A few years ago I had a chance to test-drive lash extensions—glued on semi-permanent lashes that last six weeks or so. They were amazing but expensive to keep up with. I always loved the natural look they provided and long hoped for a more affordable replacement.
And then I discovered Younique 3D Fiber Lashes. This smart mascara offers the look of false lashes with the ease of washing them off every night. At $29, it falls into the high-priced mascara category, but claims are that you'll get a few good months use out of it. And for long, beautiful, natural-looking lashes, that's worth it.
It comes in a two-for-one kind of package. First, you apply a "Transplanting Gel," which looks like a basic black mascara and acts like a glue. Then, you wave on the 3D Fibers and initially they'll look odd and clumpy. But add another layer of Transplanting Gel to smooth things out and you'll have the kind of lashes you always dreamed of.