Introduction of Esqido Lashes
Today, I have a real treat for you!
I don’t know whether you’ve ever heard of them, but Esqido contacted me. They specialize in false eyelashes (both mink and synthetic) and their signature eyelash glue.
If you’ve never visited their official site, I urge you to do so because their website is perfection. You can click here to be redirected to their website.
They have tutorials for lash application, scrollable before and after, crisp photos, detailed information, and interactive lash guide. Simply everything you wished for in a site!
They recently came out with a whole new Unisyn line of synthetic lashes with a soft cotton band. I’m so happy because I would probably decline their offer if they had only mink lashes.
I hope Esqido won’t be mad at me for saying this, but I’m having a hard time believing that mink hairs for lashes can be 100% cruelty-free. I’ve read about
“free-range zoos” and
“natural shedding cycles of minks”, but until I see concrete proof about conditions in which the minks live, I refuse to support that branch of the beauty industry.
The main pro of the mink lashes is that they look more natural and that they feel softer.
Well, let me prove you wrong!
I decided to go for a synthetic lash and hoped for the best. I really wanted to show that you don’t need animal hair to look and feel beautiful. I was totally right and, if you want proof, you should keep on reading this review.
I’m that weirdo that buys individual lashes and then glues them only to the outer corner of the eye. Honestly, I love that look and I don’t care that somebody thinks it looks off. I don’t like wearing a heavy lash over my whole eye. It hides the makeup on the eyelid and it makes my eyes look smaller in comparison.
I’ve honestly never found that perfect lash style. Sure, some were very close, but no style hit that sweet spot between dramatic and natural. When I was scrolling through their styles, there was one style that looked like it could be perfect and it was Day & Night one.
Spoiler Alert! I was totally right!
So I let them know what style was my fave and left them my address. It took a few days for them to process the order, but they kept me updated via e-mail. Shipping did take almost two weeks, but I don’t feel like that is their fault. After all, they are US based brand and customs in my country have a specific way of dealing with packages from the US.
It was worth the wait when I saw my cute little package. Inside were: lashes, lash glue, receipt and a cute little thank you note which you can see in the photo below.
Like I said, with the lashes came their Companion lash glue. It is the prettiest lash glue I’ve ever seen. Check it out below.
Now let’s talk about the two in detail!
Packaging - 10/10
Look & Feel - 10/10
Price - 8/10
- Lightweight and soft lashes
- Natural looking
- Great glue formula
- Beautiful packaging
- Turns any look into a cat eye
- Steeper price
I couldn’t hide my happiness in the intro, so I’ll try to be as objective as possible here.
Lashes come in sturdy plastic packaging with gold marble detailing. It screams feminine to me. I could just see how much attention to detail they’ve given in designing everything. They carefully wrap it with plastic foil that is soooo satisfying to peel. You can be sure that there won’t be any scratches on that gorgeous packaging.
I even like the way you open the case. You peel the sticker on the side and then just clack it open. It is kinda hard to explain, so I provided a video for you below.
After that you just slide the lashes, plastic backdrop and instructions out of it, it should look something like this:
Instructions have details about applying on the one, and about removing on the other side. There is no point in copying the whole text, so I provided both photos for those of you who are interested.
- Applying your ESQIDO Lashes.
- Removing your ESQIDO lashes.
In short, I adore everything about ESQIDO lashes packaging.
Now, we can talk about Companion glue packaging which is equally gorgeous.
It follows the same white & gold aesthetics. On the back side of the box it comes in there are a few needed information.
- Water (Aqua, Eau)
- Acrylates/Ethylhexyl Acrylate Copolymer
It is latex free which is great for those with allergies and it dries clear (unless you put too much of it!)
You should use it up within 12 months of the opening which is not as easy as it seems since you get 5.5 ml of glue.
Overall, I give this packaging a ten out of ten!
Look & Feel
So obviously, we covered that these lashes look great in the packaging, but now let’s see how they look and feel on the eyes.
Here is what Esqido had to say about them:
This style is subtle enough for the day and dramatic enough for the night. Day & Night has the perfect balance of flare, wispiness, and criss-cross for a natural cat eye effect.
ESQIDO’s Unisyn™ lashes are handcrafted with our harmonic blend of ultra-fine fibers, joined together by a remarkably soft and flexible cotton band. It redefines the meaning of a perfect union; weightless, beautiful, and natural looking.
You can see all about this style of lashes on this link. If you are too lazy to click on it, let me just tell you that they are categorized in Medium volume (pretty realistic) and that the length varies from 4 mm to 13 mm. A pretty wide range that makes them look more natural.
They made some pretty promising claims. What I’ve noticed is that they don’t shed, at least for now, so I hope they’ll last me many wears.
While applying, I’ve noticed that the eyelash glue gets tacky really quickly. It is easy to work with because the applicator is a fine tipped brush. Much better than the squeeze tube option, in my humble opinion.
Also, you need really little to hold the lashes and it holds without hassle, but somehow is still easy to remove. They nailed the formula!
The application was very easy for me, but I’ve glued a fair share of eyelashes on my eyes. You can see the process below. I’ve started with bare lashes (really not much to see there) and then I applied one coat of mascara because otherwise, my blonde lashes would stick out. The last photo is with added lashes for a very glamorous look. I didn’t add any eyeshadow or eyeliner and somehow the look seems complete.
If you have naturally dark and lifted lashes, I wouldn’t even bother with mascara. It won’t make a drastic difference and you’ll probably extend the lifespan of your lashes by not coating them with mascara each time. I find that applying mascara after lashes to make them look more real is completely unnecessary with Esqido lashes. I would just skip that step.
The last shot isn’t the best angle for these beauties, so I’ve tried to show you how they look in motion. You can do a fancy eye roll with them.
They are lightweight, wispy and gorgeous! I’ve had absolutely no issue with them. They didn’t irritate my eyes for the whole day I was wearing them. They blended right in my lashes, and they were so soft that nobody could tell they were synthetic. There is absolutely no reason for anybody to buy mink hair lashes when the synthetic ones can be so real and good!
The only teeny-tiny flaw I could find is that the inner part of the lash band can poke and irritate you if you don’t position it properly. Trust me, I’m being overly dramatic here for the sake of total honesty so this flaw should probably go unnoticed by the most of you. I could probably remedy that by trimming them a bit, but I somehow don’t find them too big for my eyes, so I’ll casually delay that step.
The pictures are all close-ups so you can see how they sit on my lashes. The only part that could give away that they are falsies is the inner corner where the band is visible. Next time I’ll do a liner which will hide that perfectly.
I mean, just look at them!😍
My synthetic pair (Day & Night) retails for $22.00 and you can buy it here. All other Unisyn styles are also $22.
Mink lashes have steeper prices, from $24.00 to $32.00, but you can often find selected styles on sale.
Like I said, they are a bit more expensive, but I can honestly say that they are not overpriced, and they are certainly underhyped. That’s why I won’t lower the price grade too much. This section was always meant to be more of a Price to Quality ratio because I would rather buy these than the cheap ones I would trash immediately.
If you are not sure what lash style would suit you best, I recommend taking their lash quiz here. You don’t have to go with their choice, but it is nice to see what would suit your style.
If you’d like to see other styles,
I would also recommend you to buy Companion eyelash glue for $10.00 as it is one of the best glues I’ve tried.
I honestly can’t believe I’ve never heard of these lashes, they are great. In my opinion, quality justifies the price of these lashes. Even though the products were sent to me, I won’t benefit if you decide to buy them. So you can rest assured that I really really really like them.