Now, I don’t know about you but I absolutely love false eyelashes. I don’t wear them daily and the styles I opt for are pretty natural, but as soon as I apply a pair I feel like my makeup is complete. When Fleur launched her own lashes in collaboration with Eylure the styles ticked all of the boxes for me…
When I first tried the Fleur de Force lashes (way back – here’s my first review) the Fleur Loves lashes were by far my favourites. I still absolutely love them and how easy they are to use, but I think rather than 3/4 length I prefer to have lashes going across the whole lash line when the lash is wispy. This style is light weight, easy to apply and blends really well with my natural lashes. If you’re a fan of the Ardell Wispies but want something a little lighter for day to day, I highly recommend these.
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To be honest these are probably my least favourite style. They are more dramatic than the other styles in Fleur’s range and add a lot of volume – I prefer my lashes to be softer, adding length, definition and a little volume. Having said that, they are incredibly easy to apply and although a little thicker I couldn’t feel them on my eyes at all. I think these would work well with a dark smokey eye and I’ll be saving them for a more dramatic makeup look.
This is a more recent style added to the collection, and I have to say I love them! They’re similar to the Fleur Loves lashes as they are very wispy, but they add just a little more drama as it’s a full strip. This style definitely mimics expensive weekend/ semi permanent lash treatments, adding a good amount of volume and length. I have actually worn these twice now (as you can see from the picture), after I’ve removed the dried glue I’m sure I could get another 2-3 wears out of them.
I didn’t think I would love this style as much as I do as I tend to go for wispy lashes, however I was pleasantly surprised and I’ve actually been reaching for this style the most! It’s a 3/4 length lash like Fleur Loves but I think it blends a little better with my own lashes adding just the right amount of volume and length. I can imagine a lot of brides getting on well with this as they are so easy to use.
I’m lucky to have quite long lashes anyway so with the helping of a little mascara they’re really not too bad. The Simply Fleur lashes are very natural and the lash band is incredibly thin, this style does give my lashes a little boost but generally I want more volume and length. I decided to let my mum try them and see what she thinks of Simply Fleur – she absolutely loves them! If your lashes are quite short and you struggle to really get anywhere with mascara then you need to try these lashes, they looked amazing on my mum.
For my birthday this year I decided that I wanted to give individual lashes ago, baring in mind the last time I tried to use them was 6 years ago, failing miserably along the way… Anyway, I was feeling brave and I’m so glad I was because I absolutely loved the look of these lashes. The Couture Fleur individual lash pack contains knot-free individuals and the majority are a medium length. Having knot-free individuals makes it 10x easier to apply them and they look a lot more natural, medium is also the perfect length for my adding a wispy yet natural lash look.
These were so easy to apply too, it does take a lot longer than strip lashes but the look at the end is so worth it. They also last 2-3 days instead of one so they are the perfect option for a weekend away. I’ve decided I’m going to do a whole post on individual lashes, my favourites and how to apply them soon.
TIPS FOR APPLYING STRIP LASHES
1) Use a lash applicator, it really does make a massive difference
2) Wait until the glue goes tacky, if like me you’re quite impatient then be aware that you really do need to wait 45 seconds for the glue to dry slightly, otherwise the lash will just slide around and it won’t stick down
3) If you need to trim them that’s ok! I trim most of my strip lashes down so they are the perfect fit for my eye
4) Apply 1 coat of mascara before you apply the lashes, this just helps your natural lashes blend better, especially if they’re fair
Overall I’m seriously impressed with this range, I feel like there is something for everyone! The quality, price point and the design of the lashes themselves is so perfect and inline with Fleur’s own style. Fleur, please bring out more?! You can buy the Fleur de Force lashes here with free 1st Class delivery.
Which style is your favourite style from the range?