Primark False Eyelashes in ‘Sultry’ | Review

Primark Lashes 4Two of my main loves in life: Primark and false eyelashes. So I was beyond shocked when I found out that Primark are now selling their own range of lashes that I knew nothing about. Ever the dedicated blogger, I picked up a couple of pairs on my last trip to town and gave them a whirl at the weekend. There a few variations to choose from; I bought the above ‘Sultry Lashes’ as well as a pair of ‘Natural Lashes’ (I know this doesn’t sound like me, I think know I’m getting old and boring). The Sultry Lashes, believe it or not, weren’t the longest or thickest ones available so those of you who are dedicated to the proper Camel Lash might want to give the next size up a try. These are perfect for me though, as I always prefer slightly feathery false eyelashes, and ones that criss-cross over like this are a particular fave.

I’m definitely not snobby when it comes to lashes – although we all accept that Eylure are the metaphorical dog’s cojones, at a fiver a go they get mighty pricey. I therefore dabble quite a lot in cheaper alternatives from brands such as Brit Rocks which retail more around the £3 mark. These Primark ones though were just £1. Yes you read that right – ONE ENGLISH POUND STERLING. This is unbelievably cheap and so to be honest, I wasn’t expecting a huge amount from them. And guess what, dear readers and strange people of the world? I was so pleasantly surprised!

Tell-tale signs of cheaper lashes usually include a very thick, plasticky band and a very shiny finish. These factors are both pleasingly absent from the Primark lashes. The band is nice and thin, making them easy to glue down, and the lashes themselves are as feathery and flexible as more expensive brands. The lashes came with their own adhesive, but I think it’s the glue that often lets cheaper makes down. I shunned the included bottle in favour of my big bottle of Eylure glue, which I really recommend buying if you’re a regular lash wearer. Just don’t let any idiot pals like Lauren near it – the distress that I felt when she shattered my bottle by dropping it on the apartment floor in Kavos last year is something I’ve never quite got over (much like the fact that we even went to Kavos, but again that’s me being old and boring).

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Have any of you tried the false eyelashes from Primark? What did you think?

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17 Responses

  1. Lou August 28, 2013 / 11:01 am

    I didn’t know about these either!! look great, will have to pick some up 🙂 x

    • Claire August 28, 2013 / 5:26 pm

      Yep, I definitely recommend them – I’ll be stocking up next time I’m in there 🙂 xx

  2. ellie owen August 28, 2013 / 5:44 pm

    Yayyy the sultry ones are my fave and I actually use the primark glue too its really good 🙂 primarks best buy in my opinion xx

    • Claire August 28, 2013 / 6:49 pm

      Ohh really? I was so used to the crappy Bodycare ones that make your lashes fall off in about 5 minutes – will give it a go next time 🙂 xx

  3. zoe August 28, 2013 / 7:07 pm

    £1.oo lashes!! deffinately want to try these. xx

    • Claire August 29, 2013 / 1:10 pm

      5 pairs of these for the price of 1 pair of Eylure, can’t go wrong 🙂 xx

      • casey August 27, 2015 / 11:49 pm

        So I like lashes and personally I’m in my early teens. So how easy are they to put on also can the look good as an every day thing again I want to wear lashes more mine are thin ! ;D or 🙁

        • Claire August 28, 2015 / 1:29 pm

          Hi Casey! They take a bit of practice but you’ll soon get the hang of applying them 🙂 The tip is to let the glue get quite tacky before you apply them – they’ll stick much better! If you want an everyday look then a lot of brands do smaller, finer styles so I’d go for some of those as opposed to quite thick ones like this as they’ll look more natural 🙂 Hope that helps! xx

  4. Anna August 29, 2013 / 6:04 pm

    They look really good and are such a bargain! I think £1 is probably the amount that should be charged for all fake lashes, as people normally throw them away after one use! Primark are definitely onto something here!


    • Claire August 30, 2013 / 9:17 am

      Actually so true, it’s ridiculous I normally pay a fiver! xx

      • Anna August 30, 2013 / 1:03 pm

        I know it feels like such a waste of money for something that goes in the bin. And once I bought a pair of falsies and ended up throwing them and not wearing them because I had problems getting them on my eyelashes and the glue went everywhere! I think some false lashes should be invented that already have glue on them.


        • Holly September 16, 2014 / 5:29 pm

          There are some eyelashes that already have adhesive on them out there but they’re not very good. They don’t stay on very long and they stick up at the inner corner of your eye after around 20 minutes of wearing. The glue on them may aswell be the glue they use on post it notes.

          Just keep practicing your eyelash application, practice makes perfect

  5. Jaye September 24, 2013 / 9:52 pm


  6. Sammy February 20, 2014 / 7:40 pm

    Love these my favourite for false eyelashes ! <3

    • Claire February 24, 2014 / 8:57 am

      They’ve become my go-to lashes now too! 🙂 xx

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