There is nothing that takes a costume to the next level faster than the right makeup and hair.. and fake lashes are the icing on that well curated cupcake. Whether you want a dramatic lash to go with your sexy costume, or if you want to go all out with avant garde styles such as feathers and rhinestones, keep reading for the 30 best Halloween eyelashes to elevate any costume.
TIPS FOR WEARING HALLOWEEN EYELASHES
USE YOUR OWN GLUE
Many Halloween eyelashes come with a small lash glue for convenience. Toss it out, seriously.
The glue that comes with costume lashes is usually horrible and there’s an excellent chance that if you use it, your eyelashes will wind up lost and alone on a street corner somewhere along your path.
CUSTOMIZE THEM OR MAKE YOUR OWN
Lashes don’t have to be a one size fits all type of accessory, especially on Halloween. Many brands of Halloween eyelashes feel a little flimsy or cheap, so I usually find myself making my own modifications.
Whether it’s stacking them with another lash style for fullness, or gluing on your own details like rhinestones, taking a little extra time to customize your lash will make you happier with your entire costume in the end.
Celebrity makeup artist, Kristofer Buckle is the king of customizing eyelashes. Remember when he told us how he customized Christina Aguilera’s lashes for her music video?
3 TRICKS FOR APPLYING HALLOWEEN EYELASHES
A lot of my clients complain about fake eyelashes being too difficult to apply. Check out my 3 best tips to make the process as easy as possible.
MAKE SURE THE GLUE IS TACKY The quickest way to make a total mess and wind up with glue all over your eyelid is to start applying your lash before the glue is tacky.
When you apply lash glue to the eyelash, let it sit for 30-40 seconds to let the glue get tacky. This will not only help the lash stick better initially, but it also eliminates a lot of necessary mess.
LOOK DOWN INTO A MIRROR Looking straight ahead and applying a fake lash is extremely difficult, especially if you are a novice.
When applying your own fake lashes, take a handheld mirror or a compact and hold it at chin length, facing up. Look down into the mirror with your eyes and then begin applying the lash. This allows you to keep your eye open while positioning it at the perfect angle.. which is looking down.
USE TWEEZERS Tweezers are a lifesaver when applying fake eyelashes. Once you set the fake lash in its initial position, grab the corners with a pair of tweezers and carefully set them into place.
THE 30 BEST HALLOWEEN EYELASHES
DRAMATIC BLACK EYELASHES
MAKEUP FOREVER carries several pairs of falsies that make for ideal Halloween eyelashes. This handmade pair is extra long and super bold, perfect to elevate a variety of costumes and add some drama to your look.
With its shiny hair and dramatic cat eye swoop, it’s no surprise that this pair of eyelashes was inspired by drag queens. It is just exaggerated enough to work for a variety different Halloween looks.
These lashes claim to be the world’s longest lash and are supposed to last for 50+ wears.
They are lightweight and could work for glamour looks or scary costumes. I picture the straight design working well on the bottom lash line for a creepy, horror look.
These eyelashes are fluffy enough to look a little tangled and wild, which is perfect for Halloween.
They are almost 1 inch long (25mm) and have an incredible amount of fullness. They are also reusable up to 20 times (with proper care).
Please note that these lashes are made with Siberian mink fur, so they are not one of the cruelty free options on this list.
LONG SPIKY LASHES
These long spiky eyelashes by Smiffy not only come with a top set, but a bottom pair as well.
At 10″ high, they are super dramatic and make for epic Halloween eyelashes that can work with a variety of different costumes. They would also be great for cosplay year round.
These lashes are much shorter and a lot less dramatic than the last pair, but their spiky design is just enough to add a unique touch to your Halloween makeup look.
The next few eyelashes are created from waterproof paper which adds a graphic, unique flair to your eye makeup. Paper lashes tend to be fragile so they do involve a little more care during application, but the final look is well worth it.
These laser cut eyelashes are created to be worn on your upper and lower lash lines. They would be great for a masquerade ball or a Venetian masquerade costume.
These paper eyelashes have a delicate, whimsical design complete with small butterflies.
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These floral, paper eyelashes are some of my favorites and I can see them as a unique addition to a Day of the Dead costume, or even a fairy look.
