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I'm a bit hit and miss when it comes to wearing false lashes. I like the look of them once I have them on, but find that because of the shape of my eyes, a lot of styles do not suit me, and make it really obvious I am wearing falsies. The one pair I have always worn is part of the Girls Aloud range from Eylure, and was Cheryl's pair. As these are not as easily available as they once were I found myself looking for some alternatives and came across these Eylure pre-glued lashes. As my Saturday nights getting ready are either spent in the changing rooms at work, or whilst trying to stop my son rummaging through my make-up I decided to buy these to save some time. These cost £4.99 from Boots.
I'm a bit dubious about eyelashes falling off throughout the night after a few too many cosmos, and have had many a funny moment spent with friends trying to reapply them so I always take some eyelash glue out with me just in case. These came in the standard white and black Eylure packaging and stated that they were easy to apply, there was no need for glue, and these would last on your eyes.
I applied these in the normal way, which was to peel them off the packet, line them up with your eyelash line and press down. I found these were a bit too big so had to trim a small amount from the end. They stated they were reusable so I took them off, trimmed and reapplied. I usually do my eyemake up, put the lashes on, then blend around the line of the lashes so it isn't as obvious I am wearing them. They looked nice, but didn't feel as secure as ones I glue myself did. However, I didn't apply any glue, but took some in my bag just in case.
A few cocktails down the line, I went to the bathroom and discovered that the middle of the lashes on one of my eyes was starting to come loose, so I pressed down and left it. Concious of this, I went back to the bathroom and noticed it had happened again and part of the end of the other eye had started to come loose too. So, out came the eyelash glue. Once I had stuck them on with glue, they lasted until the end of the night. But then, my lashes usually do.
I think these lashes may be good if you haven't worn falses ones before, as they are easy to apply and it saves the hassle of having to glue and position them, but I would take some glue out for emergency touch ups. Personally, I will just stick to my usual ones.
A good tip if you haven't worn eyelashes before and are a bit scared of trying them is to cut some of the longer lashes off (about 10) and apply these to the outer corner of your eye. I used to do this as I wasn't confident wearing a full set at first.
I had never worn false eyelashes before and after this experience I will never wear them again. I was going to a party one evening so when I was in Superdrug that day I saw the false lashes and thought I would give them a try. I stood for a while looking at them all because, to be honest, I didn't know which ones to pick. Eventually I went for the Eylure pre-glued ready to wear false eyelashes. They came in a white box with a clear plastic window in it so that I could see the lashes. It wasn't very exciting packaging but it did the job. They cost me £4.99.
Later that day I started to get ready to go out and one of the first things I thought I would do was put the lashes on. I had given myself plenty of time as I didn't know what I was doing. After reading the instructions carefully I applied the lashes. They went on very easy and it didn't take me long, especially for my first time, to put them on. They looked great, very natural and not too long.
After about two minutes my eyes started to irritate and I thought it was just because they weren't used to having the lashes on them so I left them on. Another three minutes passed and I had to remove the eyelashes. The irritation became unbearable and my eyes were sore and red. I bathed my eyes and by the time we left they were back to normal. This experience has put me off of wearing false lashes, they looked great but they made my eyes so sore. They may work well for other people but they didn't for me.
I have tried to apply false eyelashes several times over the years and have always failed miserably. I seem unable to get the hang of the glue bit - I always end up with blobby bits which look terrible - and I can never get them to stay on, they're always half hanging off and by the time I have messed about I can't get my eye make up right either so they look dreadful!. I have tried the individual type ones too, which I found slightly easier to apply but still I struggled to get them to look great.
These pre-glued false eyelashes by Eylure are a godsend for me, they make the whole process a lot simpler and I can now actually have big fluttery fake lashes for those special ocassions!!!
They cost me £5 from Superdrug, which was most than some of the lashes which you have to glue yourself, but I am more than happy to pay for the convenience (because buying ones I have to do myself is total waste of money for me anyway!!). You get one set of lashes and their are two or three different sorts, depending how thick / long etc you want them. They are not reusable, you will only get one wear out of them.
To apply simply peel one lash off the packaging and trim to fit your eye, try not to handle it too much or you will lose some of the stickiness. The adhesive is already applied and it is pretty strong so you do need to be sure that you get them in the right place the first time ideally, or at least you want to not have to unstick and move them more than once. Also make sure you have chosen the correct lash for the correct eye! I normally place it just above my lashline and press it on with my finger tips, then use the blunt end of my eyebrow tweezers to push it more securely into place. There is no glue to apply, no need to wait etc, just stick it on and there you go!
