Miis Lashes 3D mink Lashes”Unforgettable” 30 Day Test
When MIIS lashes e-mailed me to see if I wanted to try their 3d mink lashes, I was pretty much shitting my titties. Firstly, because someone had liked my tutorials so much that they wanted to send me a press sample, and nervous because there is a lot of stigma surrounding bloggers who receive free product. My blog is young, so this is the first time a brand has offered to send me something.
I emailed her back and explained my hesitance, and she assured me that the product was just for consideration, and not a bribe to say something nice about the brand. I immediately googled MIIS because I had never heard of them, read some reviews, and did some research. After that, and making sure that they aren’t hurting any minks, I sent them my mailing address.
Some things to note:
– I have sensitive eyes. I was born with this sensitivity, have had tear duct surgery, and cannot even bear to wear contacts. Even typing the word contacts has made my eyes water. These lashes have a cotton band, which they claim is much less irritating. Better for people who have allergies and sensitive eyes/ skin.
-The mink hair they use is naturally shed. None of the animals are shaved or harmed. Their living conditions are monitored by Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada.
– The lashes I am wearing are in the style ‘Unforgettable” and listed as 7USD on their website.
My blog is new, and the last thing I want to do is compromise the trust of the small amount of readers I have, so I really wanted to put these lashes to the test instead of just saying I loved them without saying why. They lashes are beautiful and that is obvious, so I decided to investigate the claim that they can be worn for up to 25 uses. The following photos are from the past 30 days.
I wore the lashes for a minimum of six hours per day, with the exception of one day, which I wore them for three hours before I ugly cried them off.
This is the lashes next to a practice lash that came with my Eylure 101’s. Obviously, the practice lash isn’t mean to be worn, but my Eylure’s made it through 3 uses before they were unwearable, so this is all I had on hand for a comparison photo. As you can see, the mink lashes look much more natural. I have worn Mink lashes in the past, but never anything that couldn’t be found at a drugstore.
At first sight, these lashes, aside from being super long, look incredibly real.
The ends of the lashes are tapered instead of blunted like the eylure set. They’re also black, but not AS black and not as shiny. Application seems easier to me than the Eyelure lashes I have worn most recently but I cant put my finger on why. The glue they sent is latex free and is remarkably easy to use- mainly because it comes with a little wand instead of an annoying dipstick. You definitely have more control of the amount of glue.
They are truly beautiful
even though I am not wearing much makeup, they still blend nicely with my own lashes. I keep walking by the mirror and thinking “OMG who is in my house!?” Then I realize it’s just me.
I cant SEE the lashes in my periphery the way I have with other false lashes. They are lighter on the eye than the eyelure 101’s despite being larger. The have a little tab on the corners that is harder than the rest of the band. I can foresee that being irritating.
Removal is seriously a bitch. I am using an oil free makeup remover as suggested in the care instructions. Holy cow this glue is no joke. u/InTheMidstOfWinter who uses false lashes regularly was explaining to me that the House of Lashes glue she uses “never really dries.” I didn’t really understand what she meant until now. This glue sort of coagulated instead of drying down, so even though I’ve been wearing the lashes for 7 hours, the glue is still holding on for dear life.
The Lashes have not pulled up on the edges despite walking around outside in humid Florida weather on day 3. On day six I did have the lashes pull up a little bit, but I had been wearing a different set of lashes earlier in the day, removed them with makeup remover, and reapplied the Unforgettable set without washing my face first, so I’m inclined to blame it on user error
Lashes still looking good. This is the only set I have worn today (six hours so far) and still no pulling up. I have trimmed the little “tags” on the corners this morning because I’ve noticed they can be a little irritating after hour 5. So far today, no irritation. The lashes do look used, but not as used as they should look after about 49 hours of wear and 7 applications, removals, and cleanings.
