Back in the day, I was such a teeny bopper (just ask my sis). So it’s no surprise I have a serious girl crush on Katy Perry. I was lucky enough to meet her last summer on her California Dreams tour and ever since, I’m always obsessing over her ever-changing hair, makeup, and beauty styles. I knew she had a false eyelash collaboration with Eylure in the works but it wasn’t until a couple months ago I spotted her packaged false goodies at the drugstore (and I was sold!). Thanks to the DC summer humidity, I couldn’t rock my new lashes until the weather was cooler and this weekend I finally go to pimp them out!
The lashes are reusable, handmade and 100 percent natural self-adhesive strips that come with an itty bitty bottle of lash glue (perfect to stash in any clutch or small purse). Katy’s line (yeah we’re like on a first name basis) offers a bevy of lash styles from ‘Sweetie Pie‘ (a subtle, natural strip) to ‘Oh My‘ (think Snookie lashes on steroids). I tested out ‘Sweetie Pie‘ Saturday night for The Renwick Gallery of The Smithsonian American Art Museum for their “40 under 40: Craft Features” exhibition and fashion show (post on that coming later!) and they instantly opened up my eyes for the evening. About halfway through, a small portion of the lash was starting to pop off my lid. I forgot to pack the lash glue and you can only pat down your eye awkwardly in public so many times… so I pulled it off and called it a night. I gave them another go the next day for a fall blogger photoshoot with Ginger Boutique and that time, I came prepared! Aside from a mini lash mishap, I quickly glued that sucker back on and didn’t have any problems the rest of the shoot.
The Verdict: If you love to play with false lashes and get ‘glammed’ up for the evening, it’s worth trying given the price. Just don’t leave home without the lash glue!
Katy Perry Lashes by Eylure, $6.99.
I didn’t even know you had any on! They obviously just made you look naturally gorgeous!