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I like to wear false eyelashes on special occasions or when I am going on a night out just to give my eyes an extra glamorous look. I was looking for some lashes that were simple and not too over the top which is when I spotted these Cheryl Cole lashes from eylure. I have used eylure in the past and have liked them as they have been of a good quality so I decided I would give these a go.
"I love the volume of my lashes, gorgeous, subtle and versatile they can be worn day or night" - Cheryl Cole
This statement from Cheryl Cole describes the eyelashes down to a tea. They are nice and curved to make your natural lashes appear longer. However unlike a lot of false eyelashes you see on the market these ones are fairly thin and natural looking so everyone will think your eyelashes are naturally long and volumous.
As with all false eyelashes it is recommended that you measure these against your natural lashes just to make sure they are the right length. I had to cut a couple of the lashes from mine as they were just that little bit too long.
All you need to do is apply the glue to the lashes, wait a few seconds and you are ready to go.
I really do not like the smell of the glue adhesive that is supplied with eylure lashes as I find it smells quite fishy. However once the glue has dried and settled on your eyes it is not really noticeable.
Once the glue is tacky on the lashes pushing them onto your eyes is simple and they blend perfectly with your natural lashes.
I wore these eyelashes recently on a night out and they stayed firmly in place all night. I was then able to remove them easily at the end of the night.
One small problem I have with these eyelashes is that I do not think they are going to last as many times as other eylure lashes that I have tried. I have only worn them once and the outer corner of the lashes seems to be slightly mis-shapen. I think I will get maybe another 2 wears out of them.
**Price and availability**
You can buy these between the price of £4 and £6 in various outlets both in stores and online.
I really like the subtlety of these lashes and the effect that they create. These are some of the best lashes I have used in terms of appearance however as I said I do not think they will last long. For that reason I am giving them 4 stars.
This is a review of Girls Aloud Festival lashes in 'Cheryl' which I found at Home Bargains for the bargainous price of 99p. In the kit you also get a GA lanyard which is due to the 'festival' pack theme.
The lashes sweep to the outer eye with gold effect on them and are quite outlandish and a bit fancy dress but they eyes have it all now and you're nobody without fake lashes on a night out so join the masses I do with this bit of titivation.
Price vs quality
Now for 99p I wasn't expecting much, but to be honest they were easy to apply and stayed on all night, with the option to reuse again! They look better on than they do in the packet in my opinion and were worth the 99p outlay.
You get a small tube of glue in the pack to help stick on the lashes. A steady hand and tweezers help and i also find not too much eyeshadow to prevent the eye getting that attractive crusty look. I usually pop the glue in my handbag in case I have any emergencies during my night out.
Not for everyday use!
I wouldn't wear them on every night out but they are good for a special occasion and look great on photographs too.
The packet says they are lightweight lashes, easy to apply and reusable and contact lens friendly. I don't use contacts so can't comment on that bit but agree with the spec.
I haven't found a use for my 'Girl's Aloud' lanyard yet but I'll be sure to update this review when I do hahaha!
A good buy all in all, fun to wear, get comments and feel like you are making an effort. I would recommend buying these for a different look and the gold effect really does look quite nice on these lashes.
In the past i have stayed away from false eye lashes as i have tried one or two before and have fell off midway in to the night,which you can imgine very embarassing. My friends have raved about the girls aloud ones but thought how can they be any different to the ones i have tried. But i thought i would give Cheryl's eye lashes ago because she always looks so stunning. They where great i didn't even have to put any mascara on and so easy to apply even with my 3 year old daughter wrapped around my legs i put them on. I got loads of compliments all night, which boosts my confidence no end, they just made me feel so nice and sexy with them on. They last all night and so easy to take off even when you are so drunk, they didn't hurt at all just peeled off. Now i wont go on any night out without them, a must have for any girl on a night out.
My history with fake lashes is eye watering (excuse the pun). Firstly I lost my Girls Aloud Nadine lashes in Amsterdam, and then hovered up my Body Collection natural lashes! With the £20 Amazon voucher I won in the Christmas competition, I decided to treat myself to a few beauty items, including the Cheryl Eylure Girls Aloud lashes.
