I’ve always been a huge fan of Velour Lashes, my very first pair being recommended through Instagram from JJSCraze, a long time Velour fan herself. I remember loving them so much, the durability of the lashes and how lightweight they felt that I made my own custom pairs on their site, and ever since then I’ve been getting my lash fix from Velour. They recently launched a new line in their collections of lashes, the Luminous line – I think it was the perfect timing, glittery bands with fluffy layers of mink lashes, the holidays were right around the corner.
In this collection, they launched 6 different lash styles, and within that range of lash styles, you were able to customize it with 6 different colours, or just have the lashes in an invisible band style which I also loved the idea of. It’s understandable that glitter may not be for everyone, you may just really enjoy the particular lash style and I’m glad they thought of inputting that option for others consideration. I knew I already wanted to get a glitter lash band but there were so many choices it was hard for me to narrow down just one style to try before I go crazy when I stock up. The lashes are all priced at $29 USD / $35 CAD each, are made of mink with a cotton thread band. Lengthwise they all range from 5mm-11mm, 4 of the styles are full volume while the other 2 are more of a natural volume style.
I personally find that lashes that are rounded and more fuller work best for me, and I prefer a more wispy look, so I chose the lash style in Adore. Next was the colour of the lash band, Velour lashes are known for their longevity, being able to wear them up to 25+ wears so I wanted to pick a colour that would match with colours I often wear. Personally, I wanted to get the band in Champagne, a gorgeous champagne gold for the holidays, but I myself know that I often wear cooler toned shadows so I figured Platinum would work better. Midnight also would have been a great choice as it seemed a bit more subtle, especially if you were one whom often wore winged eyeliner. I decided to pick up a new tube of lash glue as well seeing as I haven’t tried their new formula since they’ve reformulated and changed the packaging.
For someone who really enjoys aesthetics, I found their redesigned packaging very pleasing to the eye. The case that carried the lashes were very sturdy, a clear acrylic case that could be reused over time as well as great for travelling if you plan on taking your lashes with you. The lashes themselves didn’t seem to have too much glue on them already which is what I appreciate, some new lashes can come in the case over glued and I’d spend forever removing them before their first wear. I also loved the sleek black matte packaging on the lash glue, with a very modern font stamping of Velour on it.
I was in the midst of trying out new palettes when I received these lashes in the mail, so I thought it would be the perfect timing to use them both. The palette I used for this look was Colour Pop’s You had me at Hello, a review should be up for it soon. I did the usual routine of measuring the lashes first, making sure I took my time because I didn’t want to waste the gorgeous band. I applied some glue and rolled the lashes back and forth while waiting for it to get tacky (Which honestly I didn’t have to do, their new formula can be applied immediately.), rolling the lashes prevents the lashes from lifting in the inner and outer corner. The lash glue didn’t ruin my liner which was great, and after I removed my make up it washed off easily without clumping in between my lashes. I did find that it didn’t hold my lashes as securely as other lash glues I’ve tried, I had to reapply them a second time before I was able to do my shoot. I need to give this glue a few more tries before I can decide, I personally think it may be because it is a latex formula compared to the white glue which is latex free, I pretty much have always used a latex free glue.
My favourite thing about these lashes is that when your eyes are open, the glitter peaks through between the lashes and catches the light. It doubles as a liner in my opinion, except easier to apply and it doesn’t transfer to my eyelid when I accidentally blink while waiting for it to dry.
It’s a little hard trying to capture macro shots on your own, but I’m really loving the artistic vibes coming off of these close-ups. Maybe a little bit too close for comfort, but you can really see the glitter and how they shine in the light. The lashes blend in effortlessly as well, and you can see how the band hugs closely to my lashline.
I can guarantee that you’ll be turning heads when you wear these to your upcoming Christmas gatherings. Got a promotion you’ve really been wanting? Pop these babies on to your corporate holiday dinner. Instant promotion with a bonus on the side. Hehe, I’m just kidding, they’ll be too busy being lost in your eyes.
Velour recently changed their loyalty program as well, you can now accumulate points when you make a purchase, on your birthday, and when you write a review! They’ve implemented a handful of new rewards you can use your points on. If you haven’t updated your profile yet since the change, you can do so here. So get going and collect those points! Comment below what lashes you’ve gotten recently, and what you’re excited about.
Cheers my loves! xo
Disclaimer: Products shown were purchased with my own money, I am in no way affiliated with Velour Lashes, and am not being paid for this post. This review is purely my own opinion, everything is 100% my own thoughts and feelings on this product.