Put To The Test: Andrea Perma Lash Starter Kit (Part 2)

Put To The Test: Andrea Perma Lash Starter Kit (Part 2)

 

A few weeks ago, I gave my first impression of the Andrea Perma Lash Starter Kit in Put To The Test: The Andrea Perma Lash Starter Kit (Part One) and today I have the results of this lashtastic experiment for you.

The Good

These lashes look absolutely amazing, which quite honestly I was not expecting from a $12 product.  When I have these long, fluttery, super glam lashes, I feel confident rolling out of bed and leaving with no makeup on.  I was able to create the perfect lash combination for my eye shape and they gave a beautiful lifted and awake look to my eyes, no mascara required. 

The Issues

There were a few issues that I discovered when trying out these lashes.

1) The first issue is that unlike the claim on the packaging, these lashes didn’t last the full 6 weeks. My individual lashes lasted me about 2-3 weeks.  One or two of the false lashes would fall off every few days, mostly while I was asleep. This was not a huge issue, as it took maybe 30 seconds to pop another one on.

2) To be fair, some of the lashes had not fallen off at the 3 week mark, but this brings me to my next issue, which is that they did start to look a little funky after 3 weeks of “wear and tear.”  I’m a big pillow snuggler, which led to some crinkly-looking eyelashes come morning.

3) The individual lashes provided are knotted, which means that they are connected together with a little ball-like shape at the end.  I found this a bit noticeable, especially when I was looking down.

4) Removing them can be a pain (literally).  The first time I tried to remove these individual lashes was rough!  This was partially my fault, as I underestimated the time it would take to remove them gently. 

My Solutions

1) The knot-free lashes in the Ardell Individual Short Flare Lashes kit (available at Sally Beauty for less than $5) are an absolute dream. 

I decided to try these out and they are easier to apply and disguise the false lashes much better than the individual lashes in the kit. These lashes also hold up better while I sleep.  Of course, you can also use the ones in the kit, but I adore the knot-free ones in particular.

2) Try to allow for 30 minutes when getting these things off.  Let the lash remover do its thing!  If not, you’ll end up ripping out a few of your real lashes (and possibly letting out a few expletives in the process). 

Would I get this product again?

Yes, I am currently wearing them as I type and I will be repurchasing once I run out of lash adhesive. If you have thicker lashes and could stand losing a lash or two in the removal process, I say give them a try.  If you have weaker or sparse lashes you may want to steer clear. 

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