Miss Flicklash by Eylure

It isn’t often I am taken by surprise at my findings in Boots. Until I saw Miss Flicklash lashes by Eylure – false lashes with the eyeliner built into the lash. Something I had never contemplated needing, but nevertheless, I felt compelled and intrigued to buy a pair to see how they turned out, plus they were reduced to £2.46 or something like that, so it almost would have been rude not to.

I picked up the lashes in style 107F – a textured set which would give length and a slight bit of fullness to my lashes. From what I can tell, there are 4 different styles in this range, varying from much more natural, to super-full on.

The Flicklashes are easy to apply – you do as you would with regular lashes, expect with these you peel the backing paper off the flick and also apply glue to that. You make sure your falsies are in the right spot, then secure down the flick, which is pretty easy to position – it’s fairly stiff so you won’t end up with wonky wings.

The lash band is quite thick, to give the impression of eyeliner for the flick to continue into. I found I needed to add some black liner into the inner corner of my upper lash-line to make them blend in.

When I first saw these in the shop, I did an internal laugh, thinking it was a bit of a crazy idea – but you know what? I take it all back. What a genius idea for anyone that struggles with liner – it ensures it’s the perfect shape, balance and in the perfect position, and looks really effective. What do you think?

If you like the look of them, have a look at the lash section of your local Boots – you may be able to get them at a clearance price too – or does the fact that they are clearance mean they are getting discontinued? Who knows, but grab them while you can! If not they are available at the Eylure website.

Ardell 318 Accent Lashes

Quite often I want to add a bit more oompf to my eyes, without the full-on-ness of strip lashes. I had a look around and thought that the Ardell Accent lashes in 318 may well be just what I was looking for. They are half lashes, which go on the outer corners of your eye and claim to be lightweight and comfortable to wear.

The thin band makes them super-easy to apply, plus the fact they’re only half-sized means you don’t have to faff around making sure you get the inner corner stuck-down perfectly. All it look was a case of placing them ontop of my pre-mascaraed lashes and voila. They are so effortless to use, yet really add impact. They’re so comfortable you forget you’re wearing them – I will 100% be wearing these more often.

Ardell 318 Accent lashes cost £4.49 from www.falseeyelashes.co.uk and are sold without glue. You can use glue from any other boxes you have lying around, or check out my personal fave – Duo.

Katy Perry’s Eylure Color Pop Lashes ‘Ka-Boom!’

Katy Perry has had a line of false eyelashes with Eylure for a while now – I am yet to try any of her classic collection, but I have always been impressed with all the Eylure lashes I’ve tried. They’re always a failsafe purchase!

The latest release from the Katy Perry / Eylure camp is the Color Pop Lashes – a range of lashes designed to give you a pop of colour with the volume and intensity of a false lash.

There are three colours in the range – Ka-Boom! (royal blue), Ka-Ching! (peacock green), Ka-Pow! (Purple), and also Ka-Zaaam! – a pack of individual lashes covering all of the colour options.

They look like a set of black false lashes, with another set of coloured lashes, with more sparse hairs, on top – this adds to the fullness of the lash, and means you get the colour coming through without it being too over the top.

Of course, anyone can wear any colour they like – but green and blue will bring out brown toned eyes, and blue and green will enhance blue toned eyes. Just to be a little different, I tried the blue – Ka-Boom!

The lashes themselves are, as always, great quality. They are rather long and fluttery, and according to Eylure, fit all eye shapes. The glue is included, and they are reusable.

As for the colour – is a subtle flash of colour – from a distance, no one would probably know the difference, and up close, it’s rather pretty. FAR nicer than coloured lashes! I think they’d be fab for a night at a club or something similar, especially if you like to play up your eyes. They’d also be great with a full-on smokey eye. Sometimes black lashes can get lost against black shadow, so these are a great way to break it up.

Katy Perry’s Color Pop Lashes are £6.45 per pack from Look Fantastic

Lash Boutique ‘Jenny’ Lashes

Lash Boutique is a brand I was first introduced to when I started working as a make up artist – they were the lashes we were using backstage at a show…. then more recently we used them on the models at Essex Fashion Week, the TOWIE mob and Desperate Scousewives love them… and they continue to go from strength to strength.

