|Catrice False Lashes – Lash Couture, Single Lashes|
Foremost, the design of the box is classy yet simple. The floral edge provides a good sense of diagonal symmetry and I feel that this is something that is actually suitable to carry in the handbag, you know, just in case you need to pop on a few extra lashes for that dramatic look! Compared to the paper and fragile plastics that other lashes tend to be packaged in, this box is definitely more durable and hardy!
Not only so, I personally find that the box has a touch of Anna Sui’s elaborate patterns, just that this one is more toned down!
|Lash Couture – Single Lashes inside|
Would you look at that rogue lash on the right!
This is how the lashes look on the inside! How do you like them?
What I like about the Catrice Cosmetic’s Single Lashes
Let’s set the attractive packaging aside and talk about the quality of the lashes first. I have tried the lashes once so far and I am surprised and pleased by how soft these lashes are! They are nothing like the cheap packages that I grabbed from Shanghai’s brand-less stores which felt stiff, too shiny and this unnatural. These lashes are really soft to touch and in a sense, the softness makes it feel more genuine, like our own lashes!
It is really comfortable. Normal lashes usually have a spine to hold all the little lash hairs together so that we can apply the lash in one stroke. The lash spine is usually uncomfortable, for me at least, since the skin on our eyelids are really delicate as they are much thinner than the skin on other parts of our body! In a way, by separating out the lashes into single “bunches” like the one above, it enables a more comfortable experience: there is nothing poking into the folds of your double eyelid.
It is versatile. By this, I mean that you can actually choose how dramatic you want your lashes to be. Want a more natural, “invisible make-up” look? Trim the lashes down to a length that is just slightly longer than your natural lashes and apply about 3 to the end of your eyes. If you are going for the dramatic look, leave the long fibers on and pop on 5 or more! It is easy to use and you can easily create many different looks by using different number of lashes!
|Catrice lashes on the eye in the right of the picture!|
Sorry, I am cross-eyed and with half my make-up gone when I was trying the lashes at the end of a shopping day. Look at those untrimmed brows, heh.
The lashes on the right eye (from photo) is very clearly longer and more obvious than the other side, since I applied 3 of the single lashes to try out. Honestly, I couldn’t feel anything on my eye (even though I could see the increment in the length of my lashes). Comfort is comfortable: can you imagine wearing something that is stiff, uncomfortable and keeps jabbing into your eyes when you blink? I hope you have never had that experience, because I have! My eyes were watering and my lids were sorely irritated at the end of the wear, and because of the irritation, my lid was really itchy. So guys, comfort before beauty!
The lashes are really really affordable. Prices, price, pricing. The price tag is definitely a key consideration when we are purchasing make-up because believe or not, good make up or bad make up expire in roughly the same amount of time, though arguably good make up is better for the skin and all. But hey, lashes are not really rubbed into the skin, so cheap and GOOD ones won’t hurt. At $7.90, you get a whole box of lashes that are REUSABLE. Yes, I checked Catrice’s site and they stated they are actually reusable, thus explaining their really good container quality. Use it, wipe it, store it!
|Catrice Cosmetics Lash Couture – Single Lashes|
The three rows of lashes have different lengths! I didn’t notice it tilled I read up about it on Catrice’s website, but they actually stated that on the back of the box as well. Woe betide those who don’t read the product information…
If you look closely, the topmost lashes are actually indeed longer than the bottom most lashes.
|Free Catrice lash glue|
I love the fact that it comes with a lash glue in the box, it saves us the trouble of having to look for one!
What I don’t really like
Probably one difficult thing about using these lashes, is the fact that these lashes are tiny and really hard to grab. Even harder is the gluing on process because they are so so so small. Hence, use tweezers!
|with lashes on the right|
Final photo with the lashes. It is dramatic here since I needed to shoot the photos, but I think for a normal daily look, we can totally tone it down!
That’s all for today’s review, sorry if it is rushed towards the end…catching up with a friend on Whatsapp now and see you all soon!