When natural lashes and mascara don’t give that wow factor, I prefer the convenience and affordable price of temporary false lashes for a special occasion. I love the MAC counters because the makeup artists will apply the faux lashes for you. Otherwise here’s a great how to video from US Weekly on applying individual lashes.
Months ago, it was rumored that Kim Kardashian was decked out in multiple layers of lashes for that camera worthy appeal on her wedding day. Lauren Conrad’s The Beauty Department reveals this is a celeb red carpet beauty secret to apply a full lash strip and then a half strip on top of it on the outer corners. US Weekly reported that Giuliana Rancic has admitted to wearing up to 4 layers of fake lashes. (Cosmo posted that Giuliana loves the affordable Ardell Wispies – $14 for set of 4). Whether individual lashes or full strips, The Beauty Department gives step-by-step instructions on easy at home application techniques. http://thebeautydepartment.com/2012/05/oh-la-lashes/
For the ultimate eye drama, celebs turn to lash stylist Linda Tical, owner of Goddess Lashes. You may have tried other synthetic or human hair lash strips before, but the Goddess Signature Mink Lash Strips have become a celebrity obsession made of 100% Siberian mink. Kim Kardashian, Madonna, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, and Oprah are supposed fans. The lash strips run $150-$250 on the Miami based website depending on the lash length and design (Swarovski crystals are an option for a bling effect). Mink extensions ($250-$600) are also an option for a longer lasting beauty accessory. (No animals were harmed to obtain the fur laden lashes. The process involves gently brushing live mink to obtain loose hair for the lashes). When it comes to eyelashes, I thought I heard and tried it all until this. Would you wear fur lashes?
- Getty Image; New Beauty Magazine
Although 2012 New York Fashion Week showed a new trend of natural, bare lashes with only clear mascara on the models for Hervé Léger by Max Azria, Alexander Wang, Altuzarra, and Thakoon, celebs like Katy Perry are launching their own line of falsies and others are still flaunting the to die for lengthy extensions. So, the trend for sky-high Daisy Duck lashes isn’t disappearing anytime soon.