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Posted by on Nov 17, 2014 in Makeup | 2 comments

MAC – Lash 20 & Duo Adhesive Review

MAC – Lash 20 & Duo Adhesive Review

These are my favourite false lashes and they’re Lash 20 from MAC. I’ve been wearing these for a few years now (well, not this actual same pair!) whenever I have a special event to go to – usually weddings, parties and Christmas. Lash 20 is a bit different from your usual falsies as they’re only a half lash really, designed to wear on the outside half of your lashline. This makes them a bit easier to apply as there’s not as much of them to position, and they give a beautiful black sweeping lash effect – but they don’t look too artificial. As with all of MAC’s false lashes, Lash 20 come packaged on a white plastic tray, in a little clear perspex sleeve which keeps the lashes safe and protected when you’re not wearing them. They don’t come with any lash glue, so I use MAC Duo Lash Adhesive which you have to buy separately. It’s not cheap, but it’s quite a big 14g tube and lasts for...

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Posted by on Nov 1, 2014 in Makeup | 4 comments

Let’s Go Lashes – Strip Lashes in Tease 1

Let’s Go Lashes – Strip Lashes in Tease 1

I’m not someone who wears false lashes every day, but I do like them for a special occasion such as a wedding, birthday or big night out. I was lucky enough to be sent these Let’s Go Lashes in Tease 1 to try out, so I saved them for last Saturday night when we went out for my husband’s birthday meal with my family. Let’s Go Lashes, from Nouveau Lashes, are super-fast strip lashes available in a huge range of thickness, lengths and colour. There are 40 designs in all, split into four ranges – Flirt, Tease, Temptress and Heartbreaker – so there’s something to suit everyone. I have been using number 1 lashes from the Tease range – full length and full bodied, these aren’t for the faint hearted! Each set of Let’s Go Lashes comes with a tiny tube of latex eyelash glue so you don’t need any special equipment to apply them, it’s all in the box. I find the best way to apply lashes is...

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Posted by on Feb 4, 2014 in Makeup | 0 comments

Lancome – Hypnose Mascara vs Hypnose Star Mascara

Lancome – Hypnose Mascara vs Hypnose Star Mascara

Today I am going to do a comparison between 2 of Lancome’s bestselling black mascaras – Hypnose and Hypnose Star. The two mascaras pictures above are actually mini samples, but the main area that I want to focus on is the shape of the brushes. Firstly, I was really impressed with the formula of both of these mascaras (I suspect the formula is probably the same, or at least very similar). With a lot of mascaras, including Benefit’s star product They’re Real, I experience black smudging just under my eyebrows where the top of my upper lashes touch my skin, however I didn’t get this problem with either Hypnose or Hypnose Star. Lancome Hypnose Mascara has a unique PowerFull™ Brush which is made up of 1,000 sensor bristles and aims to build up volume. The brush does not taper to a point, rather it has more of a bulbous end and I found this useful to hold vertically and touch up the outer corners of my lashes and my...

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Posted by on Oct 11, 2013 in Makeup | 1 comment

Eylure – Pre-Glued Lashes

Eylure – Pre-Glued Lashes

I am an occasional wearer of false lashes, restricting their use to special occasions, parties, etc. These latex-free Pre-Glued Lashes from Eylure came in my September Glossybox and I was interested to read that these are supposed to be very quick and easy to apply as they are already pre-glued so you don’t need to faff around applying your own glue and waiting for them to stick. These are the limited edition ‘Style 190’ Pre-Glued Lashes, a lash with fine sections in a short length for root volume and dark tipped sections for length. Firstly, when I took them out of the packet and unstuck them from the white plastic plate I found that they were VERY sticky and quite floppy. I am used to wearing false lashes with more of a rigid band, and these reminded me of little centipedes wriggling everywhere. I needed to trim them slightly as they were a bit too long for my lashline, and I managed to get them stuck to the scissors...

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Posted by on Aug 4, 2013 in Makeup | 0 comments

MUA – ‘Flair’ Lengthening Lashes

MUA – ‘Flair’ Lengthening Lashes

I had a party to go to last weekend so I decided it was a perfect opportunity to try out these Flair Lengthening Lashes from budget make-up brand MUA. I only wear false lashes for special occasions and usually wear the 20 Half Lash lashes from Mac (review of these coming soon) but I wanted to try out these budget alternatives to see if they are good value. I like the packaging of these MUA lashes, the box is fairly durable and you can clearly see the lashes inside. A small pot of eyelash glue is also included, although you can’t see this through the clear window. These Flair lashes have been created to give your lashes extra length, they are a full lash and they consist of several long lashes with shorter more feathery lashes interspersed inbetween. They give a fairly natural look, you won’t end up looking like a pantomime dame with these! I had to trim a tiny section off the end of each band as...

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