Most of us have used at last once strip false lashes in make-up…final result gives fuller lashes and more defined eye. Individual lashes are less popular…most people may find it difficult to apply. Best to do it first at someone other, rather to yourself. Individual lashes are most used, and more often recommended for bridal and events.
I am hunting recently for best, and the best value of money for individual eyelashes. I found difficult to find good quality lashes…
Lets start from Glue – individual lashes require different glue than strip lashes. My favourite is Superfix – Eylure glue for individual eyelashes (don’t mistake it with Lashfix)! I tried Salon System individual lash glue…but it failed – lashes wasn’t sticking at all, or it wasn’t really well glued…
Removing – some brands includes remover for individual lashes (e.g. Lift Off by Eylure) – but in case if it’s not included: use any oil based make-up remover, or any natural oil e.g. coconut oil, olive oil etc.
I love individual eyelashes – as it”s gives very natural finish!… and your eye will look better in case if one individual lash fell off – comparing to strip lashes…
- individual eyelash are tricky to apply – specially to yourself….you may need practice few times before you may do it well
- strong smell – individual lash glue is stronger then strip lash glue – but it’s strong smell may cause watering your eyes in moment of applying… so not suitable for sensitive eyes…
I fan of knot free eyelashes – e.g. Eylure eyelashes (but currently hard to find in stores…), eventually normal knot version is also good- this lashes are really made well, and not splits in knot when you will pick each cluster. Negative – Typical girl have short eyelashes – so most of you may find that only first layer – the short only are suitable to use… Long one are far too long and may look ridiculous…(Trough 4 years of my Make-up work – I had very rare occasion to use Eylure medium individual lashes and yet never had chance to use the long one)
So let’s compare value to price = £5 per pack bu you may use/need only 1 layer so it’s 17 clusters! think it’s pretty much expensive. In boots there is in sale also – Eylure Individuals Mini trial Pack – £3,95 Pack contains 8 flares of all 3 – short, medium and long… Eylure Individual Lash Short – 51 knotted clusters , short length lash flares – for £4.54 are in sale online. So getting full size pack with only one lenght would be better idea.
Individuals Mini Trial Pack
I found while ago another set – Y-Lash ( I bought medium; with knot) that cost approx £3 per pack (you can order it on-line beauty sores or ebay) – whole pack have the same length, so: 1 layer have 20 clusters, whole pack contain 3 layers – so you got 60 clusters! so it’s very good value for price in my opinion. Plus Y-Lash have wider and fuller flare than Eyelure lashes – You may need less clusters to fill your eye corner! (you can get it at Ebay!)
Another very nice lashes I found in …small afro-american hair extension store in Leeds. Fine Lines UK, Ultra thick and knot free – One set is for about £3.45. Online also around £3… it’s also have 60 clusters however (sadly) this model is often in limited stock or out of stock…:/
I am in love this one as its wide flare as Y-lash but it’s knot free, so less visible when applied – lash line looks more natural… 🙂
When I apply Y-lashes (s) and Fine Line (M) – I need usually 3-5 clusters, very rare need more! When I used Eylure – I had to use 5 up to 10 to fill eye corner and gaps…So…so far I am a fan of Y-lashes (s) and Fine Line (M) but this both have often limited stock in stores in Leeds/online stocks… so I needed to find another supplier that would offer good quality… .
I tested also cheap one from ebay – absolute no name, no brand – but so far this was the worst ever… so do not recommend it.
Unfortunately Eldora Lashes are also weak – very thin, I needed to glue far more lashes to fill eye corner, despite average price £3.90 – I bought it once, never get back…
Well, if you following my work – you should know that I like experimenting with products and orders from China… this time I decided to give a try to something absolutely new! I ordered from wholesale seller in china massive set of lashes…some may said it’s not really good for supporting local business – but If I can’t find good stuff for my kit, and same affordable, as my budget is also limited… then I am seeking and testing product from china…(I believe many brands in UK gets their stock from same sources….)
I made my new order via Alli Express – Wholesale China Website. I found one seller with pretty good price match:
I ordered 3-4 lots of 3 different sizes (6mm, 8mm, 10mm) 1 lot =2 packs of lashes. £5.12 / lot – so its ￡2.56 / Pack + free delivery (!) Order was sent in two parcels, packet well and quite fast… Parcel posted 2014.08.17, about 2 day after payment – one parcel arrived 22nd! second this week 26th of August! So very fast! For orders from China typical delivery is 15-30 Days.
I compared of individual clusters – so you could see how big are, and how hair really looks like. and what differences are between them.
One more thing about China made clusters – their hair are tapered! I haven’t found yet other cheap brand that would have it… Maybe this aren’t very flare – as Y-lash or Fine Lashes are nice thick, wide flare… and yes, I may need more clusters to fill eye corner – but because the tapered hair – it looks really natural.
Rough photo of clusters and packs, from top: Y-lash, Elure, ‘China’