the cake to any winter glam look. Thankfully House of Lashes also manages to keep their shipping costs to a minimum and only charge $5.95 for orders to the UK.

So if you are searching for the ideal set of fake eyelashes to wear on your Christmas Eve pub-crawl or to finish off your Elsa outfit for the live action version of Frozen you plan on performing on Christmas Day, these picks have got you covered.

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