I have dabbled with the Eyelures, the Girls Alouds (we've all bought the Cheryls right?!) and the Laurens Ways all with varying levels of success. I've tried all styles, from wispies to glamourous, to double-layered-drag-appearance. You see all too often the girls who think 'bigger is better' and for some, yes perhaps, for others...not so much :/
It's a minefield of fiddly applicators, ridiculously finicky glass bottles of glue, cutting to size, dropping them down the back of the dresser, trying to figure out how to make them stay on the inner corners (dammit, why don't they stick?!?), just ridiculous.
I think I may have stumbled across the holy grail of false lashes. For those, like me, who fear individual semi permanents leaving lasting damage and stick to the occasional special occasion strip lash, I may well have the answer to end your Saturday night lash-dramas!
Let me introduce you to Benefit's Pin Up lashes.
|Benefit Pin Up Lashes. £11.50|
These. Are. Incredible!
Benefit do a whole range of lashes, but for me these are the best. They are dark brown, rather than black, so give all the drama of long, fluttery lashes without the drag-queen effect. They are double layered, for a wispy but full appearance, and they really open up your eyes. They are more curved than most other brands so sit more naturally along your lash line. The plastic strip is thinner and more flexible than others so is easier to manipulate into the curve of your eye and stick into those tricky inner corners!!
Below are two pictures, the first of my evening make-up before applying the lashes and the second after I have added the lashes.
|Neutral smoky make-up before adding Benefit Pin Up lashes.|
|Neutral smoky make-up with Benefit Pin Up lashes.|
In each picture, the smaller top right photo shows just how much difference these lashes make to your eyes, they really widen them and compliment that smoky evening look.
It's worth mentioning that these don't come with glue, but most of us have a vial or two knocking around. I did buy the Benefit Lash Glue (£7.50) with the lashes too and have to say it's worth investing in. You get lots for your money, it comes in a squeezy, resealable tube rather than a ridiculous small glass bottle (with a lid which never comes off easily!) and again there is currently 10% off this little beauty at the moment at Debenhams too!
So there you have it, Saturday night lash dramas are a thing of the past!