Everything new about Gal Eyelashes

Eyelashes are changing!

In some ways I know this is a DUH post. Since all ladies who love gal know that gal and eyelashes have a strong relationship that’s only getting stronger. But the gal eyelashes you loved in 2008 are not the same ones models are worshipping in 2010.

A great example of this is Nana Suzuki’s eyelash changes. :stars:

Compare her older eyes from 2008 to her current eyelashes (the big picture)

I hear a lot of constructive criticism to gals that they need eyelashes. But the issue is, not all eyelashes are the same. Not all false eyelashes are current gal.

So…. what are current gal eyelashes…? :!:


Well when in make-up doubt I always look to Ageha magazine. Ageha always has such an indepth make-up section in each issue. :hearts3:

In the May 2010 issue of Ageha, all the models showed their eye style and favorite top and bottom eyelashes.

I do this not just to show pretty eye-makeup, but also to show how eyelash styles have really evolved.

We can break down all the 12 girl’s eyelashes into 3 categories to show what is current and why they love them so much.

1. MAC #7 split type

Rin’s on the right is using a Mac #7 knockoff paired with Dolly Wink half-eyelashes for more volume.

:cheery: loved by: Sakurina, Rin and many other gal models

:hearts3: why the love: The split thick eyelashes make the eye look more open the spacing keeps lashes from looking heavy.

2. Criss-cross type


:cheery: loved by: Riho

:hearts3: why the love: Criss-cross is an extremely natural eyelash that builds volume and blends in well with your real eyelashes.

3. Criss-cross MAC #7 Hybrid


:cheery: loved by: Suzuki Mutoh

:hearts3: why the love: the best of both worlds, a more open eye with the split lashes, but volume building near the eyeline.

Let’s Find Great Eyelashes!

I want Japanese bulk eyelashes

First you mind want to read Monica Tang’s thorough review of Diamond Lashes vs. Mac #7s and see if you still want them.

Kireiplaza uses Borderless Rakuten (meaning you don’t need a shopping service) and they have the MAC #7 fakes that Rin uses. Also there’s the criss cross type available.

You’ll have to use a shopping service, but galspop the Popteen webstore has a great selection of eyelashes. All start at 1,260 for a set of 2 or 3, though.


Popteen has all 3 types of popular gal lashes. The Melliesh ones are the ones Kumicky likes.

Sakurina has worn the ones of the left occasionally. :stars:

I want brand lush lashes

Mac & Shu Uemura are the best places to turn for quality brand lashes. Both are amazingly popular with gals. Chinatsu Wakatsuki (of WC goodness) even made a page in her get-to-know-her book about Shu Uemura lashes.

I’ve talked about Shu Uemura and MAC love before in the Gilfy make-up post


Shu Uemura has wonderful natural looking lashes, but the best for a gal look are the cross natural and the spikey cross.

I absolutely love their accent and play lashes. Such fun to try.


I put together a selection of MAC lashes that fit with the current lash styles. I own 7, 41, and 35. When I get 6 I’ll do a review on all :wink:

I want to be cheap! ($7.00 and under)

Sasa.com

For $7.60 for 6 sets of lashes, sasa offers the criss cross version. I actually like this brand a lot and think for bulk they’re hard to beat. Another super criss cross version from sasa.

Sasa also has wonderful Shu Uemura playful eyelashes. All for $6.90 from the Eylure brand.

Two lashes that look like Shu Uemura’s creative ones, but for only $6.90!

Daiso – Fit

Houston recently got a Fit store which is pretty much like Daiso. In there I’ve been able to find $3.00 lashes with great gal potential.

A hybrid pair and a MAC #7 type   :hearts2:

Ardell Lashes

Ardell has a wonderful website that suggests lashes based on your eyeshape and have several gal lashes suited for each top gal eyelash choice you make. Drugstore.com has the best selection of Ardell on-line.

If you need more eyelash help

Mada’s fake lashes my style is a lovely introductory on how to wear lashes.

She doesn’t mention it, but Popteen did a few issues back. When putting on lashes secure the lash in the center, then the inner corner of your eye and finally the outer. Since reading that I’ve had much more first try placement success :cheery:

Lucie Liu reviews several Japanese brand eyelashes with great pictures, for light eye girls she also recently reviewed 2 circle lens so now I’m tempted by the Barbie brand :wink:


It is so hard to get back on the blogging hamsterwheel after getting off it. I’m such a lazy. :^_^;;: I’m also trying to coordinate my big deco projects of MacBook & Iphone and it’s taking some time (and money :^_^;;: ).

