At this point in my beauty career, there's virtually no eyelash product or treatment I haven't tried. Lash lifts? Done it. Eyelash extensions? Yup. False eyelashes? I've got a drawer so full of them, it honestly won't shut. So when I first heard of Lashify—a DIY at-home lash extension system that supposedly lasts up to five days—I was intrigued, but not fully convinced I needed to try and review yet another set of falsies.
But now that I've worn them, lemme tell ya—these are unlike any other false lashes I've ever worn before. Seriously. If you were to combine the best parts of other eyelash enhancements, like the customization of individual false lashes, plus the seamlessness and longevity of eyelash extensions, plus the ease of applying mascara and using an eyelash curler, you'd get Lashify. And this is coming from someone who was legitimately skeptical from the moment I opened the package.
So if you're anything like me and you want to know if Lashify is really worth your money, my tried-and-tested review goes out to you. Below, answers to your biggest questions, some before-and-after photos of yours truly, and more advice than you could ever need on how to apply Lashify on your own.
What is Lashify?
Lashify (specially, the Lashify Control Kit) is an all-in-one kit that gives you temporary lash extensions at home. And yes, I know $145 sounds like a lot of money (because it is), but this starter set has a value of $183 and everything you need to get started. Here's what you'll find in the kit I tested:
Fuse Control Wand: Special tweezers for applying and securing the lashes.
Wandom Pair: You can use the Fuse Control Wand as is, or slip the silicone guards called Wandoms over the tips for better grip.
Gossamer Lashes (2): The Control Kit comes with two cartridges full of false lashes of your choice. The three style options to choose from when building your own kit are Amplify (natural-looking), Bold (thicker), or Curl (curlier). Once you've selected the style, you then pick from two length options: 10mm/12mm or 12mm/14mm.
Whisper Light Dual-Sided Bond: This is the dual-sided eyelash glue with clear adhesive and a narrow applicator tip on one end, and black adhesive with a small spoolie applicator on the other end.
Glass: It looks like clear mascara with a ball tip, and it works to seal the adhesive underneath and remove any residue stickiness on the lashes.
Storage Box: As you add to your Gossamer collection, you'll want someplace to protect and store them all. This box has 12 indentations that fit the little eye-shaped cartridges to keep them all organized.
Like I said, you get a lot with The Control Kit, but there are plenty of extra products you can add on, like a pre-cleanser, a lash remover, a squeeze-tool that speeds up drying time, or even a stronger adhesive (once you've perfected your skills), so you can make your extensions last even longer. Check out a few favorites I'm definitely looking to try out:
How to apply Lashify lashes:
Rather than list out all the steps, I'll let you watch this helpful Lashify tutorial above, and I'll drop a few additional tips I learned along the way below. Don't be fooled by the five-minute length of the video, though. During my first attempt, I spent an hour planning my look and figuring out how to use everything, and I spent the next hour fumbling around until I got the hang of it.
Now that I have a template of the shape I like and a feel for all the tools, 20 minutes is all I need. Here are a few helpful tips that have helped me shave off some time:
Be careful first removing the lashes.
The lashes come in small segments, so you want to make sure to grab the entire segment when you pull it from the cartridge, or you might accidentally split the lashes. If that happens, you can use them (I did), but it'll take longer to apply them all.
Don't use too much of the black bond.
I repeat, don't use too much of the black bond. It'll make your natural lashes clumpy, sticky, and heavy. A little at the base of your lashes is all you need. If you use too much, quickly run a clean spoolie through your lashes to try to remove some of the product and separate your lashes.
Put your eye makeup on after applying your lashes.
I learned this the hard way when I had to redo my lash extensions after a failed attempt and also redo my makeup because of the oily remover.
Curl your natural lashes first.
I have straight eyelashes that point downward, so it was tricky for me to get underneath my lashes to apply the Gossamers because of the angle. Once I did apply them, they didn't mesh well with the curled extensions, so definitely curl your own lashes first.
Use the Blow tool to speed up the drying time.
With so many steps and so many layers of product, you spend a lot of time waiting for everything to dry, and you can't exactly blow on your own lashes.