Previously when I posted a review on my BC lashes, a member asked me why anyone would bother wearing fake lashes in the first place. Personally I feel that despite coatings of mascara, sometimes my lashes don't appear as full as I would like, and plus they are quite long so they don't always appear curved and thick. On a night out or for special occasions, fake lashes can really add some sophistication to your look, without necessarily being O.T.T if you don't over-do your whole look. Plus they are relatively cheap, and easy to apply once you know how, and also last the entire evening until you take them off.
Although I had used the "Nadine" lashes before, I thought since I needed a new pair I may as well try a different band members lashes. I should also point out that my interest in this lash range was more because it is so highly acclaimed by make-up artists I watch on Youtube, rather than any obsession with the band, as I actually prefer the styling as opposed to the music. I am also very aware that Cheryl Cole herself, has probably has never even tried these lashes on.
Each of the Girls Aloud lashes differ in style. The Cheryl ones are distinctly full in length, and kick out at the ends, getting longer as you move along the lash.
Something I've always admired with this lash range, is the ease of application and the quality of the glue that comes with it, and this is no different with the Cheryl lashes. The lashes are straight forward to apply, as the packet clearly displays "R" and "L", so you get them on the right eye, and if you keep them in the box you will always know, and of course they will be safe from damage. You simply apply the glue to the lash line, give them a little shake in the air and wait a few seconds, and then apply them over your own lashes (tweezers may help putting them into the correct position). I then like to wait about 30 seconds so that the lashes are attached and the glue is dried.
Something I found with the Cheryl lashes, is they a touch shorter than the Nadine ones which were perfect for my lash length, both in actual lash length and the length across my eyelid. I found it a little tricky to apply them in the correct position because I often over estimated the length of these lashes as opposed to my eyelid length. However, if your eyes and lashes are of average size or small compared to most people then they should be a perfect fit.
Despite the little hiccup with application, overall I was quite impressed with these lashes after wearing them for a full day out in York. The way they have been cut at the edges gives a nice, flickered effect and I was impressed with how they enhanced my lashes.
Although they are quite full looking, I found they were not heavy at all to wear throughout the day, and stayed put all day until I took them off when I got home.
If you wish to purchase these lashes, they currently retail at between £4-£5 from the likes of Superdrug and Boots, however I purchased mine from Amazon so if you shop around you should be able to get a good deal. Given that with care these lashes can be used multiple times, I feel that you do get your money's worth.
Next time I purchase a pair of lashes, I will probably revert to my Nadine ones simply because the shape of those lashes fits the shape of my eyes and lash length better. Having said that, the Cheryl lashes do give great body and have a wonderful flick effect at the end, it's just a shame they didn't quite fit me as well.
I have just reviewed Nicola's eyelashes, and now I'm reviewing Cheryl's. Although I think Nicola's are the best all round lashes, I do think these are great ones, too. The only problem for me is that you can easily tell you are wearing these. They look really fake on top of my thin stubby natural lashes so are much better suited for night wear, and I definitely wouldn't wear these in the day, for work or anything like that as I think I might probably get a few strange looks.
Like Nicola's lashes these ones are usually priced around £5. I have seen them for sale in River Island, Boots and Superdrug and I'm sure you can get them from lots of other high street shops as well.
These were really easy to apply using the glue provided. They seemed good quality, all the Girls Aloud lashes do, and I would recommend them.
These are probably better for people with naturally thicker lashes than if you have really thin lashes.
I am a massive fan of fake eyelashes, particually Eyelure because the quality of both the actual lashes and the glue is just unbeatable, and these beauts' are no exception. I purchased them last May for my Prom because I wanted some lashes that wouldn't draw all the attention to my face and distract people from my dress. They worked a treat. I found them really easy to apply, all you have to do is follow the instructions in the packet. The glue is the best eyelash glue by far, but you only get a small tube so if you're a regular eyelash wearer, buy a bigger pot from asos.com, it's only a few quid and lasts ages. The lashes are easy to curl with your natural ones to make them look 'together' and if you want to add a bit of mascara for a little bit more definition, it holds up well and is easy to comb out afterwards. The arch on the inner part of the lashes (the part you stick on) maintains it's shape beautifully and the glue keeps them on all night. I had them on from 6 at night till about 4 the next morning and they did not budge.
