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Friday, July 24, 2015

Review: Lena Lashes in Noemie (from the Pin-up Girl Collection)

Hello Loves!

I'm trying out another style from Lena Lashes Pin-Up Girl Collection! Today, I will be wearing and reviewing the style called Noemie. This pair looked so fluffy whenever others have used it on Instagram and I wanted that fluffiness on my eyes. 

These lashes were sent as a press sample for possible review consideration. All opinions are my own and I was not paid to say anything in this post.

This collection comes in a magnetic black and red polka dot box with gold hearts that have the company name and names of the makeup artists who collaborated for this collection. The back of the box has the social media information of the company as well as the makeup artists. 

Within this box is the name of each lash on the top and the bottom contains the trays for each individual lash. A ribbon is attached to the bottom of the box to easily remove the trays. I found that the trays in this box are not secure and will easily come out on their own. This is definitely an unwelcome change compared to the boxes for a single pair of lashes.

The lashes I will be reviewing are on the upper left.
Read on for the nitty-gritty about the lashes!

This is what the lashes looked pre and post trim:

Pre-trim of Lena Lashes Noemie

Post-trim of Lena Lashes Noemie

These lashes were easy to apply, have a medium thickness band, and were lightweight. I waited around 20 seconds before I applied the lashes and they were easy to move around before I was satisfied with the placement. Mink lashes usually need to be cut quite a bit because they are made very long.

Below is the before and after pictures to show the effect of the lashes:

Top is without the lashes
Bottom is with Lena Lashes Noemie

But the real test is...
The problem I have had with mink lashes in the past is that they shed hairs pretty easily. I feel like if you lose even a couple of hairs, it can compromise the look of the lashes. I have worn this pair three times and have removed them both times by soaking the band with oil-free makeup remover and pulling them off. I didn't notice any significant hair fiber loss after the few times I have worn them. The new issue I found with these lashes is that cleaning the lashes (i.e. remove residue with Bioderma) will result in the lose of the fluffiness that I loved about these lashes. I have not experienced a lose of shape like this with any other mink lashes I have previously worn or owned. Its like I have a totally new pair of lashes now and I'm not sure I like this "new" pair.

The following shows the wear of the lash after three uses:

Here is what the lashes look like for a look after changing shape:
They are more spiky and don't have as nice of a curl

The quality of the mink hairs were soft and felt like real lashes. They add lots of volume and spiky length to makeup looks. These lashes retail for $40 individual and $130 with the Pin-Up Girl Collection. This company often has sales (whatever % off, BOGO, etc.) so you often do not have to pay full retail. If you want to splurge on a nice pair of lashes and like spiky, voluminous lashes, this pair is for you.

These lashes get a...


Easy application
Natural feeling (lightweight and soft hairs)

Lose shape
High retail price
Loose lash trays (not ideal for travel)

Most likely not just because mink lashes are too fragile for my needs.

Dupes/similar styles by other companies:
Lilly Lashes in Doha

Reviews of other Lena Lashes styles:

If you wish to purchase any Lena Lashes, here is the link to the website. You can save money by using my code "pittpantherelle." This is an affiliate code and I do get a portion of the sale from it so use it if you wish.

Until next time,
Have a beautiful day!


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