Asian False Lashes + FOTD

Friday, May 7, 2010
A few weeks ago, I gave in to the temptation of cheap false lashes and ordered some from eBay (Hong Kong based sellers). I did my homework prior to it and wasn't expecting much, but at about $4 for a set of 10 pairs (I got two sets) including shipping and handling, they had me; hook, line and sinker.
Now, while browsing for info about these cheap bulk lashes, I learned two things. First, a lot of Asian false lashes are synthetic. These have their own pros and cons- durable, easier to clean (if you are so inclined) but stiffer and are harder to manipulate to adjust to your own eye shape.
Second, natural lashes made from genuine human hair are more natural, but the quality isn't that great. Human hair gets crimped and damaged more easily and for some reason, it seems like they just aren't made all that well. Both sets that I got today are made of natural hair.
Here's the two different styles of falsies that I got from two different sellers. They appear to be made from the same manufacturer, but since I lack the ability to read anything more than basic Chinese, I don't know the brand name.
Now, I had to trim both of them, because they are mad with extra long bands so that they're easy to store. No problem, unlike NYX false lashes- the bands of these lashes are fine and easier to work with.
I actually liked the #118s more than the #106s which are supposed to be more 'natural'. Though the #118 have more dense lash clusters, and looking at them in the box one would assume that they would give the wearer a pornstar-esque look, in actuality the #106s are so voluminous that they look ridiculously feathery. 

Here's a FOTD I did with the #118s:

I used:
Face: L'oreal Magic Perfecting Base, MUFE HD 117, NARS concealer in Custard, Rimmel blush in Apricot
Eyes & Brows: NYX Brow Powder in Ash, UDPP, MAC Devil May Dare Warm Palette (which was kindly RAOK'ed to me :D! ), L'oreal HiP Kohl Eyeliner in Gold, Prestige Total Intensity Liner in Bold Brown
Lips: Urban Decay Lip Primer, Wet'n'Wild Just Peachy matte lipstick. 

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1 comment:

  1. the 118s look really great and natural on you! thanks for doing all the research on the types of lashes and on buying from ebay :)


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