Friday, December 3, 2010
Dollywink Lashes :: Japanese Gyaru Eyes
Dollywink lashes are overpriced but the verdict is out: I LOVE THEM!
They are comfortable and lightweight. The band is sturdy but not heavy, which is my primary gripe with some Darkness lashes. [Darkness lashes, by the way, are Korean "drugstore" lashes and they can be purchased at most Korean beauty shops.]
I picked up my Dollywink lashes at Mitsuwa, a popular Japanese grocer here in Southern California, for $19, including tax. They did not have every single pair available so I chose #2, which has three sections to each lash. This compartmentalizing of the lash provides a very natural lash look! They are quite long, as they are meant to be worn past where your eyelid naturally ends. I chose to chop off one pair to my usual length and kept the other pair long to use for days when I want to sport the Japanese Gyaru look [see Dollwink packaging photos].
I will post an eyelash application video tutorial for this Japanese Gyaru look soon but keep in mind that you can wear just the Dollywink lashes on your upper lashlines! I have adorned them on several occasions already and I love the way they look compared to MAC, Ardell, and Illamasqua lashes. My favorites lashes, for those curious: Ardell Wispies, Darkness VX, and select Shu Uemura pairs - but the latter are ridiculously expensive.
And some may find it difficult to justify spending almost $10 on each pair of lashes but MAC lashes are about $15, including tax, for ONE pair. And quite frankly, MAC lashes aren't worth the money and I am speaking from experience! I'd rather purchase MUFE lashes at that price point :)
Note: I also purchased PA bottom lashes, as they were $3 with tax, to complete the Gyaru look. I might purchase the Dollywink bottom lashes next time around but I wasn't sure how much I would like them so I opted for the more affordable pair first.