I used to wear false eyelashes regularly when I was in college but haven't done so in many, many years. I found that as I got older and started to raise a family, it was just another thing that I needed to do in the morning that took time, something of which I had little of being busy with 3 active sons. When I did try them again, I found that I didn't like the way they hooded over my eyes and kind of blocked out some light. Again, getting older, you find that you need to have thing more brightly lit to read. I recently decided to try playing around with false eyelashes again especially since now there is a great variety of styles and brands to choose from.
First up is from my previous post of Giorgio Armani Eyes To Kill EOTD. I used Spring Heart 04.
The EOTD uses Eyes To Kill eyeshadows and K-Palette Real Lasting Eyeliner. (Sorry, I used the same EOTD pictures from that post.) This eyelash is a Japanese brand. It was actually very comfortable and I liked the included glue. The spine was nice and pliable and held the curve nicely. I found the lashes to be a little too long to comfortably wear during the day at work, especially since I don't work in an office and my work dress is pretty casual.
Red Cherry #747XS
This EOTD uses the pink and browns from the Tarte Starlet palette and K-Palette eyeliner. This was a really inexpensive pair of lashes--only $1.99. It's made in Indonesia. I like wispier lashes but those usually come with a clear spine. Like Spring Heart, the spine was very pliable and held the curve. For the price, these were very comfortable.
MAC (I can't find a number for it)
EOTD was using Jill Stuart 08 Dazzling Moon eyeshadow palette and K-Palette eyeliner. I bought these eyelashes a couple of years ago because my favorite Dior counter SA (no longer there) did my makeup for a mini school reunion that I attended with Mai. While I was wary, she said that these wouldn't be uncomfortable to wear and she was right! I have to admit that it's only the 3rd time that I'm wearing it since I purchased it that long ago. The spine on this is thin but quite stiff and doesn't hold a curve. That makes it a little difficult to apply the lashes since it's straight. I have to admit, though, that this is my favorite pair of lashes because it's the most natural looking. The length of it is similar to the length of my natural lashes. Too bad it's the most expensive of them all.
Missha Dolly Eyelash A-114
EOTD is done using Dior 804 Extase Pinks eyeshadow palette and 186 Ultra Violet eyeshadow single and K-Palette eyeliner. I actually bought these a few years ago from a store that is no longer around. I liked the length of the lashes since they are shorter, almost the length of my natural lashes. The spine on this was stiff and didn't curve like the MAC lashes. I think that they are also a little thicker so I felt that these were probably the most uncomfortable of all the lashes I tried.
As you can see from my pictures, I had to cut quite a bit of excess length of the lashes to fit my lids. Unfortunately I have to cut quite a bit so this changes the eyelash style a bit, especially if they normally taper down at the ends. This just goes to show you how small my eyes are. It's no wonder that I couldn't get those darned circle eye lenses in when I tried. The post is somewhere in my blog.
I also think that when I use false eyelashes, it makes my eyelds look like I have hooded lids. When Jen from From Head To Toe wears lashes, her eyes look much bigger. Speaking of which, I found it ironic that as I got ready to start typing this I found a new blog post by Jen of From Head to Toe on "How To Apply False Eyelashes". Please check it out!
Do you wear false eyelashes? Please share with me your favorites.