Thursday, 12 January 2012

In Love with Lashes

I'm not going to lie, I'm a little bit obsessed with false eye lashes. Now, I never used to wear them, not even for nights out/special occasions - I was pretty abysmal at applying them and could never really get my head around the concept that I had to wait for the glue to go tacky before applying. I then started using the Eylure lashes which already come with adhesive, and gradually worked my way up to full blown 'whack-the-glue-on, wait a bit, and go' lashes. 

There's something about wearing false eye lashes that instantly makes me feel better about myself. I think it's a similar feeling to having fake-tan on; I feel more confident, prettier, happier. As much as I hate to admit it, I've become a bit dependant on them, and started thinking that everyone needs to wear them to achieve true happiness (slight exaggeration, but you know what I mean). If I don't wear lashes, I feel like my eyes are absolutely tiny, or I look tired, or something isn't quite right. It's got to the point where, whenever I put make up on, I must have my lashes on to. I've tried to buy expensive mascaras in the hope they will make me reach my full lash potential, but unfortunately, nothing beats a pair of falsies for me. 

Luckily, my eye lash addiction isn't breaking the bank for me. I adore Eylure lashes, but £5 a pop can seem a bit steep. I feel more inclined to wearing them for special occasions, or making sure I get at least a week's wear out of them (easily done) in order to get my money's worth. They are, without a doubt, the best lashes I've ever used, but that doesn't mean they don't have a very close contender. Enter Primark lashes. I did do a brief review on them a while back, but lately my love affair with Primark lashes has greatly increased. Whereas before I think Primark only did one 'design' of lashes, I've spotted two different types in my local store, both of which I love. Primark's lashes are really lightweight, possibly even more so than Eylure, making it feel as though you're not wearing any. I also think they're really good quality - and at only £1 a pair you can afford to stock up! My personal favourite Primark lashes are the top ones, which I've been wearing a lot lately. They're really fluttery and pretty, and make my eyes look a lot bigger than they are! Here are some slighty-scary close-up shots of me with them on.

For me, Primark's and Eylure's lashes are the only lashes I think I'll ever feel the need to buy. I never really feel enticed by other brands, but know through testing them myself that both these brands deliver. As much as I would like to embrace going lashless, I don't think I can bring myself to do it just yet, my lash obsession is far too serious. 

What is your favourite false lash brand? Have you tried Primark's lashes?

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