Short vs Long Fake Eyelashes: Which Length Is Right For You?

Wearing fake eyelashes is the quickest way to achieve fuller and longer lashes, but finding the perfect fit for your eye shape can be tricky. Whether you have almond, round, hooded or monolid eyes, the key to finding the right lashes for you is understanding your eye shape.

In this blog, we’ll explore the different types of false lashes and provide tips and tricks from applying them, to finding the pros and cons of short vs long fake eyelashes!

How do I choose the right fake eyelash length?

Choosing lashes ultimately comes down to your preference of length and the look you aim to achieve. Shorter lashes provide a subtle enhancement, making them perfect for everyday wear or even to complete a natural glam look. On the other hand, longer lashes make a bold statement and are ideal for special occasions and nights out that complement full glam makeup. Whether you opt for the subtlety of short lashes or the drama of long fake eyelashes, the key is to choose a length that aligns with your personal style

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Is it better to have short or long false eyelashes?

Ultimately, whether short or long fake eyelashes are “better” is a matter of personal preference and lifestyle. Some people love the dramatic effect of long lashes, while others appreciate the simplicity and ease of short lashes. Long fake eyelashes have the ability to make your eyes appear larger and more defined, drawing attention to them. This enhancement can also improve facial symmetry, leading you to feel more confident and attractive. Additionally, long lashes create a dramatic and glamorous look, perfect for special occasions and evening events. 

On the other hand, short false eyelashes are perfect for those who still want to add definition to their eyes but dislike the feeling of heaviness. They provide a subtle, natural enhancement ideal for daily wear and work environments. Short lashes are lighter and more comfortable, reducing the likelihood of irritation or discomfort. Additionally, short lashes complement every makeup look and are suitable for all eye shapes, offering a universally flattering option that works well with minimal makeup.

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Pros of long fake eyelashes

Long false lashes are a very popular choice of beauty accessory. Let’s take a look into the benefits: 

  1. Enhanced appearance: Long fake lashes can dramatically enhance the appearance of your eyes, making them look larger and more defined.
  2. Convenience: They can save you time as you wont need to apply multiple coats of mascara to achieve the same effect, or worry about it looking clumpy.
  3. Photo opportunities: Long fake lashes can look better than your real lashes in photos, adding depth and definition.
  4. Creative makeup looks: Long lashes typically are well suited for dramatic eye looks, allowing you to stand out with eyeshadows and eyeliners.
  5. Balancing facial features: Long false lashes can help balance out facial features, especially those with naturally prominent brows or lips.


What are the cons of long fake eyelashes?

While long fake eyelashes can create a dramatic and complete a full glam look, they can come with several drawbacks, if not applied correctly:

  1. Uncomfortable & heavy: Long lashes can feel heavy on the eyes, which can lead to discomfort if worn for long periods of time.
  2. Interference: If you wear glasses, long fake eyelashes can brush up against the lenses, leading to discomfort. This can also interfere with your vision which can be annoying for daily activities.
  3. Potential damage: The weight and adhesive can sometimes damage your natural lashes. Not all lash glues will make your lashes fall out, but this can become an issue making them more prone to breakage or fallout.
  4. Unnatural appearance: For those wanting a more natural look, long lashes can appear overly dramatic and out of place in a casual setting. They might not also blend seamlessly, making them stand out in an unnatural way.
  5. They’ll need to be trimmed: Majority of long fake eyelashes will need to be trimmed to match the shape and size of your eyes. If you skip this step, your lashes won’t last as long and can risk lifting at the edges.

Do shorter false lashes look fuller?

Shorter false lashes can look fuller because their length is more concentrated along the lash line. This fullness can actually make your eyes look naturally voluminous without the need for excessive length. Additionally, shorter lashes can look better than super long fake eyelashes as they wont cover your eye makeup as much, giving your eyeshadow and eyeliner looks a time to shine. This makes shorter lashes a versatile option for those who want to enhance their eyes without overshadowing the rest of their makeup.

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What are the cons of short false eyelashes?

While short lashes have many benefits, they also come with some drawbacks:

  1. Less dramatic: Short false lashes may not provide the length and dramatic effect that longer lashes offer. This could be a disadvantage for those seeking a bolder, more glam look.
  2. Limited styles: There is more variety of longer styles out there for longer lashes. This restricts your options.
  3. Subtle enhancement: Shorter lashes provide a much more subtle look, which may not show that much difference compared to your natural lashes.
  4. Blending issues: While shorter lashes are meant to blend seamlessly with your natural lashes, there may still be issues if your natural lashes are much longer or thicker, resulting in an uneven look.
  5. Less versatility: Shorter fake eyelashes might not suit a specific makeup style, particularly those that require a dramatic lash to complement bold eyeshadow or liner.

How to apply false eyelashes

Step 1: Measure and Trim

Hold the fake eyelashes against your lash line to determine if they are the right length. If they’re too long, carefully trim the outer edge to fit your eye shape.

Step 2: Prep the Lash

Sometimes lashes can flatten when you take them out of the box and then they run the risk of lifting on the inner and outer corners. To avoid this, carefully hold either end of the fake eyelash and roll it in a “U” shape. This will help keep the curve of the lash, making it fit along your eye better!

Step 3: Apply Lash Adhesive

Grab your tweezers and gently pick up your fake eyelashes. Apply a thin layer of lash glue along the lash band and wait for up to 30 seconds for the glue to get tacky. This step is crucial to prevent the lashes from sliding around during application.

Alternatively, if you are using an adhesive eyeliner pen, apply a coat evenly along the lash line as close as possible. Make sure to wait 20-30 seconds as well to give the glue enough time to get tacky.

Step 4: Apply the Fake Lashes

Using a mirror and your tweezers, position the lash as close to your natural lash line as possible. Start by attaching the centre of the lash band, then secure the inner and outer corners. Press gently to ensure they stick down well. Once the inner and outer corners are in place, use your tweezers to secure the lash and to blend your natural lashes with your falsies.

Step 5: Final Touches

If desired, you can use an eyelash curler to blend your natural and fake lashes. Be very gentle to avoid damaging the lashes. You can also apply a thin line of eyeliner to conceal the lash band and create a seamless look. Finish the look with mascara on your lower lashes if desired.

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Discover your perfect fake eyelash


Finding a fake eyelash that’s the perfect fit can be frustrating, especially if you can’t find a style you like. That’s why at Invogue and Eye Candy, we offer a range of lash styles, at very affordable prices. Shop our false lashes and treat yourself to a bargain today!