The Most Natural Faux Flutter

2/27/2015


I'm an avid Ardell lash fan and I'm quite loyal to those amazing fluttery lashes (have accumulated a seven pair collection so far). However, I have been wanting to try some single lashes for ages but have been told that singles are much more difficult to manoeuvre so I backed down. Until I got my hands on the Catrice Lash Couture Single Lashes kit (aaprox $5). I must say that I was actually very surprised to find that they're extremely easy to use and apply - I was scared about the singles for no reason, yay! I really do love the packaging although is made out of plain plastic. It's practical and a tad secretive as you have a hidden compartment for the tiny lash glue under the bottom. There are a few ornaments on the front and the pinky cardboard base inside fulfills its purpose wonderfully as it houses a total of 51 locks of single lashes (there is a thin plastic base over the cardboard to which the lashes stick to). I must say that, although cute, the lash glue isn't as fantastic which hasn't surprised me. It comes packaged in a mini tube with a plastic wand applicator which is used to dab some of the glue onto the base of the lashes. Than you wait approx 15 seconds for the glue to become tacky and then apply them where you wish along the lash line. The glue does its job but holds the lashes for a couple of hours until some locks loosen up. My black Ardell lash glue is much more reliable and provides an entire day of hold (and none fallout). I have experienced two singles falling off after two hours of wear whilst using the Catrice glue - something to keep in mind. I do like, however, that the Catrice glue is transparent and doesn't leave black traces on the lid.

Velika sam ljubiteljica Ardell laznih trepavica i prilicno sam im vjerna cemu svjedoci i moja kolekcija od cak sedam pari razlicitih modela. Ipak, odavno mi se 'vuce' velika zelja a to je da isprobam i parcijalne trepavice. Kako mi je receno da je njima teze ovladati, odustala sam od te ideje. Sve dok nisam isprobala Catrice Lash Couture Single Lashes set parcijalnih trepavica (cca 9KM). Moram priznati da sam prijatno iznenadjena lakocom njihove upotrebe - toliko sam se na pocetku prepala parcijalnih trepavica ali sada uvidjam da zaista nije bilo potrebe za time. Pakovanje ovog seta mi se dopada iako nije narocito inventivno i izradjeno je od obicne transparentne plastike. Prakticno je i pomalo misteriozno jer se nalazi 'tajni' djelic u podnozju gdje se nalazi minijaturno ljepilo za trepavice. Sa prednje strane je poklopac oslikan cvijetnim motivima a ruzicasto podnozje od tankog kartona ispunjava svoju svrhu posto skladisti cak 51 pojedinacni pramen trepavica (preko kartonske baze se nalazi tanka plasticna ploha na koju su pramenovi trepavica zalijepljeni). Iako je bocica ljepila od samo 1ml simpaticna, moram priznati da ljepilo nije narocito efektno sto me nije iznenadilo. Ljepilo sam nanosila na bazu parcijalnih trepavica tako sto bih provukla 'korijen' pramena kroz sloj ljepila na stapicu koji je pricvrscen na cep. Potom bih sacekala cca 15 sekundi da bi se ljepilo pocelo blago susiti i onda bih svaki pramen pozicionirala po zelji uz rub prirodnih trepavica. Razlog zbog kojeg koristim svoje Ardell crno ljepilo radije umjesto Catrice minijature jeste sto Catrice ljepilo nije dovoljno snazno. Ono drzi parcijalne trepavice na mjestu sat do dva a potom nema garancija. Dva pramencica su sama otpala nakon dva sata dok Ardell ljepilo garantuje trajnost od cijelog dana. Ono sto pak ide Catrice ljepilu u prilog jeste sto je transparentno i ne ostavlja crne tragove na kapku.



