A big display for MUA – Makeup Academy – Cosmetics appeared at one of the CVS stores near me about a month ago.
I’ve been dying to buy something to try it out. I got $5 in Extrabucks from CVS, so I decided to spend it on MUA. So, what could I buy for $5? Lipsticks were in the $9 range, and I wanted to stay on budget. I have been dying to try a pair of demi lashes, and they had a pair for $5. Perfect!
I have only worn false lashes once before, about a month ago, so I am far from an expert at application. I thought demi lashes might be even easier to apply than full lashes (not necessarily!). Plus I love the elongated eye look that longer outer lashes give. My colorist at Vidal Sassoon had semi-permanent demi lashes applied at a salon, and she looks so lovely in them. I wanted to try to capture that look for much less money 😉
The lashes didn’t come with glue so I used the glue that came with my Eyelure Lashes. I applied it along the seam, and let it set for about 10 seconds. I tried to apply the lashes with tweezers, but I find it much easier to use my fingers. I got them on without too much trouble, although it took a while to get the lashes on my left eye to adhere to my lashline.
Here’s a daytime-ish look with a neutral eye and matte pink lip.
Next, I decided to amp it up and try an evening-ish look with gold eye shadow and a coral lip.
Overall, I liked the MUA Natural Demi Lashes. They were lightweight, and stayed put till I removed them. (This time, I didn’t wear the lashes to the beach or to go jogging!). They came off easily when I wanted to remove them.
But these demi lashes were very long and dramatic! Perhaps a bit too much for me? What do you think? OK for evening?
Next time, I want to try to find a pair of demi lashes that are not quite so long so that I can wear them during the day but still get that longer outer lash look that I love. But in stores like CVS, Walgreens, Bed Bath & Beyond, demi lashes are hard to find. I suppose I can trim them myself, but I’m concerned about cutting them equally and also about removing the “curl”. Can you recommend some more moderate demi lashes?
Makeup Academy lashes are made in China and are made of synthetic fibers. At CVS, the Natural Demi Accent Lashes were priced at $5.