Sunday, 5 August 2018

Fit or Sh*t? | THOSE Primark Lashes


While I was in Primarni the other week, I ended up a] sweating my tits off b] getting a pure cob on and c] picking up some of the SoSu for Primark false lashes. From their packaging and first impressions, they do look very Lilly Lashes - & for £5 a pair vs the high end price point, I was too intrigued not to pick up a couple of packs. 

I was waaaaaay too hot, agitated and raging to be arsed looking through the different styles - other humans were really getting to me by this point; so I grabbed a set of Dubai and Kylie falsies and went to queue in conditions that felt as hot as the surface of the sun. Are they fit, or sh*t though? Were they worth the sacrifice to my sanity that was spending a sunny Saturday morning in Primarni? I'll tell you now, hun, if you fancy scrolling down.

Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog


Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

The packaging is pretty nice tbf - it's not anything massively special, but the printed bits on the plazzy trays the lashes live in add a nice touch. You also don't get glue with these sets. Which is fine with me, as I have eyelash glue pretty much coming out of me arse I have that many bottles of it. But probs worth noting, especially given the price.

The shape of the lashes and their design is pretty sweet too - they look pyar amazing in their little trays. High end indeed. But they're not that nice to touch; they're very synthetic & plasticy, not like the soft human hair feel I'd expected from them [but for a fiver, I guess maybe I'm being a bit of a diva in expecting pure lux quality, so I'll let this slide.] 


Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

My only other concern before trying the lashes out was that the band - on both styles - is quite thick and quite rigid [ooh err]... and in my experience, lashes with these qualities either a] look really sh*t on or b] look alright but are an absolute arsebandit when it comes to sticking them down & make you want to quit life.

Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

I wore a pair of these lashes for the first time on a recent night out I went on. Yeno, the one where I pure posted about tequila on my Insta stories - and popped up them pics of me in me TopShop PaperBag Shorts. I wore the thicker of the two styles [Kylie] because I'm extremely extra when doing my out-out makeup; and wanted that pure DRAMA. Here I am, in fact.

Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Surprisingly, they were easier to apply than I'd anticipated; regardless of the thick band situation. I also quite liked the shape of the lashes towards the centre & outer ends. But I do have to say though, in the interests of full transparency & honesty, that these lashes do have two main pitfalls

1. The inner ends [the inner part of the lashes which sit closest to your tearducts] are b*stards. They stick down easier than anticipated, but they aren't that easy to work with. They also stick pretty straight across your eye; meaning they don't sit as naturally to its shape - and that it's harder to get the full, volumous curl I like with my lashes. They sorta just point straight outwards in parts. 

These issues are something that should improve over time though - I tend to reuse my falsies, and after the first wear or two; they do tend to soften up and mould to the shape of your eye, for easier application & a better finish. TBC.

2. They do feel a little bit heavy when they're on. To the point where this affects the way they stick [refer back to my miserable-arse moaning in point one] and that when you peel them off, it feels like a whole weight has been lifted off your shoulders eyelids. To the point where I think about joining that tweet meme trend that's floating round atm;

'Yeah, sex is good. But have you ever experienced the euphoria of peeling your Primark eyelashes off after a night out?' #RealTalk

Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog
Primark SoSu False Lashes Review, Lovelaughslipstick Blog

Bit of a mixed bag this review - I would try these lashes again... but then again; for the price [think they were £5 or £5.50 or something] you can get better. Some of my favourite lash brands [LashUnlimited, Kiss, Girls With Attitude etc] charge the same price or less and have much thinner bands & lightweight lashes without the drawbacks. I'll see how my future investigations go... for now, I probably only give these SoSu lashes a 5.5 or a 6 / 10. Being generous.

Have you tried these lashes before? What were your thoughts on them?
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