I love that they are designed to sit on the outer corners of your eyes, so you can combine them with other lashes of your choice for a customizable look.
These paper eyelashes are shaped as spiderwebs and are a fun choice for sexy or scary costumes. They would also be great for teachers who want to add a little extra flair to their makeup around the holiday.
GLOW IN THE DARK EYELASHES
Glow in the dark eyelashes are an unexpected touch, perfect for Halloween. Even if you don’t have a costume, the flashy neon glow will add the holiday spirit to any look.
I like these glow in the dark eyelashes by Elegant Lashes because the glow panels are mixed in with a regular black strip lash.. so it won’t look strange if you’re wearing them in daylight.
They will glow in the dark or under black light so they’re perfect for Halloween, raves or parties.
This is another pair of glow in the dark lashes by Elegant Lashes, with a slightly different shape and a more symmetrical length.
Like the pair above, the glow panels are mixed into a black strip lash so they can be worn day or night.
Does anyone remember these iconic Shu Uemura lashes from almost a decade ago? Unfortunately they are long since discontinued but luckily for us, they have been copied.
These lashes by Smiffy are black feathers with white polka dots and they are about as close as you can get to the Shu Uemura style. They measure in at 10″ high and 10″ wide.
Consider adding a second pair to your bottom lashes for an extra dramatic look.
This pair is the same feather lashes as above but in a teal and black polka dot pattern.
These eyelashes have a fun pop of color and long feathers attached to the outside of the strip lash. The inner half of the lash looks a little sparse, so I would maybe recommend adding in some individuals, or stacking these with another strip lash.
This pair of teal feather eyelashes is vibrant and bold, and would be perfect for a variety of different fantasy costumes.
Rhinestones are an easy way to incorporate a little glamour into any Halloween makeup look, without going too overboard. The gems end up catching the light, making your eye makeup sparkly.
These criss cross eyelashes have 15 black rhinestones attached to each lash.
Ardell makes several styles of rhinestone eyelashes. This pair has a double layer of rhinestones glued onto each lash.
These rhinestone lashes have a band of gems situated along the lash line. They are a creative way to add some subtle, feminine flair to your makeup look.
These Halloween eyelashes are designed with feathers that extend past the lash for a bit of extra showy detail.
These criss cross lashes have 5 tiny pearls attached to the outer half of the lash.
These delicate feather eyelashes have two longer feathers which extend out on the outer corner of the lash.
Rainbow lashes are a fun way to add color to your costume. They are also great for pride celebrations, cosplay and raves year round.
These rainbow eyelashes come in a pack of 10, which is a lot, but it would be perfect for group costumes and is they are super affordable, coming it at less than $7.
These rainbow eyelashes are designed for your bottom lash line.
Add some color to your makeup look by choosing a pair of these extra long, dramatic lashes. It’s an easy way to take your costume to the next level.
These lashes come in a variety of colors such as blue, red, pink, yellow, orange, purple, rainbow, neon and metallic.
White fake eyelashes are versatile enough to work for creepy looks, as well as costumes that are more fantasy-like and whimsical.
If you decide to go with a white lash, I recommend priming your natural lashes first so that they don’t show through this transparent style.
These Halloween eyelashes are a fun way to add some sparkle to your makeup look. This style comes in a variety of colors including gold, silver, green and blue.
Not every Halloween makeup look calls for crazy, avant garde eyelashes. A fluffy pair of natural strip lashes is a great way to add some extra drama without looking too over the top.
Huda Beauty has a beautiful range of lashes that come in all different shapes to fit just about any eye. They can also be re-used up to 12 times.
Lilly Lashes are a favorite amongst celebrities and social media influencers. Her line ranges from super dramatic to natural and her best selling styles come in “lite” versions which are perfect for those who want a more subtle look.
With proper care, Lilly Lashes can be re-used up to 15 times.
Adding a pair of fake lashes your your bottom lash line is a unique way to throw in something extra to your makeup look.
I wrote the original version of this post almost 10 years ago (!) and looking back, I wish I would’ve bought 10 pairs of these now discontinued lashes. Nobody makes them like Shu Uemura.
White you can no longer find these in stores I’m leaving these images up for inspiration.. and nostalgia.
Viktor and Rolf for Shu Uemura, $95.
Shu Umeura white wispy lashes with rhinestones.
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