I am pretty new to the whole at home, apply yourself, false eye lash party. (or flashy lashes as I will now be calling them due to a little typo to a client!!) I do love the look you can get when you use them. I wanted to wearing some individual lashes for my wedding just on the outer corners to make my eyes look more oval, rather then the round shape they are, so I started testing…
I soon realised that the glue you use is very important, some of the ones that come with the lashes are complete rubbish. (which I have to say is utterly annoying…sort it out people!)I started trying corner lashes they seem to be the quickest and simplest to apply. I then moved on to the boxes of individual ones. Pretty easy to use but takes a steady hand and a lot longer to apply than a strip or corner lashes. Any hoooo….
I used some lovely short and medium individual lashes from ‘eylure for my wedding day’. I used the glue supplied and it was great. They stayed on all day even through tears and raucous laughter!!
Since then I have been playing around with different brands with the ‘eylure’ glue. I really like ‘Ardell’ they do loads of different styles from individual (my fave for a natural look) to glam strip lashes and at only £1.99 a pack they are a bargain too. You need a good glue though try ‘Duo’ glue or buy ‘eylure’ from boots.
I then found these babies…. They are by ‘eylure’ and they have flashes of colour in them which aren’t shockingly bright or anything they show up nicely in the sunlight. What I was really interested in was the fact they said they could last up to 2 weeks………
I know, REALLY, at home lashes am not so sure. So the test began.
I applied them on Friday night it took a while as I wanted quite a full on look. I went to bed thinking I’d find them all down my face in the morning.
Nope, there they are Saturday morning all in tact… impressed!! This was brilliant as I was going to a local music festival and didn’t have time to do them before I went.
So off I went and after applying heavy waterproof eye makeup
and then being out under the super hot sun for most of the afternoon I pretty much thought they will have had enough and fall free.
Nope all was fine. They even stayed on after I cleansed and removed my makeup (another thing I thought they wouldn’t survive) I was gentle and used non oil cleanser on my eyes like it said to in the packaging. So again off I went to bed thinking wow these are great I won’t doubt their Ka-Zaaming power again!!
I woke up in the night, eyes itching like crazy, hay fever was at its worst and I just couldn’t take it anymore…
they had to come off.
Although the itching was hay fever (I’ve been suffering for the last two weeks) I don’t think the glue helped the situation. These eyelashes are prefect if you have a wedding or big do as you can apply them the night before (without rushing) pop off to bed and in the morning be ready to rock! Did I mention they also where find in the shower even though I washed my hair!!! In my humble opinion these are worth the price and although I removed mine pretty quickly i do think without the hay fever they would have lasted another night at the least.
These are going in my kit, in fact I bought 6 boxes at Claire’s Accessories as they where in the sale!! 3 for £5 (RRP £6.45) BARGAIN!!! Let me know how you get on with them if you give them a shot.