If you asked me to decide upon my favourite beauty accessory, it’d probably be false lashes. Today I’m going to review three different styles of false lashes by the brand Shu Uemura.
The three styles I own are Smoky Layers, Natural Volume 01 and Short Individuals. An overall review at the end of this post, but a picture is worth a thousand words so…
Left: Smoky Layers
Right: Natural Volume 01
(handy hint- when trimming the lashes, stick the trimmed sector on the outer corner for extra flutter)
Here are two photos of the Smoky Layers in action…
And one photo of my eyes adorned with Natural Volume 01.
Finally, a picture of the Shu Short Individuals.
Overall, I found Shu false lashes to be of impeccable quality (kindly reflected in the price). The difference in craftsmanship when compared to Ardell and drugstore lashes is clear, the Shu counterparts are fluffier and have a feathery quality that can be attributed to the tapered fibres (if you look in the first picture, you can see the tips of the lashes are much finer than the base).
On the other hand, Shu lash bands are thicker than Ardell/Drugstore alternatives, which means they tend to be less flexible and always require eyeliner to obscure the black band. If you’re a lash pro, this probably won’t bother you but if you’re a novice- definitely check out Ardell first as they tend to be easier to apply.
Natural Volume are said to be the subtle sister of Smoky Layers and I agree with that statement. You can see in the first comparison photo that both have a criss cross texture. However, it is stronger in the Smoky Layers which gives them a much fuller appearance. Out of the two, I probably favour the Smoky Layers because DAMMIT, they’re just so bushy yet wispy. That being said, Natural Volume lend a far more natural look and can be worn for most occasions.
The Shu Short Individuals are lovely, don’t get me wrong, but they don’t run rings around the Ardell/drugstore versions. These have knotted bases, in case you avoid those. I have Ardell and MAC individuals that perform in much the same way, so I won’t rave on and on about these.
If you have any questions about any of the false lashes I reviewed today, pop it in the comment section below!
Does anyone else own Shu False Lashes? If so, which? I’m definitely looking to try other styles 🙂