January 07, 2012

5 of 365 - It's false!

Some may have noticed that yesterday's look included false lashes. It's not a regular thing for me, but something I like to have fun with. Even if you have a full set of natural lashes, it's nice to amp it up with a lil' oomph!

These are "Are those real?" by Velour Lashes. A Canadian company that has created some wonderful luxurious lashes from real mink fur (don't worry, the method is cruelty free!)

Upper lashes are normally $59.99, however they have their grand opening sale on which makes them $29.99 (did I mention free shipping?) I bought mine at IMATS in Toronto for only $20. Still think I'm crazy for paying that price?  With proper care, you can wear them up to 25 times! That's less than $1 each wear! You can't get that out of drug store brands.

However, if you're not used to wearing falsies, I would suggest trying to get the hang of the less expensive ones first. You can try with half lashes first, then progress to a full lash. Quo has a decent selection. I was not a fan of the Quo glue at all though! I highly suggest using Duo.

Here's a few things to remember about falsies:

  • They're not "one size fits all". Most are made a little longer. Simply bring the lash to your eye, see what's a good length for you is, and trim the excess. (trim at the outer edge & at the band to make sure you don't cut the lashes!)
  • If you've got little to no lashes, the very thick, dramatic lashes probably wont last long on your eyes. Why? Because they don't have much natural lashes to rest on.
  • This may be a no-brainer to some, but apply your liner before the lashes. You can touch up afterwards.
  • Curl your natural lashes first. This will make your natural lashes blend in with the false lashes a bit better. You can also choose to apply mascara at this time if you don't want to get mascara on your falsies (like on the Velour lashes).
  • After the glue has fully dried, you can gently curl your natural & false lashes a second time to get them to blend even more (be very careful to not pull. Often best with a heated lash curler)

I hope this helps at least one person out there! If you have any tips or tricks, feel free to leave a comment about it!

Good night!

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