3.16.2014

Beauty Rhi-flection: KISS Looks So Natural False Lashes



KISS introduces a new brand of lashes. Made with a revolutionary technology that creates tapered ends, KISS Looks So Natural lashes blend seamlessly with natural lashes. Significantly lighter in weight than traditional lashes, the wearer can barely feel them on; 97% of women who wore these lashes felt the difference! These feathery, soft lashes are available in various styles, from natural to dramatic looks.
Ahhh the mythic falsies. The secret in every celeb makeup artist's bag. The reason your favorite actress looks stellar in magazines and on the red carpet. Trust me ladies, if you've seen my cover image on my book blog's Facebook page... they make a HUGE difference. But not all falsies are up to the challenge of making you look glam while still being comfortable.


I was very excited to find a set of Looks So Natural Lashes from KISS in my #JAdoreVoxbox. I'd been seeing them mentioned on the company's Facebook page and wanting to try them but for me they're a special occasion kind of thing. I love them, but don't have the patience to put them on every time I wear makeup. That and my eyes are super sensitive. Many eye makeup products irritate my eyes so much I can't wear them. Fortuntely, KISS' Looks So Natural say right on the box that they're contact friendly so chances are they will be right for you if your eyes are as sensitive as mine can be.

They're pretty easy to apply once you get the hang of it but I honestly had to do them 3 times before I got them decently.



How to Apply:
  1. Check fit of lash to your natural lash line; trim if needed.
  2. Apply KISS adhesive to lash line; wait 30 seconds for glue to become tacky before applying for better adhesion.
  3. Use the applicator to apply lashes along natural lash line and hold, allowing adhesive to dry completely.
My biggest issue was the glue, not the lashes. I prefer clear eyelash glue and the one included is white. White's good for practicing using falsies but if you get even the littlest bit too much it shows really bad along the lash line.


I decided for the sake of writing up a blog post about these that I wanted to show you guys how to rock a very simple almost-no-makeup makeup look. I've been trying to go makeup free for a couple of weeks because my skin has been very stressed out with the weather changes so when I have been wearing makeup I've been trying to go very light. Plus, the idea of such a glamorous lash style as the center piece of my look sounded fun.

What you'll need for this look:

• Primer (optional)
• Lightweight Foundation (I like a mineral powder foundation for this look)
• Concealer, if needed (I recommend liquid for this look)
• Set of Looks So Natural false eyelashes in Sultry
• Matte brown eye shadow
• Brown mascara
• Nude lip gloss
• Finishing powder
• Foundation brush, angled eyeliner brush, eyelash curler, powder brush

Start the look by applying your primer, foundation, and concealer. You want a very clean palette for this look. Once you have a clean slate apply your falsies following the directions on the package.


As you can see with the Looks So Natural set, the glue goes on very white. As it sets it gets more translucent but if you have too much it gobs up making for gummy spots. Try to use a minimal amount and don't be afraid to apply it and remove it a few times until you get it right. Just make sure you gently remove the dried up glue between applications. It's tedious but you don't want mounds of dry glue around the base mucking up your lash line.




If you look closely at the inner side of the lashes here you can see where I wound up with a little too much dried glue on that inner edge. I decided to just roll with it as this was my third application and it wasn't so bad I couldn't fix it with my falsies secret.


In the few years I've been using falsies I learned a little secret that is—in my opinion—a falsies MUST. A little touch of liner. Or a lot depending on the look you're going for. I usually am going for a VERY heavy makeup when I wear them with gobs of liner and shadow but on a no-makeup look you'll want to go with a very light touch.


Because my natural lash color is pretty dark and I like a brown mascara for a no-makeup look I chose a really nice matte chocolate color. Using an angled brush I very lightly tapped and brushed it along the base of the falsies trying to blend the edges with my natural lash line. Just enough to emphasize the lash line while concealing any of the white glue that has gobbed.


Next, it's careful curling of the lashes to blend both my natural lashes and the falsies. My lashes are quite short in my old age so if you have stubby lashes like I do, make sure you do this step!!! The apply mascara and a touch of the nude lip gloss.


 For the sake of reference I did just the one side at first so you guys can see just how much of a difference these make. Crazy huh?

When it's time to remove them, just gently peel them off. I recommend cleaning them with an oil based waterproof eye makeup remover that you gentle rub along the edge to remove ALL of the glue, then clean with a regular eye makeup remover and water. Once they're dry you can store them in their original packaging by applying a tiny drop of glue to the center of each and reattaching them.


Now how is that for a pretty everyday look?

Want more great ideas like this? Make sure you follow KISS on Facebook, Pinterest, and Twitter or visit their website to see the other great styles that Looks So Natural come in, personally I'm loving the style called Shy for a more everyday makeup look.

Still struggling with how to apply your Looks So Natural falsies? There's a fab YouTube video to help you out.










Note: I received this product through Influenster's Voxbox program which provides members with free products in exchange for honest reviews. All opinions shared here are my own and not influenced by the freeness of the product. If you'd like to know more about how Influenster works please visit their website.

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