I mentioned in a review what seems like ages ago now what a massive fan I am of these particular false eyelashes and I cant believe I am only just getting around to reviewing them. I wear false lashes a LOT and these are amongst the best I have ever found so much so I wear them almost everyday! I have owned the same pair for around 6 months now and they still look great and you cannot even tell I have worn them so many times so these have got to be amazing value for money! Ive just received the Girls Aloud Eyelash set for Christmas so expect a lot of these type of reviews over the next few days =]
What Attracted Me To These Eyelashes?:
I had heard nothing but the most wonderful things about "Cheryl's New Lashes" from a friend who often wore them on nights out and she said they were perfect for simple day wear as well. So after hearing such a glowing reference I skipped of to New Look & Bought myself a pair of Cheryl's Eyelashes.
Eylure & Girls Aloud:
The Eylure brand has been around for a number of years now and is regarded by many people as the top brand for fake eyelashes. Their lashes always vary in style & colour and some are pretty outrageous. The Girls Aloud eyelashes haven't actually been available for that long, they probably came out earlier this year but from people's reactions and the reputation the girls lashes seem to be very popular. Every girl from the band is said to have designed their lashes themselves (although I don't believe they really did) and they are based on the lashes of that girl. For this review though I will be concentrating of Cheryl.
I know a lot of people who are put off wearing false lashes because they think they are hard to apply, but all you need is practice. I was hopeless at applying them at first but the beauty of these is you can apply them over and over again whilst you practice and they wont look worn.
A lot of people like to this part using tweezers but I just use my thumb and forefinger.
1. These particular falsies are clearly marked up Left & Right so even a silly beggar like me knows which one is which.
2. If the lash is wider than your eye, trim one side of it lash by lash. I find with these lashes they are actually too small for my eyes but it may be different for you.
3. Squeeze eyelash glue onto the back of your hand and run the eyelash along it.
Not the whole of the eyelash just the part that will be stuck to your eye :)
4. Pick the lashes up with your thumb and forefinger (or tweezers) and bring it as close to your natural lash line as possible.
5. Press from end to end and hold until the glue dries. I find this usually doesnt take more than 30 seconds.
6. Apply mascara while pressing your finger behind the fake lashes. This helps to blend your natural lashes and also the false ones so you achieve a more natural look overall.
7.Fill any gaps between the false lashes and your natural lash line with eyeliner.
This does sound quite difficult but honestly in this case practice does make perfect so stick with it.
Whats In This Pack?:
Obviously two false eyelashes clearly labelled left & right
1 small bottle of false eyelash glue ** DONT WORRY THIS GLUE IS A BRIGHT WHITE BUT IT DOES DRY CLEAR!!**
Instructions which come in a wide range of languages.
So on to the most important part......
What Do These Lashes Look Like?:
Cheryl Cole herself describes these eyelashes as " Dark & Glossy" & "A Must Have For A Girls Night Out & Ultra Glamorous." And I have to say I agree they are just the right type of lashes that I wear when I'm going on a night out and I want my eyes to make a statement.
The lashes are very black and quite thick. They have quite a spiky style which starts off quite small and then fan out towards the end edge of your eye. Id say out of the whole set of these Cheryl's are certainly the biggest and the blackest which makes them perfect for teaming up with dark smokey eyes when your getting ready for a night on the town.
My friend had described them to me as suitable for both day and night wear, however I think these are a little to much for day wear as they are very dramatic and dark!
Are They Comfortable?:
I was quite surprised when I first used these to find they were so comfortable I actually forgot I was wearing them. I have worn some eyelashes in the past that were really heavy and made me feel really tired but these didnt at all. Don't let the appearance fool you as soon as you get used to wearing them you will soon forget you have even put them on.
These are great for special occasions and nights out and really do add something extra special to even the most boring eye make-up but as I mentioned before I think they are more suitable for wearing in the evening unless you wear big, dark smokey eyes everyday. I am a false lash junkie and these ones have made the top spot of any I have ever tried and believe me that is a lot! I highly recommend these to women and girls of all ages and do not let applying them put you off. Get eyes like Cheryl Cole for less than a fiver! Bargain.
