About a year ago I purchased these eyelashes purely because I thought they looked good. They've been sitting in my drawer until about a month ago when I had my first proper night out on the town in over two years!
----- The product -----
These eyelashes are designed by Cheryl Cole and come from the Girls Aloud range of eyelashes. They come in a black box with a pink leopard print down each side and a picture of Cheryl Cole herself at the top. The front of the box is see through so the design of the lashes can be seen. Inside the box is the eyelashes and a small pot of adhesive.
The eyelashes are quite bold looking. Each eyelash is close to the one next to it making them appear to be thick and very full. The inner lashes are smaller than the outer lashes and with the thickness of these make them look very in your face.
----- Application -----
It had been a while since I had applied fake eyelashes so I left myself plenty of time to perfect them before party time. Firstly, I put the lashes up to my natural eyelashes to see if they were the right size, they weren't, so I had to chop a little off each one and tried them again and they looked like a perfect fit. The adhesive was easy to apply to the lashes as the applicator inside the lid of the glue was quite thick, along with the base line of the lashes. I left the glue to partially set until it was sticky (about 30 seconds) and then picked them up with my tweezers, aligned them to my lashes and used my finger to push them down. Of course they weren't quite straight the first time so I reapplied the glue, waited and tried again and they looked perfect!
----- What did I think? -----
Whilst seeing the lashes in the packet I knew they would look dramatic when being worn, but I wasn't ready for quite how dramatic they would be. I teamed them up with smokey eye shadow and I was quite impressed with the overall look. With such dramatic eye make up, I think wearing lipstick with this would look pretty stupid so I just went for a clear gloss.
The lashes lasted all night without peeling away from my eyes, like you can get with some others, so the adhesive that came in the packet worked really well. The lashes didn't feel heavy, or make me feel like I had a spider stuck to my top lash, it was almost like they weren't there. I found it easy, at the end of the night, to peel the lashes off, and the glue came off the base of the lashes well. They are as good as new now and I've put the back into the original packaging so I can wear them again (if I ever have another night out!).
----- Price -----
These eyelashes are available from Boots for £5.36, along with the rest of the collection designed by the members of Girls Aloud. It's currently on the 3 for 2 Christmas promotion!
----- Overall -----
I really like these lashes, not because they have Cheryl Cole on the front, but because they made me feel sexy! They made me eyes look even more dramatic than I thought they would, they stayed on until the end of the night, came off with ease, and reusable! What more could a girl want?!
In the past year I have become increasingly obsessed with fake eyelashes. Whenever I have the chance to wear some on a night out I go for it. Not only does it enlarge your eyelashes, it makes your makeup look bolder, more defined and dramatic (If done correctly that is)! And these brand of lashes in particular has been one of my favourite buys.
I'm not sure if I picked up these 'Cheryl' edition eyelashes because of the actual lashes themselves, I think the main appeal was because at the time she was my favourite member of Girls Aloud. These lashes looked a lot more dramatic than some of the other available in GA the collection, so these are definitely not suited for a natural/daytime look.
I have always found applying eyelashes extremely difficult, especially the first couple of times. Before you do anything you need to read the instruction carefully, you don't want any accidents as eyelash glue can be fatal! I have known a few people having allergic reactions from the glue as well, so you need to be extra aware the first couple of times you wear any eyelashes.
The band on these eyelashes were quite thick, meaning that there is more to grip for the glue, and it also gives a nice effect of making it look like you're wearing eyeliner. They bend quite easily, and the lashes are soft and light to touch. I didn't use the glue provided in the set, as I use my own, so I can't comment on this aspect. In general however I have always found glue provided in these sets to be quite watery and weak, making them extremely hard to apply and lasting a fraction of the time of a decent glue.
When putting a small line of glue along the band of the fake lashes (never attempt to put glue on your own eyes first- disaster!), it is also best to wait about 20 seconds to let the glue set slightly. This makes it easier to stick them to your own lashes.
The most successful way I have found to apply a lash is to start with the outer corner and hold down a few seconds firmly, then using tweezers (or a cocktail stick) pat down the rest of the lash across the curve. Trying to attach the lash all at once can sometimes lead to wonkiness or messiness!
*extra tips and tricks*
-Tweezers are a must. It makes it so much easier to handle and to position, instead of using your fingers. It is also less messy as any excess glue will go on tweezers not your own skin!
