Don't Lash Out Over Falsies: Splurge Or Save
It’s been a while since I’ve written a “dupe or real deal” piece (to date, I've done this for beauty blenders and eyeliner), but I’m backkkkkkk with more luxury beauty brands, economical alternatives and side-by-side analysis.
This time around, I’m tackling false eye lashes/"falsies". I think falsies are underrated, since they don’t tend to be a part of everyone’s daily routine, but are an absolute must-have for Friday night-outs or a special occasion when you need to turn heads. Falsies come in all shapes and price tags; higher-end faux mink ones can cost around $30, while you can also get cheap one for as low as $2 from drugstores, Amazon or eBay.
I’m the type of girl who puts on falsies on nights out to the club or the bar so here’s my experience on the difference between pricey lashes and thrifty lashes.
The Splurge: Huda Beauty's "Samantha" Classic Lash
Everything—right down to the packaging—about these lashes is gorgeous. The moment you pull them out of the box, you know you’ve made a luxurious decision. They’re full, fluffy, soft with beautiful wispy lashes that fly up for dramatic effect. Although these falsies are voluminous, they are crafted to look perfectly natural without being too flashy or artificial.
My only complaint is that the band felt a little heavy—I definitely felt like I was wearing falsies but it wasn’t enough to make me stop wearing them. My eyes looked so accentuated with these falsies on that it makes me feel like a princess. These falsies are perfect for an all eyes on you look for a moderately splurge price.
If you’re still not won over, I wore a pair of Huda Beauty Classic Lashes several times before it began to break apart. The packaging really makes them easy to preserve and will spare your guests the horror of seeing random lashes all over your bathroom counter.
The "Save": Litfly's Sweet Eyelash (#118)
I’m going to be real with you, these are the kind of random unbelievably cheap falsies you’d find while sifting around on Amazon or eBay but you’re hesitant about buying them because 1. Why are they so cheap? 2. The shipping from another country is going to take ages.
I bought these from YesStyle, which I find reputable for my K-beauty needs. I thought I’d give cheap falsies a chance. My first concern when I received them is that the packaging says they’re “ultra realistic”. I think if you have to go out of your way to state that something looks “ultra realistic” then it probably isn't, right?
The packaging is not anything special, but the lashes felt normal to the touch, nothing alarming or unusual. They went on easily and I was pleasantly surprised with how "dramatic" they looked. The band was very light, but the lashes were concentrated in one area and not spread out enough so I ended up looking like I had 3 big eyelashes.
This look really didn’t work well with my face, but I think for others looking for a cheap dramatic look without the fuss, these lashes would be fine. Especially since you get five pairs for less than five dollars.
Splurge! The Huda Beauty Classic Lashes were just so beautiful and durable that the price is worth it. You’d probably only get 1-2 uses at most for the cheap lashes, so in the long run it’s more economical to invest in long-lasting falsies. Also, I’d also be wary of what you’re putting on your eyes, as cheap lashes typically have very ambiguous descriptions of what the lash is actually made of. Yikes.
There you go!