A commonly overlooked item when it comes to makeup are false eyelashes. I'm sure some of us have never tried a pair for varying reasons...it took me a while to wear them in my teens because I didn't know how to apply them. The other reason being I was afraid that I would lose my natural eyelashes if I applied them wrong (well I was like 15 when I thought this...forgive me) ahaha.
My first experience with false eyelashes was probably when I was 17 or 18 at a MAC makeover. It felt really weird and heavy. After that my eyes got used to their weight...although MAC lashes serve its purpose, I just wasn't won over. I couldn't explain why at the time, but I was like "meh" to the idea of false lashes.
When I first got into Shu Uemura, I knew they were known for their false eyelashes and eyelash curler. The associate who helped me at the time recommended the Smoky Layers. I thought "wow these are really pretty". I just saw them in the box and bought them. I found out why I think they're so pretty:
There's two rows of lashes. The "bottom" row of lashes are longer and slightly curled. The lashes individually are thinner than MACs, so they look more like your natural lashes. The top row is shorter, but curl up a bit more. It gives your lashes awesome volume and drama without being too crazy over the top. It gives a beautiful feathery effect that I just adore.
On occasion I'll use just accent lashes, but if I want go all out on lashes, I reach for these. They are my signature lashes and they are quite the attention grabber. :D
Price: $28, sold here. I know that they're more expensive than your standard pair of MAC lashes, but a splurge won't hurt anyone, especially these :D <3
Pics seen below:
A side view of the lashes. You can see here what makes them look SO COOL.
That's a part of my face...excuse the red eye, but that's an idea of how it looks on your eyes. This picture was taken from far away, so you can't see the detail ;(