Unfortunately, applying lashes is something I need to master (when I have time, I do get a sneaky practise in!).
My favourite lash applicator tool (I’ve tried so many) is one by Shu Uemura. It’s really excellent for fixing down the corners of a fake lash without poking yourself in the eye.
However I keep losing it. At the time of writing, my Shu Uemura Lash Applicator is indeed, lost.
So I picked up this cheap alternative from Eylure when I did a haul from ASOS:
The idea behind this, I think, is that it’s like tweezers was better. I tend to find that my fingers get in the way when I am applying lashes with my hands or with a normal tweezer.
The Eylure lash applicator is long handled, the idea being that you can see what you’re doing. The tip of the applicator is pointy like tweezers – I think this is a weakness because they’re pretty sharp – they would be far better rounded off.
Then I got to actually using the lash applicator and realised, that it has some kind of spring mechanism in the middle. So you press the top of the lash applicator so that opens up the bottom part so you can pick up the lash and use it…
The spring mechanism (which isn’t very light to touch – I found it needed a good push to get it open and shut) basically makes lash application really….really….really…..really……really……HARD.
When I picked up the lash, I couldn’t control the amount of pressure used because the spring mechanism means that it just shuts – with a normal pair of tweezers, I can adjust how I hold the lash and angle it appropriately.
Once I went to do the application bit, I had to open up the applicator to place the lash onto the lashline but it was too hard! I just had to drop it and even then it was so hard to adjust the edges and really stick them down like I normally would.
Also, the applicator is really straight on – a curve somewhere would’ve made it easier to see what you’re doing.
Verdict: I can’t believe I bought this when I could’ve bought a croissant and a cappuccino.
I bought mine from ASOS for £5.