Tag: Eyelashes

Product Review – Eylure ‘Volume 101’

pre glued 101

So I am a self-confessed fake lash addict, and I’m not afraid to admit it! Whenever I’m dressing up or going out, or just wanting to make some sort of effort, I whip out the fake lashes and flutter away. I’ve tried a range of brands and glues, but Eylure still remain my favourite by far – I’ve always found them easy to get on with and not had any issues with them… until now.

First of all, I would just like to say this isn’t an “attack” on Eylure – I love them as a brand and I love their products, but I always aim to be honest with my opinions when reviewing items, and today will be no different; an honest review is what I shall give.

I was heading out for the night with a group of friends and so grabbed a pair of Volume 101 lashes, happy with my choice and in a bit of a rush so not paying too much attention… the lashes were full, long and curvy – exactly what I was after. I rushed home to get ready – did my hair and makeup, then left my lashes to last (as I usually do). It was when I opened the box I noticed there was no adhesive included (which anyone who uses Eylure knows is usually included). Perplexed, I looked at the box and the lashes again, and then rolled my eyes; I’d picked up pre-glued lashes – of course there was no glue!

I applied the lashes as instructed, but to my dismay found that it just wouldn’t stick – the glue was not tacky enough and it just kept pinging off my eye as soon as I blinked! I never have too much patience with applying lashes so I gave up on my left and moved on to my right. This lash went on a bit better, though it took a fair amount of negotiating to get it to stay in place (and quite a lot of holding down too!). It still didn’t look very “natural” though and I had to tp up my eyeliner more than usual. Nevertheless, the lash was on.

So I went back to the left eye.

Once again I struggled to get the lash to stick at all, and the more I tried the less it stuck – over half of the glue strip was not sticking and the lash just kept falling off my face! Now I was running late to go out, feeling frustrated and standing in my living room with one eyelash on and the other by my foot on the floor, for the 100th time…

Usually, I have lots of mini pots of adhesive lying around, but in my quest to get rid of my hoarding habits when I moved house, I had chucked them all out (score 1 for hoarding). So annoyingly, I had to pull the lash (which had stuck) off my eye and again top up my eyeliner, before heading out… completely lash-less.

Overall, I was just frustrated – the lashes themselves were lovely, but the issues with the pre-glue were awful, and it’s safe to say that I would not buy these again just for the faff it caused, and for my overall disappointment. I have to ask, what is the point in having a pre-glued product if it is not going to stick, and you need to find your own glue to actually get them to stick?? Definitely not something I would be willing to try now on purpose.

I love Eylure, and I will continue to purchase their products, but I will be avoiding the pre-glued range (and making sure to read the packaging before buying!).

I’d love to hear if I am the only one who has had this issue!

On a more positive note, I will be posting a new video in the next few days, for a more glamorous look – perfect for a night out! Keep your eyes peeled for that!

 

Much love!

Roben x

Winter Party Look – Dark Lips, Big Eyes, Full-on Contouring

It’s the last few days before Christmas and there’s parties everywhere to cram in to our busy schedules – even after Christmas there’s winter celebrations going on tenfold! I, myself, have already got something booked in every night this week – it’s nonstop!

So to try to help, I’ve put together a winter party look tutorial which should glam up any evening do! Dark lips (very sumptuous!), big eyes (but not too heavy nor dark – keep the focus on your dark lips… we’re not going for the gothic look tonight!)… and some full on contouring! All the best bits to make you stand out.

This look is super easy to put together, and it’s also an affordable look using a variety of brands – as always, I use MAC for my foundation, highlighter, concealer, and this time for my eye shadow too (I do love MAC!), however I also use products from BeautyUK, Stargazer, Avon, Maxfactor, MUA, GOSH and eyelashes from Eylure.

I absolutely love the velvet touch products available at the moment, and find myself using them with more and more looks which I create – in this video I used the velvet mascara from Maxfactor, along with a velvet touch lipstick from GOSH – both amazing products that I would highly recommend.

If you like this look/tutorial then keep tuned and subscribe to my YouTube channel (RobenBeauty) as well as on here – I will shortly be receiving some new samples to try out from various brands and I can’t wait to update you all!

Lots of love,

Roben x

 

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