Trying False Lashes For the First Time

In February I purchased two pairs of false lashes from xoBeauty. xoBeauty is New Zealand YouTuber Shaaanxo’s brand and a brand I have purchased quite a bit from over the past couple of years. I have watched Shannon apply lashes numerous times in her videos and recently I was curious to give them a go myself. I’ve read glowing reviews praising how easy the lashes are to apply and how affordable they are for the quality.

Along with the two pairs of lashes I purchased lash glue and special xoBeauty tweezers. The tweezers are nicely weighted and have a non-slip grip. The prongs are shaped in such a way to aid application and really let you get the false lashes to sit flush with your natural lashes and clamp the two sets of lashes together.

xoBeauty have a range of different styles of lashes on their website from natural to long and fluttery as well as faux mink styles for when you want extra drama. xoBeauty’s lashes are cruelty free and are 100% handcrafted with soft, synthetic hairs. Pairs of lashes can be purchased individually or in value packs of five. There are also sets of mixed styles available if you want to try more than one. I purchased two individual sets of lashes; The Heiress and The Innocent.

“The Heiress” lashes are beautifully natural and are a medium length. They give a fluttery effect to your lashes, and have a gorgeous curl to them. Perfect for adding volume and subtle length!

“The Innocent” were designed for the utmost natural girls in mind. These are lightweight, natural, and not too long. They have a criss-cross pattern in order to blend with any natural hairs you already have and this pattern will give the perfect amount of volume! If you already have semi long lashes, these will amp up the volume of your lashes and they look almost undetectable.

Close up of “The Heiress” lashes I applied

Application

I kept my eye makeup simple to balance out the effect The Heiress lashes would give. I applied two coats of mascara prior to the lashes and didn’t go in with another coat afterwards in order to prolong the life of the lashes. I want to be able to reuse this set as much as possible. I held the first lash with the tweezers and checked the size of the lash band against my eyelid to make sure it wasn’t too long and to see if I needed to trim the end. No trimming was required so still holding the lash with the tweezers I applied Duo’s clear, latex-free eyelash glue to the band and let it set for 30-40 seconds. I guided the lash into place and managed to place it correctly on the first go which I was very impressed with! I used the tweezers to adhere the centre of the lash band first before making sure each end was also attached. I then clamped the false lashes and my own lashes together and I was done! From applying the glue to the lash being on it would have only taken 90 seconds. The other lash went on just as easily and I couldn’t believe how little time it took.

How they feel

The outer lashes are curled and beautiful and the lashes do look natural and fluttery. The lashes are incredibly lightweight and it doesn’t feel like I’m wearing anything. The length is perfect and the lashes don’t touch my glasses which is what I wanted. I can’t see a shadow from the lashes when I’m going about normal activities, they seem like my normal lashes. The glue doesn’t weigh the lashes down and I can’t feel it on my eyelids. The glue doesn’t have an odour which is good and it dries down clear. The Heiress lashes have a clear band so they blend in effortlessly and look pretty much invisible.
Left: Just mascara vs one lash applied
Right: Full face of makeup
 

Other products used:
  • Olay Complete UV Sensitive Lotion
  • Becca First Light Priming Filter
  • Rimmel Professional Brow Pencil in 002 Hazel
  • YSL Touche ร‰clat Le Teint Radiance Awakening Foundation in B10 Porcelain
  • MAC Studio Finish Concealer in NW10
  • Milani Eyeshadow Primer
  • Zoella x Colourpop Brunch Date Eyeshadow Palette
  • YSL Volume Effet Faux Cils The Curler Mascara
  • theBalm Mary-Lou Manizer
  • Max Factor Creme Puff Blush in 10 Nude Mauve
  • MAC Viva Glam III Lipstick

I am extremely happy with my first lash trying experience! I didn’t anticipate it would be such a simple process from start to finish and how light the lashes would feel once they are on. The lashes don’t look dramatic, they add a lovely curled effect and natural length. The quality of these lashes is outstanding and they are super affordable. I will reach for these on special occasions or when I want to feel extra glam. I can definitely see myself checking out other lash styles from xoBeauty in the future too.


Have you tried false lashes before? Do you have a favourite brand or set that you use?

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23 thoughts on “Trying False Lashes For the First Time

    • Chanelle says:

      Something which I think helped me is being ambi-dexterous. I write with my left hand but do most other things with my right hand, when I apply mascara I can hold the wand in the hand the same side as the eye Iโ€™m doing which is the same for this, I can hold the tweezers and apply each lash with each hand ๐Ÿ˜Š

      Youโ€™ll be pro in no time with practice!

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  1. Elle says:

    Love the look of these! Iโ€™m a huge fan of the classic Ardell Demi Wispies x Iโ€™m actually curious to give the magnetic lashes a go that come with liner rather than glue

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  2. Hollie George says:

    Oh those lashes look amazing on you! They look so natural but so long and fluttery too. Iโ€™d love to be able to get into wearing false lashes, they really enhance a makeup look, but Iโ€™m terrible at putting them on neatly so I just canโ€™t ever be bothered. ๐Ÿ˜…

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    • Chanelle says:

      I was so impressed! Iโ€™m a complete lash newbie and these were easy to apply and lightweight ๐Ÿ˜Š Iโ€™m ambidextrous so that helped I think, I can hold the tweezers in both hands.

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  3. Debbie ๐Ÿ’“ says:

    They’re so beautiful on you and i love how they look…personally i haven’t worn lashes since never because of all the complaints I’ve heard and I’m all about my comfort ๐Ÿ˜…๐Ÿ˜…

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  4. alwayscleia says:

    These lashes look so beautiful! I love lighter eyelashes like this that aren’t very dramatic but add a bit of glamour to any look. I’m glad you liked them, I need a pair of those fancy tweezers for my lashes!

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  5. Rossy Galaxy says:

    The Heiress lashes look soooo beautiful! The band looks very delicate.
    Also they look beautiful on you! They really suit you. ๐Ÿ˜
    I love wearing falsies now I almost cannot imagine not wearing them but I do try and save them for special occasions lol

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  6. Hunida says:

    Yay! That’s awesome you were able to apply falsies so quickly on your first try! I love how the outer lashes curl & flutter out. So pretty! & super big plus that they don’t touch your glasses. That would get annoying real quick! Seriously, they look gorgeous on you, babe. โ™ก

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    • Chanelle says:

      I think the style of lashes made it even easier, the weren’t too long or didn’t need to be trimmed. I bought a few more different styles from this brand during lockdown ๐Ÿ˜› None of the lashes I’ve tried touch my glasses which is a plus!

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