A while ago, I received Katy Perry's Eylure false lashes in the mail. I hadn't really given much thought to experimenting with uhm, eyewear, but since Megan's flawless Mad Men style has sparked my love for 60s fashion and beauty once again, I found myself intrigued. After all, you can't get that 60s look without MAJOR lash action. Also, Katy Perry basically totally owed me for stealing my look.
The four (re-usable) pairs I got in the mail were Sweetie Pie, Oh Honey, Cool Kitty and Oh My. I put them in this order because I feel like Sweetie Pie is the most subtle pair, and Oh My really makes a statement. To give you guys an idea of the different options, I tried out Oh Honey and Cool Kitty. I followed the instructions when I put them on by applying the glue on the lashes, waiting for about 30 seconds and then putting them on as close to my lashes as possible, pushing them down with the handle of some tweezers.
First up: Oh Honey!
Thoughts: the glue you see here can easily be covered by using some eyeliner after applying the lashes. I like how these lashes pack a punch, yet still look pretty natural because of the lashes not being too dense. I personally feel like this pair is quite sexy and sultry rather than fun and quirky, so more sweet than Katy Perry's regular cupcake pin up style. This also means that while I like the effect this pair gives, I don't feel like I'd get them. When I feel like being sexy, I don't want to run the risk of having my lashes fall off in the midst of... conversation. Yes, that's totally what I was about to say!
Next up: Cool Kitty!
Thoughts: Now THIS is what I'm talking about! Some proper Katy Perry doll eye effect up in hurr. I love how cute yet va va voom these look, they really open up my eyes and for me they offer the perfect middle ground between wearable and weird. I love standing just between wearable and weird. Also, these remind me of Miss Piggy, and I LOVE Miss Piggy. So I'd definitely wear these again.
Once more, adding some eyeliner would make these look even more natural, but I wanted to show you guys the effect of the eyelashes on their own. Now, if you are interested in trying these but worrying about the glue or the application: the glue is not strong enough to pull out your lashes or glue your eyelids together AT ALL, so chillax brah. And the application is a bit fiddly, but not extremely hard. Just follow the instructions, and ease on the blinking right after putting them on, because the sides might come loose if you blink too much straight away.
Now go and glue some fake hair to your upper eyelids! It's the next big thing!