Product Type: Eylure in Beauty
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Eylure Individual Lashes
Author Name: Jemvo
Eylure Individual Lashes
Advantages: Natural looking, gorgeous lashes
Disadvantages: Difficult to apply for beginners
I have been using these lashes for many years now! They are hard to get to grips with if you are not used to them but once you have the hang of it, you will love them.
They are generally about £5 per pack from Boots and Superdrug and they often have them on special offer of buy one pack and get the 2nd half price.
I tend to buy these when I want them for a special occasion otherwise I purchase the salon system ones from hairdressing supplies because I don't use the small size, only the large and medium ones. It is cheaper in the long run to purchase a pack of long and a pack of medium separately.
The eyelure ones are perfect for beginners who would like the effect of false lashes only without the black visible strip left when you apply falsies.
A tip for those of you purchasing these lashes is that I recommend that you spend the few extra pennies and get the ones that say "bulb free" on them. Eyelure do different types but the packaging all looks the same. You have to read the front.
The lashes themselves comprise of a small selection of synthetic fibres and they are held together to form a flare shape by a tiny dot of glue also known as a "Bulb" when you apply them you use tweezers to dip the bulb in glue and then attach them to your own lashes. I prefer the "Bulb free" one which is held together with a dinky piece of binding which is very hard to see. It means you don't get the blobby black effect and instead you get a beautiful line of natural looking lashes.
The lashes come in Black and brown. If you want a dramatic mascara false lash effect then black is best, if you want a more natural effect then brown is better.
You get a vial of glue in each pack along with glue remover. The glue is actually oil based and the remover is simply modified oil. It stings like hell if you get it in your eye so be careful. Because the glue is removed using an oil product you should be very careful using anything with oil in it around the eye area. This will degrade the glue and the lashes will not last very long. This also applies to mascara. If you want to add an even more dramatic effect you should purchase an oil free mascara. Also you should avoid water on the lashes for 24 hours really so be careful when washing etc. When you sleep it is best to try and stay on your back and not sleep with your eyes pressed against your pillow as this will result in twisting lashes.
They say that the lashes can last up to 4 weeks, however you will need to replenish lost and damaged lashes as they come out. Your natural lashes fall out in a cycle from anything between 4-6 week so you will always lose some as they don't grown at the same speed and time. If looked after properly you can probably get away with a full week before you need maintenance.
The box is not very clear with the instructions. When I first used them I tried to attach them too far against my eye lid and I could feel them when I moved my eye around. I have had professional lash extensions and all sorts on my lashes and I picked up a few tips whilst there that helped with application and removal of the flare sets from Eyelure.
1) Always wipe your eye with a toner or grease remover before applying the lashes.
2) Sit very close to a tilting mirror that you can look down upon with a light shining towards you; this gives you the best view.
3) Use pointed tweezers with a thin end rather than slanted or wide ended tweezers; this gives you a better range of movement.
4) Always keep the glue on foil near the light to keep it warm and stop it drying out too quickly.
5) Apply 2 or 3 lashes to each outer corner of each eye before you begin and work with both eyes at the same time applying one on the left then one on the right working from the outer corners inwards. I do this so that I don't get one eye with many more on than the other one.
6) When you apply the lash, hold it tight in the tweezer and run it along your own lashes first to leave a film of glue along the whole natural lash. This will give a larger surface area of glue and help to make your lashes last much longer and also stay in place better without so much twisting.
7) Use nail scissors to trim the ends when using different sizes so that the line integrates rather than steps.
8) You can purchase black glue rather than clear glue from Boots and Superdrug. It's made of the same stuff but you won't get the clear / white dried glue in areas that you were a little more heavy handed.
9) Always ensure that you keep the glue dry for 24 hours.
10) Avoid oil based moisturisers and face creams around the eye area. Simple are a good brand and oil free.
1) Never pull the lashes off without glue remover! This will pull out your natural lash
2) the best way to apply the remover is to take a cotton bud and gently brush the remover from underneath your lashes while your eye is open. Just like applying mascara.
3) Be patient, you should be able to pull them off after a minute or so and should feel no resistance, if you can't then apply a little more remover.
4) Applying remover from the top of the lashes with the eye closed restricts your vision and has always ended up in my eye and it really stings!!
That's about it really. I hope this has been useful. Happy fluttering!!! ;o)
Summary: Practice makes perfect lashes