These lashes can be picked up in most chemists and high street stores eg New Look, Superdrug & Boots for no more than £5 and considering how long they last you that is amazing value for money.
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For those of you who have read my beauty reviews, you may have guessed that I have a slight obsession with false eyelashes. I wear false lashes regularly both for everyday wear and for evening occasions and as a result have tried a variety of styles and brands. My collection of lashes is near to around 30 pairs, some excellent whereas others very poor. This ranges from professional more expensive lashes from the M.A.C range to cheaper lashes bough online from ELF.
**My Eyelashes and preferences**
My family are always very surprised when I tell them that I wear false eyelashes as I do have medium to long dark eyelashes. However I always feel that false eyelashes create added thickness to my eyelashes which is something I struggle with using mascara alone. Overall I feel false eyelashes help create a wide eyed look and frame my eyes better than mascara which often makes my natural lashes look spindly with clumps of mascara in them.
When choosing false eyelashes I would never opt for the "drag queen look" with lashes that look apparently fake as they are too long or thick. For everyday wear I would always opt for a fluttery, long lash which adds some thickness. For a more special occasion I would still go for long and fluttery but also a thicker false lash creating long dark lashes which still look natural.
Although fiddly at first once you get the hang of applying false lashes you have a variety of looks and styles at your finger tips!
Eylure are one of the most popular brands of false lashes and in my opinion offer the widest range of lashes in terms of styles available. The brand in my opinion is at the mid point of the market in between the more expensive professional lashes and cheaper alternatives.
I was very intrigued to see that Eylure had teamed up with Girls Aloud, with each group member designing their own personal false lash set. I'm a fan of the Girls Aloud style so decided to give the "exclusively designed" lashes a go and try out all five styles.
***Eylure Girls Aloud Range- Cheryl ***
Being a big Cheryl fan I decided to give the Cheryl lashes a try first. These are described as "dark and glossy, very cool and glamorous perfect for a night out". The lashes are very dark, thick and very spiky looking which have a spiky section which sweeps out towards the outer corner of each eye.
Immediately from looking at the eyelashes in the packaging it is apparent that the "Cheryl" lashes are the most dramatic from the Eylure Girls aloud range because of their thickness and definitely suited for a night out or special occasion with smoky eyes rather than more plain natural made up eyes.
The "Cheryl" eyelashes from the Eylure range come in a black and red leopard print cardboard packaging. The is a long rectangular box with a cut out window so the spiky full "Cheryl" lashes are visible. There is also an image of Cheryl on the front of the packaging with Cheryl's signature written on the front of the box.
Each pack contains
A pair of lashes- marked left and right
One small tube of eyelash glue (enough for 3 wears of the lashes)
Application and care instructions
The lashes are affixed to a white inner tray inside the box. I personally prefer the more expensive brands of lashes like MAC where the lashes come in a plastic case which allows easy storage after you have worn the lashes and these types of case help the lashes retain shape. A disadvantage of the Eylure tray packaging is that you need to ensure you put the lashes back in the case carefully and ensure you do not squash them otherwise this could change the shape of the lash strip.
A pack of Eylure Girls Aloud "Cheryl" lashes costs £4.89 in Boots and Superdrug. These lashes are also available online from ASOS (£5.00) and FeelUnique.com for £4.89. As I have mentioned previously this is mid priced for false lashes. This is reasonable value for money as the quality of the lashes is average to above average. A good price for those that want to try flase lashes but don't want to opt for the more expensive brands.
The lashes from the Girls Aloud range are slightly more expensive than some of the other lashes from the Eylure range which are priced around the £4.00 mark.
As I have mentioned applying false lashes takes practice. I have included a full description and tips of how to apply at the bottom of the review for those that have never applied false lashes before.
The Cheryl lashes come with a very small tub of Eylure eyelash adhesive . When you first open the packaging it is clearly marked which lash is for which eye; the shortest section of lashes is always placed next to the inner eye if you do get the lashes mixed up.
The Eylure lash glue has a mini applicator a bit like a cocktail stick which allows you to apply the glue onto the false lash band. After about 10 seconds the glue on the lash goes tacky and this is when you can apply the lash to the eye and hold until it becomes attached to the eyelid. The glue is white but does dry clear. You may need to touch up with eyeliner as this sometimes when dry the glue does have a slight white tint to it.