The company was created by Jenny & Elaine who both work in the beauty industry (Jenny is a make up artist herself) – they provide 100% human hair lashes which are handmade. You’d think that for a product of that description you would be paying a high price – when in fact, they’re cheaper than the lashes you’d find on the shelves of Boots!

They have 12 styles of lashes varying from very subtle to full on glamour-puss. I was sent some of the ‘Jenny’ lashes to try out (named after Jenny, one of the company directors) – a fab daytime lash.

All of the lashes come in a very sturdy black case which is great for storing them in safely between uses. Also included in the box is a tube of black eyelash glue. I find the glue much better than what you normally get in high-street lash boxes – the fact it’s black means you hide the lash bar better, and also helps to blend the look together. Its also super-sticky. Once these lashes are on, they are definitely on for the night! The only thing worth noting with the glue is you don’t need to leave it as long as you would with other glues to go tacky – the first time I tried applying the lashes I’d left them too long and the glue had dried. 

The Jenny lashes are perfect for daytime – Jenny herself wears them every day! They add impact to the eyes without being too over the top or obvious. They are feminine, pretty and feel very lightweight on the eye so you aren’t conscious of wearing them and can just get on with your day with your lashes all a flutter!
I’m definitely going to check out more of their range as each time I’ve used their lashes I’ve been impressed.
Lash Boutique lashes are available at BowtiqueInc.com  priced at £6.99 per set.

A813 Cheap Eyelashes!

If you want to add a little bit of oomph to your lashes without looking ridiculously over the top, then feast your eyes on these little beauties! The A813 lashes from KKcenterHk are made to look rather natural, but give a definite change in appearance to my eyes.

They come with a very long band, which has to be cut – they are still too large for my eyes once that’s off, so I cut them from the shorter side; leaving the longest lashes to create the drama at my outer eyes. You could cut them to size from the longer end if you wanted to use them in more of a subtle way.

They come in packs of 10 – which only costs £4.98 – that’s around 50p per pair and they’re resuable! Registered air mail from Hong Kong is only £1.87 and you’ll get your package within 3-5 working days. I seriously can’t rave about this website enough! I am always a bit wary of buying things from international websites, especially when the English on it isn’t 100%, but I want to assure you that it is completely genuine and I have been thrilled with all the lashes I have had from them.

The lovely people at KKcenterHk have given me a 10% discount code for my readers to use on their site – perfect timing to get in your holiday lash wardrobe! Just enter BLGB268SU10 at the checkout – this is valid until 28th February.

Let me know what you get!

Revlon CustomEyes Mascara

Revlon ran a competition on their Facebook page to win one of 1000 of their new CustomEyes Mascaras – and I was one of the lucky ones that won, and I really do feel lucky because I love it!

The idea is that you can create two different looks, using the one mascara. The lid has a twist-cap, you put it in position 1 to add length and drama, and position 2 for length and definition. The difference that I see in the brush is that in position 1, the tip of the wand is more flexible, and in position 2 is more firm. I have heard on the grapevine that the bristles change, but as they are now mascara-coated I can’t tell whether there’s any truth in that.

The brush is made of plastic, which I’m not normally a great lover of, but in this instance I find it fab – it separates lashes and gives definition as well as thickness and drama.

Here are some pics of before and after applying CustomEyes Mascara. The shade I have is Blackest Black. I used it in position 1 and position 2 straight after, because I love thick, fake looking lashes!

Before:

After:

It coats amazingly well; from the very first coat you can see a difference in your lashes. The black definitely is the blackest form of black, and it stays put all day – no panda eyes, hurrah! There is also a waterproof version available if you prefer that kind of thing!

This mascara is priced at £9.99, and is currently part of the 3 for 2 across various make-up brands at Boots. I for one, will definitely be repurchasing, it has all the star quality of a high-end mascara, at a high street price. Win!

Applying Strip Lashes

Last night as I was applying my false lashes I thought I may as well do a tutorial on how to apply them… although it went a bit wrong! I’m not too sure me and videos mix very well, but if you’d like to see what the Nadine Eyelure lashes look like then it might be worth a watch!

False Eyelash Application from Super Gorgeous on Vimeo.