Color Impact, LashLites, Edgy and Double Ups – oh my!
There’s something incredibly alluring about long, lush lashes. Since the invention of false eyelashes in 1916, the demand for beautiful lash products has grown tremendously. In addition to false lashes, there are lash extensions and growth serums, as well a variety of mascara formulas.
Even with all of the advancements, false lashes are still a standby for women across the world. Their versatility, price point, and quick application, thanks to companies like Ardell, have made and kept them very popular.
Ardell was founded in 1971 by Arnold and his wife Sydell Miller (fun fact: the brand name Ardell is a combination of Arnold and Sydell’s names). Ardell has been making lashes for over 40 years, with a huge range of styles from natural looking strip lashes to dramatic bedazzled lashes. Almost all Ardell lashes are handmade with sterilized human hair.
I was sent several pairs of Ardell’s newest lashes to test out. I usually only wear fake lashes for special occasions, but given the number of lashes I needed to test out, I was rockin’ the falsies at work too! Let’s take a look at them in action, starting with a few from the new Color Impact line containing lashes made to enhance eye color.
Color Impact Lashes in Blue 110 – While you would think that blue eyelashes would get noticed, they’re natural enough that no one mentioned them at work. The effect of the color is subtle, and these lashes add a bit of length and volume.
Color Impact Lashes in Wine 110 – these beauties enhance blue, green and hazel eyes
Color Impact Lashes in Plum Demi Wispies – The purple strands are meant to enhance blue, green and brown eyes. These lashes add a moderate amount of length and volume.
The wht team and I also got a look at the LashLites collection. These lashes are a bit shorter in length compared to most false eyelashes and designed to “create volumious lashes with delicate flare”. They’re great to add a bit of oomph to your look without appearing overly made up.
LashLites in Black 330 – These lashes are very subtle and great for a day time look. They make your lashes look a little bit fuller, but not much longer.
When you are ready to amp up your style, check out Ardell’s Edgy collection. These lashes combine natural strip lashes with accented edges.
Edgy lashes in Black 403 – These seem very glam, especially because of the long tail ends of the lashes.
I felt really obvious and conspicuous wearing these lashes to work. However, the effect is more subtle than I thought – at the end of the day only one female coworker asked if I was wearing fake lashes, and my fiancé didn’t even notice. These were my favorite lashes by far.
Edgy lashes in Black 402 – These spiky lashes add some serious drama.
Edgy lashes in Black 404 – this pair adds extra length and some super volume to the outer lashes.
Finally, Ardell’s new Double Up Lashes have twice as many lashes thanks to a double strip for a full on glamorous look. Perfect for performers of all types!
Glamour lashes in Double Up Black 203 – These lashes add incredibly dramatic fullness to your lashes, as well as length. They’re so long, they touched my eyebrows. These are intense.
• Overall, the Ardell lashes are good quality – most styles were sturdy enough that you can reuse them a few times, but also soft enough that they’re not uncomfortable.
• There are LOTS of options for any type of look (natural or dramatic or over the top)
• They’re a good value and readily available at your local drugstore – only $3.99 – $5.99 a pair!
• Your mileage may vary when it comes to reusing them. My favorite pair came apart when I was removing them from my lid, and came apart more as I tried to pick the glue off. The other pairs held up better.
Readers – are you a false lash wearer? Do you save them for a big night out or wear them daily?
Marilyn is a makeup maniac and slow but stubborn runner. She loves color coding her day planner, reading celebrity gossip and drinking good wine. Marilyn blogs about makeup and fitness over at her blog, Lipgloss and Spandex.
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