For the past couple months I seem to have an unhealthy obsession with eyelashes. Having naturally long and thick lashes myself, means that in order to make them look vaguely acceptable, I do have to spend a lot of time and effort on them. As a self confessed diva, I am not exaggerating when I say I could easily spend up to twenty minutes just applying layers of mascara, blow drying my lashes and making sure they looked perfect. Don’t worry, with my favourite mascaras (Max Factor) there’s no spider lashes here. However, realising that there are more important things in life that putting mascara on, I’ve started wearing false eyelashes probably daily.
Wearing false lashes daily means that when I go out, it’s nice to look a little different and make more of a change, so I’m excited to say I’ve been trying out a couple pairs to determine the perfect lashes for Valentine’s day, including, some which should probably be avoided. I say probably, as with always with my opinions, you may think the complete opposite. The first pair of eyelashes are from Shavata, a new brand to me and I was pleasantly surprised. In the packet, I must admit, I didn’t think much as with having such long lashes myself, I didn’t think they would do much at all. However, after a little blending with a mascara wand, I’m rather pleased.
Despite the Shavata Dublin looking short, thick and unnatural in the packet, they’re actually the opposite. They create the perfect subtle look of luscious lashes that spread evening and don’t look spidery at all. From a distance on a larger space of eye like mine, they do look a little short, but close up, they look beautiful. £8 seems a little pricey, but I am hoping they keep well.
I was equally surprised with the rather sparse lashes, in comparison anyway, from Kiss (available at Superdrug for £4.99). Normally when I think of ‘vamp’, I do indeed think thicker, longer and more fluttery but again, I love them. They were a tiny bit longer than Shavata, but very flirtatious and simply pretty. I love the look they create as it’s really eye opening and definitely captures attention. I definitely think these will by my Valentine’s Day Lashes!
Obviously with eyelashes, there’s the good, the bag and the ugly. Unfortunately in this case, with my small eyes but large eyelids, the InVogue eyelashes really were not to my liking. Although in the packet, they do look lovely, on my eye it was just too much everything. They’re jet black wings on my eyes. I didn’t blend my own eyelashes in with them properly as I didn’t think it was worth the effort. InVogue have plently of other beautiful pairs of lashes at only £3.49 each, but glamourise are not one of them. They’re available from www.soinvogue.com, Tesco, Body Care, and Amazon
On a day to day basis I wear Red Cherry Lashes in either #543 or #43, mine are currently all mixed up but one pair are more for making the eyes appear wider and more open, whereas the other pair are very fluttery. I buy Red Cherry Lashes myself as I’m obsessed and I reuse them by cleaning them off with cotton bud and alcohol (you do have to pick the glue off though). They cost around £3-4 and can be found at FalseLashes.co.uk, I cannot recommend them enough. I’ve worked my way through a lot of eyelashes recently and I will definitely wear Shavata and Kiss again, but Red Cherry will always be my firm favourites and pictures can be found on pretty much any IG photo.
What kind of lashes are you wearing this Valentine’s Day?
*The eyelashes were PR Samples & let’s not dwell on the eyebrows, I’m growing them out for another post….