Product Type: Eylure in Beauty
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Most Amazing Individual Lashes
Eylure Individual Lashes
Member Name: jemma1410
Eylure Individual Lashes
Date: 24/05/10, updated on 25/05/10 (1110 review reads)
Advantages: Gives eyelashes a wonderful natural extension
Disadvantages: Removal and glue container
Eylure Individual Lashes
Around £5 from Boots/Superdrug. I bought mine at Superdrug as they have an offer at the moment of "Buy 2 Selected Eylure products for £8.50" so saving a bit of money. Also noticed Boots are doing a deal "Buy one Eylure product and get another for half price". However, only noticed this online, does not seem to be in store. Unless there is a bit of a delay with the offers in-store. I do however, only really buy false eyelashes on offer as there is always so many offers flying about.
The packaging is very similar to all Eylure products. Very simple white and purple boxes. There are two types of individual lashes, ones that have sort of bulbed ends and the more natural lashes "Ultra Natural Effect" which do not have any bulbs. The latter is what I chose as I want a more naturally looking eye and they blend into your own eyelashes better. There are three different lenght - short, medium and long on the little white tray. Also comes with an instruction booklet and a glass vial of glue and another larger remover.
To apply you first need to make sure you eylashes are clean and have no trace of make-up or oil as this can interfer with the glue sticking. First of all you need to put a few drops of glue onto some foil. The glue drys up pretty quickly so only put a small part on so you don't waste anyway. To be honest I think the container the glue is in is not very good as its hard for the glue to come out and since its glass you can't squeeze it. To remove the lashes from the tray it suggests to use tweezers but due to the pressure of the tweezers, it can sometimes break or kink the lashes so I just use my fingers and gently pull. Starting with the middle of the eye apply a medium lash, this is so you can frame and base all the other lashes round it. Then work towards th outer eye applying medium and then some long at the ends and the towards the inner eye where the smaller lashes go. I wanted quite a dramatic look so apply mainly medium with about 2 long and 2 short. You should aim to apply between 7-14 lashes per eye but I think this is far too much. I applied about 8-9 per eye and I thought that was a bit much. I may next time apply more shorter ones.
The lashes themselves are quite easy to apply, a bit fidgety at first but you get used to it. I apply them in front of a magnifying mirror with a light so that I can see my own lashes easily so I know where to apply them. The instructions state to apply with tweezers but I think its easier by hand. I take the lash out the container, dip it into the glue and apply careful on my lash line. I then use the other end of my tweezers (the flat end) just to appply a bit of pressure and to make sure they stick. This can be left for a few seconds and its already pretty secure. At first I was really scared they would be difficult but I found them really easy to apply and you can control how you want them to look rather than strip lashes. They also look so natural (well people with naturally long lashes) and love the look so much. You can wear make-up over them as well. I didn't at first as they look good alone but when I was going out but some more mascara for a more dramatic look. As long as you use a water-based mascara (which I think most are) and oil-free make-up remover they stay put. I was quite careful with them but when taking mascara off one night a few fell off as I wasn't being so careful. I just apply a few more in the morning, which literally took 2 seconds and they were back to being long and lushous. They say they last for 4 weeks but to be honest after about a week and a half they look a little took clumpy with all the mascara and just didn't look so good so I decided to remove them. I think if you were very careful and wore no other eye make-up they may last for 4 weeks but other than that I don't think they would last 4 weeks.
To remove the eyelashes you just need to get a cotton bud and dip some of the remover onto it. Soak it into the roots of the fake lashes and sort of stroke them off. I found this process very hard and sore. I must have put too much remover on that it got into my eyes and stung and to top it off the lashes were glued down so tight it was virtually inpossible to get some of them off. Suppose this is good as shows how long they last without coming off, but after a full bottle of the remover and half an hour they were finally off and back to my short lashes. Totally miss them now.
I would definitely recommend this product. I'm going on holiday soon and will definitely be applying them before as I don't tend to wear much make-up due to the heat and these would be perfect. You can get them wet and do everything with them as they are basically extensions. They are made of real hair and suitable for contact lenses wearers like myself. In fact, I wore my contact while applying so I could see what I was doing and they were fine.
These are amazing and I don't know what I would do without them. Definitely worth a try. You may need to practice but the end results are worth it. I wouldn't pay beauty salons for their expensive eyelash extensions. Plus I like the look of these ones more as there are more fluttery instead of the one strand (which is what beauty salons and Eylure Lash Extend are).
Summary: Worth a try for lovely long eyelashes that last