*this post contains gifted items from WeLoveLashes.
I was first introduced to false lashes when I started competing in beauty pageants at the age of 15. Although I no longer compete, my love affair with lashes continues.
With dramatic lashes taking centre stage in 2018 and becoming one of the biggest beauty trends, after a break from falsies, over the past few months I began to give them another run. Now that there wasn’t necessarily a need for me to have dramatic lashes, as I was no longer on stage, I was curious to see how often I’d be reaching for them again.
Before embarking on buying false lashes, I thought I would trial lash extensions first, which I loved by my god not being able to rub my eyes drove me nuts. I also found myself picking them out in times of stress, essentially a waste of £80 a month.
Recently I’ve done my research and trialled my fair share of lashes, although they’re not a daily part of my make up routine, I still reach for them when social occasions occur. All this trail and error has led me to become a bit of a perfectionist in the falsies’ world.
The Doll Beauty Range from www.falseeyelashes.co.uk have quickly become my favourite lashes to reach for recently. Chloe, Boony and Arianna are all beautiful styles for either nights out or a more casual date night. Along with this beautiful range, their eyelash applicator has revolutionised the way I apply my lashes. Previously a struggle that would take far too much time to perfect, the lash applicator has made my life approximately 100 times easier and massively cut the amount of time it takes for me to get ready! Hallelujah!
If you’re a newbie to the world of lashes, it can certainly be daunting, and I guarantee your first time applying them will be more stressful than you expected. I am by no means an expert; however I hope this post answers some of the pressing questions you may have!
Can Lashes Be Reused?
My biggest quire when I first started wearing lashes was could they be re-used. I was reluctant to spend £10 on a pair of lashes that I could only wear once. But yes, lashes can be reused, providing you don’t use mascara on them, they can be reused several times. Ensuring the glue is removed properly and they’re placed back in their case will guarantee they last use after use.
Will They Last All Day?
Depending on how much glue you use, they should last the whole day, however I know some people have been able to sleep in them, but I can’t imagine that’s too good for your eyes. Individual lashes, although much more time consuming, they are designed to last longer than just one day, so if you have the extra spare time, they might be the more desirable choice. A good few days, maybe even weeks can be got out of individual lashes!
What About Sensitive Eyes?
I have very sensitive skin and must be so careful with the products I use. If you’re anything like me and have issue with normal lash adhesive, try out a latex-free adhesive. Depending on just how sensitive your skin is, you may have to try out a few different brands to find one that works for you.
What Are the Different Lashes Available?
There are so many different lashes to choose from, here’s a selection…
Natural Lashes are much more delicate looking. They give a boost in length and thickness, but without going overboard. Great for daytime outings which I want a more natural light look.
Full lashes are much fuller than natural lashes. Often too heavy for everyday wear, however they’re great for photos and would be the ones that I would reach for when competing or in stage performances.
Long & Short Lashes:
These are my favourite kinds of lashes. They have a bold pattern of long and short lashes; I always go for ones that have a bit more of a criss-crossed pattern. They give a thicker look compared to natural lashes, without out being too in your face.
Now, I’ve never actually used individual lashes, however I have done plenty of research on them and know a lot of people that have tried them out. Individual lashes are much more natural looking and are a lot easier to blend into your natural lash line. The choice is yours when it comes to how many you apply to achieve the look you wish.
Glue and Applicators:
Like I said previously, the lash applicator has revolutionised the way I apply lashes and has made the whole task a lot easier.
Along with a good applicator, a decent glue is also essential to having long lasting lashes. I’ve recently been using Revlon glue and it has changed the game, I will no longer use any other glue apart from this one. Read the instructions on how best to use the glue and apply the lashes as very glue is different. Most of them you usually apply and leave for 30 seconds before putting on the lash, but not all are the same!
I hope this has given you the confidence to load up your lash line and has made the process seem a bit less daunting!