Lovely Lashes – Should You Make It or Fake It On Your Big Day? 


Navigating the world of lashes can be a minefield today at the best of times because there are just so many options to choose from. Should you go for false lashes, extensions, have your lashes tinted and permed, or just use the best mascaras available? Your wedding is no different, in fact deciding what to do about your lashes for your wedding is arguably even more difficult as you want an option that will last all day, won’t smudge or run if you cry and that will also look wonderful in photographs, even the candid ones!

Whether you are getting married in a stunning Georgian mansion like Gosfield Hall in Essex or getting married in a more contemporary location such as in the city of London, getting your wedding look right is vital for so many brides, no matter the style or cultural background of the wedding. That’s why we’ve put our heads together to come with a handy guide to help you navigate the complex world of bridal eyelashes!

False eyelashes

At some point in your life, you have probably worn false eyelashes, it might have been a very long time ago or you might be a diehard fan of adorning your eyes with fluttering fakery. Whether you are new to them or have been wearing them for years, you are probably unsure if fake eyelashes are the best option for you for your bridal look. The advantage of falsies is that they now come in a wide variety of lengths and different degrees of thickness, meaning that you can safely avoid having huge, over-the-top, unnatural looking lashes if that look doesn’t appeal to you. The greatest advantage of fake eyelashes is that “they’ll stay put even when you shed happy tears”, so you don’t run the risk of having streaky cheeks in any of your photos.

The downside to wearing fake eyelashes is that they can sometimes be tricky to apply. Getting them perfectly positioned on your eyelid so that they are shaped to blend in with the rest of your natural lashes can be fiddly at the best of times, let alone if your hands are shaking with last-minute jitters. However, if you have a make-up artist doing your make-up on your wedding day then this is something that they will have no problem in applying. Fake eyelashes are also a cheaper option, so this is worth considering if budget is an issue.


If you don’t know the difference between fake eyelashes and eyelash extensions, then it is helpful to point this out now. Eyelash extensions are when individual lashes are adhered on to your lashes using a unique glue. They can last six to eight weeks and they mean that during that time you will wake up every single day with stunning, full, long, dark eyelashes. Eyelash extensions are currently the most popular choice for brides, bridesmaids, mother-of-the-brides and mother-of-the-grooms, it is a beauty choice being made by lots of people on a day-to-day basis due to the convenience that they add to your daily life. They cut out a good chunk of time from your make-up routine in the morning as many people find that wearing eyelash extensions means that they only need to apply their base make-up (i.e., skin protection, moisturiser/primer, foundation and/or concealer, powder and bronzer/blusher) and add a quick slick of lippie.

On your wedding day, no doubt you will be wanting to wow your guests with a beautiful eye make-up look as well, but it is good to know that your lashes won’t be needing too much attention to make them look insta-worthy. The downside to eyelash extensions is that wearing them all the time can damage your natural lashes, as such, they should be used for special occasions and well-looked after by following your beautician’s advice on how to maintain them.

Perm and tint your natural lashes

Another option for your eyelashes is to get them permed and tint. This is something that lots of people do regularly, like wearing eyelash extensions. A lash tint and perm adds a huge dose of drama to your face, framing your eyelids and highlighting your eyes. A “lash lift is a perm for your lashes that shapes them into the perfect eye-opening curl [and is] often paired with a lash tint to make lashes stand out even more”. If you are considering a lash look that has longevity (as opposed to using fake eyelashes which are worn for the day only) then perming and tinting your natural lashes is a great option for people who want a low maintenance approach to their beauty regime as many people find lash extensions to be too high-maintenance.

Use a brilliant mascara

If all of those options are just too much like hard work or too drastic for you then investing in a brilliant mascara might be just the ticket for you, particularly if you are planning on doing your bridal make-up. Rather than feeling worried that you might not get the results you want by relying solely on mascara, you can take some comfort from the fact that some mascaras are so good that you can deceive people into believing that you have received a lash treatment! Speaking about Maybelline’s New York The Falsies Lash Lift mascara, @Allure_magazine said that “When Allure’s beauty editor wears this mascara, people ask her if she’s gotten a lash perm or lift”.

Whatever you decide to do regarding your bridal look, just know that your loved one will be blown away when you appear by their side and that they will be happy to celebrate your love for each other in front of your family and friends and that is the only thing that matters!

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