Now, some of you might remember that one of my new year's makeup resolutions was to improve my fake lash application skills, so, when online shop KKcenterhk contacted me to review some of their lashes, I gladly accepted.
The style I chose was A200 by the brand ES, one of their most natural looking pairs; you see, I much prefer it when the results don't give their fakeness right away - let's leave any onlookers wonder for a while I say!
The A200's come in a box of 10 pairs, like most Asian brand lashes, and, as you can see on the photo above they are very subtle (for fake eyelashes, that is).
The color is black, but not the fake-looking jet black nylon kind: I plesantly discovered that they look more like a very dark brown when hold against the light (meaning that even pale blondes like me can pass these off as their own!).
So, how do they perform?
Overall pretty good, I must say!
The only thing that troubled me a bit was the clear band, as it extended for quite a few mm on each side of the lash (sth that you don't see with, say MAC ones, where the band stops right after the final lash hair), and I had to cut the excess wire before I put them on.
But besides that, I bent them a couple of times and on they went! I placed them right where I wanted without much difficulty and found that they blended really nicely with my natural ones. They felt practically weightless on, another big plus.
As for the effect?
I'd say these focus primarily on adding length and not so much volume, so if you're going for the whole fullness effect, these may not be your cup of tea. But, if you're looking for something to wear on an everyday basis even, then look no further.
And here's a few extra shots with mascara! You can see how long my lashes are here!
And I truly mean it when I say that I could feel the ends of the lashes touching my eyebrows when looking up - scary long!!!
Overall impression: very good.
Minus a few points for the band issue, these are really good lashes, that provide a very nice and flirty result, yet realistic and natural. I would definitely consider purchasing these when I run out, along with something more dramatic this time (I'm dyyying to try some of the feather styles that they carry).
So, do you go for natural lashes or prefer the "out there" ones?
And do you have any fake lash tips a novice like myself could use?