Ardell Beauty Faux Mink Lashes | Overview + Finished Looks

Hello everyone! I hope that this week is going well for you so far! Today I wanted to bring you a quick review of some of my favourite affordable lashes: the Ardell Faux Mink Collection.

Ardell is a drugstore beauty brand that is best known for their affordable lashes. I am not one to drop a bunch of money on lashes, since they only last so many times, so Ardell is certainly a great affordable option. However, sometimes affordable lashes can not just be cheap, but look cheap too. Often they can look plastic-y, but these faux mink do not, so they are my lash of choice! Let’s get into this overview!

Product Overview

These lashes come in three styles, 810, 811 and 812. I have only ever seen those three styles in store, although looking on the Ardell website, apparently there are styles ranging from 810-817. I can’t explain how I have never come across these. Something that is super exciting though is that I literally just discovered on their website that they have just released quite a few more styles, including wispies and demi wispies! Man, am I excited to track those down! All three styles that I have tried have a thin “invisiband” that is very flexible. I actually like to colour in that band with a liquid eyeliner to make my lash line look a bit fuller. Each style varies in length and fullness.

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Faux Mink 810

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Style Details

  • Dramatic, spiked effect
  • Lash that is slightly longer in the center opens eyes
  • Silky soft fibers
  • Uneven lash lengths give a feathery look
  • Medium volume

My thoughts: These lashes are soooo pretty and girly. I love to wear these with more soft or feminine looks. They really add that special touch!

Faux Mink 811

811

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Style Details

  • Sexy flared effect
  • Lash is longer on the outer corners creates a sexy flared look
  • Extra fine, soft fibers
  • Criss-cross layering
  • Light volume

My thoughts: This style is the OG for me. These were the first style that I started out with and I still love them. The tapered effect is great if you love a more almond shaped eye (which is my jam), and it is definitely more on the sexy side.

Faux Mink 812

812

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Style Details

  • Fluttery, eye-opening effect
  • Lash that is longer in the center opens eyes
  • Extra fine, soft fibers
  • Criss-cross layering
  • Light volume

My thoughts: These lashes are kind of like the every day typical style that give you a little extra something something. They just give you length, without any pattern or tapering effect. In my eye picture above I accidentally got a little mascara on the lash, so ignore that!

Application

Because these lashes have a pretty thin band, they are so easy to apply. When a band is thin, it is much more flexible and easy to work with. One of the first lashes that I ever tried to use were a pair from House of Lashes, and they were a NIGHTMARE to apply. This was because the band was just too thick and didn’t conform to my eye shape very easily. If you are a lash beginner, look for a thin band, and these Ardell Faux Mink lashes satisfy that requirement.

Pro Tips, even though I am not a pro.

If you are stuck with a thick banded lash, either with your fingers or tweezers, gently bend the lash band in a curve and massage it back and forth in that curved shape, so it will fit the curve of your eye. Do this for 1-2 minutes, and that will hopefully loosen up the shape and make application a bit easier for you.

Something that can also really affect your ability to apply lashes is the glue. I really love the House of Lashes glue in the clear shade. It applies white, but dries down clear. When you apply the glue, let it dry until it starts turning a blue colour. This should be 1-1.5 minutes. People tell you to wait 30-45 seconds, but I find that that is just not enough. You want the glue to have maximum tackiness, and the longer you wait the better. But there is a fine line between tacky and dry, so it will take a little bit of experimentation on your part. But you will learn to recognize the different colours the glue is when it is drying (For the House of Lashes glue, white: wet, light blue: starting to get tacky, blue: perfect tack, invisible: you’ve waited too long and that shit is dry). I never time it, I just base it on when the glue turns the correct colour.

Final Thoughts

These lashes are just plain awesome for so many different reasons:

  • They look like real lashes, not plastic BS
  • They are affordable, at around $9-12 CAD
  • The bands are thin and flexible
  • They can last multiple uses, depending on how careful you are with them
  • They come in multiple beautiful styles, and even more so now!!!

You know, I never thought I would be excited about lashes, but I am so excited to get my hands on the new styles!!! I am honestly going to go hunt them down tomorrow.

What are your favourite lash styles and brands? Have you tried these Ardell lashes? Comment down below!

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Disclaimer: All of the “Style Details” in this post are from the Ardell Beauty website.

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10 thoughts on “Ardell Beauty Faux Mink Lashes | Overview + Finished Looks

  1. These lashes look really crazy in the box, and while they still look dramatic on your eyes, they don’t look out of place or anything. I usually use falsies for special occasions (maybe 1-3 times per year) and am the worst at applying them lol. I have a small face so a lot of them look super overwhelming on me, unless they’re natural-looking ones!

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    1. Haha well I don’t think they look crazy, but they definitely aren’t natural! It would be nice if they came out with some more natural ones with the faux mink fibers. Maybe some of those new ones are more natural looking!

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