2. Fake Lashes
—Sure, fake eyelashes are loaded with memories of accidentally gluing your eye shut in high school (even if that Elvira costume was totally worth it!), but nothing out there gives eyes an immediate and dramatic boost like a pair of falsies. Many makeup brands offer a variety of lashes. For a low-key alternative, try individual lashes or cutting lash-strips in two, which can be applied to the corners of the eye for a full yet subtle look.
The glue, the steady hand, even the night-of upkeep... The process requires a bit of finesse. Always apply the glue to the lashes, not your eye, and apply the glue on your finger first to spread evenly. Try using a tweezer to place the lashes to the eye's inner corner—remember, longest lashes should be on the outside of your eye, shorter ones on the inside. Keep your eyes closed and be patient—the "Clockwork Orange" look has never done anyone any favors. Drying should take about 30 seconds. Then apply mascara to bond your real lashes against the fake ones.
Special Effects Lashes, $10, available at Urbanoutfitters
; Makeup Forever
Mikki Lashes, $15, available at Sephora.com
Individual Lashes, $3.47, available at CVS
; YSL fall '10 beauty look.