We Tried It: Velour Lashes
Sometimes it seems like mascara just doesn't do the trick when we're striving for fuller lashes. Unless you were blessed with a full, voluminous set. But hey, that doesn’t mean you should kick faux-lashes to the curb. There’s no such thing as too much volume, right? I think we can all agree that falsies add a little glam to the eyes that mascara just can’t replicate.
So, when my sister came home with a box of fancy Velour Lashes, I knew I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to give them a test run. I have to admit, they were a little intimidating at first. Think: volume to the 100th power. They’re that intense!
The Scoop: Velour Lashes are made from Mink Hair, but they’re still cruelty-free! The Mink Hair is recycled during the shedding seasons and then sterilized to ensure it’s completely safe to wear. The Mink Hair allows you to use them up to 25 times!
Why The Hype: According to the Velour Lashes website, they've been spotted all over Hollywood! Beyonce and Anne Hathaway wore some at the Met Gala. Kerry Washington in a pair of 'Oops! Naughty Me' at the Emmy's. And, of course, the beauty influencer Kylie Jenner wore the 'Girl, You Craazy' lash for Byrdie's article.
What I Thought: INSTANT GLAM! The 'Fluff'n Thick' lashes are incredibly soft and feathery, so they weren’t heavy on the lid. They even had a glossy shine to them, which looks awesome in pictures! I applied the lashes with Duo Lash Adhesive and never had to worry about them peeling off mid-night. I almost didn’t even need eyeshadow because of how thick and wispy they were.
Would I recommend them? Absolutely! My only piece of advice is to save them for a special occasion.
How to care: Since we're dealing with Mink Hair, the rules are a bit different for this one. The Velour Lashes website laid out awesome tips for maintaining the up-keep of these fragile lashes.
1. Be gentle: carefully remove the lashes from your eyes. Don't pull too hard!
2. Remove the glue: Once you've removed the lashes from your lids, take off the glue. This will prevent them from lying flat against your lash line on your next application.
3. Don't soak them: Since they're 100% made of hair, it's best not to put any sort of liquid or product on the them. It'll ruin the style.
4. Keep them clean: Store them in the original case to prevent bacteria and other germs onto them.
5. Ditch the mascara: Mascara will ruin the quality of the hair.
Here you can see my friend, Sofia (in the pink), and I totally rockin' Velour Lashes to our last senior formal. Too bad my friend, Clara, in the middle didn't get the memo!
Some styles to choose from:
Price: $26 at Sephora
Interested in Velour Lashes? Have you given them a try already? Tell us all about it in the comments below!
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