When I got married in 2010, I had the most fabulous make up artist from a company called EyeCandy Professional Make-Up owned by Lynne Mills. I was so happy with their professionalism and service that I always kept them in mind, especially when I started my own business as a Wedding Planner.
Make Up Artist Lynne started a new enterprise called EyeCandy Couture with her sister, Lucy Ross, who is a product designer.
EyeCandy Couture is a boutique brand and their first product is called Miss Flicklash - a range of false eyelashes that has eyeliner flicks attached. I just thought this was a GENIUS idea and would help a lot of girls out there who struggle with liquid/gel eye liners. It would also negate the whole panda eyes look after a long night out. How fabulous to just apply the whole thing at once and not have to worry about spending time getting the flicks exactly symmetrical!
Miss Flicklash lashes have already been featured in magazines such as Hello, Cosmoplitan, Look, More and the Herald W Magazine. Lynne Mills actually models the lashes herself in their promotional material pictured above. I think you'll agree agree that she is a very beautiful lady in her own right! At Miss Flicklash HQ, they don't believe in using models, but real women. That's why they have requested that any lovely ladies who have bought their lashes, strike a pose wearing them and send the pic to firstname.lastname@example.org. they will be uploading their favourite ones to the Miss Flicklash website.
Miss Flicklash lashes come in three styles:
They also come in three colours:
So you can choose the right combination of style and colour to suit your preferences. I personally don't like the long, heavy lashes on the market as they tend to drag my eyes down and look too harsh on my eyes.
So I decided to try the short style with the silver eye liner flick which looks like this:
I like the shape of the false lash and the way it gets longer on the outer edges, this accentuates the shape of my eye and makes them more almond-shaped. I love the packaging of these lashes, it's got a retro edge but it's fun and glam at the same time. Each pack contains one pair of lashes and a small tube of lash glue.
This is how the short/silver lashes looked once applied:
So what did I think of them?
Well, I have a few initial tips to offer up first:
1) Be careful when removing these lashes from their plastic holder. Don't try and pull them off in one go. Instead, just ease them off gently with tweezers.
2) Remember to shape the lashes with your fingers by bending them gently to create a more rounded shape. this will make it a lot easier to apply them.
3) Also remember to measure the lash against your eye to make sure it's the right size. I had to trim a tiny amount off the inner corner just to ensure it fit properly to my eye.
4) The eye liner flick has an adhesive strip so this will stick on it's own but I recommend applying a little lash glue to the lash just to ensure it holds all day/night.
I found these lashes really easy to apply and the fact the eye liner flick was already sticky made life a lot easier! I didn't have to faff around too much to get the desired effect and I was impressed by how good they looked. I think the short or natural styles are best for my eye as they are light and comfortable to wear. It's really down to your preference on false lashes as to which style will be right for you.
They were really easy to remove and are sturdy enough to be re-used a few times too. Some regular lashes are only good for a couple of uses but the sturdy eye liner flick on these ones makes them more durable overall. Although they are more expensive than bog-standard false lashes, they do feature a unique aspect of having an eye liner flick attached and if you're in a rush or just can't do eye liner, then they could be a godsend!
Lynne has confirmed to me that the lashes will soon be available to buy on ASOS and will be priced at £9.99 each. At the moment, they are available on the Miss Flicklash website with £3.00 UK Shipping.