Luxurious lashes: Esqido mink eyelashes review + giveaway

False lashes… they just make everything better.

I used to have eyelash extensions, but when I got hit with an allergic reaction a year and a half ago, I’ve been to scared to go back. Thankfully, when I want to go extra glam, I reach for a pair of my many falsies to pop on.

My favourite false lash brand for a while now has been Kiss, however, I do have more luxurious pairs, including ones from Huda Beauty, House of Lashes x Sephora, Velour, and Make Up For Ever. I’ll be honest, finding the right pair of false lashes is really hard. I like something glamourous, but yet still not too over the top/ still want it to be natural looking. Since a lot of higher-end lash brands are available online, it can be tough to find the right pair.

Esqido lashes and companion glue

Canadian lash brand ESQIDO mink lashes recently reached out to me to see if I wanted to try a pair of their lashes, and how could I say no!? I’ve known about Esqido for a while now and have always wanted to try on a pair, so I was super excited to finally get my hands on one of their mink lashes.

Esqido lashes are handcrafted with premium materials (and worn by the likes of Rhianna and Candice Swanepoel) and feature a unique cotton band, for a comfortable wear and natural-looking lashes. The hair on them is soft, naturally-shed mink hairs and are also so plush and lightweight. They come in a stunning white box and offer over 20 styles. They also offer a ESQIDO eyelash glue, the Companion Long-Lasting Bond, which is an invisible eyelash glue with strong all-day hold. It is formulated for mink lashes and is latex-free, meaning that it’s a gentle adhesive which should extend the life of your lashes. Apply the glue via the fine-tip wand (with rose gold handle, might I add; I love the packaging on this), which always makes application smooth (I love lash glue that has a wand, it’s just so much easier).

Anyways, back to the lashes, Esqido gave me my choice in lashes so I picked out the pair Lash Named Desire, a medium-volume mink lash that features criss-crossed fur with winged-out ends. They looked very luxurious, but yet not too over the top. When I got them I actually thought they looked less dramatic in person, so I was very happy with my choice.

Esqido mink lashes in Lash Named Desire. Esqido Companion Glue brush

The lashes themselves are incredibly soft and you can tell just by looking at them that they are a higher quality than a $6 lash (Esqido lashes retail for $29 USD). When you first remove them from the box (make sure to do this carefully with tweezers), they do hold their curved shape nicely, making it easy to pop them onto your lash line. I did have to trim them a tiny bit so they fit my eye, but I usually have to do this with a new pair of lashes.

This particular style is very flattering on the eye and doesn’t look too fake. They aren’t over the top at all, and fit my eye shape nicely.  Although they are billed as lightweight, I could definitely feel them on my eyes. Since the band is quite heavy duty (due to it being a higher-quality lash), I could feel them once they were on and by the end of the day I couldn’t wait to get them off.   I’m usually like that with most lashes though, as much as I love wearing makeup, there’s nothing like washing it off at the end of the day.

Esqido Lash Named Desire applied

Although Esqido is sold in some retailers, their online site was very quick to ship the products (they offer free shipping over $25 and their lashes retail for $29 USD). They are a pricier lash, but the price point is around the same as Velour (also Canadian) and Huda Beauty. These are definitely more of a special occasion lash, as opposed to everyday. If you have an event coming up, or just feel like treating yourself, I would definitely look into getting a pair.

Speaking of getting a pair, Esqido was so kind and let me pick up a pair to a lucky Instagram follower. One lucky follower will win a pair of their Unforgettable lashes (a best seller), which are natural-looking lashes that feature a gradient of increasing length and thickness around the lash band. You’ll also win the Companion Long-Lasting Bond as well!

Contest is exclusive to my Instagram, so follow this link to enter. The giveaway is open internationally and closes on February 21, 2018.

Good luck!

Have you tried Esqido lashes? What’s your favourite brand of false eyelashes?

Please note, I was sent these products from PR. All opinions are my own.

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