If you’re a fan of this brand (and you should be), You might know that recently, TIME dropped five new styles of Faux Mink Lashes, and those are what I’ll be showing you guys in this post!
This won’t be so much of a review as it will be a detailed peek at them. I haven’t got a chance to wear every single pair yet, but I’ve been wearing the styles Ambition, Queen and Boujee a lot, and I’ve worn their Luxury Synthetic Lashes in the past, so I can vouch for their quality! I’ll give a little bit more of a rundown on them below, so keep reading!
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Oh and photographing lashes is totally new to me, so I may update some of these photos later on. Also, the lighting and angles may differ from lash to lash, but that’s because I had to get whatever angles were best for the lash and adjust exposure to show the synthetic hairs off the best I could!
You can find all five styles of these lashes at www.shoptimela.com. Each pair of lashes sells for $20, but you can wear them a bazillion times! Actually, it says you can wear them up to 25 times on average, but I’ve definitely got a few more wears than that from my Luxury Synthetic Lashes from TIME and they’re still alive and well. They are a permanent addition to their lineup of lashes, so don’t worry, they won’t be going anywhere anytime soon! If you want to save a little money, you can also use the code “iloveashley” to save 10% on your order!
Since these lashes are Faux Mink, they’re both cruelty-free and vegan. The band is black, so you don’t have to wear liner with them if you don’t want to, which I love because it saves me time when I’m getting ready! Also, even though the band may look thick or whatever because it’s black, it’s a SUPER pliable, comfortable lash band. It’s lightweight and won’t weigh down your eyelids like a lot of lashes with darker, thick bands will, so that’s a major bonus. Another thing I love about these lashes is that for most people, you won’t even have to worry about trimming the band of these to fit your eye. You can trim the very ends if you need to, but I find it a little easier to apply them if I have a teeny bit of band that’s longer than the lash, just to hang onto. The shapes and lengths of these lashes makes every style comfortable and flattering for most eye shapes!
When you first take these off of the plastic packaging, you’ll want to be gentle with them since there’s a bit of adhesive on there. It’s very easy to remove, though. I suggest not going overboard with the glue when you go to apply them. I know that’s an easy habit to get into, especially with lashes that have thicker bands, but I promise you don’t need a ton of glue to keep these in place! It’s MUCH easier to keep these clean if you use your lash adhesive in moderation, plus they’ll last a lot longer if you don’t have to go HAM cleaning them all the time! There’s also no need to apply mascara to these and I don’t suggest doing so. All five styles of these lashes are dark and bold on their own, and applying mascara to them will take away from the specially designed shape and dimension of them, as well as make them hella dirty and shorten their lifespan.
So without further ado… Let’s get into the photos and descriptions of these lashes!
QUEEN is a “long, soft, and wispy lash. This style lash will suit most eye shapes and offers light-medium thickness for a wispy, fluttery look”.
This style is lightweight, wispy, and works perfectly for daytime or a more toned down glam look. If you want to add a little something, but don’t want a lash that looks or feels overpowering, Queen would be perfect! I’ve actually worn these a few times and get a ton of “oh my gosh are those your real lashes? They’re gorgeous!” types of compliments when I have them on!
SHAPESHIFTER is a “long, BOLD, 3D lash. This style lash will suit most eye shapes and offers a VERY DRAMATIC thickness for a striking wispy look”.
This style is the most thick, dense lash out of the five new Faux Mink lashes, and is also VERY wispy. It’s like having the look of layered lashes without the weight or hassle of stacking them! These are comfortable to wear and easy to apply, even though they’re quite dramatic.
DUCHESS is a “long, flared, wispy lash. This style lash will suit most eye shapes and offers light-medium thickness for a wispy doll-like look”.
These fall somewhere in the middle as far as density goes, but that doesn’t mean they lack the drama! They’re long, very dimensional, and super wispy, flaring out more towards the outer part so it gives you the perfect flirty look. Also, because these are a more piecey kind of lash, they’re extremely comfortable to wear and easy to pop on!
AMBITION is a “long, BOLD, 3D lash. This style lash will suit most eye shapes and offers a fairly dramatic thickness for a long, wispy look”.
This style is lightweight but also very long, wispy, and extremely dimensional, making it very versatile and comfortable to wear. To me, these are kind of like the more low key, wispy little sister to Duchess. I feel like these are perfect with any look and work really well if you have a bomb eyeshadow look going on and want drama with your lashes, but don’t want to overpower or hide the eyeshadow you probably spent like 30 minutes perfecting!
BOUJEE is a “long, flared, 3D lash. This style lash will suit most eye shapes and offers medium-dramatic thickness for a thick, fluttery look”.
This style is SO GORGEOUS OH EM GEE I NEED LIKE 40 PAIRS. Okay really though, they’re super pretty and give you all the drama you could ever want without being too heavy or dense. They’re VERY, very wispy and have a some extra flare on the outer part, which adds a little something if you don’t feel like wearing liner OR it emphasizes that fierce winged liner you applied like a boss. Since these are pretty wispy, they work well for a daytime glam look but they’re also dramatic enough for a nighttime look, or if you’re just feeling a little extra that day!
This post expresses my own honest opinion. I purchased these with my own money and did not receive any type of PR or compensation for this post.