Here's the thing, there are those girls that look absolutely amazing with the full coverage, sculpted, drawn on brows and precise blush, you know them. They're on Instagram looking all kinds of next level and putting my measly attempt with the angled brush to shame. Unfortunately, I'm just not one of those girls. I love a good, full lash and a touch of contour at the best of times, but I don't possess the skill to be posing all perfected-like. Hence the thought of false lashes is not daunting per sé, but feels slightly like I'm reaching a little far out of my lane.
I also admit, somewhat ashamed, my lack of control in relation to fads, crazes, popular releases, what have you. So, with a notion of desire to experiment, the recent addition to Tanya Burr's cosmetic line and a near $10 price tag, this is what showed up at my door last week.
In all honesty, I don't lead a life that elicits faux lashes - my plain old lashes beefed up with the Best Lash Extreme were working fine on their own - but after giving these guys a little bit of a workout, I've discovered something that glues me to my dressing table for an extra 15 minutes before leaving the house.
I've always heard passing allegations of individual lashes being significantly more difficult than their stripped sister, though after fiddling with these I must say the level of difficulty is far below expectations and something that my uncoordinated fingers and useless tweezers can manage. Admittedly, initial administering was a touch skew-wiff; with a lash falling off as another was being placed and a slight misjudgment in placing - apparently if you place them too close they cross over each other, who'd've known?
With a close up mirror and a steady hand these little additions have made their way into my regular routine - even my half-blindness in one eye doesn't cause problems (s/o to refusing to see an optometrist like a responsible and functional adult).
The glue is clear and a runny liquid which isn't something I'm used to seeing and it tends to dry around the rim pretty quickly - if you're not careful you'll have a little issue unscrewing the lid when you next use them. The glue trickiness aside, a couple of the long stems on the outside accompanying another two of both the medium and short gradiently along the lash line (even if it's not on the lash line, I've learned liner disguises all sorts of mishaps) of each eye and I'm sorted. I'm not going to say it's natural looking, I mean no ones lashes are that long, but it's not crazy - I can wear it throughout the day. There are never any accidents when it comes to them staying put for the long term - I guess that sticky glue comes in handy here - and I can't feel them sitting with my own lashes.
Gently pull them off at the end of the night and remove any residual liner or tackiness and tuck them back in the packet for safe keeping. They're great. That's all I can really say - I'm not versed in the faux lash business, but these are simple and easy. Oh, and cheap. You can pick them up from FeelUnique with free shipping and get away with paying around $12. I don't want to get ahead of myself here, but I think a full on strip lash is in my near future - Bambi Eyes anyone?