Falsh lashes, along with contouring and fake tan, are one of those beauty things I always seem to get wrong. When Eylure got in touch to see if I wanted to try some of the new look lashes, I said I'd give it a go. Armed with tips from the Pros (Eylure have been in the lash business for 65 years), I tried 3 of the 5 I was sent.
I passed the more dramatic ones on to my sister, AKA the Strip Lash Queen, so I'm sure she'll let you know how she got on with them on her own blog.
At this point, before I proceed, I want to apologise for the quality of my photographs on this post. I spent hours editing and cropping, but not one of the edited ones will open or upload. I'm going to have to find alternative editing software, but in the meantime, these photographs should give you a fairly good idea of what the lashes look like on. The ones I tried were Naturals, Lengthening, and Definition.
All the lashes are now packaged in this gorgeous colour-coded retro look packaging, and adhesive is included. Lashes can be worn several times, and there are clear instructions included.
Up first - Lengthening. Here's what you get in the package:
I've always had a bit of a problem applying lashes, so here are the tips from Eylure that I found most helpful:
- Use a tweezers to apply the lashes.
- Measure the eyelashes against your eyes first. If they're too long, snip a tiny bit at a time from the end using a sharp nail scissors.
- When you apply the glue to the lashes, wait for 20-30 seconds before you attempt to apply them to your eyes.
- Tilt your head up, then stick the middle bit of the lash on first, followed by the corners.
- If you make a mistake, wipe the lashes clean and try again.
Here are my eyes sans lashes, you'll notice I have quite hooded lids which is why I really want to master these:
Here are the Lengthening lashes:
They're quite long (as is the point) and I could feel them fluttering on my eyes, but I did get used to them after a few minutes. Waiting the 20 seconds for the glue made a huge difference to my application, they felt very secure and they do change the look of my eyes in a photograph (usually I can't see my lashes in photos and it drives me bonkers).
They're not subtle enough to wear during the day, though - which is a bit of a bummer. Next up are the Definition ones, which looked a bit scary in the pack:
These ones are a little too doll-like for my liking, but I know that my sister wears lashes like this all the time and they look great, so I suppose it's just down to taste! These didn't bother my eyes either.
The last ones I tried were the Natural ones. When I applied these, I thought they were far too subtle:
I added a coat of Bourjois Volume 1 Second mascara, and they looked fantastic:
Plus, you could see that I had eyelashes when I put my glasses on:
I think the Natural ones were definitely my favourite - they were subtle enough for daytime, but they made my eyes stand out a little more and look less hooded. Plus, they show up in photographs. I'll definitely be wearing these ones again, and I'll be using the Lengthening ones again too. I have a long way to go before I conquer fake tan or contouring, but I'm pretty sure I'm well on the road to getting to grips with strip lashes!
The new look Eylure lashes are available from pharmacies now and cost just €6.99 per pack. Each pack comes with adhesive, and lashes can be used repeatedly.