Let me preface this by saying that I am NOT a Katy Perry fan: I genuinely believe she’s a homophobe, would put her name on any product, and a saccharine version of my beloved Lily Allen. I am, however, a sucker for a good pair of false eyelashes (my mother’s love of Liza Minelli may or may not have something to do with this), so when Katy Perry released a line of falsies with British lash giant Eyelure recently…. well, how could I have possibly resisted?
There are four models in this collection, ranging from sweetly fluttering to full on Cabaret style lashes, each one named after something related to her career (ie; Oh, Honey refers to Miss Perry’s cameo on the sitcom ‘How I Met Your Mother’, and Cool Kitty refers to her recently released perfume). I picked up two pairs – Oh, Honey and Oh, My, and tried them out to mixed results. I photographed these on my new 70′s travel case that I found in a vintage store recently, a very vintage way to house my makeup and a good backdrop, I imagine, for these 60′s style lashes.
Oh Honey are full strip lashes with no criss-cross, that flare out gently towards the outer corners. These are pretty and easy to apply, but remind me so much of my beloved Ardell 120 Demi lashes that I’m not sure it was worth the purchase. They do give my eyes a really feminine look and the band is easy to cover with eyeliner. The box, with its yellow seersucker stripes, is nothing short of adorable.
The Oh, My lashes are, however, of a different sort. These are ‘double’ lashes – much like the TOWIE girls of Britain, these are inspired by women who layer two pairs of false eyelashes for maximum drama. I LOVED the look – full, dramatic, totally over the top. The problem was that the double layer of lashes made the band relatively inflexible and thus somewhat difficult to apply – and I have been wearing false eyelashes for many years. The inner corners kept ungluing themselves, and the thick band was difficult to cover without quite a bit of very dense black gel eyeliner. As with the other Katy Perry x Eyelure lashes, the packaging was nothing short of delicious – purple polka dots on white, though the box did fall apart quite easily.
At $6.99 USD a pair, these are $2 more than Ardell lashes and about $1 more than most Eyelure lashes, but they do come with tiny tubes of lash glue, which isn’t a great product but does the job well enough. The packaging is adorable and for Katy Perry fans or false lash collectors, I imagine they are worth the expense.