Kitty Coner – Beauty Buzz: Benefit False Eyelashes
So for the wedding, I thought I’d go all out and get some really nice false eyelashes. I wear falsies often, and love the look they give me – but I’ve always worn inexpensive, drugstore lashes. I was thrilled when I saw the lush, full, long look of the Benefit lashes – tiny hairs, crisscrossed for fullness, a variety of options in length and styles:
And then I wore them.
Ok, that sentence was all dramatic. But seriously, I was disappointed. Yes, they were long, lush and full – but they were NOT made for my eyes.
I suppose my lids may be more curved than these were made for, but even after trimming the excess length on the strip of lashes, they kept pulling up on the inner corners of my eye – no amount of glue I used would hold them down. The ‘strip’ of these was much thicker than the drugstore brand lashes that I typically use, and therefore had more tension – not allowing them to lay properly.
I thought it might just be the ‘prima donna’ variety that I had tried first, so I bought another pair – the debutante – same thing. All in all, I spent about $30 on them, just to wear my go-to $3.99 110′s at the wedding. Lesson. Learned.
All-in-all – pretty – but not worth the extra cost.
Kat Cooper makes up the ginger half of Ginger and the Geek. You can follow her on Twitter, @katcooper.