Ridiculous Fake Eyelashes Give Me Life, Ok?

In this video, SLATE explains the long history of enhanced eyes in Hollywood and why lately actresses have found them especially hard to resist.

False eyelashes have been a Hollywood makeup trade secret for decades now. But lately, they’ve gotten bolder, and more noticeable, on TV and in movies. Why? And how can you achieve the same look without the Hollywood price tag? 

False eyelashes are getting really good now — when applied correctly, you can hardly tell that they're not real. On the downside, if you want to wear them any more frequently than special occasions, the realistic fanned-out doe-eyed ones can cost quite a bit of cash. However, Hello Giggles tipped us off allure this genius lash hack that makes $1 drugstore lashes look just like the super natural-looking pricier versions.

Fake lashes often look cheap because they're too perfectly glossy, lengthened and spaced-out. You know those drugstore lashes that are groomed into alien-esque pointy triangles? Yeah, not exactly what you need if you're going for a natural look. Makeup artist Paloma Garcia just shared an eyelash hack that not only makes cheap lashes look more expensive but also more natural. All you need is a pair of false lashes and a clean mascara spoolie.

Makeup artist Promise Tamang also tried the "wispy lash hack" and got similar results. As her video shows, some lashes might require getting really rough to transform the cheap lashes into expensive- and natural-looking falsies. In other words, don't be afraid to really go to town on them.

The hack isn't just a cool trick — it has the potential to be a game changer for false lashes lovers. Just think of all the cash you could save if every pair of falsies cost less than a latte. That's cash you could lavish on your lashes in other ways, like with lash-boosting mascara or mermaid lash extensions.