Thursday, 11 April 2013

fake eyelashes!

fake eyelashes are a recent interest of mine. previously only interested in over-curling and coating my eyelashes with layers of mascara, i never considered glue-on lashes.


last month, i ordered a set of 3 from love & beauty by forever 21. so far, i've only worn the medium-volume ones. this being my first experience with fake lashes, i guess i'm not 100% sure what to expect, but for the price of $4.80 i'd have to say i'm very pleased. they're not too evidently false, more on the "wow she has long lashes but they're probably fake" side.
if i ever decide to try out the other two i'll input my review, but for now i think i'll stick to just wearing the middle ones.

there are a lot of different looks that can be achieved with fake lashes. here's a few of them, along how they can be achieved and my opinion on when they should be worn.






a very natural, every day look. this can be achieved using finer and less voluminous false lashes, along with translucent makeup/makeup that matches your skin colour.
 a more dramatic look with more voluminous lashes. i feel these are more appropriate for parties and special occasions. this is the kind of look that the medium volume lashes i ordered give.

this look is even more dramatic than the last; more of a runway model look. i don't believe fake lashes with feathers and rhinestones and the sort should be used on any occasion other than photo-shoots or dress-up parties.

i can't say i would approve of  these fake lashes for any occasion, unless you're trying to pull a lady gaga and i'm still not sure she would go this far. but to each their own; some may be fond of lashes like this!


questions for my readers:

do you wear fake lashes? or do you prefer mascara? or neither?

which look do you prefer out of the ones shown above? or do you have different taste?

are there certain false lashes you've purchased that you absolutely love and would recommend to others? i'm new to these so i'd love some suggestions! 

49 comments:

  1. I've always wanted to try falsies, but after one awful experience that resulted in gluing one eye together (NIGHTMARE), I've long since avoided them altogether. However, I think falsies have the marvelous ability to give your look a wonderful va-va-voom ability, so I think I'll have to look more closely into falsies again. Glad to hear that F21 have them for cheap! :)

    xo,
    Sabrina
    http://www.rougespark.com

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    1. that sounds awful! i hope you give them another shot though, they're so convenient :)

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  2. :) good post :) ♥

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    1. oh thats awesome! and thank you :)

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  3. so cool:) I'm following you, Could you check my blog and follow if you like it? You can like my FB page as well:)

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  4. i love fake lashes, but sometimes i feel like a bit of an idiot with them on haha. I brought some of ebay, and the band was so thick they were unusable. wouldn't recommend buying of there!
    beautgeorge.blogspot..com

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    1. awe that's awful :( thanks for the heads up though! i hope you have better experiences from now on

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  5. I have never actually tried fake lashes, but I would love to!
    Maybe you might consider following each other on GFC and Bloglovin? I will wait for you on my blog!

    callmemaddie.blogspot.com

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  6. I love wearing false lashes on a night out. If you go on ebay and search the China ones that come in a pack of 8/10/12 they are so much cheaper than buying individual ones. Although they are slightly cheaper material wise they do last!
    Now following on BL (:
    Fashion Ganache.
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    1. do they stick well? i can't stand having the edges start to fall off :( thanks for the suggestion!
      will check out your blog

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  7. Nice post :)
    http://elenasofiastocco.blogspot.be

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  8. I haven't tried using glue on lashes
    but there are more and more women using them
    it looks good in photos
    I just don't know if my eyes would be irritated by it.

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    1. they're not irritating at all! just a bit heavy
      i wear contacts so my eyes are a bit sensitive but they're fine :)

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  9. Nice blog you have...wanna follow each other?
    please follow with GFC, just leave me a comment and I'll follow u back!
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  10. i prefer mascara xD its comfortable

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    visit my blog ^^
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    1. mascara is nice too, falsies are just so convenient though :P
      sure!

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  11. great post!! :D
    what about follow each other?
    let me know :)
    have a nice day!
    xx
    veronica

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  12. We prefer mascara because false lashes are too much for day to day wear. But if we were to, we like the more natural ones or single lashes

    www.mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au

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    1. the natural ones are the only ones i would wear every day if i were to, but i agree that are are a bit too much for daily wear

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  13. I always use just the mascara and I love the fake eyelashes..but I can't apply them ahha :)
    http://elenasofiastocco.blogspot.be

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    1. haha yeah they are a bit hard to perfect applying, but it gets easier every time :)

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  14. i love false eyelashes. i like the ones from the dollar store and i use ardell glue. the forever 21 ones are pretty cute too. i tend to like the medium to shorter ones only because they look more real. haha. i guess they still look fake. i do wear crazy over the top sparkley rainbow ones sometimes for my kiddo's parties.

    http://www.spinning-threads.blogspot.com

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    1. ooh i've never tried the dollar store ones. is the quality okay?

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  15. hi dear!
    thanks for follow me <3
    follow you back now :)
    xx
    veronica

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  16. I love fake eyelashes but I am still scared to do it by myself.

    Style Without Limits
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    1. awe don't be scared, there's lots of youtube tutorials on how to apply them properly :)

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  17. lovely blog, shall we follow let me knowxse

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  18. Followed back!
    Please check also my facebook page and like it if u can!

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  19. I LOVE FAKE LASHES :)
    maybe we follow each other!?
    let me know :)

    www.YulieKendra.com

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  20. Love it babe, I follow you back . Hope we speak us soon honey bee

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  22. I love fake eyelashes, but as you, I only use the medium ones, the long ones seems too fake :P For the day-to-day I prefer mascara, it'd kill me to put the eyelashes on every morning..such a long proccess to me!

    loove hun!

    Pepa.
    http://www.rock-and-bows.blogspot.com.es/

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  23. I love the look of false lashes, but I just find they can be sometimes uncomfortable to wear them with the full lash strip. I usually cut them in half and put one half on the end half of my lash line. I usually just wear them on special occasions.
    Thanks so much for the follow!

    XO Raquel
    http://raquelinthecity.blogspot.com/

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  24. lovely bog <3
    Following you :)
    Hope you can follow me back
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  25. Super blog :)
    Do you want to follow each other ?
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    and on bloglovin?

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  26. Hey there again! We're already following each other with GFC but as Google Reader is closing in a few weeks, what do you think about following each other with bloglovin? let me know and I'll follow you!

    looove!

    Pepa.
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  27. we love the nautral ones!

    mkstyleramblings.blogspot.com.au/

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  28. I only wear lashes for special events when I know lots of pictures are going to be taken. With just mascara, it doesn't show up on camera at all!

    Would appreciate if you checked out my blog :) Yours is super cute!
    notanobession.blogspot.com

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