I’d heard about Esqido false lashes years ago, but never had the opportunity to try them until recently. The gorgeous mink lashes are a glamorous addition to any makeup kit, and they complete a spectrum of makeup looks, from daytime to special occasion.
The high-quality lashes are handcrafted with genuine mink hair, which creates a long-lasting, luxurious false lash. Because the lashes are designed to be reworn several times when properly cared for, you need to take a bit of extra care when removing and storing these lashes. More on that later in this post.
Esqido sent me the Lashlorette style ($29), a full, wispy, dramatic set, which is great for me because when it comes to false lashes, I don’t do natural. They’re thick, inky black, and comfortable on the eye. They’re handmade with mink hair and are held together with a cotton band.Although I LOVE fake lashes, my biggest complaint with them is that sometimes they feel “scratchy” on my eyes. After a few hours of wear, I’m dying to take them off because my eyes and lids inevitably get so irritated. These lashes felt different; they were more comfortable than traditional synthetic falsies, and they didn’t feel heavy on my lids. I actually forgot I was wearing them.
Although these lashes are pretty dramatic, Esqido offers a range of styles from natural and understated to full-on glam. You have a lot of options to choose from when it comes to finding the right style for your personal taste. They have lashes at three price points: the Classic Collection, which has a single layer of lash hairs on a band and retails for $29, the Noire Collection, which features stacked, layered lashes, priced at $32, and lower lashes, which go for $24.
Esqido also sent me their Companion eyelash glue ($10), which I love partly because of the thin brush tip applicator. It’s skinny and perfect for applying glue directly to the lashband without making a mess. I usually apply a dollop of glue to the back of my hand, and then, holding the lashes with tweezers, drag the lashband through the glue. It’s so much easier and less messy to apply the glue directly to the band. Although the formula is white in the tube, it dries clear, so no worries about making a mess on your lids. The glue is a nice consistency, and won’t run when you’re waiting for it to set. I had no issues with hold (my lashes held on tight till I removed them). It’s latex-free and didn’t irritate my eyelids.
Because Esqido lashes are made from natural mink hair, a little extra care is required to keep them in shape and ready for rewear. First, avoid using mascara on these lashes. (It’s fine to apply mascara to your natural lashes before popping on the fake lashes.) To remove the lashes, grip the lashband and lift the lash from the outer corner of your eye, gently pulling inward. To preserve the integrity of your lashes, always remove glue from the lashband after removal by gently rolling it off while holding the band. DO NOT get these lashes wet or attempt to wash them! Peeling off glue with your hands will work just fine to clean them. Store them back in their case to help keep their shape. The better you clean your lashes post-wear, the longer you’ll be able to rewear them! If you take good care of them, you can wear these lashes up to around 20 times.Bottom line: I love these lashes and the glue because of their luxe quality, comfort during wear, elegant packaging, and rewear potential.
The products featured in this post were provided by Esqido.