It’s time for me to review my second Bloom.com Beauty Ambassador Kit! This time it was all about the eyes, with a set of Winks by Georgie false lashes and a tube of Lashfood. I will have to review the Lashfood in a separate post because it takes awhile to see results, but I am all about these falsies today!
I received Style no.2, “L’Avant Gardiste”. They also have 2 other styles available at Bloom.com. The instructions on the site are thorough and really helpful. The packaging is gorgeous and I love that you get a nice clean and convenient compact to store your lashes!
As always, I did a quick ingredient check. These lashes are free of formaldehyde, parabens, phthalates and synthetic fragrances. They are dermatologist tested and PETA and vegan certified. The adhesive is made of USDA certified organic blue chamomile, which soothes delicate skin and ensures maximum adhesion of lashes along with natural latex, a new technology to remove allergens found in other latex products. It’s made with the first and only botanically-infused adhesive. So…green light!
Now I had to get down to business. I was a little wary because I have only attempted to apply false lashes once before and it was a disaster. Even at my wedding, when a pro was applying them, my eyelids got glued together and it was, you know, a disaster.
Check the lashes before you apply them to see if they will fit your eye. These fit mine, but you can trim them a bit if they are too big. I love the tube of glue – it works really nicely. A big glob did come out at first, but then I just spread it over the lash and it worked great. Since these are reusable, I recommend using a clean q-tip to spread the glue so you don’t get any bacteria on the glue tube itself. Here’s a pic of how much glue I applied:
I read up on Bloom.com for tips on applying falsies. I didn’t know that you are supposed to do your eye makeup before applying these, and if you put mascara on them it will actually make them wear out faster. Trust me, you don’t need to add mascara – they look great!
The best tip was once you have the glue on the lashes, wait about 30 seconds so that the glue can get a little tacky. I think that is really what makes the difference – plus you decrease the chance of glue dripping in your eye.
They weren’t tough to position since the glue is sticky but not dry you have a little time to make sure you get them on just right. However, if you move them too much the glue doesn’t stick at all. On my first attempt, I didn’t get the glue to stick to the outside corner of my eye, which you can kind of tell in this picture (you can see the line where the lashes didn’t stick on the left). Then I realized I put the left lash on my right eye. duh. This may have had something to do with my troubles.
So, I tried again. And the second time, they were perfect. They were also on the correct eye. Cue creepy eye close-ups.
They were also very comfortable. The only other time I have worn falsies I was totally aware of them until the moment I removed them. I forgot I was wearing these. When I was done, the lashes peeled right off. It wasn’t painful, and they didn’t take any of my natural lashes with them. To remove any excess adhesive from your eyelids, the manufacturer recommends using a tiny bit of olive oil on a cotton swab.
Needless to say, I am really impressed. I am going to pick up the other styles to see how they look. They retail for $28 and I think it is well worth it, since they are reusable. I can’t wait for my next excuse to get glamorous – I will definitely be donning these!