I do want to give another shout out to Japonica Market shopping service. I saved up for months and then bought around $400.00 worth of clothing from WC (love all their summer releases). Their fee… 3100 yen (around $32.00). For how much I bought, that’s so cheap! Not only that, my clothes are being EMSed to be as we type. I made my payment to them on May 5th and I’ll get the clothes by Friday, only a week and 2 days after original order :oops: . Cheap, fast & reliable! Japonica Market is the best :up:

49 Comments

  1. May 12, 2010 / 3:27 pm

    Thank youuu ! ♥
    this was so intresting post, I liked it.
    actually, I just ordered lots of new lashes, hopefully those are comfortable to wear and especially, hopefully those are looking goood…

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:12 am

      Good luck on your lash order :-D

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:14 am

      Why thank you :love:

  2. May 12, 2010 / 3:54 pm

    Thanks for another informative post!
    I’ve just recently gotten really into lashes. it’s so much easier than trying to pile on tons of mascara to achieve a long & lush effect.
    I quite love Ardell lashes. They’re cheap and of decent quality. But I find they are more plasticy than some of the Japanese/Korean brands that I purchase.

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:16 am

      I do wonder about that since I read on some places they’re human hair so shouldn’t be plasticy, but seeing them in person I do kind of question that. Maybe it’s their different kinds :!:

  3. aice
    May 12, 2010 / 4:41 pm

    So what do you think the difference between the expensive (mac, shu uemura) and the cheap ones are?

    • Mitsu
      May 12, 2010 / 4:45 pm

      Human hair often is the difference. Since they are human hair they look more realistic.

      IMO it extends beyond that. Many cheap brands don’t use a clear strip, which blends in better with the natural eye. Clear strips tend to be more bendable making the eyelash easier to apply. MAC & Shu also come with permanent storage containers which makes care of your eyelashes easier.

      I use both cheap and expensive ones. But I do prefer MAC and Shu’s quality above the rest.

  4. May 12, 2010 / 5:00 pm

    ahah i am a cheap lash girl. i order them bulk off of ebay and then clip/trim them to what i want. however, whenever i see the more expensive ones, i waaaaant. i can only imagine how much nicer/realistic those mac or shu ones look and feel!
    oh well though~ since i wear them almost every day at this point it’s just more cost efficient using the cheaper ones.

    thanks for this article though mitsuuuu~ :hearts:

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:19 am

      LOL I understand. I often wear cheap lashes during the day, but save my MACs & Shus for nighttime or a special day date. It is nice to have the two, and it hasn’t turned me away from cheap lashes. Cheap is cheap yanno :wink:

  5. May 12, 2010 / 5:05 pm

    Thank you for linking me!! I’m so excited to get back to Japan for longer and do some serious reviewing!! With any luck, we’ll get to meet and hang out…I need someone to show me where to get my hair did :P

    Like the recommendations; I always pore over the Ageha type eyelash reviews and write down the brands lol not as silly as people may think! Some awesome looks and help creating looks comes out of those pages :)
    xx

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:21 am

      lol I love Ageha’s make-up. Even when they get silly and go down to the milimeter of eyeliner choices :oops: There’s gotta be a reason they’re one of the top 3 selling women’s magazines in Japan :korila:

  6. May 12, 2010 / 5:06 pm

    I’m often torn because while I find the clear strips way easier to apply I don’t like the real human hair part.

    I see a lot of gals wearing really thick ridiculously big/curled fakes (gals tend to be older, tanned, wearing SLY or something similar) – do you have any idea where they’re getting them? I’ve looked at lots of places (donki daiso color field sogo etc) with no luck.

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:22 am

      I’ve gotta think they’re using Donki or high brand. Whenever I ask a gal where she got her lashes she always says Donki. Although they could be exte. Older gals tend to get eyelash exte more than younger gals and the longer the better :-D

  7. May 12, 2010 / 5:37 pm

    Oh!! I love lashes~! Another one to add to your list!! NYX cosmetics sells similar eyelashes for 4.50 a pair~ I love em! :D

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:24 am

      I totally forgot about NYX! I guess they don’t sell them that much in the drugstores I go to. I’ve only seen one NYX eyelash display. I’ve heard okay things about them though :-D

  8. May 12, 2010 / 5:46 pm

    Sephora has a great selection too!
    They’re a good option for people who can’t/don’t want to buy online! :)
    (ok, it all depends of where you are located, even I need to drive a good 45 minutes to get to the nearest Sephora BUT just sayin’! lol)

    It was a very informative post.
    Especially for me who can never pick up makeup trends. :x
    Exposed that clearly, I’m sure not to make any mistake! :love:

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:28 am

      I loveeeee Sephora for make-up, but with their two big selections of false eyelashes being $8.00 (sephora brand) and $15.00 (make up for ever brand) and being plastic. I just can’t recommend them or even put them in the category of plush brands or discount.

