THESE LASHES HAVE A BLACK BAND!
Yes, that was all caps necessary.
I’ve often wondered why false lashes don’t always come with a dark brown or black band, like these Eylure Volume No. 101s.
Most of the time they have bands that are white, which for me means usually having to paint them with liner, either before or after applying, because I don’t want the white to peek through on my fringe.
I mean, it wouldn’t be an impossible feat of engineering or anything. Right? To make a black lash band? I’m guessing we have the technology…
Not that it’s the end of the world to have to darken them myself, but it is an extra step I’ll happily omit.
I like this particular style, the Eylure No. 101s, because the lashes are juuust long enough to be noticeable…but still aren’t super long. They’re also lightweight and a good width for me, so I don’t have to trim them down.
The lashes are staggered in length along the band, too, with the longest ones in the middle, which I think makes my eyes look larger, more rounded and open.
This kit here, the Volume Starker Kit, includes two small bottles of glue, a plastic lash applicator (which I don’t really use, since the lashes are really easy to apply without it) and an extra practice lash (because practice makes perfect!).
It usually sells for $5.99, but it’s on sale now at Ulta for $4.99 (they’re also reusable a few times if you’re gentle with them).
A fab Netflix find
I saw a lovely documentary on Netflix last weekend that I think you’ll like called Advanced Style.
It’s an offshoot of the Advanced Style blog, which has awesome pics and stories about fashionable New Yorkers in their 50s and 60s and beyond.
I just thought it was so sweet and inspiring. I love seeing stylish, creative women embracing life with a bear hug, ya know, and just doing the damn thing! 🙂
Highly recommended for when you’re in the mood for something sweet and fashionably fun on Netflix.