Inside the Lash Couture kit you get 51 single lashes which come in three different lengths. What I love about single lashes is that you decide which eye and/or flutter shape you want to achieve. You can elongate the eye by using longest single lashes from the top row on the outer corner and then follow-up with medium length from the middle row and finish with shortest wisps from the bottom row as you're approaching the middle of your eye.  You could go full-out by using the longest lashes all the way along the lash line. You could also go for a baby doll look, focusing on the center of the lash line and placing the longest wisps there or do whatever your imagination suggests. I've created a soft, pinky look which does impart some romance so I've opted to apply one lock of the longest single lash on the outer corner, one middle size single lock next to it progressing towards the center and two shortest wisps until I've reached the center of the lash line. I like how the eyeshadow and the longest lash create a soft feline look to the eye and this must be the the most wearable I've seen false lashes to be so far! I think I get the most natural of looks with single lashes and they aren't complicated to apply as I imagined - you just need to be patient for the first time and everything falls into place. They're also very easy to remove - I just peeled them off with my fingers after I was done wearing them for the day (not painful either). I'm glad to say that these are reusable just like the Ardell lashes but be sure to clean them, disinfect them and store them properly after each use so your falsies are safe to reuse. I'm really fond of this natural lash enhancement and I've only needed a touch of mascara to bind my natural lashes with the singles to create a beautiful yet natural look - exactly what suits my taste! And do they suit yours?

Unutar Lash Couture seta parcijalnih trepavica dolazi 51 pojedinacni pramen u tri razlicite duzine. Ono sto je adut parcijalnih trepavica jeste da imate potpunu kontrolu nad oblikom oka ali i samog efekta koji zelite postici sa trepavicama. Mozete izduziti oko, pruzajuci mu bademasti oblik ako nanesete najduze parcijalne trepavice (prvi red) bas na samom vanjskom kutu oka, potom mozete nanijeti pramen srednje duzine (drugi red) nakon njih i zavrsiti sa najkracim pramenovima (treci red) kako se priblizavate sredini kapka. Takodjer bi mogle postici i dramatican izgled koristeci samo najduze pramenove cijelom duzinom vlastitih trepavica. Baby doll look bi se mogao postici tako sto bi se fokusirale na sredinu trepavica iznad kojih bi nanijele najduze pramenove, smanjujuci duzinu kako idete ka kutovima ociju. U sustini, neka masta bude vas vodic a ako imate vremena nije se lose poigrati i sa eksperimentalnim pozicijama pramenova. Ja sam se odlucila na njezan, 'mekan' i pomalo romantican make-up sa nijansama 'prljavo' ruzicaste boje a trepavice slijede tu tematiku. Najduzi pramen sam stavila u vanjski kut, srednji poslije njega i dva najkraca ka sredini kapka postizuci gradaciju. Dopada mi se kako sjena zajedno sa trepavicama kreira njezno mackasti izgled oka. Ono sto mi se najvise dopada jeste kako prirodno ove trepavice izgledaju i nosila sam ih tokom dana bez ikakvih problema! Nisam dobila nista osim komplimenata i niko nije shvatio da ustvari nosim lazne trepavice sto je najbolji moguci rezultat. Svidja mi se sto je koristenje lagano, nema mnogo ljepila u igri a samim time i nema nereda. Odlicno je sto se pramencici uklanjaju nakon nosenja sa lakocom - samo ih odlijepim prsticima sa kapka (sto nije bolno uopste). Mislim da je pozitivno sto se mogu visestruko koristiti, samo je u tom slucaju bitno da ih detaljno ocistite, dezinfikujete i drzite u zasebnoj kutijici nakon svake upotrebe. Mene su Catrice parcijalne trepavice istinski dojmile a samo sam nakon njih nanijela sloj maskare kako bih ih sjedinila sa vlastitim trepavicama i to je bilo to. Jednostavan i prirodan su nacin da naglasite ljepotu oka sto se u svakom slucaju uklapa u moj ukus. Sta vi mislite o njima?


CLARINS INSTANT CONCEALER
REVELIQUE EYEBROW PENCIL (OCHRE)
AVON BIG & DARING MASCARA
CATRICE LASH COUTURE SINGLE LASHES
URBAN DECAY NAKED 3 (LIAR + MUGSHOT)
DEBORAH MILANO HI TECH BLUSH (ROSA PESCA)
YSL BABYDOLL KISS & BLUSH (ROSE LIBRE)

*Some of these products may have been sent to me for review. For more information, see my disclaimer.

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