Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Femme Fatale Designer Mink Lashes in Selfies

I've already admitted that I'm a total false eyelash noob. This also includes mink eyelashes. The latest pair I've been testing is the Femme Fatale Designer Mink Lashes in the style Selfies ($30 at 

Femme Fatale makes their lashes out of 100% mink fur. The lashes are cruelty-free, handmade and hypo-allergenic. The lashes can be used up to 25 times and come in a plethora of styles. 

After doing a little research, I found that the differences between mink and synthetic lashes are that (1) mink lashes are very fine this means that they're more natural-looking (2) mink lashes also imply that their made from animal fur - so if you're not about animal products in or on your face, then this is something to keep in mind. 

The fact is that these lashes DO look much nicer than regular, old synthetic lashes. The hairs are slightly less shiny so they look like hairs instead of plastic fibres. 

The Femme Fatale Designer Mink Lashes are housed in a hard cardboard box with confidence-inspiring little messages. Upon opening you get a Hello, Gorgeous! and underneath the eyelashes you get a Be prepared to break some hearts. It's sweet and something about a box telling me I'm flawless makes me feel good about myself. 

The Selfies are a wispy false eyelash - every few hairs alternates short and long pieces. I cut about a centimeter off of the outer edges to fit the false lashes onto my eyes. The lash band is flexible and easy to manipulate onto the eyes. Despite being a fuller-looking set of eyelashes, they're actually lightweight and I can wear them for upwards of 6-7 hours.

As for looks, I'm not a fan of this particular style. It's a bit too much drama for my face. The longer hairs of the eyelashes are so long that they reach up to almost my brows. The hairs don't really shorten from the outer to inner corner of the eye - which is unnatural compared to how natural eyelashes taper slightly towards the centre of the eyes. 

Despite my dislike for this particular style of lashes, I prefer mink lashes over synthetic lashes. Femme Fatale offers more natural styles, so those are up for consideration for special occasion makeup, as I like the way the mink lashes feel on my lids. 

Have you ever tried mink eyelashes? How do you think they compare to synthetic ones? 

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