-Instead of using the cheap mini glue provided in the pack invest in some, different glue. I personally recommend Mac Eyelash Glue, it's the best I've ever bought (although pricey) and it is such a timesaver and makes it easier to apply. Investing in better glue will reduce the risk of eyelashes coming off. Best to avoid this ever happening as it is one of the most embarrassing things ever. A sloppy mess with wonky eyes is not a good look.
-Before applying to yourself, bend the fake eyelashes in the direction of the curve, this will make it easier to apply to the natural curve of your own lashes.
-Give yourself quite a bit of time to apply the lashes as it can be quite time-consuming the first couple of times!
-Before using glue always check the eyelashes are the correct length and size by pressing them against your own beforehand. This can give you a rough idea of what they will look like after without any messiness.
-Last tip: BE PATIENT. I have always had a struggle with applying fake eyelashes, maybe it's because I'm inpatient or clumsy, I don't know, but once they're on they look gorgeous! Just take your time and be patient.
These fake eyelashes, along with any eyelashes, look good depending on how you apply them and what additional makeup you put with them. These in particular are very bold and dramatic, with an almost feathering and fluttery affect. I personally think they would look too much with lipstick so best to focus on dramatic eyes rather than the whole face.
The lashes create a really defined look and adding dark eye shadow can also enhance the affect. For me these really suit the thin shape and sharp bone structure of my face, however these would not suit some certain people. Bring a friend along to decide which Girls Aloud eyelashes suit you because each one is designed for a different style.
When I first bought these a couple of years ago, they were at a reasonable price of around £2.50. This was when these eyelashes were first released. Boots now sells them for the price of £5.30! I reckon this is way overpriced and although these have been some of my favourite lashes bought, I wouldn't be willing to pay for this price again. Me being a student I am quite picky with prices and for me, I now buy eyelashes off ebay, 10 for £2. Just think, you could buy 20 pairs for the price of 1!
I do love the feathery, dramatic affect these lashes give. They are soft to touch and look dazzling on. They are some of the best I've bought, but for my current student life, I prefer to save the pennies and choose the cheaper option of ebaying !
I give a rating of 4.5/5
Thanks for reading
I spotted these eyelashes when I was shopping for a new mascara in Superdrug, they were right by the till and a pure impulse buy. The only things I needed to know was that they were endorsed by Cheryl Cole who has a fab beauty regime (even though she has a makeup artist, cheat! Haha) and that they were made by Eylure.
In the past when I have bought false eyelashes I have always bought a tube of Eylure glue as I have found that this is the only glue that actually works effectively and doesn't turn up at the corners like other glues seem to do.
The look of the eyelashes are very deep black which really makes them stand out against your real eyelashes, the fake eyelash hairs are very close together making them appear thick, they are also curly which really opens up the eye and makes them look like they've been curled with an eyelash curler. Cheryl Cole claims that she loves the 'glossy' look that these eyelashes possess but I disagree, I think the gloss makes them look fake and I tend to prefer more natural looking eyelashes.
The shape of the eyelashes are very unoriginal, unlike others in the Girls Aloud collection, as they are the same size all the way around, I don't like this look as they look spider-like and are hardly to apply! I prefer eyelashes which are longer at the outer edge of the eye as these look more real, although these ones do have extra length at the end you cannot see the effect of this once you have secured them into place.
You can add mascara and curl these eyelashes but if you do you probably won't be able to reuse them as the mascara dries and turns clumpy and hard, so id advice against applying mascara.
When I was applying these lashes it was quite easy as the glue is strong however, given the shape of these lashes, bending them around the root of the eyelashes was a bit of a struggle. But as previously stated I have nothing but praise for the Eylure glue which comes with the eyelashes. What I found particularly surprising is removing these eyelashes is relatively pain free which is always a plus.
The price I paid was £5.00 and I have used these eyelashes twice which is very reasonable as they do tend to last and not peel off on nights out which is rare for false eyelashes.
I wouldn't really recommend these eyelashes I'd opt for Eylure's naturalites or individual lashes for the more 'real'look.
Oh Cheryl! How you've let me down!!
I, like many women (and men I've no doubt!), deem Cheryl Cole to be one of the most beautiful women in showbiz. Never failing to stun her audience, with her flawless features and glamorous fashion ensembles.
Therefore, it comes as no surprise that when Eylure released the Girls Aloud, fake eyelash range, I was to be found rejoicing to myself on a rapid venture to my local Boots. Apparently, others were of the same mind as myself, as on arrival, i sought out the relevant section, to find Nadine, Nicola, Kimberley and Sarah all smiling up at me from the front of their boxes, but no Cheryl! 'We're sold out I'm afraid' the sales assistant chipped in from beside me, guessing what I was looking for. Clearly Cheryl was the most popular of the 5 when it came to 'getting the look' and I left the store empty handed.
