True or False: The Most-Used False Lashes on the Red Carpet Are Just $5

I'm a bit of a lash freak. As in, it doesn't matter if it's mascara, serum, primer, falsies, extensions, curlers, combs, what have you, I'm either using it, coveting it, or writing about it. And, false eyelashes, specifically, happen to be one of my favorite topics du jour. As someone who grew up wearing falsies more often than not (I basically lived at my dance studio and recitals, competitions, and other types of performances occurred at a weekly cadence), I know how borderline horrifying the less-than-fab false eyelashes can be, but I also know how eye-poppingly wonderful the best ones can be. So, let's dig into the latter, shall we?

While I'm a firm believer you get what you pay for when it comes to most categories of beauty, false eyelashes are one subset that really doesn't apply. In fact, when I receive the behind-the-scenes beauty breakdowns for red carpets, celebrities almost exclusively wear false eyelashes that can be found at the drugstore, namely, the best-selling styles you can peruse below from staple brands like Ardell and Kiss. Keep scrolling for five of the most affordable (and popular!) false eyelashes amongst celebrities plus five more iterations we personally love that you can pick up during your next drugstore jaunt. 

#1: Kiss My Lash But Better, No Filters


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Fox also wears:

#2: Kiss Lash Couture Matte Sheer


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Lizzo also wears:

#3: Ardell Faux-Mink Individual Lashes


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Haim also wears:

#4: Ardell Demi Wispies Lashes


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Kaling also wears:

#5: Eylure No. 117 Fluttery Light Lashes


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Kidman also wears:

More Drugstore Eyelashes We Love

#6: Ardell 421 Naked Lashes 

#7: Ardell Lash Wispies

#8: House of Lashes Allura Lite False Lashes

#9: E.l.f. Cosmetics Dramatic Lash Kit

#10: ColourPop Falsies Faux Mink Lashes in Dame

Beauty Director

Erin has been writing a mix of beauty and wellness content for Who What Wear for over four years. Prior to that, she spent two and half years writing for Byrdie. She now calls Santa Monica home but grew up in Minnetonka, Minnesota, and studied writing, rhetoric, and communication at University of Wisconsin, La Crosse. She studied abroad in Galway, Ireland, and spent a summer in L.A. interning with the Byrdie and Who What Wear family. After graduating from UW, she spent one year in San Francisco, where she worked as a writer for Pottery Barn Kids and PBteen before moving down to L.A. to begin her career as a beauty editor. She considers her day-to-day beauty aesthetic very low-maintenance and relies on staples like clear brow serum (from Kimiko!), Lawless's Lip Plumping Mask in Cherry Vanilla, and an eyelash curler. For special occasions or days when she's taking more meetings or has an event, she'll wear anything and everything from Charlotte Tilbury (the foundations are game-changing), some shimmer on her lids (Stila and Róen do it best), and a few coats of the best mascara-type product on earth, Surratt's Noir Lash Tint.