      I have some Sephora brand lashes and the eyelash line is just too stiff :( Even with bending it still is incredibly stiff, moreso than discount brands.

      It seems like you’ve had better experiences though :oops:

      • May 13, 2010 / 9:39 pm

        Aaah….
        Well, I admit I did had a hard time putting them on but I had little experience with fake eyelashes last time I used them and didn’t exactly thought I had a hard time because of the quality… :cry:
        They looked good on though and this is what I most remember about them. :wink:

        I do plan on trying other brands though as it seems their is a lot of better one out there.
        And less expensive too… :^_^;;:

  9. May 12, 2010 / 6:11 pm

    I’m still new to wearing lashes, but I have found that the more fancy a lash is the more cute I feel wearing it. So I can see why these lashes are popular with the models!

    I just recently tried the Daiso #11 that you got, it was really hard to put on compared to other lashes and rather pokey (since it’s made of like plastic) but it looks so dramatic when on. It’s #33 in this months Popteen eyelash ranking, so I felt popular when I wore them haha!

    Great post, it was very helpful and fun to read.

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:29 am

      haahahaha isn’t that crazy how that happens.

      When I first heard a staff-chan telling me about a piece of clothing saying it was the most popular. I was kind of like so… great 100 other people bought this. But then you warm to it and you’re like oOooo I have the same taste as 100 other people, cool :-D

  10. Nicolette
    May 12, 2010 / 6:12 pm

    Omg! My friend works at that FIT. :o I don’t know if you’ve seen her (short, brownish-dyed hair, gal-ish looking) but she really likes those lashes as well. :-D

    Anyways, in terms of lashes I’m always cheap as Sidney stated, bulk eBay lashes girl, haha. But with all the raving over the MAC #7 ones, I think I’d like to try them, especially the individual kind because I feel that individual lashes give a more natural look and are easier to apply. The clear strip thing interests me. :stepup:

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:32 am

      I’ve only been to FIT twice and both times I’ve seen a mostly Chinese staff (if not solely). I usually go when I eat at the Korean restaurant. :clef:

      MAC #7s are love. I’m on my 3rd pair :oops:

      • Nicolette
        May 13, 2010 / 12:47 pm

        Korean? Do you mean the Tofu Village? If not you should sooo try it, it’s really good. :hearts:

  11. May 12, 2010 / 6:44 pm

    There is so many beautiful eyelashes out on the marked. It’s really hard to choose :p

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:32 am

      LOL Indeed! It makes me just want them all :-D

  12. May 12, 2010 / 7:20 pm

    As always, great article! My favorite lashes are definitely the combination criss-cross/spike type. They really are the best of both worlds!

    Reminds me, you didn’t mention this in your article, so I’ll ask you now…what’s your take on the whole tera-me/droopy lash trend? Love it? Not your thing? I gave it a try a few times but don’t think it really suits my eye shape. I suppose it’s a look I’ll just have leave to the models! XD

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:35 am

      I think I’m heading to the hybrid version, too! Although it’s fun to try out all the styles.

      I just don’t think it works on most people, except for a few photoshopped models. I really like the cat eye coming back. Jelly’s really been hyping it lately :-D

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:36 am

      Fabulous! I’ll be sure to pimp your giveaway in my next post :korila:

  13. May 13, 2010 / 1:23 am

    Thank you very much for this interesting post!
    I really like the split-type lashes and the Mac #7-type criss-cross eyelashes, I think they fit me best! At the moment I´m mostly using the lashes I bought in Japan-a pair of Diamond Lashes which are luckily not that shiny, but since they were a tad too long and looked way too fake on me I had to cut off a bit to make them look more natural. I plan on getting the Eyemazing lashes which Sakurina wore sometimes, though :)

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:37 am

      I’ve heard good things about Diamond Lashes. I had a few bulk pairs of their bottom ones, but never got their top sets. They seem to be a hit with the models :cheery:

  14. May 13, 2010 / 6:08 am

    mmm i love mac 7s, they’re cute although they don’t stand out much.

    but definitely i think the hybrid lashes make your eyes pop more ~

    interesting post!