How long do Lashify lashes last?
The brand says Lashify eyelash extensions can last for a week, but the max for me during testing was three days. Around that point, the lashes started to loosen up, and honestly, I just prefer to sleep without anything on my face anyway. Back-sleepers will be fine, but you'll want to be careful if you smother your face with pillows and blankets overnight.
Does Lashify ruin your lashes?
Every time I wear strip lashes, I accidentally pull out a few of my own during the removal process, no matter how gingerly I take them off. But you know what? I haven’t had a single lash casualty with Lashify. The lashes are super lightweight, and the bond products (in addition to the standard Whisper Light, you can also get Bondage or Night Bond for extra hold and longevity) are strong enough to last but extremely easy to remove with the right products (more on that below).
Can you put mascara on Lashify lashes?
Honestly, you won't need to use mascara with Lashify. I didn't try during my review, but I wouldn't recommend it either, because if you want your extensions to last, you'll need to avoid oil-based products and any makeup remover that'll dissolve the bonds. If you want more lash options, Lashify has dozens of other styles and colors sold separately, which I might try before messing with mascara on top.
How many times can you wear Lashify?
If your Lashify lashes are lightly worn, you can def reuse them. I've done it. Worked great. You'll just want to make sure to clean your false lashes before re-wearing them, and when they look like they've seen better days and lost their shape, toss them. How many times you can wear your lash extensions depends on how well you take care of them and store them (i.e., not on your dirty sink ledge). If you're anything like me, you'll be too eager to try a new style and length to re-wear the same lashes over and over.
How do you take off Lashify?
The Control Kit doesn't come with a remover, so I panicked at first when I didn't know how I was going to get them off. The good news is any oil-based makeup remover will work just fine, or you can purchase the Release, a dissolving oil, separately. Saturate a cotton pad with makeup remover, press it against your lashes until the bond dissolves, then wipe away the extensions. I also noticed that a hot, steamy shower and direct contact with the water loosens the bonds quite a bit (ya live and learn!), so avoid that if you want your lashes to last, or use it to your advantage if you want to take them off.
My Lashify review:
Based on the look alone, I give the Lashify lashes a 10/10. The lash hairs are such high quality you almost can't even tell they're fake, and with no band or strip across the top, no one would know the difference. They feel nice, too, which is a big step up from the strip lashes that poke, itch, and stick to everything. Even when I wear a super-dramatic style and length, they legitimately feel weightless.
Still, I'm no lash pro, and I could've benefited from a map or a template to follow to know how to mix and match lengths or styles. I figured it out eventually—“eventually” being the keyword here, because I spent hours decoding all the product names and instructions and watching videos to learn how to put the lashes on.
That said, it was worth all the time I put into it because I got a couple of days and one sweaty workout out of them before they needed to be re-bonded. Every time I passed my reflection, I paused to admire my fluttery lashes, and that's when you know, ya know?
Lashify pros and cons
The lashes are virtually undetectable
They last longer than traditional false lashes
The lashes are much lighter, more comfortable, and more customizable than strip lashes
The kit is cheaper than eyelash extensions
You get a lot of uses out of the kit, and you can reuse the lashes
The glue is workable, so you can easily fix mistakes as you go
The product names and labels aren't straightforward, so they're easy to confuse (i.e., the lash glue is called Whisper Light and the sealer is called Glass)
The Gossamers (aka lashes) (see what I mean about the names?) are easy to apply, eventually, but not on the first or second try
The process is no faster than applying traditional false lashes
They don't last as long as professional lash extensions
Is Lashify worth the money?
That's a decision you'll have to make for yourself. But as someone who's paid a similar amount for one lash lift treatment and have nothing to show for it today, I'd say it's a fair price for a reusable kit. If you need help deciding whether it would be worth it for you, ask yourself these questions: Am I patient? Do I want a comfortable feel and seamless look? Am I looking for something that'll last longer than a strip lash but not as expensive as extensions? If you answered yes to all of the above, then sounds like $145 is a small price to pay for the lashes you love.
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