Kiss Falscara System | A Lashify Dupe? | Full Review

Saturday, 3 April 2021

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Who hasn’t had to turn into a beauty tech throughout this pandemic? 


With salons shut for so long, all those little treatments that we rely on to make us look and feel our best have been inaccessible. 


So we’ve had two choices - either embrace the natural look (let’s be honest, I was never going down that route) or turn ourselves into our own beauticians. 


During this lockdown I’ve balayaged my own hair, done my own facial treatments and learnt how to apply gel nails and how to do my own eyelash extensions. 


It’s a one stop shop here - and a one woman show. I’m not going to let a little thing like a global pandemic stand between me and my treatments. 


I even took the step of investing in the Lashify system, which touts itself as being an at-home alternative to salon lash extensions. Although it’s definitely been a learning curve, I’ve been getting good results. 


The only downside is that Lashify is not cheap, and it all ships from America. There is now a UK distributor for Lashify, but they only carry limited stock and not currently the lashes I use.


So I’ve been quick to find some alternatives that are more affordable (I love lashes but I do NOT love paying $17.00 shipping on each order. Just no.)


One of the systems I practiced with when I was on the fence about investing in a Lashify Control Kit was the Kiss Falscara. This is sort of like a lower-rent rip-off of the Lashify system. 


Like Lashify, the lashes come as ‘wisps’ - little, pre-cut sections which are feather light and have a ‘microband’ which is designed so that you can apply the wisps under your own lashes.


Yep, you heard me. You sit the little wisps under your own lashes, which sounds all kinds of awkward and painful, I know. It's absolutely not and it looks amazing and seamless - no annoying lash band to disguise. It’s absolutely the way forward.


You can get a Falscara Starter Set for around £24.99, containing a set of ‘lash wisps’, the bonding agent and a metal applicator wand.. This is considerably less than Lashify, where the starter kit is $140.00. 


There are, of course, pros and cons. 

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Kiss Falscara system review, Kiss Falscara Lengthening Wisps review, Kiss Falscara Lifting Wisp review, Kiss Falscara Overnighter

Kiss Falscara system review, Kiss Falscara Lengthening Wisps review, Kiss Falscara Lifting Wisp review, Kiss Falscara Overnighter


The application wand definitely isn’t as high-quality, and neither are the lash wisps themselves. They aren’t awful by any means, but it’s a little like comparing a bottle of Perrier Jouet to a bottle of Asda Prosecco - both are great in their own way, but just in a different league. 


Falscara definitely is not as luxurious as Lashify - but it's also a lot cheaper. And whether you wear lashes every day, like me, or you just want to wear false lashes for a special occasion, that’s important.


One of the issues I had with Falscara when I first tried it was that it's not designed to be worn overnight, which means you have to take them off each evening and reapply each morning. 


The other issue was that all the wisps in a set are the same length. This is exactly the same with Lashify but there are at least different lengths available to buy, which wasn’t the case with Falscara at first. 


Lengths matter because it looks a lot better and more natural to wear a shorter length on the inner corners and graduate to a longer length as you go out.


So I was really excited to see that Kiss had launched a couple of new products addressing those issues. Of course, I had to place an order and try some of the new additions to the Falscara line up.


Falscara Lengthening Wisps Multipack | £9.95

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We LOVE a bit of multipack goodness, don’t we? As well as the single sets, Kiss now have these nifty multi-packs which offer the wisps in three separate lengths in one pack. 


You get six short wisps, 12 medium and 6 long in the set. I think this is absolutely brilliant. It actually gives it the edge over Lashify for me, where you have to buy several different sets to get a mix of lengths, and at around $18 per set, that quickly adds up. I love being able to get several different lengths in one pack! 


Better still, the multipacks come in different styles - Natural, Lengthening (the ones I chose) and Extra Drama. This makes the whole system much more customisable and really opens up the possibilities for creating different looks. 


Bearing in mind that you can re-use the lash wisps multiple times if you clean and care for them correctly, and it starts to become a really good value set.


Falscara Lifting Wisps | £8.95

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Kiss Falscara Lifting Wisp review


In addition to the multipacks, you can also get these lash wisp sets, and they come in a few different styles. The ‘Lifting’ style is designed to offer ‘volume, texture and the perfect curl.’ 


One of the main reasons I’m so into lashes is that my own are pin-straight. They will not freaking hold a curl, and believe me, I’ve tried everything (including LVL treatments which sometimes work a treat and sometimes do nothing at all). 


Because they are so straight, you can’t ‘see them’ when you look straight at me, and they just look droopy and sad no matter what mascara or lash curler I use. I liked the fact that this style of wisp is extra lifting and will give that pretty large curl. 


There are also ‘Volumising’ and ‘Lengthening’ options depending on what you’re looking for.


Falscara Bond and Seal | £14.95

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Of course, you can’t apply your wisps without some kind of bond. With Falscara, Lashify, Luna Lash and other systems designed to go underneath your own lashes, it's important to use the right glue. 


Much like the Lashify Bondage or Whisper Light (the two adhesives they offer), the cheaper Falscara alternative is designed to promote healthy lashes, packed with biotin and Vitamin E to help your natural lashes grow longer and stronger and to guard against breakage. 


I find both systems easy to remove without any loss of my natural lashes. Bond and Seal pretty much does what it says on the tin - the Bond you apply like mascara with a little brush to your own lashes and then fix the wisps in place, and the Seal you apply after the lashes are on to stop it being sticky and seal everything in place. 


I actually prefer the Falscara Bond and Seal to the more expensive Lashify alternative. 


With Lashify Whisper Light I felt like it was hard to get the timing right - the formula is quite wet and you’re trying to apply the wisps and they aren’t sticking which can be hugely frustrating. 


The Falscara Bond and Seal seems to be the right texture where you brush it on and the wisps just stick and stay where they are supposed to. 


Falscara Overnighter | £13.95

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Now this is a complete game changer for me! You dab this onto the base of your wisps before you go to bed, and it's supposed to extend the wear of them so they stay in place while you sleep. You can also keep topping this up each day to extend the longevity of your extensions. 


Kiss claim you can get up to 10 days continuous wear this way. I haven’t tried it out yet, but if so that really changes things. 


It’s probably worth saying that Lashify at first claimed their lashes weren’t intended to be worn continuously, but pretty much every single person using the system was doing so. 


There were various elaborate application methods circling in the Lashify Facebook group from people claiming to have gotten two weeks of wear in a single go and others complaining they couldn’t get theirs to last overnight. 


Lashify then launched a product called ‘Night Bond’ (which I haven’t tried). I just got into the habit of removing mine each day, but it would definitely be a lot better if I could get them to last. 


Not only does it save time - which is a big part of the appeal of salon lash extensions in the first place as you don’t have to faff about with mascara or strip lashes in the morning - but it also saves money. The more days wear you can get out of a single set, the more cost effective things get.


So these new additions to the Kiss Falscara line make it a very competitive and credible alternative to Lashify. 


I love the Lashify system but it’s definitely not the cheapest, and you have to be pretty committed to make the investment into the Control Kit. 


Falscara was a great way to try out the ‘home lash extension’ look without spending a fortune. But the fact you can now get different lengths in a multi-pack and an overnight bond absolutely makes it a daily option for me


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