Kiss Falscara Combines the Best Parts of Fake Eyelashes and Eyelash Extensions — Editor Review
Eyelashes may be one of the most stubborn parts of the face when it comes to makeup application. One too many swipes of mascara can make them clump and flake; big, fluttery false lashes can feel heavy and weigh down your eyelids; eyelash extensions cost a pretty penny and require a whole lot of extra maintenance.
Kiss, however, is on yet another mission to change that. Just months after releasing the easy-to-use magnetic eyeliner and eyelash duo, it has created yet another type of false lash unlike any other: Falscara. Unlike traditional strip lashes, Falscara comes with two wispy sets of lashes that are divided into five sections each. They’re designed to be bonded and sealed underneath natural eyelashes instead of on top. According to Kiss, they also last up to a full day of wear. In short, the product is kind of a half-way between false eyelashes and lash extensions: natural-looking and long-lasting, but not permanent or reliant upon professional assistance.
According to makeup artist Katie Jane Hughes, these aren’t the first lashes of their kind — she likes to use a similar but admittedly expensive kit by Lashify — but the concept is one you’re about to be seeing a lot more.
“I think the concept of putting lashes under [the natural lashes] looks way more natural than putting them on top,” she says. She adds that these types of lashes are generally easier to use thanks to the added visibility they provide. “You can see easier under there than you can on top because there’s nothing inhibiting your view of your eyelashes,” she explains.
Falscara is available as a full kit, but everything in it — the lashes, tweezers, and dual-ended bond and seal — is also available to purchase separately. The lashes themselves also come in three different options: Lengthening (shown below), Volumizing, and Lifting. All have slightly different appearances but are still subtle enough to look natural.
The application instructions the brand includes with each Falscara kit almost makes it sound too good to be true: Apply the bond to bare lashes, pluck each section of wispies from their tray using the special application tweezers, place them underneath the lashes near the baseline, then finish it all off with the brand’s lash seal. Of course, I had to try this process for myself to confirm that it is, indeed, the real deal. And to make sure I did it correctly, I enlisted the help of makeup artist Carolina Gonzalez, Kiss’s in-house lash expert.