A downside to the Cheryl lashes is because they are so full and dramatic they take much more careful application to ensure you have applied to each eye evenly. With some lashes if you apply in a slightly different position it is not noticeable. With the Cheryl lashes because the lashes sweep out and the outer corners of the eye if you don't attach to the eye in exactly the same position your eyes will look uneven and unsymmetrical. It may be worth trying a different set of lashes from the Girls Aloud range if you are less experienced at applying false lashes as these definitely are the fiddliest set to apply.
The lashes are very full and so felt slightly heavier than other false lashes I have used and are heavier than the other lashes in the Girls Aloud range. Because of this I felt I had to use a lot more lash glue and once initially affixed to my eye I had to apply slightly more glue to the inner and outer corner of the lash band just to make sure the lash stayed in place.
The lashes do stay affixed all night when you have used the Eylure lash glue which comes with the Cheryl lashes but personally I do not find the Eylure lash glue very effective and the lashes felt quite fragile and that they could come off. Especially if you go outside and it's windy or if you happen to touch your eye. When I used a different lash glue (DUO which is recommended for use with M.A.C lashes) the Cheryl lashes felt much more secure.
Removing the lashes after using the Eylure lash glue is easy. You carefully peel the lash from the inner corner of the eye and the lash should come off the eye and still be in its original shape which you can use again. You will get around 3-4 uses of the lashes providing you put them back in the packaging and remove any dry glue carefully. The lashes and glue are suitable for contact lenses wearers but I did find the Eylure lash glue is not as gentle on eyes as some other lash glues are. After removing the lashes I did find I had a slight red mark on my eyelid where the lash had been and glue applied which has never happened when I have used other lash adhesives.
When applied correctly these lashes do give a very glam and special look which is exactly what the packaging says they do. These gave a different look to what I would usually wear for a more glammed up occasion. I usually opt for a slightly full yet longer lash whereas the Cheryl lashes didn't add much length to my own lashes but gave much more definition to my eyes as they were extremely thick and full, so my eyes had a very black look to them.
The lashes are very glossy and black and unlike other false lashes I have worn (even the expensive M.A.C lashes) they do not require any mascara to be added as they are so black and have a great smooth silky looking texture to them. The Cheryl lashes have a fantastic spiky look to them and give a sultry look to eyes. This sultry look is created as the outer corners of the lashes flick outwards and upwards.
These lashes are thick and full and as a result have quite a thick band on the lash line (as the false lash contains so many lashes). This means that the lash band is visible. If you are creating a smoky eyed look this is not a problem and the lash band can be hidden by using dark eyeshadow or smoky eyeliner. Or, if like myself you wear eyeliner on your top lash this is not noticeable. But for those that do not like wearing eyeliner on their top lid or want to create a barer eye look using light coloured or nude eyeshadow these probably are not for you. The only other downside with the Cheryl lashes is that for those with smaller eyes the heavy fullness of the lashes and fact they are so dark could look too much and be too intense for your features creating a less natural look.
These are a great lash for those wanting a more dramatic look for a special occasion and look great with smoky eyes and have a definite black glossy look to them. The lashes are definitely suited to those with mid to long eyelashes that want fuller looking eyelashes with a flirty fluttery look at the outer corners of your eyes. The quality of the lashes is reasonable and will last for around 4 uses if cared for correctly. The Eylure "Cheryl" lashes are also very reasonably priced.
A major disadvantage of the lashes are because they are so full they are quite heavy therefore you need to use a lot of eyelash glue to ensure they are secure. I personally feel that the Eylure lash glue which comes with these lashes is not strong enough. My recommendation would be to use DUO eyelash adhesive. As these are a very full lash these certainly are for those that want to create a dramatic look and not for those with smaller eyes or those that prefer a more bare eye make up style.
These are not false lashes which look noticeably false but from all of the Girls Aloud range they are certainly the most dramatic and for those that like a more "made up" look as opposed to completely bare faced and natural! Great for those wanting the Cheryl Cole look!
