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Excuse me, do you know where I can buy some cheaper spider legs?
Eylure Individual Lashes
Member Name: jimmychoogirl
Eylure Individual Lashes
Date: 30/10/10, updated on 31/10/10 (360 review reads)
Advantages: look more natural, can create own look, non-spidery looking once on
Disadvantages: only use once, EXPENSIVE
Damn, those annoying little items that are known to cut eyelashes to less than a mm, those things that kill you if you ever trap your skin in them, yes, I am talking about eyelash curlers!
I am, well was, lucky enough to have naturally long, dark, thick lashes, but due to this horrid item called 'eyelash curlers' they all got cut off, nothing to do with me just having applied mascara and pressing too hard, of course!
Due to me loving having long lashes, I decided that I HAD to invest in some false eyelashes.
Now, I was looking around at some of them, however seeing the big, thick, black spider leg looking things I grew a little scared and wanting to be able to hold my eyelids open and didn't want to look like I was wearing my Halloween costume for the next couple of weeks. So the idea of false eyelashes went out of the window and I was back with my mm long, stumpy little eyelashes, that I loved so much!!
Then whilst searching on eBay, I found the eylure individual eyelashes, which looked so much more practical and meant that I could infact look like I am slightly normal and not that I have been punched in the face, or just woken up with the worse hangover ever, as my darling mother describes my current lashes!
I decided to purchase mine from Boots as it meant that I could have them straight away, where they cost around £7.99 and in the pack you receive 17 short, 17 medium and 17 long.
Other retailers include the likes of Superdrug, ASOS, Tesco and others.
When you open it, it is in a white style plastic that holds the lashes in 3 rows of short, medium and large. Despite being called individual lashes they do come in clumps of 4 or 5 lashes together. The lashes do look quite curled and are also quite blackish.
To use you can sort of pluck them out (make sure you grab all of the lashes within the clump) with tweezers. Personally, to me they look like lots of skinny spider legs sewn together at one end, so to look at they aren't all that pleasing to the eye!
I blobbed the glue on one end and decided where I wanted to place on my non-existent eyelashes and let go. Yep, just as expected on my first use I was in an utter mess where my fingers were stuck to the tweezers, the spiders, oh, sorry, I mean eyelashes were stuck to the tweezers and I was in an utter mess.
However, after removing all this I decided to start again and this time it was surprisingly easier. After discovering that I only needed the tiniest of blobs in order to stick the eyelashes onto my lid, rather than the explosion I had used before meant that I no longer had my eyes closed shut, well glue shut. I actually found them easy to apply, I tend to use the shorter ones in the inner corner, working out to the longer ones in the outer corner. I personally feel that this is the most natural look I can achieve, I also just use the one layer, not layer upon layer as some do as I do want them to look as natural as possible.
After this I was pleased with the results and despite the glue drying clear, I was a little startled to see that I had blobs along my eyelid that looked like I had developed conjunctivitis! To avoid, this if you apply a thick or thin line of eyeliner, I find that liquid looks better, this blends in this and it just looks like you have natural looking lashes.
This may sound an easy process, but would say that it does require some practice, especially to be able to angle the lash right.
I was pleased to find that I found them comfortable to wear and that the glue was no longer pulling on my eyelid. I added a little mascara to these lashes as I found that this made them blend in more with the little eyelashes that I had left and also applied it to the bottom.
I found that they stayed in place all day, they did start to feel a little weird, so I thought that I may have one hanging down from my eye, like something from a horror film, but was pleased to stay that stayed in place all day!
I even went to visit my mum with them on and her answer to me on the door stop was 'Bl**dy hell, your eyelashes grow back fast', bless her, anyway I guess this shows that you can pass them off as your own!
I was OVERJOYED to find that they were much easier to remove than to put on! It does recommend that you use a cotton wool pad with a moisturiser or cleanser and simply wipe down, away from the eye.
However, my way was a lot more easier, if a little less ladylike, which was to use pair of tweezers and simply pluck them off, it did pull on the eyelid a little, but hey, it saved time!
The only, perhaps downside is that you are unable to use them again, well I suppose you could if you don't wear mascara on them, but if you do then they become more obvious that they are fake and don't look as good!
Overall I was really pleased with my experience and have continued to use them daily (though this has been a little costly, so I am not looking for some cheaper alternatives!) and for nights our I tend to use the longer ones all over and if they do look like spiders, then I just hope that everyone will be too drunk by that time to see!
I would definitely recommend these, as you don't have to worry about them sliding off and landing in your food or anything like that and once you are used to how they feel they become surprisingly comfortable to wear! I would recommend these to build up your own lashes, if you are lucky enough to have them, or if you have had an incident like me then they are just as good!
These can be used naturally or extravagantly and can easily be hidden and passed off as your own, so if you want something more natural looking compared to the scary looking all in one things that are called 'false lashes' then these are for you.
Summary: They don't look like spider legs when they'r e on, I promise!
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