Review: Fright Night Cleopatra False Eyelashes
After much deliberation (I’m pretty sure the Rite Aid employees started giving me weird looks when I started crawling around on my knees to compare different parts of the display), I ended up picking out the Fright Night Cleopatra eyelashes. These lashes are symmetrical both from left to right and from top to bottom. (In other words, the top right and bottom left lashes are exactly the same and the top left and bottom right lashes are also identical.) They have some mod lash spikes and then a long trail off the edge with rhinestones. Go big or go home, right?
The product is super, super plastic with a big, thick black band. They’re not impossible to work with, especially since they are a really nice shape, but they might be tricky for a falsies newbie.
The lashes had WAY TOO MUCH GLUE attaching them to the plastic container. I ended up having to pick off hunks of the glue with tweezers, which you normally wouldn’t have to do before you’ve even used the damn product.
The Fright Night lashes also come with a little 0.02oz non-reusable lash adhesive packet. I didn’t really know how well the lash adhesive was going to work, so I went ahead and did one eye with the lash glue that was included and one with my regular Duo lash glue. I didn’t notice any significant differences between them once the product was applied. (Before the product was applied, Duo was less sticky.)
With that said, you can’t close the lash adhesive once you’ve opened it, so it’s only really good for one use. It’s pretty wasteful to throw away falsies after a single wear, so you have to possess your own lash glue anyways. I suppose that the included adhesive might be useful if you forgot you had to go to a Halloween party or something and you just grabbed random Halloween shit off the shelf to apply in the backseat of your car before you head to the event. “I decided to go as someone who procrastinates on their Halloween costume!”
I paid $2.99 for these eyelashes at Rite Aid, although you may run into them for slightly more or less money, depending on your local drugstore. For the price, I’m happy with them. I thought the aesthetic was dramatic without being something you couldn’t wear out of the house. (Hell, I wore these to work. I justified it by keeping the rest of my makeup simple…ish.) I even got a couple of compliments, so I know that there is at least one lady who eats at my favorite bakery who thinks these lashes look lovely. Good enough for me!