***How to apply false lashes- the Lools way***
Step 1- First of all if you have not applied false lashes before, give yourself an additional 20 minutes to get ready and get used to applying the false lashes. As this is quite a fiddly task you need to take your time. If you are under pressure to get ready for a time, if you do not leave extra time and the lash doesn't go on first time, you are likely to get yourself flustered. This only makes applying the lash more difficult!!
Step 2- Apply eye make up to you eyes, with the exception of mascara. It is advisable to apply a line of black eyeliner to your upper lid. This is because if you do not apply the false lash close enough to your natural lashes the eyeliner will hide the "gap" in between and it creates a more natural look
Step 3- Most false lash strips are about 25mm long but do vary. Put this up against your eye and check that this fits your eye. If this is too long trim the lash strip with scissors so it is a suitable size for your eye. Always trim from the inner corners of the lash strip (the length of the lashes on the inner corners will be shorter)
Step 4- Before you apply the lashes set out the right and the left lash strip. You can tell which lash strip is for which eye as the shortest lashes on the lash strip will be applied to the inner corners of each eye.
Step 5- Check the instructions of the lash adhesive you are using to see how long it takes to dry. This will vary depending on the adhesive. (No matter what false lashes you are using I would always recommend DUO lash adhesive) Apply a thin amount to the top of the lash strip. Leave so the adhesive goes tacky and sticks to the upper lid easily and immediately. If the glue is too wet the lash will not stick immediately and the lash will slide around on the eyelid.
Step 6- Once the glue is tacky hold the inner edge of the lash with a pair of tweezers and press the lash strip down as close to your natural lash line as possible. If possible try not to stick to your own natural eyelashes as the false lash strip will not sit right and will feel quite uncomfortable.
Step 7- Once the false lash strip is applied to the eye use two cotton bud to hold the strip onto the lash line. Hold onto the lash and apply a small amount of pressure for around 30 seconds. This ensures the lash is fully affixed to your upper lid and it should be nice and secure.
Step 8- Repeat above steps to apply lash strip to your other eye.
Step 9- Touch up and apply more glue using a cotton bud if necessary to the inner and outer corners of the false lash if they do not feel secure.
Step 10- Apply mascara to your own lashes and the false lashes if necessary. This should blend your lashes together and give a fluttery natural look. Depending on the look you want to achieve will depend on the amount of mascara you apply to your lashes. Therefore if you want a dramatic look, I would recommend a thicker coat of mascara, for a more natural look, a touch of mascara will suffice.
~~~Also posted on ciao 2011~~~
I think it's important to point out before reviewing this product that I'm not a great wearer of makeup and have never worn false eyelashes before - this may well have some effect on my opinion, so please do bear that in mind when reading .
I never get glammed up . Perhaps twice a year, I'll go for a night out, but even then my look is more goth than glam . The reason is simple - before having my daughter I was a goth, and then - I stopped going out. I became a fully engrossed mum, and make up had no place in my life, being altogether too time consuming a process . Now that my daughter has started school, I've made several small attempts to tart myself up - including going for a non-goth night out . Now, I had no idea what to do for makeup, but luckily my next door neighbour, a lovely woman with skin the colour of a ripe tangerine, offered to tart me up for a night out .
One of the things she used on me was these Eyelure Girls Aloud Lashes, Cheryl Cole style. Now, I like Cheryl Cole, she's a nice looking woman, and I happily consented to have these glued onto my lids . Actually, I was pretty impressed with them, and spend quite some time pouting seductively into the mirror and fluttering my newly aquired long thick lashes at myself. I liked them so much, and decided to go an buy myself some.
The problems came when I got my lovely lashes (which cost me £4) home, and decided to apply them one morning . I had never applied false lashes before, and I think it was lucky that the lashes were helpfully labelled with 'left' and 'right' so I wouldn't make a complete tit of myself sticking them in the wrong place. They also came with a tiny little pot of glue .
I applied some glue to the left lash, and rather alarmingly it came out a bright white colour . I knew from my neighbour applying these to me that this glue dried clear though, so I tried not to panic, closing my eye and gently pressing the lashes to my eyelid .
