Bottom lashes can be really hard to find. I know a lot of ladies who go for Japanese brands, like DollyWink. I just haven't taken that step yet. When I was in California, I found Ardell bottom lashes, #112, at an independent beauty supply shop. This made me really happy, because before then, I was always trying to make my own out of top lashes. It worked, but it was really time-consuming and I didn't always get them even or in the style I prefer.
This led me to a Google search. I had heard good things about the lash brand Red Cherry, and I knew they had bottom lashes. This then got me to Madame Madeline's site. This web shop was like a dream come true: it's exclusively false eyelashes & eyelash supplies! Bottom lashes, top lashes of all sorts of styles, and brands that are not generally available in my local stores were here for reasonable prices.
I quickly got carried away. A large order was placed, and then I waited anxiously to see if the site was going to meet my expectations. I qualified for free shipping, and I also had a discount code I found on Retail Me Not. (Slightly off-topic note: If you do online shopping, always check Retail Me Not before you place your order. Not all sites participate with it, but it can save you money through discount codes and/or free shipping.) Within a few days, my package arrived. I needed to sign for it, so I ended up going to the post office to do so.
Now, onto the important part: pictures!
I was still in my "I Forgot I Had a Blog" phase when this shipment came, so forgive me for not taking pictures of the actual packaging. But anyway, my lashes came very neatly packed in a small box.
Here is a picture of the various varieties:
|A veritable bounty!|
The bottom lash types I ordered:
|I hadn't even heard of Elise brand before, but they are great! Red Cherry lashes are awesome as well.|
A cute bottom and top lash set:
|This one even comes with a mini-glue, perfect to stick in your cosmetic bag. I'm I'm sucker for little things like that.|
Some of my favorite styles:
|The Demi-Pixies (gray container) are a dupe of MAC's #7 lashes at a fraction of the price.|
Three free gifts!
|I love freebies!|
The eyelash glue is notable because it is latex-free. I personally do not have issues with latex, but I'm glad there is a product out there from a decent company for people with allergies. I haven't tried it yet. I usually use Duo or sometimes Ardell. Some nice features about this glue is that it is completely clear (as opposed to those that just dry clear) and the brush on applicator seems more simple as well as less wasteful. Once I try it, I will do a review.
|Can't wait to try!|
Finally, here's a few photos of me wearing my new goodies. I combine lashes, and it is not unusual for me to have at least two pairs of top lashes on, as well as bottom lashes. I really need to find my digital camera. All of these pics were taken with my iPhone. Sometimes my phone takes really nice pictures, but macro shots are not so good. Even doctored with Picnik, a lot of my pictures aren't so good. But anyway...
|Ugh, blurriness. But you can kind of see the Red Cherry bottom lashes.|
|Elise bottom lashes.|
|Same lashes, different makeup style.|
|I love this eyeshadow!|
Faux eyelashes are truly one of my favorite beauty items. I think I'd like to do more posts about them. If you'd like to check out the site for yourself, please use the link below, or click the banner at the bottom or side of this blog.
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