All about the eyes

by Kayla Kluver

Most days my eyelashes get a quick once over with black mascara - but for a big night out or a special occasion a full set of false lashes is a real treat. Applied correctly, they make my eyes appear larger and add a touch of drama to any look. Even when I do wear a full set, I always choose a natural pair. Eyelashes that are too thick appear heavy on the eye and are far too obvious - the goal is to enhance, not distract.

A great alternative to the full set is to apply individual lashes. These are absolutely wonderful fillers - whenever I wear them I get compliments on how long my lashes are (up to you whether your divulge the secret). First I apply eyeshadow, eyeliner and a touch of mascara. Then, with the help of my eyebrow tweezers I stick two or three lashes to each eye where I want a bit of body. To finish, I apply one more coat of mascara to blend all the lashes together. These really are a breeze to apply and are appropriate for day to day wear. Eyelure, £5.35 at Boots, are a great set and the lashes come in short, medium and long. Give em a go and let me know what you think!