Saturday, October 20, 2012

Fluttering Swirls & Twirls

I bought a pair of paper lashes a while back featured in this post and I finally decided to try them on. Halloween is approaching and I want to make use of these lashes, cause honestly...when am I gonna have another occasion to wear such a crazy look? haha. However, this plan will only work if weather permits - these lashes are too delicate and fragile to fight through a harsh and crazy night!



The set that I picked up is called Peach Blossom. You gotta admit, the designs of these lashes are just too pretty and mesmerizing to look at! But since these are paper, you can only expect that they will not last and are incredibly pricey for an expected one time use product. But I'm hoping that maybe with care, these will last me 2-3 uses *cross fingers*. The material is thicker than your average sheet of paper but not as sturdy as cardboard. You have to be very careful when handling these lashes...if you bend them they are ruined. For this reason, application is quite tricky and requires a (clean) skillful hand with lots of patience.



The lashes are really long, so I decided to split them into two-thirds and a third to fit my own eye shape. The longer the paper lash the more difficult it is to apply. The short one third lash could also be easily used on the outer third of the upper lash line to create a more "natural" statement but for the purpose of going full out and dramatic, I used them on my lower lash line. 

Brief Overview of the Makeup Look: lined my eyes with a black gel eyeliner then dipped my smudger brush into a dark brown eyeshadow and smudged the liner, extending it into a long dramatic wing. Next, taking a medium brown eyeshadow, I blended it over the dark brown to create a smokey/fading gradient. I then lined the outer two-thirds of my lower lash line with the dark brown eyeshadow and finished off with highlighting the brow bone (shimmery champagne). I also brought the colour down to blend it in with the medium brown eyeshadow.




Final Verdict: These lashes are incredibly pretty yet extremely over priced for small sheets of paper. But if you want to make a statement for a special occasion and have money to spare then these lashes are for you. Also note that these are statement pieces so yes, they may grab a lot of attention but people may stare at your lashes more than your pretty face. Just sayin' lol.

22 comments:

  1. :O Those are extremely pretty, they would be brilliant for a dress up occasion (if the price permits)! They look so delicate but I like the final look on you. :) So pretty! xx

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    1. When I bought this pair, it was on sale for $10 and the cashier told me these were like ~%20+ for a pair so I thought I had a steal. But it seems like the prices have dropped, I checked on the Sephora website and they're only $9 now, not sure if the prices are different when it's in the stores but I'll have to see. :P And Thank you! <3

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  2. wow, are really amazing! love them! <3

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  3. They're so pretty & whimsical~

    xoxo
    EV
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  4. They're really pretty but I wouldn't be able to justify the cost of them! As soon as I read paper, I knew that they would only last for one or two wears (at best). Did you wear them out? I don't think I'm brave enough haha. They're certainly gorgeous though.

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    1. Yea, for little sheets of paper these are definitely over priced. I haven't worn them out and by the looks of it I don't think I have the occasion to wear these out for Halloween anymore, I'm too lazy to dress up for a small house party haha.

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  5. So pretty! These are rather unusual and have such an enchanting look about them. Yes they def. make a statement.

    Rowena @ rolala loves
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    1. I guess that's just the whole purpose of them - to make a statement. But definitely a really good and eye catching one :)

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  6. Wow, really beautiful and intricate design. You wear them so well - you must be skilled in applying falsies! They have a touch of theatricality to them which makes them ideal for special occasions :)

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    1. Aww thanks! I realized patience is the key, they're just hard to maneuver to suit your eye shape. But other than that, if they're in small sections it's not too difficult to apply. :)

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  7. Wow these lashes are so pretty! Loving your eye makeup too, gorgeous :)

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  8. OH. EM. GEE. never heard of this! these are really pretty! i can imagine them being quite delicate...were they easier/same/harder to put on than regular lashes??

    [oomph.]

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    1. If the sections are longer, they are more difficult to apply! Go check them out at Sephora or something! haha :P

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  9. The cut out paper eyelashes look great on you!!!! Great blog! Would you like to follow each other on bloglovin and gfc?

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    1. Aww thank you! I love your blog as well, now following you! :)

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  10. Wow! these lashes are really wistfully gorgeous! I find lashes to be on the expensive side most of the time are usually of better quality. Btw you're really pretty too ^_^ cool blog, keep in touch <3

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