Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Review: Duo Lash glue (vs. Lash Grip)

So you might be thinking, "seriously? She's going to talk to us about lash glue?"

Why of course!

While it might be one of the things that most people overlook (especially if they do not wear false lashes frequently), a good lash glue is essential for keeping those falsies on your eyes all day and all night. The right glue will also make the whole lash application smoother and who knows, might even foster some new lash addicts.


 DUO Lash Glue

As you see here, I've put the DUO glue next to the LashGrip glue by Ardelle. This is not only for size comparison (which I will talk about in a bit) but I'd like to do a small product comparison between these two.

Lash Grip was my very first lash glue and I had used it until it was (probably) too old to be sanitary and thus retired into the garbage can. On the other hand, I had heard about DUO from many bloggers and it appeared to be the glue of choice for makeup artist around the world. Thus on my following trip to Sephora I went straight for a tube of this miracle glue.





DUO Lash Glue


DUO LASH GLUE
Available in Clear and Black
Available in small or large tubes (mine is large, 14g)
  • Packaging: Squeeze tube with pointed tip
  • Availability: Sephora and select drugstores
  • Texture: Quite runny, harder to work with
  • Drying time: Very long (at least 1-2 minutes)
  • Lasting power: Incredible
  • Ease of removal: Very hard

My thoughts: This product certainly has its merits, the adhesion (once its' set and dry) is incredible and will should last well through water, sweat and oil. However the long drying time makes the application process more difficult and lengthy than it should be. I often find myself sitting around doing nothing but waving the lash strip around waiting for it to dry and put it on. In addition, the removal process is rather difficult and needs to be soaked with waterproof eye makeup remover for a long time before it loosens. DO NOT try to pull this one off as it will take out some of your own lashes with it.




ARDELLE LASH GRIP
Available in clear and black
One size.
  • Packaging: Squeeze tube with pointed tip
  • Availability: Most drugstores
  • Texture: Creamy and easy to apply
  • Drying time: Quick (around 30 seconds)
  • Lasting power: Good
  • Ease of removal: Easy
My thoughts: I'd say this is a good everyday glue and great for beginners who aren't that comfortable working with falsies and glue yet. The thicker consistency of the products makes it easier to apply to the lash bone while the quick drying time means you can get this one your eye faster (and back to other things). Once set it's definitely not as long lasting as the DUO glue but for daily wear it's easy to use and easy to remove. I must also note that this does smell a little funny...rather stinky in fact though it doesn't linger.




The Final Verdict?

I'd say go for the Lash Grip if your lash needs aren't complicated and you are just looking for something that's easy to use and wears well for day to day occasions. If you're looking for a product for photoshoots, sports, swimming or other "high intensity" occasions (weddings included), then DUO is your best choice for undeniably long lasting hold.

Personally, I'll likely go back to the Lash Grip just because it dries faster and isn't such a pain to remove. I like squeezing the glue straight onto the lash bone and the thicker consistency of Lash Grip also makes application easier (no goopy messes here).


Can't decide which types of falsies are best? Find the answer in this POST.
Still working on the application process? See my video tutorial HERE.


Do you have a favourite lash glue?
Share it in the comments below.






Have a great night Everybody!

Ciao,

3 comments:

  1. Thanks for this post hun!

    I currently use the DUO lash glue and i thought it was normal to take that long to dry... XD I think i might trial the Lash grip though after reading this, so thanks again for the comparison review :D

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  2. well i have used both, but i have to say right now im using eye talk's double eyelid glue for my false lashes...just hear me out, first of all it has a brush applicator, which make it sooo easy to apply, you dont ever have to worry about squeezing out extra products...secondly, they last a long time, well maybe not as long as the Duo one, but long enough, and they are easy to remove too, i usually just use hot water or make up remover, they come right off~~~and they are not that expensive 10-15ihsh depending where you are buying it from..i think on ebay they are about 10 dollars....

    as far as the purple cream shadow that i bought, i actually like the colour, but the product itself is not very creamy, and it took me a few swipe to the the swatch colour...but it is waterproof like super water proof...but if im doing smth purple/blue i think it'll come in handy...


    Jessy

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  3. I'd always go for Ardell's Lash Grip too! :) I have two at the moment and takes me months and prolly year/s to consume everything. :) Have you heard of One Dollar Lash Glue too? I heard they have the best lash glue at the moment. :)

    P.S. I have a giveaway going on you might wanna join. ♥

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