Review: Jewelove No. 5 Lashes

Hi everyone! So, I decided to come back real fast to try to review each of the eyelash sets I purchased from Zalora and Sasa before I forget my promise 🙂

The first set I tried was actually Dolly Wink, but I wanted to give that set another try some other time because the first time I put it on, the lash band poked at my left eye quite badly. I don’t know if it was because the lashes were not all that good or if I’m a moron who doesn’t know how to not hurt myself.

Anyway, I decided to review Jewelove No. 5, and I promise today’s post is going to be a real review, and not my usual half-assed commentary about how awesome I think everything is.

This is what the packaging looks like, and it's my very favorite!

This is what the packaging looks like, and it’s my very favorite!

Isn’t it pretty? I’m always drawn to the Jewelove eyelashes on the gyaru makeup display rack at Watsons because of of the pretty floral packaging. Just look at that pretty box and compare it to the bland-looking packaging that the current run of Dolly Winks, and more specially, the Ardell lashes, which have boring black packaging. I’m just really a sucker for florals, I guess.

I don’t have a any translation for the packaging, which is in Japanese, but I do recall the that the description on the Watsons packages said these are “Natural Soft and Fluffy” or something like that. And I must say, that is just spot on! It’s still a little on the long side if looked at sideways, but it’s so beautiful and natural nevertheless!

Up close and worn.

Up close and worn.

I love that pretty flare on the outer corner, and yet it looks so natural at parts where, really, eyelashes should be both short and sparse (inner corners).

Just pulls the look together so beautifully!

Just pulls the look together so beautifully!

I went with a really natural eye look with these lashes and I think they just work so well for work.

Boy, do I look cute or what?

My room is an awful mess in the morning, and my hair is flat every single workday -_-;;

I think I’ve also mentioned before that one of the things I really like about false lashes is how they retain the curve at the band after use and reuse. The Eyemazing lashes that I got were like this and Jewelove was the same, thought not to the same extent as the Eyemazing ones.

In sum:

  • Look: 5/5 – this is just perfect: fits the width of my eyelids just right, band isn’t too long, lash hairs are perfectly flared outward. Lash hairs are matte so none of that plastic-y look from cheap lashes.
  • Comfort: 5/5 – Besides Ardell, this is the first pair I’ve worn that didn’t bite into my skin.
  • Reusability: 4/5 – I find some hairs get slightly displaced when cleaning.
  • Packaging: 3/5 – I love that pretty floral box but I can’t stand that disgusting glue that these eyelash manufacturers use to stick the lashes to the box! WTF it’s so chunky and sticky and gross and so difficult to remove! I do like the fact that each pair is individually boxed in separate plastic compartments, so if I didn’t have a lash case, I could just carry the compartment in my makeup bag in case I wanna take the lashes off.
  • Price Point: 2/5 – If you buy this retail at brick and mortar stores in Singapore, it’s $22.90, and for 2 pairs, that’s a little steep, considering you can buy 3 pairs for $3 (price point of my Fashion Electricity practice lashes). I know the quality is just different, but for $11.45 per pair, I just think it’s atrocious. Best to buy this online from a retailer like Sasa. I got mine for $13.10 from there.

Overall Rating: 19/25

I don’t think that’s bad at all, considering I only had good things to say about this pair 🙂 Having said that, even if I just find this so pretty, if Sasa never sold this pair again, I would probably never repurchase because it’s just too expensive here in Singapore.

Ciao, folks! off to watch my Law and Order reruns!

Ciao, folks! off to watch my Law and Order reruns!

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FOTD: Gyaru look for work

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Really quick post while I’m waiting for my work emails to load. I decided to do a gyaru type look today, copying Tsubasa Masuwaka’s Dolly Wink Pink Brown eye look. I don’t have the Dolly Wink Pink Brown eye shadow set, so I used my Makeup Geek eyeshadows instead. These are
beautifully pigmented eyeshadows, really smooth and creamy, and they’re really inexpensive! I’ll link up that site later, when I get home, and also try to find a photo of the Tsubasa Masuwaka inspiration image. For cheeks, I used Milani Baked Mineral blush in Berry Amore. This just arrived in the mail yesterday, and I think its gorgeous (like me lulz). Too Faced Nude Beach La Creme lipstick, and NYX Frnech Kiss lip gloss to top it off.

And the last part to get that whole gyaru look put together: I tried out my Eyemazing half lashes! I’m loving it so far, but the lashes are really more on the dramatic side. I know it’s supposed to look more natural, with the brown and black mixture of hair, but because the lashes are so long, they look really dramatic on me. I’m loving it so far!

Besides that, I departed for a bit from my Benefit eyebrow kit and used new Dolly Wink brow pencil, powder and brow mascara. I thought these look really natural. Liking it a lot, even though it takes way more time than just putting on brow wax and powder.

I brought my camera to work today in the hopes of getting better photos, but the one I’m posting now was just taken with my iPhone front-facing camera – hence the not-so-spectacular quality.

And now, it’s time for me to dig into the 300+ emails. Ugh. Wish me luck. xo.