Monday, February 7, 2011

AMW Reviews: ES Lashes

All makeup artists should have at least a set of false lashes in their makeup train case.  I myself have hoarded so much at Landmark (the famous Landmark lashes) and I've also hoarded a whole lot more during my Hong Kong trips and it was funny how it was checked during our transit to Shenzhen and I was questioned why I have so many False Lashes in my hand carry bag!  I had to explain to them that I am a makeup artist!  During those times, I thought I was hoarding too much!  But now, looking back, I wished I've purchased more!  The quality are great and the price is really good for approximately Php35.00-45.00 (approx $0.80-$1.00).

Don't get me wrong, the Landmark lashes are great but there are only few choices of their lashes I really like, the natural ones!  What if clients wanted more dramatic lashes?  Some of the Landmark lashes are plastic-y!  

Maggie of KKCenterHK emailed me asking me if I wanted to try their ES Lashes.  I checked their website first on their pricing before I said yes!  I don't want to effort myself reviewing products that are more expensive than what's offered down here!

After checking the prices and the variety of their lashes!  I was impressed and I said yes in giving them a test!  After a month or more, the lashes have landed!


False Lashes were neatly placed in a black box


ES Lashes say ---
  • Lots Of 10 Pairs
  • Brand New In Retail Packaging
  • Make Your Eyes Look Bigger And Attractive
  • Can Be Re-use If You Take Them Off Carefully
  • False Eyelash With Box Package
  • Suitable For Any Personage
  • Can Be Used Party Or Professional Make Up

AMW says ---
Pros
  • Each lashes are displayed in their rightful location inside the box.
  • Many styles to choose from.
  • Very natural lashes.
  • Not plastic-y and does not hurt the eyes upon right application.
  • Inexpensive for the quality.
  • Comparable to branded lashes.
  • Reusable if well taken care off.
  • They automatically mark this as "gift".  I am hoping most postal office will take this seriously! 
  • Shipping rate is not that bad if you chose the regular shipping method.
Cons
  • Have to purchase online which means long waiting time!
  • For some who needs to pick this up in this postal office (like myself), its a huge hassle!
Overall
I am impressed with the quality of these lashes!  Some are even comparable to Ardell lashes!  The thing is, I am not impressed with our postal office services :( I had to pick them up at the Main Post Office (Quiapo) and its not delivered straight the post office nearest our area! :(  I guess that's the only setback!  I really like to order these lashes because they are really inexpensive for the quality but its the long wait and the hassle that would probably stop me from purchasing :(

Tips
  • Do not yank the lashes out prior to usage, instead, use a tweezer and gently pull out the lashes.
  • Put the lash on your upper lash line without the glue to check if the length is okay.  Cut if necessary.
  • Handle lash careful with both hands as you bend it a bit to maintain its curvature.
  • If you plan to reuse the false lashes, gently remove them and glen the band with a makeup remover to remove makeup and glue.
  • If you plan to reuse the false lashes, I would strongly suggest not to apply mascara directly onto the falsies.
  • You can share shipping costs with fellow false lashes enthusiasts to save on shipping.
  • If you want to see step-by-step tutorial on how to apply falsies, smile and click HERE.
Will I repurchase?
Yes, definitely but I may have to ask favor from friends who will be visiting HK to help me pick these up.

To whom do I recommend this to?
Makeup artists like myself who needs to have gazillions of false lashes available inside their makeup kit.
Individuals who loves to use false lashes on a daily basis.

Where to purchase and how much?
Online KKCenterHK between the range of $2.50-$12.00 (approx Php110.00-Php528.00) depending on lashes quality and material.  Please include shipping costs of Php31.00 (approx $0.70) per box.  You can have them calculate the total shipping rate prior to payment.

A10 Handmade Soft Black False Eyelashes
$11.68 (approx Php513.92) for box of 10 pairs
Very soft to touch and each pair are done with care! Feels like natural lash hairs.  
Very full and there are no space in between hairs.

A24 Clear Liner Short to Long Cross Fake Eyelashes
$5.40 (approx Php237.00) for box of 10 pairs
Lashes have this "firmer" touch.  Synthetic lashes but does not look like one!  Using this false eyelash would enhance a cat-eye look because of the longer at the outer corner.


A134 Handmade Clear Line Black Natural False Lashes
$7.49 (approx Php330.00) for box of 10 pairs
Gives out a more dramatic full lashes look.  Hair is very soft and the band is made of clear line which won't give out an obvious "line" most false lashes would give.  The longest part of the lashes is located at the middle portion which can give a wide-eye look!
 

A715 Black False Eyelashes
$10.94 (approx Php481.36) for box of 10 pairs
The lash band itself is made of a string instead of plastic which makes the false lashes very flexible!  Will take extra effort to apply as it does not have the "curve" most false lashes have.  Hair is very soft and full.  Alternate long and short hairs for a dramatic eyes.


A801 Handmade Clear Line Black False Eyelashes
$4.87 (approx Php214.00) for box of 10 pairs
Clear lash band for a more natural look.  Lash hairs are synthetic.  This is the perfect "Twiggy-look" lashes.


