Benefit has just released their own line of false lashes- they call them Lash Lovelies, and frankly, I'm a little surprised they didn't have these before! False lashes seem like they really go with the whole Benefit 'glamour girl' aesthetic, don't they? The Benefit Lash Lovelies line comes in eight styles: Starlet, Debutante, Rockette, Big Spender, Going Solo, Little Flirt, Pin-Up and Prima Donna. I have three of them to review, so take a look!
This one didn't give me any trouble in application, but the style didn't work at all for me. It actually makes it look like I have no lashes! All of you have seen my giant eyeball on here enough to know that my natural lashes are actually quite full, but with these on they look pretty sad. The Big Spender lash tends to stick straight out and a little down on me and they won't take a curl at all.
The Pin-Up lash did give me problems with application. The band is wide and stiff and it just wouldn't conform to my eye shape. I couldn't get that inner corner to stay down for anything! Aside from that uncooperative inner corner, I thought these looked pretty good. They're very shiny. I might just trim off the inner third and use these as an accent strip in the future.
This one is my favorite of the three I tried. It gave me no application trouble at all due to the thin, flexible band. The inner corner even stayed down! These lashes didn't add any volume on their own, but they add a lot of length. Next time I wear these, I'll put them on after my mascara is already applied, that way they'll just beef up my own lashes instead of looking so sparse.
Now that I've tried out each pair, here are my observations:
What I liked:
- Prima Donna style is easy to apply and very wearable.
- Cute, sturdy, reusable packaging.
- Lashes are reusable as long as you wash them when you're done.
- They are priced competitively with other brands' lashes
- Pin-Up style was hard to apply because of the thickness and stiffness of the band.
- Big Spender style didn't work for me.
- These don't come with any adhesive.
- The lashes feel heavy and stiff, not soft like they look.
- They won't take a curl.
If you're looking for big, crazy, costume-type drama lashes, these probably aren't what you want. But, if you are looking for subtle, every day type lashes, these might be more your style.
These are available on Benefit's website, $15 a pair. There are eight styles to choose from, including individual lashes and half-strip accent lashes.
(These were sent to me for review.)