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Eylure Naturalites Double Lash
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Eylure Naturalites Double Lash
Date: 14/10/11, updated on 15/11/11 (320 review reads)
Advantages: Textured, good quality thick and long lashes, very durable lash strip, reasonable price
Disadvantages: Require strong lash glue, lash strip thicker than single lash strip, may overpower small eyes
A lot of people that have read a number of my reviews may have gathered I have a slight obsession with false lashes. My collection of lashes is huge ranging from very light lashes to thicker and fuller lashes. For special occasions because I have longer eyelashes I like false eye lashes which give added length and also added thickness. Surprisingly even though there are huge amounts false lashes when you browse beauty stores I find I struggle to find the "right" lashes for me. I was watching an early morning beauty TV programme on one of the many nameless Sky channels which was about applying false lashes. The make-up artist presenting the show actually gave away that most adverts/ celebrity eye make-up is created by applying two pairs of false lashes to give a more fluttery but longer and thicker look and outlined that a number of false lashes are actually available to buy as a "double strip" which includes the Eylure Naturalites Double Lashes.
***Eylure Naturalites Double Lashes***
The Eylure Naturalites Double Lashes are two strips of false lashes attached together by one lash strip. This is different to traditional false lashes which a usually a single row of lashes attached to a lash strip. The Double False lashes have been designed by Eylure to give a fuller yet more textured look and emulate the effect of wearing two pairs of false lashes at once.
The Naturalites range by Eylure is a "natural" range of lashes by Eylure which are intended to give a very natural look and like you are not wearing false lashes. Despite being a double lash which give a fuller look the Naturalites Double intend to still look natural.
Eylure state the lashes are suitable for all eye shapes and are contact lens friendly, ultra lightweight and reusable.
Within the Eylure Naturalites Double Lash range there are six pairs of lashes. These are
202- These are probably the lightest and most fluttery lashes from the double range. These add length and thickness without being overly long or full. The look is very textured and fluttery as the individual lashes all look a different length.
204-These lashes have quite a dark full look to them and would create a very strong look. The lashes start off shorter and get longer as the lashes work away from the corner of the eye. There is a very uniform and angular look to the lashes.
205-These lashes add thickness and length. There is a strip of longer lashes with a strip of shorter but darker fuller lashes beneath the longer lashes.
206-These lashes claim to have a "rock chick" look to them. The lashes flick outwards in sections rather than each eyelash looking individually separated. The lashes are generally shorter with the flicked sections have a long look to them.
207-These lashes claim to give a "vintage look". The lashes look very similar to the 204 style however the angular look is stronger and the lashes are longer and fuller.
208-These are the thickest and fullest lashes from the double range and are very intense and black. The lashes add length and fullness but because the lashes are so thick they have a very full look to them so it is more difficult to see a separated individual lash look. The lashes are at the longest in the centre of the eye with longer lashes towards the edges too.
My review will be based on the 202 and 205 lashes as these are the ones that I own.
The Eylure Double lashes come in the standard Eylure packaging. This is a rectangular white cardboard box with a clear window so you can see the lashes and a pink strip on the packaging. This is similar to the other Eylure Naturalites Lashes the only difference is Double is written on the packaging in black font.
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.
***Price and Availability***
The Eylure Naturalites Double Lashes are available from Boots, Debenhams, BANK fashion and online from www.aurivita.com .
Boots stock the full range of these lashes. These lashes are £7.10 per pair which is more expensive than most other false lashes including the others from the Eylure range which are priced at £5.00 however these are like wearing two pairs of lashes. Therefore a pair of these lashes is more cost effective than buying two pairs a similar quality pair of lashes to create the same effect. I also feel because the lash strip is a lot thicker than with single strip lashes the Naturalites Double are more durable and you get more wear out of them before you need to throw them away.
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 Double 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.
The double lashes are outlined to be "lightweight" but they are a lot heavier than the standard single lashes. I do not rate the Eylure lash glue and always use a different lash glue (Duo adhesive) however to use the Eylure lash glue with these double lashes is quite problematic and I find that glue just doesn't hold these lashes in place because the lash strip is so thick.
As I have mentioned the lash strip on these lashes is a lot thicker than with single lashes. This makes it easier to hold the lash and it means it retains its shape whereas single lash strips often flop around in your hand. But it also means you need to apply the double lash strip more carefully in order for it to look more natural when applied to your eye. The strip is thicker therefore more noticeable so I would ensure eyeliner is applied to your lash line first so if you do apply badly there are not gaps of bare flesh between your own lash line and the black lash strip. Secondly you then need to apply as close to your lash line as possible in order to hide some of the thickness to your lash strip. I would say I'm very experienced applying false lashes but the Eylure Naturalites Double Lashes probably take me double the time to apply than standard lashes.
