Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Review: Velour Lashes in Lash in the City

Hey everyone! This review is for these voluptuous Velour Lashes! I decided to buy these because I have a huge lesbian girl crush on LOVE Dannie Riel ;) I really wanted to know what kind of false lashes she uses, because they look amazing! A little googling and I found out that one of the brands she uses is Velour Lashes :) So naturally, I hadddd to try them!

Price: $34.99 (regular $64.99)

I opted for the style "Lash in the City"


What they say:
"Girls just wanna have fun! These lashes perfectly compliment a dark smokey eye. Designed with extra fur on the entire band to provide a dramatic and full look. This style also adds a touch of “wing” to the corner of the eyes. Shoes and martini’s shouldn’t be your only accessory."

More from their website:
Inspired by mink eyelashes custom-ordered by celebrities, Velour Lashes is dedicated to offering only the finest lashes on the market. Our mink lashes are individually handmade and guaranteed to be 100% authentic mink fur. We at Velour strongly believe that you shouldn’t have to be a celebrity to look glamorous like one. Synthetic eyelashes, although cheaper, are irritating to the eye, fake and unnatural when worn. In comparison, luscious mink fur looks and feels amazing; with proper care, mink lashes allow for up to 25 uses and last much longer than synthetic ones.

Lastly, our exclusive line of Velour Lashes is custom designed to offer a wide range of styles to achieve your desired look – at Velour, our goal is to make every woman feel that extra bit of beauty, confidence, and ‘oomph’!

 

You can keep your lashes in the cute packaging when not in use :)

  

The good stuff:
  • Comes with its own super cute sturdy storage case
  • Made from 100% mink fur, cruelty free (brushed from the live animal, then sterilized)
  • No chemical processing or dye
  • Super lightweight
  • Flexible but stiff lash band
  • Easy to apply
  • Reusable up to 25 times
  • This style is very long & full, yet "natural"

The low-down:
  • Expensive!!!
  • The length of the lash is very long. I had to trim of a lot to make it fit my eye.

My take:
I was expecting these lashes to be super luxurious because of the price, and of course they were! The shipping was pretty quick, less than a week via Fed-Ex w/ tracking from Canada. They come in a super cute and sturdy case which you can also use to store your lashes when not in use.

I chose the style Lash in the City because I read Buzzed for Beauty's review on this style and the Oops! Naught Me style, which I was originally thinking of getting. But Lash in the City seemed to be a better choice for me because they didn't look as uber long as Oops! Naughty Me.

I'm glad I went with this choice! These lashes are quite long and voluminous, yet natural in the sense that the spacing and wispiness mimics that of real lashes (or at least in my opinion LOL). I absolutely ADORE the look. I love long, bold lashes, so these fit my style perfectly :) I love how they curl upwards beautifully. 

 

The lash band is still yet flexible so applying these was a breeze! I favor stiff lash bands (most asian brand lashes) because it's a lot easier for me to apply and the lashes "stand up" better VS lashes with a flimsy band (most american brand lashes). The lashes are very very lightweight and I practically forget they're there (compared to the lashes I normally wear) because they're so light and comfortable!


My usual fav lashes are NYX Exclusive and Nostalgia layered together. I like these because they give a full and bold effect, but not necessarily a "natural" one. These lashes are "natural" in comparison because of their spacing and wispiness.


I love the length. Vavavoom :)


The main downside is the price and the length of the entire lash itself.

They are supposed to be regular $64.99, which I think is outrageous for one pair of lashes. I cringe when I spend over $5 on one pair of lashes. I wouldn't even go near Dollywink lashes which are around $15-18. So this was a HUGE splurge/risk for me (although they do have a 100% satisfaction guarantee and return policy). 

Since they were "on sale" at $34.99, I bit the bullet and bought in... and don't get me wrong, I am totally willing to pay ridiculous amounts for beauty products :P It seems like this "on sale" price is just the regular price, since they've been that way for awhile now. Not that I'm complaining of course! If it was $64.99 I most likely would NOT purchase. My gripe with this price is I think it's only that expensive because it's being touted as the new celeb "in" thing... Admittedly, it is supposed to last up to 25 uses, which is about 5x as much as regular lashes last, so if you look at it that way, it's like you're paying for, say, 7 pairs of regular lashes at $5 x 5 uses per pair. I personally usually get more uses out of my regular lashes, so we'll just have to see how long really these last me.

My other gripe is that the length of the lash itself is VERY long. Not made for asian eyes. So I had to cut off a very sizeable chunk off each lash in order for it to fit my eyes :( I cut off at the inner corners so now it does not taper off very nicely at the inner corners of my eyes. I guess this isn't a huuge problem in terms of the way it looks, but I just like the lashes at the inner corners to be a lot shorter in comparison to the rest of the lash... because I had to cut off so much it doesn't taper at all. So I would suggest to Velour Lashes that they make the length of the lash shorter, so people with smaller eyes like me don't have to cut off so much!!! It's like you're cutting off $$$ ;(

Would I repurchase/recommend?
Overall since these are supposed to last up to 25 uses, I don't see myself repurchasing these soon. I would only repurchase if they stay at the $34.99 price. I love this style because it is long and full. If you don't like length and volume in your lashes, I would not recommend these. If you're looking for a super luxurious and glamorous lash that will open up your eyes and add lots of length and fullness, I would highly recommend these!

The Rundown:  

 Packaging:
5/5
Comes in its own convenient storage case.

Product:
4.5/5
I love these lashes! But the major downside is I wish they were smaller so I didn't have to trim them!

Price:
3/5
VERY expensive. While you are paying for quality and luxury of the product, I still think this is a bit over the top.

Overall:
    




1 comment :

  1. Hi, I love their lashes but I have a problem with them. When I peel off the glue after wearing them, the lashes pull out too and then I can't wear them after one wear because the lashes just keep falling off after that. Does this happen to you? I tried to put a little bit of glue and try to be gentle but it didn't work. I want to know if I'm the only one experiencing this because I love them so much but I can't use them :(

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