I decided to do reviews for two brands of budget lashes in Japan: Chocola co. and nuts.
Chocola co. eyelashes in Parfait Rich
post featuring them, and they have also been featured in the latest issue of egg. The design is pretty modern gyaru-wise, plus are very affordable! Although they are shiny (like most other fake eyelashes), they're pretty soft and easy to use.
(bad angle, sorry!) Lashes taken with flash (to see shininess)
Lashes in natural lightingOne thing I didn't really like about these lashes is that they didn't have a very good curl right out of the box. I highly advise using an eyelash curler when using these, but the effect is very nice :D If you are not very good at using an eyelash curler (which is understandable, I still have problems too!) I would not recommend these, since you really need to use them for the best effect. They open up your eyes while looking fairly natural at the same time~ Highly recommend these for everyday use and they are very economically priced at 398yen!
nuts eyelash JU02
this post from Nicola of graphic noise and seeing an advertisement for them I decided to get a pack. Nuts collaborated with Circle K and Sunkus in Japan to release these eyelashes and hair accessories for an affordable price of 480yen/pack.
Fairylash's Bright eye but the volume is focused in different areas.
Eyelashes with no flash in harsh bathroom lighting.
Eyelashes paired with bottom lashes in natural lighting, no flash.These lashes are good out of box, perfect separation and definition to bring your eyes out! The lash band is clear and flexible, so these are fairly easy to put on. The price is really affordable and is good for girls that want something similar to Fairylash but don't want to keep paying the hefty price that includes the eyelash case.
Where can I get them?
- Chocola co. eyelashes can be found at Rakuten's La Primavera (they ship overseas), you pay 1300yen for 3 packs and you get to mix and match!
- Nuts eyelashes are only available at Circle K or Sunkus convenience stores in Japan. Unfortunately there's no way to get them anywhere online except for auctions :(