After finally tracking down a pair, and unburdening my purse of 5 english pounds, I stashed them safely away, in preparation for a work do I had the following week. The week rolled around and finally the night of the party! This was the beginning of my eyelash drama!
I followed the instructions exactly, lining my eyes first with a khol pencil, and then squeezing a thin line of the adhesive glue that it came with, onto the rim of the lashes, giving it the suggested time to go sticky. I attached the lashes as instructed, but they just wouldn't stay! They just kept sticking to my fingers and coming away when I removed my hand from my face!! On top of this, the glue went stringy and tangled itself up in my eyelashes, which took some time to pull out. Half an hour later, after reapplications of the glue that wouldn't stick, I finally managed to get the lashes to hold. I can't deny it, they looked pretty cool. Drawing all the right attention to my peepers, and though a bit flustered, I set off for the party in renewed spirits!!
The night was going well, wine flowed and a good time was being had by all. That was until my friend gave me a horrified look, whilst we were mid conversation with the higher management team, and wheeled me around, frogmarching me to the toilets. I was confused, had I said something wrong? It was only when I got infront of the mirror that I realised why she had acted so, my right eyelashes had come away at the outer corner and were resting quite happily on my eyelid. Being the prepared little nuggett that I am, I'd brought the eyelash glue with me, in the unfortunate event that this situation should arise. After a further 20 minutes trying to reapply the lashes, I gave up and pulled them off, leaving me with boring, and now blotchy, make-upless eyes from all the poking and fiddling. It took me a further 15 minutes to reapply make up to the area before I could venture out of the toilets again, by which time my mood was greatly diminished!
I've used fake lashes before and though they can be a bit fiddley, have never had the problem that these lashes gave me. It's such a shame too, as once on, they look fab, but it's getting them and on and getting them to stay, thats the problem!
Overall, a disappointing product for me.
Shame on you Cheryl, for endorsing such a rubbish product!
I have a love/hate relationship with Cheryl Cole, in that I love the way she looks, and hate that I can't look like that! So due to the irrational crazy jealousy I harbour towards the lovely Cheryl, when I saw the eye lashes she 'designed' along with her previous girls aloud bandmates, I immediately went for Cheryl's ones. Let's be honest, we all want the Geordie lass' fluttery eyelashed doe eyed look. But unfortunately, these eyelashes aren't going to deliver that.
The pack is black and red, with a picture of Cheryl and her ridiculously long lashes fluttering away on the front. The eyelashes look really nice in the pack; they look long, thick, black and glossy, which I normally absolutely love. But these are just a bit too much I think. With the eyelashes you get a small tube of glue, which as I know from other Eyelure lash packs lasts for about 7 or 8 applications (maybe more, but I'm useless at putting eyelashes on, and always have to reglue them about 3 times!). They cost around £5, and are available from Superdrug and Boots, and I've heard you can get them in River Island.
They seem to be quite difficult to fit to me; they are quite long at the base; my eyes are quite small so I usually have to trim fake eyelashes anyway, but I think most people would have to with these, as they are still very thick at each end, which makes them a bit obvious when wearing them. Subtle they ain't! After you have trimmed them to fit, they go on fairly easily, the glue is more than adequate. I would expect eyelashes branded under the name of someone famous for their beautiful eyelashes to be nicer than this, but maybe I was expecting too much...
As I said, I usually love quite thick and long black falsies, but these are just too much; you'd need to be wearing very dark dramatic eye make up for these not to stand out a mile. They stay on perfectly well, and are easy to remove, so there's no problem with that side of things, but I just really don't like the way they look. I don't think I would recommend these to anyone, even with dramatic eye make, these are a bit drag-queeny to be honest. They're just a bit too much, and in my opinion, wouldn't look great on many people. I like the brand Eyelure, and their fake eyelashes are good quality, I just don't like the design of these ones. I hope this review was helpful, thank you for reading.
About the product!
the girls aloud eyelashe range price at about £5, sometimes you can get them a little cheaper but most places sell them at that price.
