The cost kinda got me at first too. I used a lot of Ardell & Eylure lashes before I got into prestige lashes. I purchased these at least 5 months ago and I wear them ALL the time. The quality has me hooked. They're very dramatic without being overly full and over bearing on an eye look. I've definitely worn mine 20+ times. I clean the lashes often with a cotton swab + alcohol and take the glue off the band. Each wear just makes them more comfy too!