I have never ever used false eyelashes before.
Until recently, that is. I used to admire girls with lovely long lush lashes curling upwards into infinity and I’d be so jealous. Then, they’ll laugh and tell me its false eyelashes and I’m even more jealous that they can put it on themselves without gluing their eyes shut! I know that’s what will happen to me if I tried. ;)
Anyway, I recently had the opportunity to try on a pair of Shu Uemura false eyelashes from the Viktor + Rolf collection. Shu Uemura! The Louis Vuitton of false eyelashes!
I sat in the chair, full of trepedition as the girl carefully measured out the falsies and trimmed off the excess to match the size of my eyes. Then, she carefully applied glue to the edge and pressed it lightly against my eyelid. Carefully, I blinked and stared at myself in the mirror.
This is what looked back at me:-
I was thrown! I’d never seen my lashes look so long and lush before. Best of all, the falsies I chose had these criss-cross lashes that gave the impression of fuller lashes. I was wearing one called the Retro Graphic (RM65) where there is a eye line accent in alternating black and white triangles that can be incorporated into makeup designs. The patten is supposed to be like an eyeliner but my crease is so deep that when I open my eyes, nothing much of the white can be seen so it all looks quite natural until I blink.
I found the edge of the falsies poked into my eye a little – it might be due to application or it might just be me being unused to wearing falsies. Either way, I loved the look and took the opportunity to flutter my new long lashes at anyone I happened to see :D
When I got home, I carefully peeled off the false eyelashes and kept them in the case. The Shu Uemura girl told me they would last for up to 40 wears with careful use so now I’m going to purchase a tube of eyelash glue and experiment with putting them on myself. I just hope I don’t end up gluing my eyes shut! :P
If anyone has tips to avoid gluing your eyes shut when trying to wear false eyelashes, feel free to leave a comment below!