You can get any of the lashes from a variety of stores like boots, superdrug the usual to newlook and river island, (these are the stores you will pay £5)
it comes with the a small tube of glue which can be reused as it is resealable. the tube has a twist of top with a flat headed wand on it for easy application to the eyelashes.
i've tried several different types of eyelashes, i tried the single lashes which was awkward and usually looked a mess to just normal one strip lashes which i have found the glue to rubbish to make them stick properly.
i found everything im looking for with these eyelashes. not only do they look good, cause they give you a full thick look with out be blatently obvious that they are fake, like alot of others on the market. but the glue is amazing, if you leave it for a little while on the lashes so it goes a kind of "tacky" feel then apply to the eyes then it sticks down perfectly. also because you can reuse the glue it also means you can reuse the lashes i get about 3 to 4 wears out of mine before i replace them which saves alot of money if you like to wear them often. Also you can take the glue out in your make up case for emergancy if they do start to come loose which i find is very rare.
i'v worn them on a day to day basis but as well on a night out, in the hot sticky night club you can find you get to hot and your lashes will start to come away but i have never had a problem with that with these lashes, and even if i did due to the glue being reusable its not an issue!
Im bias as i love this product and use regular, so im yet to find a disadvantage.
more then just beauty stores stock them so they are easy to get a hold of, also like i have mentioned the glue is reuable therefore making the lashes reuable to. great for saving those pennies!!
I was very excited to try these lashes because lets face it, every girl wants lashes like cheryl cole :)
i was really disappointed.
Every member of the band has designed their own eyelashes and they cost £5 a pair however if you look around you can get them for about £4.40 (every penny counts)
They start of very spikey from the corner of the eye but as they go out towards the end they go almost feather like which i feel ruins them, there also shorter then the actual eye by a noticeable amount.
If the eyelashes had carried on as they had started ( spikey) i think they would have been a really nice pair of eyelashes.
I felt slightly like a tranny in them but iv seen other girls wear them on nights out and on some they look nice, so i think it may depend on the shape of your eye if you can carry them off or not.
As i said in the review for sarahs eyelashes, i dont think the eylure glue is very good at all.
It is very watery and i sometimes would struggle to stick the eyelashes on, its only a small bottle which finished very qwickly and i found the glue dried out after about 3 weeks.
I would recommend MAC glue.
I bought these from superdrug for around £5 and i think they are great! They are easy to apply especially if your not use to wearing fake eyelashes a lot and the glue was great which came with them.
They lasted all night and i totally forgot I even had them on! Some people spend all night fussing over their eyelashes to check they are still on properly or whatever but with these you definetly wont have that problem!
I liked these the best as they were the darkest and thickest pair, thyre great for a night out however i wouldnt wear them during the day as i think there a bit too OTT!
I have used mine over and over again, i have just made sure i clean them with a face wipe or something to take any excess glue off before i reapply them the next time.
The only disadvantage was they were quite bit length wise (across the way) so i had to trim them down to fit my eyes!
I bought these as soon as they came out. I couldnt believe my eyes when I saw girls aloud eyelashes. Naturally I spent ages choosing which ones I should get an eventually settled on the Cheryl Cole version.
Compaired to the other girls they seem to be the thickest and most black which is what I normally love. Also I think they were about 5 quid from boots which is quite cheap to some that I would normally buy from MAC or Shu Umera.
I had a bit of trouble putting them on because they were so thick but I eventually got them on. Personally I have to say I think they are a little too dramatic. I dont know if I put them on wrong but they seemed to flick out way to much at the sides, where as normally lashes point out forward from the lash band. They stayed on all night and were still stuck on tight when I took them on at the end of the night.
I would't buy them again as when I look back on pictures I look like a drag queen but I just dont think they suited my eye shape (I have very big round eyes) They would probably suit a more almond shape eye I think.
The lashes were great quiality and I could probably have got quite a few more wears out of them, buut next time I think I'll opt for one of the other girls designs.
I bought these lashes as they looked like the darkest and most impressive out of the five. I was quite worried at the time about putting them on, but after a few times it becomes easy. So easy in fact, that i wear them almost everyday now as i find them easier to achieve a really nice look with than mascara. The instructions inside advise using tweezers to apply them, but i find it much easier just to do it with fingers. They come in a handy tray which is good for storing them, and a tube of glue that looks tiny but lasts a surprisingly long time. Once on, these eyeslashes look fantastic, really noticeable and striking, but not too over the top. I get frequent compliments about my eyelashes when i wear these. They also stay on for a really long time and are re-useable. The only thing ive realised is that if they get wet they are ruined, so it's advisable to use an umbrella in the rain, and not to cry with them on! Overall, these lashes are easy to apply and look fantastic. They are also very cheap considering you can re-use them.