I know many bloggers have already reviewed the Huda Beauty lashes, but I also wanted to give my own thoughts/reviews on the highly anticipated lashes.
I first came across beauty blogger, Huda Kattan, a few years ago. I follow her blog and Instagram religiously and love everything she blogs about. Back in 2013 her company, Huda Beauty, launched a range of fake eyelashes which I was very excited about. Unfortunately, at the time, they were only exclusively sold in the US and Middle East. However, until recently (late 2015) they've been made available to purchase in the UK (yippee - thank God for Cult Beauty!).
I love fake eyelashes and lash extensions as much as the next girl. I think they're a good way to accessorise make up for a night-out look. When the Huda Beauty lashes were launched, I really wanted to try them. Fortunately for me, my parents were holidaying to Dubai, so I thought this was the perfect opportunity to get my hands on a pair of the Huda beauty lashes! The lashes were purchased from Sephora in the Dubai Mall.
The two lashes I will be reviewing in this blog post are Coco-Jo #4 and Samantha #7.
COCO JO #4
Coco Jo were my first pair of Huda Beauty lashes, so naturally they have a special place in my heart. With so many pairs to choose from, this particular pair stood out to me. I loved the design and the differing lengths, which creates a dramatic look without looking too overdone. I absolutely love that these lashes are made with 100% natural fibres (human hair) which gives them an au natural look, instead of looking fake and spikey like other high street brands. I have used my Coco Jo's several times and they're still in perfect condition! I always receive complements about my eyelashes/make up when I have them on - that's what Huda Beauty is all about!
I had first seen Khloe Kardashian wearing Samantha #7 and I loved them! They are the best selling lashes from the Huda Beauty range and it's clear to see why! I love that the eyelashes are differing lengths and are quite wispy and feathery, which again adds to the 'natural' look, making eyelashes appear fuller. Samantha #7 almost look like silk eyelash extensions, whilst looking natural. They feature quite a thick band, so not much eyeliner is needed. They are definitely my favourite pair so far!
I would say all Huda Beauty lashes are really comfortable to wear. They are lightweight, durable and go on really easily compared to other brands. The lashes are reusable, depending on how much they are looked after (removing the glue after use, storing them in their packaging post use etc). I absolutely love the packaging of all Huda Beauty lashes, as they're so unique and different compared to other brands. They feature Huda Kattan's eyes on the front, which are beautifully done up with Huda lashes of course. Inside, the lashes are presented securely in a mini box along with a 'how to apply' guide. All Huda Beauty lashes can also be cut to size, making them unique for any eye shape.
Depending on what look you're trying to achieve, there are Huda Beauty lashes to suit. From super natural and whispy to over dramatic and intense, there is a Huda Beauty lash to match. Huda Beauty lashes get a 10/10 from me! The next pair I would love to try are Giselle #1, which are great for a super natural look.
Unfortunately, the lashes don't come with eyelash glue. It's worth noting that it's really important to use a good quality glue, as the eyelashes apply much better. The only other downside to Huda Beauty lashes is that they are quite pricey for eyelashes (£12-£18 per pair). However, you do get numerous wears from them (10-12 depending on care/maintenance) and they are made from natural fibres (human hair), making them different and more natural looking.
JUST A NOTE TO SAY...
You may be wondering why there are no pictures of me with the actual lashes applied. This is because:
1) I feel the Huda Beauty lashes look truly beautiful when applied with good eye make up eg. lots of different eyeshadows all blended and mixed together with a gorgeous dark eyeliner etc. I am SO bad at applying eye make up, hence there's no pictures with the lashes on! I literally do a mediocre liquid eyeliner flick and that's about as far as it goes!
2) As a result of the above, I feel I was letting the Huda Beauty lashes down. I didn't want to photograph them with mediocre eye make up and for them to not look the greatest.
3) Plus, there are HUNDREDS of pictures on the Internet and Instagram of Huda Beauty lashes applied with beautiful eye make up - so you don't have to miss out!!!
Backdrop provided by the talented Kirath Ghundoo.
All statements and recommendations are purely my own opinion. I have not been paid to feature or advertise any product, brand or service in this post.