They promptly fell off, and attached themselves to my cheek. I picked them up, and pressed them to my eyelid again , managing to scratch myself in the eyeball that time as I forgot to close my eyes . So, it's not altogether surprising that they fell off again, given the fact that my left eye was streaming . I left the lash on my desk, resolving to wait until I'd stopped with the moist eyes, and returned a few minutes later . The lashes were now a little crispy with dried glue, but I figured they'd still be ok, and I applied a little more glue, and applied them for the third time . Thankfully, this time they stuck .
By this point I was already exhausted, and really not in the mood to do the other eye - still, I'd look ridiculous with only one eye lashed up, so I had to carry on. The second lash went on with no problems, and surprised but happy, I trotted out to take my daughter to school.
It was as I was standing in the school playground waiting for the doors to open that the left lash fell off - not noticed by me, I might add - and stuck to my jumper . I carried on chatting, until one of the other mums commented 'Heavy night last night, was it ?'. I was confused, I'd gotten up extra early to try and tart myself up a little, and now some witch was trying to say I looked hungover ?! Not one bit put off by my scowls, she reached over and pulled off my right lash, and handed it to me , laughing at the fact that I had , as she saw it, only removed one after a heavy night out .
Overall, I can only give these lashes a 3. They were perfect when my next door neighbour applied them for me for a night out, but I just couldn't seem to get the hang of the things . For more experienced users of false lashes, I imagine these could be brilliant, but I'll be sticking to mascara for now!
I love false eyelashes and own lots of pairs ranging from the outrageous to ones I can get away with at work. I brought this pair from Superdrug as they were on offer for a brilliant £2.70! I also think that the 'look like Cheryl Cole' gimmick sucked me in a little. I have seen this range in both Superdrug and Boots stores to purchase. Normally I believe they retail for approximately £4.
The pack is black with a picture of Cheryl Cole and the brand name Eyelure and Girls Aloud. The box is rectangular and inside there is a white 'tray' with both lashes attached and 'left/right' above each to indicate what eye they should be on. Also inside the box is a tiny little bottle of glue.
To use, all you need is a little bit of focus! Use the tiny applicator attached to the glue bottles lid to apply a small line of glue to the eyelash line. It appears white, but it will dry clear so don't worry. The best way to put the lashes on is to put both elbows on a level surface and look downward into a mirror. Then line up the falsies with your own lash line and press down gently. (a good tip is to concentrate on the corners, as these can be the first to pop up). Then you're done! If you like you can apply a quick layer of mascara to make them even thicker and longer...but this isn't advised if you want to re-use them numerous times.
The glue is excellent and the eyelashes stayed on comfortably all night, they were also very easy to apply. I was left with the appearance of incredibly long and thick eyelashes, that people commented on thinking they were real!
Once I wanted them off I just gave a gentle tug on the corner and the peeled off easily and popped them back in the box for the next use.
After using loads of different brands of eyelashes, I have to say these are some of the best I've had - and that includes some pairs that have cost me over £10. I've used them twice now and they are still perfectly in shape waiting for the next use!
Eylure for Girls Aloud Lashes - By Cheryl
'I love the dark glossy look of my lashes. They are a must for a night out - cool and ultra glamorous' - Cheryl Cole, Girls Aloud
£4.89 in boots but Superdrug (also £4.89) are doing a deal at the moment buy one get one half price on all Eylure products. I bought all 5 as they are all so good and limited edition.
The lashes themselves come in a cute red animal print box Cheryl on the front. The lashes sit on some plastic indicating left and right eye and has 'Cheryl' printed on the base. The lashes also come with a mini lash adhesive which to be honest is not the best glue. I usually use MAC Duo Lash Adeshive with these lashes as this is the best ever lash glue (check out my review on it). There is also an instruction leaflet on how to apply the lashes. However, if you find it difficult then try watching videos on youtube of how to apply false eyelashes and remember the more practice, the better you get. I used to be useless at applying false lashes but as I wear them all the time now I am pretty good.
To apply the lashes, I first make sure that they fit my eye perfectly as sometimes I need to trim the inner corners so that they sit better on my eye. However, these lashes have more emphasis on the outer corners so they do not cover the whole lash so did not have to trim these at all. The band where glue is applied is thin so really not noticable when on. However, I do draw a line with liquid eyeliner on my top lashes to disguise this. You can also apply mascara over the top of the false lashes but I don't bother as they give enough definition.
