The second time I tried to use false eyelashes on my own, I used half lashes. Half lashes are near-foolproof.
Fancy half eyelashes, like the Bourjois Faux and Fabulous Lady in Black Falsies, are near-foolproof and also fancy.
The Lady in Black falsies have three distinct 'juts' of lash, with four studs on each eye. These rest upon a thick, rectangular band at the base of the lashes.
They also come with a lash adhesive, which I skipped because the lashes are too pretty to waste on lash adhesive that I'm not familiar with.
I was really surprised (and a bit disappointed) by how utterly wearable these falsies are. Although the jewels are visible, they're not visible when the eye is open. The unique shape blends into my real lashes. It doesn't look natural, per se, but it doesn't have the highly stylized look that I was hoping for. Even the thick black band was easily camouflaged by my makeup (and I didn't even wear eyeliner!).
|I'm not happy with this mascara, but it's no fault of the falsies.|
Excessive wearability issues aside, these are some of my favorite false eyelashes right now. I especially like them for a casual office environment. It feels like you are sneaking in glam jewels on your face under everyone's noses.
The Bourjois Faux and Fabulous Lady in Black Falsies retail for $14.50 USD. This is actually pretty darn pricey for drugstore falsies. MAC Falsies are $16, a mere $1.50 more than the Bourjois set. However, since I am unaware of a similar set of lashes that are available for a cheaper price, I would argue that this is worth the price for anyone enamored by their pulchritudinousness.
*I clarified "on my own" as makeup artists had adorned my lashes without incident.