    • Mitsu
      May 13, 2010 / 6:39 am

      I agree. I kind of like that mac 7s are natural-ish but I do like the criss cross for pop although I do sometimes prefer fake ones so look slightly natural and the hybrid type won’t do that -_-

  15. May 13, 2010 / 10:12 am

    Nice timing! I bought my first pair of lashes today. I guess I was inspired by all the blogs I’ve been reading. I bought a 400 yen pair by Koji to practice with and also got the Dolly Wink case to impress the sales assistant, lol. I’m so intimidated by lashes, I’m sure they’re gonna fall off at the worst moment!

    • Mitsu
      May 15, 2010 / 9:11 pm

      LOL the Dolly Wink case is so worth it! Good luck on your eyelash endeavors :-D

  16. May 13, 2010 / 10:54 am

    I love lashes!!This post is such a good guide to themXDthank you
    I love my #7,i’ve had so many compliments about themXD I alternate between those and my criss cross for more natual looks.
    Despite the fact that I have lots of lashes,i always still want more.:O

    I really want to get some Shu Uemura lashes,Im still lusting after those star ones.
    Speaking of which I got some quite Shu Uemura-ish lashes for my giveaway(which I’ll be posting in the next couple of days) their quite similar to the eylure lashes on the right.
    Agree on the ageha comments,I love their make up pages.

    • Mitsu
      May 15, 2010 / 9:12 pm

      Ooooo a giveaway? Exciting!! I need to do another one //lazy :o

      LOL I remember your lash collection from your make-up haul. It definitely rivals mine :-D

  17. LANA
    May 13, 2010 / 6:28 pm

    Hey Mitsu! You should go check out Nippan Daido in Westheimer they sell dolly wink for about 17 ! :D

    • Mitsu
      May 15, 2010 / 9:13 pm

      Ooooo I didn’t know such a store existed. LOL This is what happens when I live in Houston for 4 months outta the year :-S The BOSS coffee pic on Yelp! is enough to sway me. I miss The BOSS :-D

  18. Suyin
    May 13, 2010 / 8:02 pm

    This post is so helpful! I’ve always had trouble deciding which eyelashes I would like best…and honestly I always though they were all the same :^_^;;: LOL

    by-the-by; would you happen to know who the model is on the Ageha page 3rd from the very bottom?
    please&thankyou!

    I love your blog,it is always so helpful! :stepup:

    • Mitsu
      May 15, 2010 / 9:34 pm

      She’s Osaki Himena 桜咲姫奈 a Gold’s Infinity staff-chan. Known to Golds Infinity peeps as Hime-nyan

      Her ameblo http://ameblo.jp/pinkdollhime/

  19. May 15, 2010 / 6:11 am

    It was really interesting reading this, as lashes can be in season as much as clothes and accessories :)
    I was looking at that issue of Ageha and was wowed by all the subtle differences that really make a BIG difference on your eyes/look.

    I am currently using MAC 7 impersonations haha, but I had to cut them in half because regular size lashes are always too big and bulky for me :cry:
    That’s why I don’t really want to invest in a pair of MAC 7 as I would feel terrible cutting up such gorgeous lashes.

    • Mitsu
      May 15, 2010 / 9:35 pm

      LOL I cut my MAC fakes, but I can’t cut the real things. :icon_eek: I’m pretty okay with their size, but they can be a bit on the big side :oops:

  20. May 15, 2010 / 7:23 am

    I’d always wondered how the criss cross lashes look, so thank you for this! Definitely going to try some now :hearts2:
    & thank you for the shout out on the shopping service! I like the one I currently use (though for some reason they’ve been slow lately… :cry: ) but I am always willing to try something new!

    • Mitsu
      May 15, 2010 / 9:36 pm

      Ooo I love them! They’re so easy to use. I bought the MAC version and haven’t tried them yet though. :-D

      The one I used to use, I had to put out a paypal claim on. And FINALLY they e-mailed me back. Such shoddy service. I don’t want to call them out, but it’s why I keep shouting out Japonica because they haven’t been crappy to me :oops:

  21. May 15, 2010 / 11:35 am

    Oh wow… this is SO complicated… @______________@ How do you get the patience to really, REALLY investigate each and every aspect of eyelashes? This post is too awesome! Thank you for such a great post! I’ll pay attention to the different kinds of lashes now…

    Also, brownie points in my book for the SaSa love! I try to buy from them whenever I have the cash. Although, these days Saizen-Daiso is making it SO convenient, even if they are at least 3 months behind in terms of the lash style… X3

    • Mitsu
      May 15, 2010 / 9:37 pm

      LOL I think I’m gal obsessive maybe? Or lash obsessive? Maybe a combo of the two :-D

      Sasa is great! The cheapest around :-D

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