I’m keeping Urban Decay’s new Fast Easy Sexy Partial False Lashes ($15) on metaphorical makeup speed dial for the next Monday morning when I’m feeling blah and need an easy pick-me-up. These will definitely hit the spot, since they’re so quick to use and easy to apply.
When you and/or your lashes need a lift, and you either don’t have, or don’t want to spend, the time dealing with the drama that often accompanies false lashes, partials like Fast Easy Sexy are great.
I’m a big fan.
I call them starter falsies, since the shorter band makes them much easier to manipulate and control.
Perfect for fledgling false lash aficionados, or anyone who wants an easier fancy fringe.
These three new styles from Urban Decay are like lightning in a bottle. I can apply any one of them in less than a minute.
Because they’re not as wide as full-size false lashes, I don’t have to trim them at all to fit, and ’cause they already have a blackened band, I can also skip the extra step of having to darken the band with liner.
And I think they just dramatic enough to get the job done.
Instalush, my favorite one of these three, has a criss-cross design that makes my lash line look full and, well, lush. MBB RATING: A
Instaflare also has a criss-cross design, but the lashes are longer at the outer corners, where they can subtly emphasize those cat eye flicks. MBB RATING: A
Instalure’s lashes are straight and staggered, which I think looks a little weird on me, and the band is stiff and uncomfortable. This one’s not my fave. MBB RATING: C
As for the glue Urban Decay uses for these, talk about awesome adhesives. Unlike Duo glue, which smells like a fish rotting in a teenage football player’s gym locker (EWW), the glue UD uses has no scent, and the applicator tip makes it easy to apply the glue precisely along the lash band.
Seriously, Tabs has no thumbs…and I bet he could do it.
But that’s not all. Each of these sets also comes with two pairs, sweet!
You can find all three of them now for $15 a box in the Urban Decay permanent line at Ulta, select Macy’s stores and online at urbandecay.com.
Summer, summer, summertime
Have you gone anywhere yet this summer? Taken any fun trips?
El Hub and I have stayed close to home, for the most part, because Tabs has had a busy summer with lots of kitty modeling, but we’re taking a short trip to Tahoe in a couple weeks, and I’m very excited!
Last time we were there was in 2012 (I rode a jet ski for the first time). The lake water was awfully chilly, but everything was so pretty, and there were lots of fun things to do.
I think I’m going to bring my wetsuit this time so I can do more water activities like stand-up paddle boarding and kayaking around the lake.
Have you ever been to Lake Tahoe?
Your friendly neighborhood beauty addict,