The lashes are suitable for contact lens wearers and I have only ever wore these lashes with them and I feel this claim is true and I have suffered no irritation.
Removing the lashes after use is very easy and because of the thicker lash strip the double lashes are more durable and are less likely to lose their shape and rip. You simply peel the lash from the inner corner of the eye and the lash should be removed. I have worn each pair of my double lashes 5 times now and they still look as new. I only feel because you do not need to apply additional mascara to these lashes this helps to keep them new and ensure you get more uses out of them.
Once applied both the 205 and 202 Eylure Naturalites Double Lashes give a very full fluttery look to lashes. Both versions have a real upwards curve to the lashes. I feel the 202 lashes are the most natural from the two pairs and they do not look as dark and black and the individual lashes look more separated and light compared to the 205 style. The 202 lashes although a similar length on the lash strip look different lengths when applied to your eyes and have a very light fluttery look to them which give a wide eyed look. When wearing the 202 lashes I have had a lot of compliments about how long my lashes are and feel I can pass these off as my "natural lashes".
The 205 lashes still have a lightly natural look to them but because of the darker fuller look I do think they look less natural and although it may not be immediately apparent you are wearing false lashes it would look like you are wearing heavy eye make-up as they create more definition and frame your eyes more. The 205 lashes add a lot more length to your lashes as there are clusters of very small lashes on the lash strip which are very long. The rows of lashes on the bottom on the double strip are slightly shorter but very full which give a thick dark look to your eyes. The look is still separated and textured but because of the overall blackness created by the amount of lashes on the strip I feel these lashes look less separated than the 202 lashes.
I feel with the Eylure Naturalites Double Lashes the main disadvantage is the thickness of the lash band. In order to securely hold two strips of lashes this is quite thick. When applied to your eyelid this is a lot more visible than if you were wearing traditional single strip lashes. Because of this you need to ensure you apply close to your own natural lash line in order for this strip to be more subtle. Secondly I feel because of the thicker lash strip I tend to wear more eye make-up when I'm wearing these lashes (eyeliner and eyeshadow) to ensure the lash strip blends in. This is partially why I feel the look is a little too dramatic for everyday wear and limited to special occasions and nights out as my eye make-up is quite heavy.
I do like the look created by these lashes and feel they create a full dark look without the need for additional mascara which makes these lashes last for more wears. The lashes are comfortable to wear and I do feel that they are reasonably "lightweight" but certainly not a light on your eyes as a single strip set of false lashes and you notice these lashes are attached to your eye slightly more.
Eylure state the Naturalites Double lashes are suitable for "all eye shapes" and I would definitely disagree with this. I consider my eyes to be larger and quite wide and feel there are only two pairs of lashes from this collection which are suitable for my eyes. My two closest friends who both wear false lashes have tried these lashes and one has shorter lashes and small eyes and the other has average length lashes and medium sized eyes. My friend with the smaller eyes and features immediately discounted these as being "too much" and even the more natural 202 style looked too much on her eyes with her small features. My other friend liked the 202 lashes but felt the 205 lashes were too much for her eyes and felt the lashes were too full and actually made her eyes look smaller.
Personally I feel that for those that want very subtle looking false lashes the Eylure Naturalites Double lashes may be a little too full and thick. Of the six different variations of the double lash strips personally I feel that I would only ever wear two of these pairs of lashes. The 202 and 205 styles are lashes I have in my collection and feel are suitable for nights out and special events only and still have a "natural" look about them. For daytime and casual wear I think they overall look is a little too dramatic and you need to wear too much eye make up for the lash strip of these lashes to blend in naturally.
I really like the look of the 202 and 205 styles as these give a long full textured look and the double strip gives a fanned lash look very easily. For those with larger eyes and longer lashes these are a great pair of false lashes which you can use over and over again. You do need to be quite experienced to apply these lashes because of the thicker lash strip and ensure you put this as close to your own lash line as possible. Once applied properly I feel the look is more like that of semi-permanent lash extensions rather than strip lashes because lashes do not look one uniform length.
Removal is very easy and the double lash strip is more durable than traditional single strip lashes meaning you can wear these over and over again. Meaning the slightly higher price tag of £7.10 is quite economical.
Just by looking at the other styles in the Eylure Naturalites Double Lash collection I feel they are far too thick and false looking and there is nothing natural about them. Even for someone with larger eyes and long lashes I feel these four styles would actually be too much for my eyes and although they would give thick long black lashes I feel they would be very drag queen-esque which I feel is not a look I want to sport. Plus I also feel these other lashes would be too heavy for my eyes and actually make my eyes look smaller.
A strong look that is not for "natural" for everyone!
***Applying false lashes ***
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.
Summary: A double impact false lash from Eylure