I'll tell you right away that I'm no expert when it comes to false eyelashes. From what I can remember, I wore them halloween my sophomore year in high school, halloween last year, and.. that's about as serious as I get with them. I always see such gorgeous bloggers wear them on a daily basis, though, and they make it look so easy! So I've been dying to try them; when Born Pretty Store contacted me again to review something from their site, I knew I wanted to get me some false eyelashes.
While perusing their website, I came across these handmade natural artificial eyelashes that looked promising. They have a ton of different options for fake eyelashes. It took me awhile to decide which set I would get! These looked the best because I wanted ones that were natural enough for daily use, if I decided to go that route. I'm finally ready to share my thoughts with you after playing with them for awhile (and figuring out how to correctly apply them.... which I kinda failed at. LOL).
This is the 10-pair natural handmade artificial eyelash kit that comes with 10 pairs of "natural" eyelashes for $8.54. I have my own eyelash glue/applicator, but if you need the glue Born Pretty Store carries other kits that have the glue and applicator in them.
I love how organized they all look in the box. None of the eyelashes were bent or funny, just aligned neatly waiting to be used!
My first impressions of these were that they are really long. You can see for yourself in my pictures below, but when I wear them they touch my browbone! Besides that, though, they are "natural" false eyelashes- they aren't super dark, thick, or fancy. I love that each individual lash is a different length, as I think this helps create more of a natural look and allows them to blend into your real lashes. Another thing I liked is the clear base. It's good for newbies (LIKE ME) who have trouble getting them close to the root of your real lashes- the base isn't as obvious as it would be if it were black.
Honestly, I wasn't in love with these when I applied them straight from the box. They looked a little too "spindly" for my taste, and I disliked how they were almost too long. However, I found a remedy! I've been cutting them in half and using them on the outer portion of my eye. You can see how this looks in my pictures below.
1. How they look with mascara, no eyeliner
2. How they look cut in half on outer half of eye, mascara no eyeliner
3. Used in a look, cut in half on outer half of eye
Picture #2 doesn't really do the "in half" look justice, but you can see how it really elongates my eyes in #3. I showed them in #1 and #2, without any eyeliner or dark eyeshadow, so you can see how they look by themselves (I wouldn't personally wear false eyelashes out without eyeliner, though). I love how cutting them in half opens up my eyes and isn't over the top in the slightest. I wore them like this all day yesterday, and they didn't bother me one bit. It was enough "oomph" to my lashes that I could tell, but it wasn't obvious to the rest of the world.
My bottom line: If you're looking for thick, dramatic eyelashes these won't be up your alley. I like these when I change them up a little. I have to cut them to fit my eye and then cut them in half again in order to feel comfortable leaving the house wearing them. However, doing this makes them a better fit for my preferences- the end result is just what I want from everyday, natural falsies. I love how they look after I'm finished doing the rest of my makeup!
What are your favorite falsies? I'm really interested in branching out and trying more now. :)
Thanks for reading everyone! xox
Disclaimer: I was sent the mentioned product for consideration from Born Pretty Store. I have no affiliation with the company whatsoever. All thoughts are 100% true and my own! I would never recommend something I wasn't pleased with.