I rarely sport false eyelashes in my makeup looks over on my social media accounts and to be honest I've only ever mentioned them here on the blog a couple of times. That's simply because I'm not exactly a pro at applying them and as much as I love how they look on others in a finished look... I'm put off by the whole experience. However when False Eyelashes got in touch about a collaboration, I was definitely eager to have the opportunity to experiment a bit further with lashes in my makeup looks. False Eyelashes stock a huge range of different brands when it comes to lashes such as Ardell, Red Cherry, Esqido and the list goes on. Whilst browsing through the different brands and styles of lashes, I was definitely tempted to try some brands that I hadn't tried before but in the end I stuck with Eylure since it's an old reliable brand, which I have tried in the past and loved. Not to mention that it's also a budget brand, that can be found in most drugstores aisles also. So with Eylure as my choice, I ended up picking out a few different styles of lashes (a bit out of my comfort zone to be honest but that was the whole point to experiment a little bit). I also picked out the brand's Lash Applicator tool to help me along with the whole application process. Here's my first impressions so far...
So as I mentioned above I was super impressed with False Eyelashes as a company due to their wide range of brands, styles and choice available. What I forgot to mention was just how quickly the package arrived to me. You see I'm currently living in Ireland for the summer and most packages take forever to finally arrive, but I was pleasantly surprised to see the lashes arriving here within a couple of days.
Most importantly though is how exactly did I get on with the Eylure products I ordered and do I find the whole application process any easier at this point?! It's no secret that Eylure have been around since the mid 1940's, so they are known as the brand to go to for all your lash & brow needs. They offer a wide range of lash styles: pre-glued, strip lashes, individual lashes, flick lashes, etc. in different designs such as natural, lengthening, texture, volume, definition, exaggerate, dramatic, party and festival. They have even collaborated with a list of celebs so far from Cheryl to Youtube beauty guru Fleur de Force. So the choice is unbelievable and there really is something there for everyone, at an affordable price tag.
I'll start off by reviewing the Eylure Lash Applicator* because truth be told it was the one thing I was most excited for and hoped it would be the answer to my lash application problems. This innovative beauty tool has a tension free grip and is super easy to manage. It hasn't turned me into a pro that's for sure but it does help to achieve a speedier application as well as making sure that it's as close to the lash line as possible (this is where I struggled the most). I find the design practical to use and think it's a great addition to my false lashes kit overall. What I have learned is that practice is key when applying lashes, along with a few main points:
- Line the lashes with an even layer of glue and wait a couple of seconds for it to feel tacky before applying to your eyes (so important).
- Tilt the head up and leave eyes slightly open so you can see your natural lash line.
- I've found that starting from the middle of the lash line and gently pushing the corners in as close as possible to the roots of your natural lashes, works best.
Now let me tell you a little bit more about the 3 different styles of lashes I picked out, which are definitely more full on & dramatic compared to what I am used to. The only lashes I've tried in the past from Eylure where from their Naturals range, so I was quite excited to see how I would get on with these different styles...
Eylure Exaggerate Lashes 141* are lush and dramatic, which easily create a voluminous and wispy effect. They are one of the brand's best selling styles and I can easily see why, as it makes a huge difference to a finished makeup look. Even though they are full on, they still feel lightweight making them super comfy to wear.
Eylure Texture Lashes 159* is another popular lash style from the brand, which offers volume but in a more natural kind of way. The lash style is crowded with fibres and adds fantastic length too.
Eylure Definition Lashes 121* have a more delicate appearance and they are definitely my favourite of the bunch. This style has a bit more extra definition on the outer edge for a super sultry look.
So I've definitely been impressed and it's certainly given me a bit more confidence with false lashes. I'd love to know if you've ordered through False Lashes UK before and what your favourite style or brand of lashes is?