Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Beauty n00b: False Lashes

As a beauty blogger, I feel pretty well-versed in the land of makeups. However, there is some unexplored territory - false lashes. Admittedly, despite having teeny, tiny, straight, short, stubby eyelashes, I've never worn a pair of false ones. 

So, a ton of false lashes from the KISS Ever EZ line land on my door step and I thought, "hey, this looks like fun... why not look like a superbly Asian girl stereotype and test out some false eyelashes?"

And the result... 

I'm wearing the pair on the left!

The Kiss Ever EZ Lashes come in packs of 5 pairs ($12.94) or 2 pairs ($6.47) and include a little plastic applicator. Both come in glam or natural styles and are made of 100% human hair. What you need to buy separately is some lash adhesive. I've been using the Kiss Strip Lash Adhesive with Aloe ($3.97). 

I chose to test out a "natural" pair. I didn't need to cut  To apply, I squeezed a little bit of the Kiss Strip Lash Adhesive onto the back of my hand and then pulled the band of the lashes through the glue. I waited 30 seconds for the glue to get tacky and then proceeded to stick it onto my eyelid (as per the instructions on the back of the packaging).

Is it just more or is aligning the fake lash to your lash line the most difficult process of all? The lashes are fairly lightweight and the band is flexible, but my eyes are so twitchy. 

After a couple hours, the edges of the lashes at the inner corners of my eyes started to fall slightly. At the four hour mark, my lids started to feel a bit heavy because I'm not used to wearing false eyelashes, so I proceeded to removal. To remove the lashes, I simply peeled off the strip with the applicator and put the lashes back into the packaging for reuse. 

The Good: The false lashes add a TON of oomph to my sparse ones. I used a black adhesive so the clear band was fully concealed. Eyeliner seemed unnecessary but I felt the need to apply a little bit anyways. The "natural" set is fairly natural looking, good for everyday if that's your style! 

The Bad: Felt uncomfortable after a few hours (perhaps this is something I need to get used to). I also need to focus on getting the inner corner to stay put. It took me at least 3 minutes to apply the lashes to each eye (I'm a n00b....) 

I truly commend any girl who wears false lashes on the daily. It's an excruciatingly long and difficult process for someone as lazy as me. Furthermore, the uncomfortable wear is something I'd prefer to reserve for special occasions and costume parties, perfect if you need a lot (or a little) more drama in your makeup look. Halloween is coming up very quickly so perhaps you'll see these lashes make an appearance in the near future! 

How often do you wear false eyelashes?

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