They are really natural looking and blend in with my own eyelashes great. Also, they stay on amazingly well, I have used them several times and have never had one fall off before the night is out, in fact they take some peeling off when you get home! I have been told different things about applying eye make up with false eyelashes, but what I tend to do is apply my eyeliner first, then once I have stuck the lash on I will use a bit more eyeliner to fill in any gaps and help it to blend into my lashline better, I then apply eyeshadow, then mascara. This order might not work for everyone but I find that adding my mascara last helps the lashes blend into my own even better.
If you are a bit useless at applying falsies like me, then this is the product for you!
My natural eyelashes are a reasonable length and thickness and I am content with a few coats of mascara most days. I always wear false lashes if I'm going somewhere special or to a club though and I usually opt for the biggest, over the top falsies I can find. It was recently my 21st birthday and some of my family came down to see me and we went for a meal.
I wanted to make an effort, but I didn't want to look over the top as it was a family meal, not a nightclub! I didn't have any subtle enough eyelashes so I decided a few days before the meal to get some new ones. I almost always buy eylure lashes because they're great quality. I get mine from Boots as they have a long term 3 for 2 offer on the eylure range. After a bit of browsing, I settled on these - the pre-glued ready to wear lashes.
These seemed like a great idea and they appealed to me because I find that the glue that comes with normal false lashes can be messy and fiddly. I bought the 070 version of these lashes which are described by eylure as looking natural and feeling weightless. These were a lot nicer than the other version in the ready to wear range as these are nice and long and each lash is close together which helps avoid them looking like spider legs. I paid £5.29 for these which considering that they are re-useable is a real bargain in my opinion!
The lashes come in a little cardboard box which has a basic white, blue and black colour scheme. The little clear 'window' on the front of the box is handy as I was able to see excactly what they looked like before making a buying decision. The back of the box has a step by step picture guide which shows you how to use them. I found this easy to follow and the little information leaflet was handy too. The lashes are marked left and right which savd time rather than working out which corner was which.
To apply these I simpy followed the step by step guide, making sure that I got them as close to my natural lash line as possible. These stuck on securely and they didn't feel like they were going to fall off at any second. They're soft and very lightweight and after an hour or so I pretty much forgot that I had them on. They add length and they're reasonably thick so they give that fluttery eye kind of look which really opens the eyes up. I used mascara on these and blended them into my lashline with eyeliner and they looked very natural and subtle. Removing them was pain-free and I will definitely be using them again.
I think false eyelashes are perfect to get a glam look for a night out but i usually use one's where you apply the glue yourself, I decided to try pre-glued ones because it sounds quicker and easier than the sort l'm used to. I chose Eylure in particular because i have used their eyelashes before just not pre-glued ones, also they have partnered up with celebrities including girls aloud, katy perry and more recently the sex and the city cast!
Supposedly you should use tweezers to pick the lashes off the plastic tray they come on and apply it straight onto the lash line, I didn't do that i used my fingers as i don't like the sound of a pair of tweezers being that close to my eye! I had to cut them down to size a little bit but the application was very easy i simply pressed them along my lash line and Voila! Done.
I wore them for a few hours that day around the house and they were comfortable and didn't come loose, i then put them back on the plastic casing and in the box to worn another time.
I wore them again several days later on a night out, they still looked in a new condition and the glue was still sticky and they felt firmly attached. About 3 or 4 hours into the night one of them started to flick up in the inner corner of my lash line which irritated my eye a little, luckily i had brought my tube of lash glue out with me just to be on the safe side so it glued the corner back on they remained fine for the rest of the night.
Personally i find the ones where you apply your own glue to last longer but these were a lot quicker, very comfortable and they did last for quite a while so they are definately worth trying.
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Eylure are the lash specialists and have been making lash products for over 60 years. They do a wide range of products such as semi-permanent lash extensions and a wide range of accessories. There are lash solutions suitable for everyone, whether you are a beginner or professional there is a product that will be suited to you. From a young age I remember seeing Eylure products in my local Boots & Superdrug store but as I was so young that false eyelashes never really appealed to me & wouldn't have had any clue on how to apply the lashes anyway. Eylure do a very large range of different lashes and they have gone into partnership with celebrities such as Katy Perry & Girls Aloud to create different styles of lashes.
The Pre-Glued Lashes
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I have never tried applying false eye-lashes and I often worry about how much glue to apply and when to apply the lashes. I was in my local Boots store when I saw these Eylure Pre-glued lashes and thought they were a brilliant idea so I picked up a pack and decided to give them a go. The lashes are ultra-lightweight and self-adhesive with the glue already applied. The lashes are quick and easy to apply and suitable for contact lens wearers and are also reusable. The lashes come with an extra glue strip you can change when the other one loses its stickiness. I thought the lashes sounded simple and easy to use and I couldn't wait to apply them ready for a night out on the town. I personally wouldn't wear false lashes during the day as I feel they are too dressed up for the day. You can also apply mascara to the lashes once they have been applied.
