OK, firstly: WOW! A few days ago my mum bought Freeze Frame Instant Lash Extensions, yet none of the girls in our family had got round to trying it out yet… Until today. I was actually about to bake a cake when I got distracted and gave it a try. I’m now so amazed that I’ve rushed to my laptop to blog about the brush-on extensions – yes, so impressed that I’ve postponed baking. I hope you realise that is a BIG DEAL.
So, what exactly is Freeze Frame Instant Lash Extensions? Well, it was invented by Scientists in Australia and looks just like a normal mascara wand but claims to add 4-8mm to lashes in seconds. An impressive claim. Now I wouldn’t say my lashes have lengthened by 8mm, but they’re certainly longer. Inside the mascara tube is a black mixture of a gelly substance and tiny synthetic hairs which then somehow attach to your lashes as you brush it on – it glides on really easily. Actually, the ease of application is one of the things that’s most impressed me. I Hate trying to apply false lashes! It’s such a fiddly palava, and then I find the look is always so fake – fine if you’re on TOWIE, perhaps, but not the look I tend to go for. These brush on extensions, on the other hand, could not be simpler (or quicker) to apply, and they create a much more natural effect. I would say the look is “Wow, that girl has long eye-lashes but they’re not so long that they look unnatural”, which is ideal, don’t you agree?
It was a little trickier to do my bottom eye-lashes, but they’re always more awkward, aren’t they? As you mainly want to focus on the tips of your lashes when applying the lash extensions, you then have to finish with a coat of normal mascara, not just to get to the roots of your lashes but also to seal the extensions. And removal is just as simple as application – just use your normal make-up remover. When Freeze Frame Instant Lash Extensions first went on sale in the UK last February, there was a waiting list of 7,000 who’d heard how splendidly it’d been received down under, and now I understand why.
Currently at a price of £27.99 from Boots, it’s perhaps not the most student-friendly of beauty products – I’m tempted to steal the madre’s but imagine she may just notice – but I suppose you have to consider how long it would last. If you go through a lot of pairs of falsies usually, the brush-on lash extensions may work out as more cost-effective. I have to say, I’m extremely tempted to buy some… I tell myself I’d only use it for special occasions, but realistically, I want extra long lashes every day! What do you think?