A few weeks back I picked up the Eylure Individual lashes. After seeing a few tutorials on them I thought I’d give it a go myself. I love the look of false lashes and regularly wear them for nights out. For everyday wear I can’t be bothered though.
I got mine from Boots for £5.35. Next time I’d get the just short and medium ones as I found the long ones too long. The ones I got are cluster lashes. I’m tempted to try the single ones next.
The lashes are semi permanent. They come with full instructions, 3 different lash lengths, eyelash glue, and remover.
You’ll also need a pair of tweezers, tin foil.
To start the lashes need to me clean and oil free. To do this I used my Liz Earle Cleanse and Polish and a bit of toner.
Once I’d cleaned my eye lashes I sat down at the table, I’d recommend sitting somewhere where you’re able to rest your elbow to steady yourself. Also do it when you’ve got lots of time if it’s your first time.
To apply the glue to the lashes it is recommend to put a drop of the glue onto the tin foil. Only put a drop on as it dries out and this prevents wasting too much of the glue. This glue is stronger than normal eyelash glue. Using tweezers pull of the size of the lash you want. (It’s recommended to start with long on the outside and work into small on the inner eye)
I found it easiest to use one hand to hold my eye shut and the other hand holding the tweezers, holding the lash with the blob of glue on the bottom. Unlike usual lash glue you can apply this straight away, you don’t need to wait for it to dry. Apply as close to the lash line as possible and make sure the curl of the lash is the right way up. I found this the trickiest bit and you’ll see some of my lashes aren’t at the right angles.
This would be so much easier to do on someone else. I did think it was easier than I expected thought. I found some lashes after I’d place them would come off as I applied the next but I learnt to be more careful as I went on.
The lashes blend so well with my natural ones, even though my natural lashes aren’t that dark. I needed to apply more to the edges than I did here. It is recommended to apply between 7 to 14 clusters depending on taste.
Here you can see the outer cluster is slightly wonky.
So how did they last. I applied them on Friday evening and they lasted through too Tuesday morning. I had lost some by this point and they had started to annoy me. Overall I think they’d be great for weekends apply and special occasions.
I’ll definitely be repurchasing but like I said above only in the short and medium lengths.
Have you tried the semi permanent or individual lashes on yourself?