You know the drill. I hoard eyelashes. I rip open a new pair cut them in half and wear them on the outer part of my eyes every single day. To be clear, I feel like a minger without them.
I have been strictly in favour of just one brand and model – Eylure 143’s. They are full, long and when worn elongate piggy round eyes like mine.
I think they are fantastic and clearly other people do as well because they are now sold out. I roll up to my usual haunts and the 143 section is distinctly empty, leaving me slightly panicky.
In desperation I have had to scan the stands and find an alternative. That is when I found the 100. On the Tacky Scale – and let’s just admit now that false eyelashes do represent some degree of tacky – they were relatively low. They weren’t too thick nor too long and they weren’t endorsed by Girls Aloud. (No offence – Girls Aloud lashes are almost double the price)
They looked promising but more on the natural side which hardly seems the point. I don’t mind looking a little bit fake after all.
I cut them in half, as I always do, and well, these may just be better than my Holy Grail. I know, right!
If you’ve ever had eyelash extensions you will know that you get a light definition at the lash line and a gentle flare of lashes towards the outer corner – this is EXACTLY what these mimic.
(I used this picture in a previous post, but I think it shows just how natural but defined they are)
The band is lighter and finer and the hairs more natural so I don’t feel an ounce of self-consciousness when wearing them in the daytime. They are virtually undetectable and unsurprisingly I think they are fantastic and a great alternative for anyone who loves the look that eyelash extensions give – but hates the hassle, expense and time that they take.
For now these are my BFF’s but be warned, this may change. I received a generous package of MUFE lashes ($$$$) the other day and they all look promising. Stay tuned!
PS. If you have naturally thick and long lashes but still read this post, I both envy and love you J