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Revlon Fantasy Lengths Eyelashes

I recently had the opportunity to try some Revlon False Eyelashes, and they are pretty natural looking! I love how they don’t need ANY glue whatsoever, so if you are a makeup artist on the go, or going away for the weekend, these make great additions to the makeup bag because you don’t need to fumble for the glue.

Product: 4 out of 5
Packaging: 5 out of 5
Quality: 5 out of 5
Overall: 4 out of 5
Where to buy: Pretty much anywhere like drugstores, Target, Wal-Mart, etc.
Price: Ranges depending on store, but starts around $5+
Would I buy again: Yes

They describe them as: REVLON Fantasy Lengths Maximum Wear eyelashes are a revolutionary way to go from Plain Jane to Naturally Fantastic instantly. Without messy glue to fumble with – you can have perfect lashes that stay where you want them to – even in water!

My 2 cents: I haven’t tried them in water, like swimming or taking a shower so I can’t say whether they stay in those conditions, lol, but they do stay on pretty well considering there’s just a glue adhesive but not actual glue (it’s like comparing what stays on better, acrylic nails or sticker press-on nails). But these lashes don’t fall off like I thought they would. I actually wore a pair (99501) to the Makeup Show in LA a few weekends ago, and they stayed on for a pretty long time.

The band itself is all black, not clear, so you don’t have to worry too much about applying eyeliner if you are in a hurry to ‘hide’ the band. They don’t feel any different (as in uncomfortable) in comparison to regular false eyelashes and each pair of falsies also comes with an EXTRA STRIP of adhesive so that you can re-use them (how awesome is that?!) AND it comes with a tiny plastic square looking thing that I forgot to take a picture of, but it basically is used to help you apply your false lash. You pretty much apply them the same way you apply regular falsies, but without the glue.

To apply the extra band, they have detailed instructions that come with each pair, basically just holding the lash next to the extra band, pressing so that it adheres to the lash, and voila, a brand new pair!

PROS:
– No glue is required
– Stays on well and lasts long (at least for me)
– Easy to find and it’s affordable
– Very natural looking lashes, not heavy at all
– Comes with an extra adhesive strip so that you can re-use your lashes

CONS:
– They don’t have a lot of variety as of yet in terms of the different styles of lashes like Ardell where they have different series of their lashes and various #’s for each pair(runway, glam, etc.)

Overall: Like I mentioned earlier, for those of you who are on the go, hate glue, or are challenged when it comes to applying falsies; then you might want to give these a try because they are pretty easy to use and easy to find. The only con is that they don’t have much selection when it comes to the style of falsies you are looking for, but the ones they DO have are natural looking and soft.

I didn’t really go through and blend my lashes with these, but just so you can get an idea of how pretty and natural they look…

Recommendation: False Eyelash Adhesives

I had a few questions regarding false eyelash adhesives and which one(s) I think are good (of course based on my experience); and I actually like the

MadameMadeline.com has the best selection of eyelashes and adhesives. I get most of my eyelashes from here or from Sally’s Beauty Supply Store. Here is the link to MadameMadeline’s eyelash adhesives/glues: CLICK HERE.

My favorites are:
The Duo Eyelash Adhesive or the Eyelash and Eyebrow Adhesive Pen Wand. There is no noted brand for the latter, however you can get it for only $5.99 on MadameMadeline.com AND, it’s clear or (looks like a transparent blue but dries to clear), and it’s a tiny brush wand you simply brush on the band of your falsies, then apply. Less messy than dealing with the tube adhesives that usually come included with false eyelashes and it stays on ALL day, as oppose to peeling off hours later.

Ardell’s Lash Grip Adhesive doesn’t really stay on long for me, however if you DO happen to like it, they have their adhesive in BLACK, so it blends in with your eyeliner (assuming you wear black eyeliner), for a flawless look.

False Eyelash Recommendation & A Cyber Weirdo

Thank to Ellie, Mimi, and for all you other ladies that have given me the heads up on crazies, but apparently some weirdo has setup a blog stealing other people’s pictures including Temptalia, xSparkage, and mine, obviously without any permission. Not only did she take the time to edit each and every one of the pics and making fantastic collages, she has responded to the praise from unsuspecting people as if SHE did all that work! WOW is all I can say. I think there is some sort of chemical imbalance and insecurity issue with people who do this sorta thing. It’s almost like they really try to convince themselves, lol.

Anyway here is her site, so no one else is FOOLED; feel free to give her your 2 cents: http://modern.bahlog.net

Many of you asked me about some of my false eyelash recommendations, so here is a list of some of my favorite falsies (no particular order), feel free to Google ’em for pics or more info:

Upper Lashes:
– Ardell Invisiband (Babies, Scanties, Luckies, Demi Wispies)
– Ardell Fashion Lashes (#134, which are thick doll like lashes), #117 and #102 Demi Lashes
– Ardell Runway Lashes in Claudia
– Ardell Elegant Eyes in Sophisticated
– NYX Eyelashes #101 and #117
– Andrea Mod Lash #62

For outer lashes ONLY (for a more natural look):
– Ardell Accents Lashes in #301

Lower Lashes:
– Sassi Eyelashes #33

Tutorial: How to apply false eyelashes

Here’s a quick tutorial on how I apply false eyelashes. Measure the lashes first by holding it against your lashline, if it’s too long for you, trim the ends so it fits; then apply lash glue across the band. I find it easier to use tweezers and look down, then apply the lashes across your lashline. You can lay the mirror flat or at an angle, depending on what works for you. Once you have applied your falsies, let the glue dry and re-apply eyeliner across the band to “hide it” for a flawless look. Then apply mascara like normal blending your natural eyelashes with your false eyelashes. I personally apply a little mascara before I apply falsies simply just to get it on areas that are hard to reach (rather than doing it while the falsies are on and risk disturbing it); and then I apply it after the falsies are on as well.

For lower lashes: I like to apply it also with tweezers, and leave a little space between the lash itself and your lower lashline so that you can fill it in with eyeliner later.

I forgot to take a pic after the eyeliner and mascara were applied, so I used an older pic where you can see how it helps blend the false eyelash with your natural lash. (For this original fotd post, CLICK HERE)

For lower falsies, you can shade a little bit of eyeliner to see where to place it, then apply your falsies and then fill the space with eyeliner….

Reader Question

Q: You have really gorgeous full lashes! Do you ever wear falsies?
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A: Thanks! I DO wear false eyelashes on occasion, but I don’t usually wear them because I wear them enough when I do photoshoots AND because I have long eyelashes as it is! But I like to be playful for special occasions so I will sometimes wear them for fun. It’s bad to wear false eyelashes on a daily basis sorta thing because of the glue which can irritate the eyes and possibly cause an infection, so I just limit it to “special occasions”.

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