Hi everyone! I'm here today with a review on Velour Lashes' Oops Naughty Me. To give a brief background, Velour Lashes was founded by two best friends, Mabel and Angela, from Toronto, Canada. The idea behind the company is that the lashes are high quality, and exemplify luxury, sophistication, and elegance. The lashes themselves stand apart from ones you might find for $4 at the drugstore in terms of quality and material- these lashes are made out of 100% authentic mink fur. The lashes are said to be cruelty-free, and the minks are not harmed in the process- they are simply brushed and the loose hairs get collected and made into lashes. Having the lashes made out of mink fur means they are super lightweight, comfortable, believable, and long-lasting. These lashes last through at least 25 wears, which is unparalleled by any lash I've ever encountered or heard of up to this point. However, with high quality comes a high price tag- the lashes were all originally priced at $59.99-64.99. Your Day to Shine is priced far higher at $149.99! This is because this style of lash is adorned with black Swarovski crystals. However, all the lash styles have been slashed to half-price (or nearly so). It has remained this way for at least a month now, so I'm unsure of whether or not this is a temporary promotion or permanent. The styles now range from $29.99 to $34.99 to $79.99 (only Your Day to Shine). There are 9 styles of upper lashes (including a half lash) and 2 styles of lower lashes.
I knew I wanted to try Velour Lashes when Gossmakeupartist on YouTube did a Kim Kardashian bridal-inspired tutorial, and the lashes he used looked absolutely incredible. I, and everyone else, left comments badgering him on what style they were and where to get them. He wrote that they were Velour Lashes, and did a video showing every style briefly, which can be seen here:
Oops Naughty Me- I chose Oops Naughty Me because my favorite style of lashes are wispy, and I love that look. It gives a fuller look in my opinion, and looks more sultry then typical lashes. Ordering them was quick and easy and they arrived within 3 or 4 days (the shipping was free). They looked so lovely and beautiful in the box, but I was extremely disappointing with the quality of the packaging. It was scratched and it looked like it had been kicked around and mistreated.
Pictures of the packaging and lashes:
The outside cardboard sleeve
The inside actual box was scratched and damaged
So with all that said, I'll show you how they looked on. My makeup and hair was kind of a practice run for a formal event I'm going to in May, and I plan on wearing a satin strapless bustier-style top, so that's why I threw on one that I got from ShopNastygal for any of your who are wondering!
Lastly, I included this unfortunate up close picture of taken with a different camera setting to truly show you what the lash looks like, in as HD quality as possible
Final Thoughts: At this point in time, I am still unsure about this lash. I like qualities about them, but I don't think I truly like them. They are dramatic but I think they're just a little too harsh and tall. I feel like one thing I would do differently if I could go back in time was to leave a little extra on the end. I feel I might have trimmed too much, and wonder if I had left more if it would have had a more positive effect. Regardless I feel that the amount I left was perfect for my eye size, so it's not like that ended up being an issue. I just wonder, because sometimes people leave a little extra on the outer corners to make the eye look bigger. I am going to return them, because for $34.99 I should absolutely love them. Lucky for me Velour Lash's return policy is extremely generous:
The Velour Promise
I am thinking of getting Lash in the City in exchange for Oops Naughty me. It doesn't have the wispy effect I wanted, so that makes me a little bummed, but they just look gorgeous, so I think it's worth trying. I'm a little afraid though that all the lashes will be too long for me. I hope that won't be the case because I am sure there are many others out there with similar features to me, and that would mean a whole group of us beauty lovers would be left out of the Velour Lash loop. To conclude, I leave you with two more images:
How long are Velour Lashes?
Well, I had to cut off quite a lot to get the lashes right on point with my eye. What follows is a before/after.
I found this off of a blog- these are all the lashes! This is what they set up at their table at IMATS