Product Type: Eylure makeup
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Glamorous looking lashes.
Member Name: kiss_me2070
Date: 26/09/12, updated on 26/09/12 (48 review reads)
Advantages: range of different designs, enhance look of your natural lashes, east to remove, can be used again
Disadvantages: need to have patience & a steady hand
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Eylure make a large range of different beauty products mainly false lashes and accessories. Their product can be found in stores such as Boots, Superdrug and some supermarkets. Eylure make the largest range of false eye lashes available in a huge range of different styles. They have recently paired up with Katy Perry & Girls Aloud to create different more glamorous looking lashes suitable for the evening or nights out on the town. I can remember seeing Eylure products in my local Boots store for a very young age but it wasn't only until recently that false lashes actually appealed to me. I had no idea how to put false lashes on so I purchased a starter kit (I reviewed this product) and started from there. The kit was really useful in teaching me how to apply lashes properly and I now felt I was ready to try and apply the lashes without using the kit. Eylure lashes are suitable for all eye shapes and enhance the natural beauty of your eyes. They are ideal for regular wear or for special occasions. The lashes are also ultra lightweight are contact lens friendly and are reusable.
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Eylure strip lashes come in a huge range of different styles suitable for both day or not. Some of the lashes are thin and very subtle whilst others are thicker and dark. The lashes have different reference numbers on them, for example on the box of lashes I chose I can see that they are number 101 in the range. This is really handy if I need to purchase the lashes again in the future as I can go and find them straight away by looking for the reference number on them. Normally with eyelash curlers and good mascara my lashes don't look too bad; how-ever I have always loved the look of thicker more volumised lashes. This is why I decided to purchase some, plus I also had a big night out on the town coming up and as I haven't been out for months I wanted to make an effort and to look and feel good. On the lashes I chose it states that they are ultra glam lashes for evening wear. The lashes I chose look quite long and look quite thick with plenty of volume, how-ever I knew these didn't look too fake when I had applied them as I had used these lashes before.
The lashes come stuck lightly to a white plastic tray. On the tray it has the number of the lashes and also tells you which lash strip is for which eye. The tray comes in a cardboard box which is mainly white in colour with black writing and you can see that the product is made by eylure. It also states on the box that the lashes are ultra lightweight, contact lens friendly and are reusable. On the back of the box are pictures on how to apply the lashes and the finished results. It also gives you some information about the lashes in a few different languages. If you pull the tray out of the box you will also find a list of instructions on how to use the lashes and you will find a small tube of adhesive to stick the lashes on with.
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You can purchase the lashes from a range of different stores including Boots, Superdrug and some supermarkets. I purchased my lashes from my local Boots store for £5.35 which I thought was reasonable as I could re-use the lashes as long as I took care of them. The lashes very rarely get reduced or are on offer; how-ever it's always good to check prices in different stores as some stores may have them slightly cheaper.
Preparing the Lashes
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It's best to apply most of your make up before applying the lashes, however take into consideration that if you have used any products on the eyelid such as primer or foundation that can stop the lashes form sticking properly so ensure you leave your eyelids make up free. Hold the lashes up against your own and trim them if needed ensuring you trim them form the outside edge trimming a few lashes each time. I always find that I need to trim off at least 5 single lashes until they fit against my natural lashes. If you want to apply mascara to your own natural lashes now is the time to do it. I never normally bother with this as I find that my natural lashes blend in with the false lashes anyway. I ensure I have everything I need in front of me ready to apply the lashes which include a well sized mirror, pair of tweezers, orange stick and the lash glue.
Applying the Lashes
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I always apply the lashes looking down into a mirror, how-ever you may prefer applying them a slightly different way by looking straight into a mirror that is on the wall.
1. I hold the lash strip gently in between my thumb and finger and apply the glue using my right hand. The glue is white in colour and you will notice a flat like applicator in which you apply the glue to the strip lash with. You don't need to use too much but you so need to ensure you apply enough glue to ensure it sticks. I also tend to put a little extra glue at the ends as I find this is where it can become slightly loose once applied. After I have applied the glue I gently pick up the tweezers with my right hand and grip the lashes with the tweezers ready for application. After applying the glue you need to wake for at least 30 seconds for the glue to become tacky, which is when the lashes are ready to apply. Never apply the glue directly to your own lashes, only apply it to the strip lashes which came with the product.
2. Looking down in the mirror holding the lash strip with the tweezers I applied them to as close to the lash line as possible putting slight pressure on the middle of the lash strip to ensure it sticks. I then ensured the ends were in place and also applied slight pressure here as well to ensure they were in position. If the lashes aren't quite right you can push them slightly using the flat end of an orange stick before they actually stick in to place.
3. I always apply some liquid eyeliner close to the lash line and some pencil eyeliner to the bottom lash line so the lashes blend in with no tell tale signs. I find that this really finishes the final look of the lashes and it helps to make the lashes look really natural.
4. You can use eyelash curlers to curl the lashes; how-ever I don't ever think there is any need to do this with the eylure lashes. You can also apply a few coats of mascara, which will also help the lashes bond to your own natural lashes. I never apply mascara as the lashes I chose look quite dark anyway so I don't feel the need to do this.
As long as you apply the lashes properly, the lashes will last all night without coming off. You must remove the lashes before going to sleep.
Removing/Caring for your Lashes
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As the glue for the eyelashes has latex in it the lashes are easily removed and it doesn't hurt. Simply pull the lash from the outside edge ensuring you don't grab any of your natural lashes and gently peel them off. If you have used mascara on the lashes you may need to throw these away, how-ever if you haven't used mascara on the lashes you can pop them back on the tray ready to use again. When you do use the lashes again you will need to pull any excess glue off which can be done by using your fingers or a pair of tweezers. I've heard that you can wash the lashes in a very mild soapy solution to get rid of the mascara, how-ever I am not sure how true this actually is and I haven't tried it.
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I love these eyelashes and the number (101) lashes I chose are definitely my favourite for a night out on the town as they don't look fake and they look natural. I also don't need to put mascara on them as they are quite dark and have lots of volume to them as well. The lashes can be a little fiddly to apply, especially if you have never tried applying lashes before. It did take me a few attempts with the lash applicator kit before I actually chose to move onto these lashes and applying them with some tweezers. You do need to have quite a steady hand to apply these as the last thing you want is to poke yourself in the eye with the tweezers. The good thing about the glue is that it does dry clear so if you do apply too much then you can't really see this anyway, especially after applying some eyeliner and other make up. In terms of value I think the lashes are reasonably priced, especially as I don't use mascara on mine and can use them over and over again. If you do run out of the lash fix glue you can purchase this separately in Boots & Superdrug, you can also purchase the glue in black to help blend in with the lashes a bit more. I would definitely recommend the lashes to others, but you do need to have patience with them. I will be using these lashes again and again and would also consider other designs of lashes in this range.
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Summary: Eylure lashes.