Hello and Welcome!
I hope that you’re doing well and are excited for the first ever post fully dedicated to lashes! I have briefly reviewed eyelashes before in my second ever blog post, but I’ve never had a full review for them, until now that is.
ESQIDO were kind enough to send me these lashes to review and I’m extremely grateful and excited. I have had these for a while, but due to personal circumstances, which I’m sure you’re aware of by now, I’ve only just been able to write about them. I want to say a massive thank you to the company for reaching out to me multiple times in order to send these to me. Unfortunately, their emails were going to my junk mail box which I couldn’t access on my phone, so huge shout-out to them for persevering. As a word of warning – check your junk mail, your email automatically decides what it thinks is junk and sometimes it gets it wrong!
As always, just because I was sent this product doesn’t mean that changes my opinion on them, I’ll always say what I like and/or dislike about a product.
Who are ESQIDO?
ESQIDO are an online company who sell various eye products. They have two different forms of eyelashes for sale: mink, and ‘unisyn’. Whilst there is a debate about whether mink eyelashes are ‘cruel’, I chose to receive some of their synthetic lashes as I felt more comfortable with this option.
As I’m sure you can tell from the title, the lashes I received are from their ‘unisyn’ range which are described as ‘the world’s first true premium synthetic false eyelashes, made with a blend of ultra-fine synthetic fibres for an ultra-natural look’.
Within both of these lash categories they have a variety of different lash looks ranging from more natural to dramatic. As well as this they sell a ‘companion eyelash glue’ which is specially designed to work in conjunction with their lashes, and the company also kindly sent me. To finish your eye look, they have ‘gel eyeliner pencils’ in black or brown.
On their Facebook page they state:
‘We believe there’s an artist in everyone. We design innovative products for those who aspire to be more, to unleash the full potential of their creativity.’
Although I was sent these complimentary, I think it’s important to include the prices of items in reviews so you can assess whether it is something that you would like to purchase.
I was sent the Unisyn False Lashes in the style ‘X & O’, you may have seen me wearing these a few times on my Instagram. I was also sent the companion eyelash glue.
- All of the Unisyn lashes, including my set, retail for $22.00 on the ESQIDO website (which is roughly £17.00).
- The mink lashes are slightly more expensive retailing between $24.00 and $32.00 (or between roughly £19.00 and £25.00).
- The companion eyelash glue is sold for $10.00 (roughly £8.00).
- Finally, their gel eyeliners are priced at $16.00 each (roughly £12.00), but as of 02/08/18 are currently on sale for $10.00.
Unisyn False Lashes in ‘X & O’
As you can see from the photos above, the lashes come in a white plastic case with a clear front which you can see the lashes through.
Behind the lashes is a card with a gold marble design. The design reminds me a lot of Kintsugi, which is a Japanese art form where broken pottery is repaired with gold (you can read about it here).
On the back is printed information about the lashes, as well as how to apply them.
Overall, I really love the packaging for these eyelashes. It’s probably some of the most beautiful packaging I’ve had for any beauty product, not just makeup. The lashes are always protected within the plastic and it’s extremely sturdy so isn’t going to break or bend. I’m very confident that they will be safe within the packaging, and it should extend the life of the lashes.
Companion Eyelash Glue
The packaging for the eyelash glue is quite similar, which makes sense as it’s called the ‘companion’ eyelash glue. I don’t tend to get much white packaging with beauty products, so this is a nice change and I really love the way it looks.
The bottle for the lash glue is clear at the bottom so you can see the eyelash glue inside, and a rose gold shade on the cap.
It probably isn’t a surprise that I also love the packaging for this product. I enjoy that all of the packaging for their products is coherent, and you can really tell what brand each of the products belongs to. Personally, I am a sucker for packaging and ESQIDO’s packaging is everything that I love. It’s sleek, just the right amount of simplistic, and I love the combination of white and gold (the colour scheme for my bedroom is white with pink, grey, and gold accents).
First Impressions and Review
My first impressions of these lashes was positive. They feel super soft and lightweight when you get them out of the packaging. The band is thin and flexible which is good (there’s nothing worse than lashes with a band that’s difficult to use).
I’ve used these lashes twice now (the above photos only show one look I used them for) and I really love them. Usually I do struggle a bit to apply false lashes and either the inner corner is peeling off, or stabbing me (there’s no in between). However, I didn’t have either of those problems with these lashes. The band being thin and flexible makes it easy to apply and position and it blends nicely into my eyeliner and natural lashes.
When applying these lashes I always used the companion eyelash glue and honestly it’s incredible. The brush on it is really precise which makes it easy to apply to the lash band. It stays stuck down all day and doesn’t peel up in any direction. I was driving in my car with the window down and the lashes didn’t budge. However, it’s also easy to remove and doesn’t leave a load of residue. On top of this it doesn’t have that horrible lash glue smell that some other brands have. Overall, I am extremely impressed with the lash glue.
The lashes I also love, I feel like this style (‘X&O’) is just the right amount of full for my personal taste, they’re described as medium volume and I would say that they’re just that. I have to really be in the mood for big dramatic lashes but these I would reach for when wearing a dramatic, or more simplistic, makeup look. They’re really versatile and make a big difference to your eye look (as shown in the comparison photo above), without being too much.
I think the prices of these products is pretty fair. Personally I would go for the unisyn lashes, and their price point, over the mink ones, but I do understand why the mink lashes are more expensive. The lash glue sitting at $10 is an absolute bargain, it is genuinely the best lash glue I’ve used and I will be using it for all of my lashes in the future.
Overall I think that the combination of these beautiful ‘X&O’ lashes and the eyelash glue is a winning one and you will be seeing me get a lot of use out of them on my Instagram. The lashes are extremely high quality, comfortable to wear, and look incredible, and I can’t recommend them enough.
If you’re interested in purchasing any of EQIDO’s lashes, or the eyelash glue then you can do so through the following links:
Okay this brings us to the end of this review on the ESQIDO lashes, I really hope that you enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it! If you did enjoy it then please give this review a quick like, I have another eyelash review coming up soon. Also make sure to follow my blog if you aren’t already, I’m currently posting three times a week and putting a lot of effort into blogging! I write about cruelty free beauty with the occasional lifestyle post.
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