The lashes are really dark and full but not ridiculously long so don't look really false which is the effect I was going for. These lashes are really dark and spiky so quite short but makes your lashes appear very full and thick. There are all really good quality as well so would defineltely recommend them.
Would recommend these lashes and all the Girls Aloud. I think these lashes are very dramatic for a night time look and are designed by Cheryl Cole and she has really nice eyes which shows in these designs. I think the eyelashes are only really appropriate for glamourous nights out as they are quite full on.
When I saw the advertisement on telly that Girls aloud were bringing there own eyelashes out I knew I'd end up buying them. I've bought Sarah's, Nicola's and Cheryl's, an Cheryl's were the best by miles!!!
I've always worn fake eyelashes from as far back as 16. I've got the worlds smallest natural eyelashes and yet my boyfriend probably has the longest ones I've seen!! why oh why do they waste long eyelashes on boys!!!anyway, I always buy eylure eyelashes from boots, so when I bought Cheryls I new they would be good quality and they were the same price as the ones I normally buy too.
The reason I preferred Cheryl's, they are big, long, dramatic and very glamorous. As Cheryl is witHout a doubt the most popular and beautiful girls aloud member its no wonder these eyelashes are selling so well! They are extremely easy to apply with tweezers and also easy to remove with Eylures remover that is included with the eyelashes, when I wore mine I got loads of complements and probably helped sell another half dozen for her!
I am a slef confessed eyelash junkie! I have tried all the high street brands and love experimenting with lengths style and glue. So as I was strolling along my local superdrug I came across the new girls aloud lashes. As a consumer and a obsessed x factor fan I had to try the Cheryls as I now affectionatly call them. They are glam, sexy and extremly flattering. They kind of turn your eye shape into a sexy almond just like cheryl coles eyes.
I now live in my Cheryls, day and night. they are reusable again and again if you look after them and put them away when taking your make up off.
I only down point of this is they are the hardest band member now to get hold of, Often i will go to top up on Cheryls and find there are none left, so when i do find them I tend to buy 3-4 pairs at a time as they are increasingly popular.
These eyelashes have got to be the best false eyelashes ive ever worn!
Every womens dream is to look like cheryl cole so heres the first step start with her eyes! These eylashes are great for a night out they are so confortable and look so glam! Very dramatic and so prefect for partying, will really make your eyes stand out!
They are so easy to apply, not fidly and dont take ages, and you also dont end up with glue all over you fingers or the eyelashes half way down your face by the end of the night! very secure yet so easy to remove! Not only are they good for 1 big night out, there re-usable so you can use them for all your big nihts out! They sold out in many superdrug stores within the first week but are available in most good stores such as boots, claires acsessories, new look and many internet sites. At around £5 (depending on store)
I hope you all like these eyelashes as much as i do!
Like many girls, before a night out I like to get myself dolled up to give me that extra confidence boost! Usually on a night out, I'd wear subtle eyelashe extensions to make my eyes look bigger and more dramatic. I always went for subtle lashes so they didn't look obviously fake and to add a touch of glamour. However, when I came across Girls Aloud's eyelashes, I just had to try Cheryl's.
Cheryl is naturally beautiful, but the striking thing about Cheryl are her eyes. Her long, dark, sultry lashes instantly catch your attention. So off I went and bought a pair of her lashes and put them on that night before heading out. I got many compliments from my mates for my eyes and others who I bumped in to on our night out, result!
The lashes are easy to put on and it is clear to see which goes on your left and right eye. The lashes come with a small tube of glue, which is also easily applied with using the wand. Generally, I run the glue along the part of the lashes you stick to your eye and leave it for around 30 secs to get a bit tacky before applying to my eyes. I find this helps hold the lash in place for longer and also makes it much easier to apply. I'd also recommend putting a coating of mascara on your natural and fake lashes as to make them blend in together for a more natural look.
The lashes cost around £5.00 and so far I've only seen them in Superdrug but have been told they are available in other stores too.
I have tried Kimberly's version of lashes and unfortunately, they did look a bit fake, so I think I will be sticking to Miss Cole's lashes from now on!