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The pre-glued lashes come in a white and light blue box. You can clearly see the eyelashes sitting on the plastic tray inside the box. It states on the front of the box that these are Pre-Glued Lashes and they are ultra-lightweight and self-adhesive. The lashes can be applied in an instant and are contact lens friendly and also reusable. On the back of the pack it tells you briefly how to apply the lashes and that they are latex free. There are also 4 small pictures which show you how to apply the lashes. When you open the box there is a small plastic tray which pulls out, this tray has the lashes attached to them. There should also be a leaflet about how to apply the lashes; this leaflet explains the instructions in several different languages. On the tray it tells you which lashes are for each eye and it also have a number 070 on the tray as well. This tells you what number the lashes are in case you want to purchase the same style lashes again.
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I purchased these from my local Boots store for £5.29; this includes one set of the pre-glued lashes, which comes in 2 different styles. I chose number 070 as I thought these looked more natural than the other ones and they were long and curled.
Applying the lashes
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I have to admit that I was feeling a little nervous applying the lashes as I had never done this before, I did how-ever think these would be much easier to apply then other one's where you have to apply the glue yourself. I applied most of my make up before applying the lashes. I didn't apply any mascara for obvious reasons.
1. Remove the lash from the tray with the tweezers.
I carefully removed the lashes from the tray using the tweezers; I did have to pull at the lashes a little to get them off the tray.
2. Measure the length against your eye and trim the lashes one by one if necessary.
I held the lashes up against my own and only needed to trim a few of the lashes off the end. They were easy to using small, sharp scissors.
3. Look down onto a mirror and hold the lash as close to natural lash line as possible.
It took me a little while to get into a comfortable position where I could hold the lashes as close to the lash line as I could. I did have to keep moving the mirror about to do this.
4. Press gently across the lash holding at the ends for a few seconds.
Using my fingers I pressed the lashes on and held the ends down using a finger from each hand for a few seconds until I thought they were securely stuck. I did hold them down a few seconds extra just to ensure they were stuck properly.
5. You can apply mascara to the lashes to help them bond to your natural lashes or you can leave them uncoated to achieve more depth for your eyes.
I did decide to apply a few coats of mascara to the lashes to help them bond to my lashes, this made them look slightly darker and I thought it also made them look more realistic and not as fake too.
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I was a little worried that the lashes would come un-stuck during the night, how-ever I told myself to stop being so paranoid and I went out into town to celebrate my friend's birthday party. The lashes looked great and they didn't look too thick and fake which was great. They were a lot longer than my natural lashes, how-ever they looked great on and weren't too in your face and were still quite subtle even with mascara on them. I did apply a little black liquid eyeliner near the lashes to ensure they blended into my natural lash-line a bit better as I didn't manage to get them really close to my natural lashes. The lashes stayed stuck all night and after a while I didn't even notice they were there as I got used to wearing them and I couldn't really feel them stuck on. The lashes stayed looking great all night until it was time to go home.
Removing the lashes
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Hold the lash at the outside edge and gently peel off, it won't hurt. Always remember to remove the lashes before going to sleep. I was a little nervous about pulling the lashes off, how-ever I gently pulled the lashes from the end and they peeled off really easily. I then put them back onto the tray ready to use next time. Although I had worn the lashes all night, the glue still fell very sticky which was good.
Caring for your lashes
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With careful handling your lashes can be used again and again. Always replace the lashes onto the cup after use. Once the pre-glued strip has become non-sticky remove the glue strip as follows:
1. Holding the lash gently, use tweezers to carefully remove the glue strip from lashes. This should come away easily.
2. Once this has been done, on the lash holder you will see an additional glue strip.
3. Taking the lash, held carefully within a pair of tweezers, apply the strip end to the new glue strip. Press the lash all the way along until you are confident the new glue strip has adhered. Apply as before.
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I think these lashes are fantastic and are a great idea, especially if like me you have never tried false eye-lashes before. These are so easy and simple to use and you don't have to worry about fiddling with glue and waiting for the glue to go tacky before you can actually apply them. The lashes were so much easier to use than what I thought they would be and they looked great on. I couldn't even tell I was wearing false lashes as through-out the night I couldn't easy really feel that they were there. The eye-lashes did me a little more confidence when I was out as I feel that my eyes were more noticeable with the lashes on. I would definitely buy these lashes again, in the same style as these just good and weren't too full or thick. I would highly recommend these lashes to other and think they deserve 5 out of 5 stars.
(review also on ciao)
Pre-Glued Lashes 116 The fastest lashes available / Simply remove lashes from tray, apply and go / No mess, no fuss, no waiting / Natural looking, perfectly full lashes every time / Ultra lightweight: Contact lens friendly: Reusable: Latex free.