Sunday, 4 December 2016
Lashings of Lashes - Lashes for the party season
The festive season is well and truly upon us. Christmas trees are popping up everywhere, my street is full of fairy lights - and I love it. Christmas parties ahoy. and Christmas parties = smoky eyes and fantastic lashes. If you can't go lash-mad at Christmas - when can you?!
I rarely have the patience for lashes, if I'm honest - I need more practice - but I love the wide-eyed effect they give, especially as I have hooded eyelids. And this list of little beauties are worth the effort. Cruelty-free, fluffy, luscious and dramatic - this is my shortlist of party-appropes lashes.
First up - Kiss True Volume Lashes in Ritzy. These are medium length and on the wispy side - no bad thing, they definitely look a bit more natural. The lashes have lovely tapered ends, so don't look too blunt and false, and gently taper to longer lashes on the outer edge - very flattering if you have small or hooded eyes. I really like these lashes, and I find them very easy to use - the band is flexible and clear, so they're a breeze to apply. And for £5.95? Bargain.
Eylure have recently come out with their Luxe range - a cruelty free alternative to mink lashes. These are Bauble - they're voluminous and really finely tipped, but not so long as to be touching your brows. They give a beautiful, luxurious, full effect without being completely ridiculous. Just look at how fluffy they are! They're lightweight and surprisingly easy to wear - they do, however, have quite a thick band, so if you're a lash noob like me it might take a little practice to get them right!
Then, the pièce de résistance - House of Lashes Iconic and Iconic Minis. Woah there. These are full on, no apologies, I'm-wearing-falsies-but-aren't-they-amazing lashes. Nothing natural about these bad boys. They have a thick band, so again, they take a little patience to apply - but all effort is worth it.
Iconic Mini lashes are a few millimetres shorter on band length and on lash length - if you have smaller eyes, these are definitely your friend. I find I have to trim Iconic lashes a little bit to fit my eye shape, whereas Iconic Minis are perfect just the way they are. Both have the same thick, voluminous, criss-cross pattern, and flare to the outside - extremely flattering on just about any eye shape. I can't rate these highly enough - Iconic Minis are the ONES.
What are your favourite lashes?
All products above bought with my own money. Some links are affiliate links.
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