My friends birthday was this weekend, and to celebrate we went to a drag show. I figured, drag queens know whats up; let me hunt down some of them and ask their opinions. Well, I hunted them down… after a lot of really strong drinks.
I had a lot of very well dressed queens literally petting my eyelashes. Lets just say they were impressed. They stayed impressed even after I spilled some of their glitter all over the floor. I know, it was blasphemy. It wasn’t my best moment.
I was super responsible and took the cute little box the lashes come in, makeup remover, and tweezers just in case I wanted to take them off before I got home. Instead at the end of the night I unceremoniously ripped them off of my face.
The aftermath: Other than being put away backwards, they still look great. Phew. If I said I didn’t apologize to them when I found them in my purse the next morning I would be lying.
Jägermeister. Never again.
Still looking pretty amazing after 14 applications, 13 removals, and 1 very violent, regrettable removal. I am seriously impressed.
Nearly 100 hours of wear
Day 19-A Bitch Ass watery eyes
For some reason on this day my eye was soooo watery! Probably because I put on makeup twice. I commited myself to the cause though and kept the lashes on. You can see in the photo where I kept wiping the bottom right part of my eye. All the makeup has come off, and the lashes are wet, but they stayed on.
Is it weird that I imagine the titanic soundtrack when I’m worried about them coming off? You know, when rose is clinging to that door? Eh? No?
Okay, moving along…
Note: On this day I ugly cried like a bitch and the lashes definitely came off.
I dont have a face photo for day 29 ,
I completely forgot to snap a photo this day of me wearing the lashes, so instead you get this. My bad!
My Review; Cost per use- $1.07 USD.
Cost 10/10: I put this first because I feel like this is the first factor people consider when they look at mink lashes. This pair cost 32 USD, so that breaks down to about 1.07 (before taxes/shipping), and less, because I’m positive my pair would make it another thirty uses.
Wearability 9/10- The only thing that made these uncomfortable for me was the inner corner part of the band that seemed harder than the rest. I assume it was there to help the lashes blend in more, but my eyes are really sensitive, so I trimmed mine off. After that, I had no issues with irritation or pokiness. I only had a problem with the lashes pulling up twice and both instances were reasonable. I had removed makeup beforehand without washing the remover off, so I feel the glue had trouble adhering. The second time I ugly cried for about an hour. The lashes are light, and undetectable. The only time I was ever aware of them on my eyes is right after I applied them, and when people asked me about them. Funny how you don’t notice something until someone calls your attention to it.
The difference between a cotton band and a plastic one is barely noticeable at first, but after 4 or 5 hours it is very apparent how much more comfortable these are.
Sustainability 10/10: I don’t even really have a lot to say here because I think the photos speak for themselves. If you want to keep the lashes for the amount of time they say you can- just follow the care instructions and you’ll be golden. Mine still look amazing, the band is still strong and the lashes aren’t bent or angled crazily. While I’m looking forward to being lazy and not wearing makeup every day, I will definitely keep wearing this pair when I wear makeup
Aesthetics: 10/10. They’re beautiful dude. My most received compliment was that they look so natural and pretty. They don’t drown out simple neutral eye makeup, but they also hold their own in a smoky eye. Their website has sets that have less volume than this pair, and more volume, so I can see it being easy to find a pair that works for each eye shape. I believe there is a quiz on their site that can help recommend a pair for you.
All in all, I’m kind of shocked that these lashes have held up. When a cosmetics brand makes a claim, I’m super skeptical about it. Everything this brand advertises is true. I am also very surprised that these lashes are not more popular. I would, and will, be purchasing these lashes myself in the future because I know for a fact that they hold up and because I prefer a more natural looking eyelash.
I will be pitting these lashes against another pair of lashes that are not mink to see which really is more cost-effective. I would prefer a pair similar in style, preferably a popular set from an easily accessible place like the drugstore, so if you have any suggestions, please let me know!
EDIT: Since so many of you have been asking, their site is( http://www.dioea.com )