The use of false eyelashes has become increasingly popular. Cosmetically, lavish lashes are striking and draw attention to the eyes. Research suggests that eyelashes serve to protect the eyes from dryness and dust particles in the air, and that medium length lashes (about one third of your eye width) may be most beneficial.
There are many styles and varieties. Individual and flare lashes are attached to one’s natural eyelashes, often at a salon by an Esthetician or trained specialist. Strip lashes on the other hand tend to be applied (doing it yourself) over the lash-line. Varieties include human hair and mink lashes which are more lightweight and natural in appearance. Faux mink and silk lashes are also available. Synthetic lashes are comparatively firmer, less expensive, and more voluminous. Double and 3D labeled eyelashes also indicate more volume. While most lashes tend to be full (designed for the entire eyelid), there are other types (e.g., corner, three quarter, and end) as well as lower lash (or bottom) styles.
One can reuse eyelashes with proper care, with some brands suggesting 20 or more wears. In selecting a lash style, one has to consider eye shape and other factors. See the reference section for information about selecting the right style of eyelashes for you.
You have several eyelash options from black owned makeup brands. Check out the company links below for additional details.
- Bombell Queendom Beautii offers a selection of 3D mink strip eyelashes.
- Coloured Raine offers over 25 styles of strip eyelashes, that are made in the USA and FDA approved. These include several styles of faux mink eyelashes with invisible bands and 100% silk eyelashes.
- D Lashes offers kits containing different styles of strip eyelashes, adhesive, and tweezers. Flare and strip eyelashes are also sold separately, including 3D, as well as bottom, and end styled lashes.
- Drip Reaction Cosmetics offers a selection of mink strip lashes.
- Ka’oir offers 10 different styles of strip lashes made of 100% human hair.
- Kaylux offers a variety of lash styles made of quality poly-fiber with durable bands.
- Lena Lashes offers a variety of strip mink eyelashes and synthetic 3D lashes with invisible bands.
- Makeup For Melanin Girls (MGMG) offers a selection of silk eyelashes.
- Plain Jane Beauty offers individual and strip eyelashes, including a corner style.
- So So Shanel offers many varieties of 3D mink lashes, along with collection boxes that include several styles.
- Sugar Sweet Cosmetics offers a selection of selection of mink lashes, including queen 3D lashes.
- The Ebony Collection offers a selection of 3D and 5D mink strip eyelashes.
- The Lash Firm offers a large selection of strip eyelashes made of high quality polysynthetic fibers.
In reviewing these companies and products, I hope you find eyelashes to suit your needs.
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- Amador GJ, Mao W, DeMercurio P, Montero C, Clewis J, Alexeev A, Hu DL. 2015 “Eyelashes divert airflow to protect the eye.” J. R. Soc. Interface 12: 20141294. http://dx.doi.org/10.1098/rsif.2014.1294
- Consumer Health Digest. “Everything every women must know about fake eyelashes.” https://www.consumerhealthdigest.com/eyelash-care/false-eyelashes.html
- Cruel, Jessica. “Find the most flattering false lashes for your eye shape.” https://www.popsugar.com/beauty/False-Eyelashes-Your-Eye-Shape-25384257 10 October, 2012.
- “False eyelashes & your eyeshape.” http://www.eyewearlashes.com/false-eyelashes-your-eyeshape
- Gannon, Megan. “The best length for eyelashes, according to science.” https://www.livescience.com/49934-optimal-length-for-eyelashes-discovered.html
- Ignat, Inge. “Different types of false lashes.” http://www.becomegorgeous.com/make-up/makeup-tips/different_types_of_false_lashes-1678.html
- Mak. “What is the difference between silk, synthetic, and mink lashes?” https://www.acelashes.com/blog/What-is-the-difference-between-Silk-Synthetic-and-Mink-Lashes/ 10 July, 2017.