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Can we talk false eyelashes? Anyone wear them daily? Or just for special occasions?

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Lulumama Fri 09-Oct-09 20:47:01

and any recommendations of a good brand to use?

Amandoh Sat 10-Oct-09 12:52:53

I sometimes put a couple of the individual lashes at the corners of my eyes if I'm going out in the evening. Couldn't wear them on a daily basis as I worry all the time I'm wearing them that one has fallen off (This has never happened) and has landed on my cheek for all the world to see.

Superdrug stock a huge range of false eyelashes. I use Eylure individual lashes. Use tweezers to hold the lash securely. Dip the bottom of the lash in the glue provided then hold it for a few seconds against your eyelid as close to the lash line as possible. It's a bit fiddly but once you've used them a few times it gets quicker.

NinthWave Sat 10-Oct-09 13:19:27

I have trichotillomania, and pull out my eyelashes. I've just started wearing falsies more frequently. I use ELF 'Natural Lashes' here - they are lovely and also v cheap

brimfull Sat 10-Oct-09 13:21:33

do you put eyeliner on before or after the falsies?

NinthWave Sat 10-Oct-09 13:26:55

I use waterproof liquid eyeliner, and put it on before. Mascara afterwards.

Lulumama Sat 10-Oct-09 19:04:58

oooh, thank you !!

i think i will try the individual ones for a while to get used to them, as i found the strip ones a bit heavy at first.

thank you amandoh and ninth wave!

Lulumama Sat 10-Oct-09 19:05:26

oh, and if you put the mascara on afterwards, does it clog up the lashes, or are they still useable again?

NinthWave Sat 10-Oct-09 20:01:47

Mine are still useable - I only put on the tiniest bit of mascara to blend in my natural eyelashes. You can use a baby wipe to get the mascara off though

Amandoh Sat 10-Oct-09 22:57:24

The Eylure ones are not re-usable once you've put mascara on them. You get lots in the packet though and they're not expensive.

I put liquid liner on first. Then the individual lashes and then some mascara.

Let us know how you get on Lulumama. smile

KristinaM Sat 10-Oct-09 23:02:15

how and when do you take them off again?

Amandoh Sat 10-Oct-09 23:14:24

Erm, they're usually on the pillow the next morning. blush

The Eylure set comes with eyelash glue remover but a little pull generally shifts them easily enough.

KristinaM Sat 10-Oct-09 23:24:36

thanks, thats what i suspected

so if not on pillow will come off in the shower the next morning?

I'm quite tempted to try the individual ones

Amandoh Sat 10-Oct-09 23:44:23

Yes, a warm shower will get them off.

I've yet to have any fall off while I'm out (Touch wood!) but a gentle pull usually gets them off. Just have to be careful not to pull any of your own lashes out with them.

Lulumama Sun 11-Oct-09 11:32:21

that';s really helpful, thank you , am going to try some out this week and if i get on with them, i'm going to wear them for my brother's wedding!

NinthWave Sun 11-Oct-09 14:11:25

At first it's a bit like wearing a hat - you are sure everyone is noticing/noting your falsies, but they're really not, and after a couple of hours they'll feel fine and natural

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