A020 Clear Liner Short Lower Eyelashes
$6.84 (approx Php301.00) for box of 10 pairs
Curved perfectly to fit the lower lashline.  Synthetic hairs but very soft to touch and looks very natural.
You will see me use these lashes on clients and on some of my FOTDs so do watch out for it!
Thanks to KKCenterHK for the trust in my blog to give these lashes a test!

Will give you update if there are some changes on my reviews on these products!

Not sure if you are into false lashes?
Does it makes a huge difference on your eye looks?

Keep smilin'
Stay happy!





 
(Note from Author: Product provided for PR consideration.  The author is not paid to write this post. All information written are based solely on author's personal experiences.  Please purchase at your own discretion.)

20 comments:

  1. i'd love to see how you used these on your clients. i am beginning to think about trying som false lashes, which were (still are) my biggest fear!

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  2. Though I'm still super shy to try any makeup on, I'm interested in false eyelashes :) I've never tried wearing any but the A10 ones, I would probably try. :)

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  3. I have these but since I'm just starting out with falsies, I'm having such a hard time putting them on!! How do you get them on despite the flexible spine?

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  4. Yeah, these took forever to come but it was worth the wait because they are awesome!

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  5. I use false lashes only during super special events. Though I like to use them more often because I have a lash scarcity (LOL), I'm sooo bad at putting them in place!!! =/

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  6. I've used those during my makeup school days! :) Theyre very economical for practice, and they're a little bit soft, sorta needs firm glueing! :) but really value for money :)

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  7. yes, i love using false eyelashes for parties! though i am having a hard time putting them on myself....it is easier putting them on other people. do you have any tips for putting them on? i'd like to use these often coz it really enhances your looks....

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  8. Hi there :) you should totally hit me up when u visit HK next time :D lets have a bloggers meetup <3 and go shopping!

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  9. i love these false lashes!! I love ES lashes! :) They gave me bottom lashes, and I;ve been loving it ever since ^_^

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  10. Jojoba, will definitely share photos! :) I am sure you'll do fine applying falsies, it takes a lot of practice but you'll get the hang of it!

    Kai, oh, if it's a first for you, you can cut these falsies in half and try to apply the outer corner of the eye, its easier to start with the short lashes then go for the full lashes afterwards when you're more comfortable!

    Lisa, lol, it helps to do it slowly! corner to corner, then slowly adjust it to its rightful place!

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  11. Becky, I agree, some are really comparable to high end brands no?

    Dangski, I agree with you, its easier to apply on others rather than yourself! I always have a hard time putting one on the other eye! The right eye is always easier for me! hahaha

    Sophie, you're right, you need a good glue to put these babies!

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  12. Issa, I did a tutorial on how to put falsies, I think at the end of the day, it boils down to practice. I've seen those who's been used to putting falsies on one self they can do it without mirror!

    Jennifer, of course! I'll let you know or probably announce it here when we get to visit HK again, I missed Hk!

    Iyah, I can't wait to use the bottom lashes as I don't have any lashes on the bottom part! :D

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  13. wow the bands look so thin and seem soft and not poke-y.
    a must try. thanks for sharing ☺

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  14. wow, promising ha! i want to try those. kaso parang ang hassle nga ng postal service :(

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  15. Hi nikki

    I also tried their lashes. We actually chose the same ones - A24 and A715. Great minds think alike?
    If u want to read my review, pls click the link below.

    http://eveninglavender.blogspot.com/2011/01/product-review-3-designs-of-fake-eye.html

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  16. OMG nikki!!! i have these lashes! a MUA friend of mine went to HK and bought 1000 pairs (yes i'm serious!) and i bought 3 boxes from her! now i know what the brand is! LOL

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  17. I was so pumped to buy then I saw that I would have to deal with the postal service :(

    Nice lashes though, and maybe when I feel like it I'll actually get some!

    I moved blogs, btw! My URL is now http://cosmeticfixation.com/blog. :)

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  18. Hi Nikki! thanks for sharing. I also love Landmark falsies hehe! I'm going to try these naman kaso hassle lang i have to pick it up in quiapo. oh well, anything for vanity kakayanin. :D
    i tried falsies on myself twice and it really changes "the look", especially for a chinita-eyed girl like me. i'm willing to wear falsies as long as im attending a special occassion. for regualr work days, i'd simply rely on my maybelline magnum volume mascara :D

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  19. Marge, my pleasure! I just hope its readily available locally! Or shipping isn't that of a huge hassle!

    Jheng, agree! alala mo yung boots mo? *sigh*

    Lavender, thanks for sharing your review! it does look great on you!

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  20. Crystal, 1000 pairs! WOW!!! She's a lash hauler! So this is it? Ito na nga yung nabili mo? how do you like it?

    Chrissy, thanks for sharing your new blog :)

    Ira, agree!!! Bongga ang pagpick up sa CENTRAL post office pa, although you can write a letter to ask someone to help you pick it up, HASSLE pa din!

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