Wearing false lashes has always been something that I’ve avoided. For one, the whole process of using glue to apply them seems far too complicated and messy, and secondly my poor eyesight left me feeling scared that I’d end up getting glue in my eyes.
It also seems that I’m not alone with my false eyelash fears, with a lot of people in the beauty community also avoiding false lash application for numerous reasons.
In an answer to all of our false eyelash applying prayers, The Quick Flick have launched yet another beauty innovation, Quick Lash Adhesive Liner. This 2-in-1 product combines both eyeliner and lash glue, creating a fuss-free, time-saving product. The liner has a formula that’s non-latex, re-stickable, cruelty-free, 100% vegan and non-toxic. It has also been released in two different colours, clear and black, to suit every individuals lash needs.
Iris Jade, The Quick Flick’s Founder and CEO, came up with the idea for Quick Lash after experiencing a severe allergic reaction to lash glue and magnetic eyeliner. Iris decided that she wanted to create a product that was easier than lash glue and magnetic liner and also allowed for people with glue and latex allergies to wear lashes.
Quick Lash is not the only new product to be introduced to The Quick Flick’s growing line of products. A range of False Lashes, also launched alongside the brand new adhesive liner. Featuring four styles and names that match the existing winged liner stamps. The collection includes, To The Point, Petite, Modest and Grand.
Each lash is handmade using synthetic materials to mimic natural lashes. They also feature a transparent band to allow for a seamless blend with your natural lashes.
Out of all the styles my top favourites would be To The Point and Petite. I feel that these looked the best on my eyes and were also the most comfortable for myself.
Quick Lash retails for $24 AUD, which when compared to other liners on the market, is super affordable. The False Lashes are $18 AUD and can be worn up to 30 times each, if cared for properly.
The packaging features a shade of lilac, which gives Quick Lash its own personality, while still allowing it to fit seamlessly into The Quick Flick’s existing product range. I personally love the new colour and the gold accents that feature on it.
Quick Lashes Adhesive Liner is the same packaging as the winged liner stamps, but is thinner and only has a liner at one end.
The false lash packaging is sturdy and features a clear plastic lid that opens and closes with ease. It also offers the lashes great protection when they’re not in use.
One of the biggest perks of Quick Lash, is the fact that it can be paired with their winged liner stamps. Whether you choose to use the original liner and stamp, and then go over it with Quick Lash, or just use the wing stamp, it’s up to you. I prefer to use the Quick Lash, and then use the stamp on its own, as it find it works the best.
Before trying Quick Lash I never even looked at fake lashes. I deemed the whole process too complicated and risky. What makes applying false lashes so difficult for me is my eyesight. I wear glasses and obviously can’t wear them while applying eye makeup or lashes. The times that I have tried to apply them I’ve poked myself in the eye or gotten the glue everywhere.
But when Quick Lash landed on my desk, I just knew that I had to give it a go. What was the worst that could happen? What I didn’t expect was that I was going to go from never wearing fake lashes, to all of a sudden being able to apply them with ease.
Applying Quick Lash Adhesive Liner is as easy as applying a normal liquid liner. Before applying ensure your eye area is clean and oil free. This will allow for the adhesive liner to be absorbed into the skin properly and reduce the risk of bleeding.
First shake the product well, then apply a generous amount of formula along your lash line (2-3 swipes is recommended), allow the product 30 seconds for the formula to be absorbed by the skin, and then apply the lashes when liner feels tacky.
To apply your false lashes, ensure that they are trimmed to size and then press the lash band into place with a soft-medium pressure. This pressure allows for the liner to be activated and for the adhesive bond to be formed.
The formula of Quick Lash is super sticky. When I first tested it I applied some on my hand, and by the end of the day that strip of liner was covered in fluff.
Then the next time I applied the liner and lashes on my arm. I danced around, took photos and left them on, and they didn’t budge.
Then the last test was to finally apply them to my eyes. I applied the liner, applied the lashes and then left them. They didn’t budge one bit and stayed exactly where I applied them. I was super shocked, as for some reason I kind of expected them to begin to peel off. But they didn’t!
I tested the stickiness of the liner further by removing the lashes, to then re-apply them, and found that the liner still stayed sticky. Even after applying, removing and then re-applying, the formula didn’t lose any stickiness.
I’ve tried both the black and clear versions of Quick Lash, and although I love them both, the black version is my favourite. It’s perfect for amping up my eyeshadow looks, and also with my poor eyesight allows greater visibility for where I’m applying my lashes. I still loved the clear liner for more natural eyelash looks, but it was a little bit more difficult for me.
My one negative – which depending on how you look at it can be seen as a positive or negative – is that the liner is quite difficult to remove. It’s recommended on The Quick Flick’s website to use their ‘Flick Off! Micellar Water’ to remove their liners, but as I don’t own the product, I resorted to using my Face Halo. Even after going over it a few times, like I normally would with eyeshadows, the liner didn’t budge. For me, it was a little frustrating, but I guess it also shows how long-lasting and smudge-proof the product is.
After wearing your false lashes with Quick Lash it’s important to ensure that they are cleaned properly. This allows for as many wears as possible to be obtained out of them.
- Place the false lashes on paper towel and douse the end of your cotton swab in alcohol, or eye makeup remover.
- Use the cotton swab to gentle rub away eye makeup or Quick Lash residue. Pay extra attention to the lash band.
- Finish the process by using another cotton swab, dipped in warm water to clean off any remaining mascara.
- Don’t squeeze your false lashes dry after cleaning them! Let them air dry.
Overall, I’ve loved using Quick Lash and the corresponding Quick Lash False Lashes. They have changed my perception of the false lash application process and finally allowed myself to dabble in the fabulous world of lashes. Honestly, if I can apply them in my un-coordinated, poor-eyesight fashion, then anyone can!
Have you tried Quick Lash? I’d love to hear your thoughts on how you found the product.
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