In case anyone wasn’t already convinced of Adele’s awesomeness, her presence at the Grammy Awards totally confirmed it: she owned the red carpet, sang beautifully, and won every award she was nominated for. In addition to all of her incredible accomplishments, her makeup was flawless, and her dramatic eyelashes were especially stunning. While Adele’s look definitely included fake eyelashes, here are a few techniques to make your natural lashes look as thick and lush as possible… Keep reading »
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Long before Latisse or any of the other eyelash lengthening potions were developed, Elizabeth Taylor rocked extra-long, extra-thick lashes. And now, just weeks after her death, the truth behind her lush lashes has been revealed: Taylor was born with distichiasis–or double rows of eyelashes. Thankfully, the mutation had few negative effects — though in some cases it can cause problems if the lashes begin to grow inward — but it did make some assume she was wearing makeup when she was not. Roddy McDowell, her co-star in “Lassie Come Home,” recalled:
“On her first day of filming, they took one look at her and said: ‘Get that girl off the set – she has too much eye make-up on, too much mascara’ … Guess what? They learned that she had no mascara on. She has a double set of eyelashes. Now, who has double eyelashes except a girl who was absolutely born to be on the big screen?”
I’m slightly obsessed with having long, luxurious eyelashes. Tell me a beauty treatment will give the appearance of curled and thick lashes, and I’ll say, “When’s my appointment?” I’ve had lash extensions that were so thick they prevented my natural lashes from growing. And I’ve also had my natural lashes permed. Unfortunately, the curl made applying mascara difficult and time-consuming. Of course, false eyelashes have intrigued me, but even after practicing, I still can’t apply them with deft. That’s why I was so excited to learn about Kiss Premium Eyelashes, which have patent-pending Red Application Strings for easy application. Keep reading »
The last time we saw a perm and liked it was in 7th grade when Jennifer Guglio’s mom let her get one and she accessorized it with colorful baby barrettes and Hello Kitty hair ties. That. Was. So. Cool. Since then? Not so much. Until Marie Claire brought up perms recently. They’re back, apparently. But not for your hair—for your eyelashes?! One MC beauty writer talks about getting the treatment at a NYC salon. The writer was extremely satisfied with her $80+ treatment, saying that her curly lashes made her face look “more feminine” and that she didn’t need to wear mascara because they were so dramatic … Keep reading »
Initially, I wasn’t convinced Latisse, the prescription drug that promises to grow fuller, longer, and darker lashes, would be effective because Brooke Shields had really long and thick lashes to begin with. Plus, those warnings of darkened irises and eyelids really scared me. And then The New York Times featured that woman who used Latisse without a prescription and now suffers from discolored eyelids the shade of a black eye. I decided L’Oreal’s Lash Boosting Serum was a safer way to maintain my lashes. But I’m really impressed by the results Latisse’s new spokesperson, Claire Danes, experienced. Her eyelashes went from meager and wispy to long and naturally full-looking, the kind of results you’d expect from lash extensions. There’s something a little more trust-worthy about Claire, who admitted to experiencing some redness within the first few weeks of use. It’s true Latisse is paying Claire, but her results speak for themselves. Now, I’m actually considering trying this product. Would you? [Fashionista] Keep reading »
First there was the initial application. That cost $400. Then the touch-ups every three weeks at $100 each.
Yes, I’m aware it sounds like a coke addict’s tally after a heavy binge. But I’m talking about eyelash extensions. I blew $700 on my eyelashes in two months. I know, it sounds crazy, but those two months were the most glorious eight weeks of my cosmetic life. And I’d do it again if I could scrounge up the cash. Read more … Keep reading »
Fake eyelashes are generally a problematic beauty product. They’re either too costumey and should be reserved for Halloween and theme parties or they’re a nice idea in principle but never work in reality. When we first saw these fake eyelashes by Paperself, we thought “crazy!” To be more accurate, they’re not lashes, bur rather super-detailed paper cuttings. The styles, which feature designs like zebras, vines, and flowers, are all linked to Chinese symbolism. Looking closer, we realized they’re actually quite beautiful and artistic (assuming there’s no risk of getting paper cuts near your eyes, which would really suck). Only question is—where to wear them? We’re thinking they may be a wee bit much for your average outing.
Because eyelash length is, for some reason, a huge concern these days, we’ve taken to applying all sorts of crap around our rather delicate eyes in the pursuit of a long lash. While the popularity of treatments like Latisse (which costs $120) shows no sign of slowing, the icky side effects of lash-lengthening knockoffs should definitely be enough to make you think twice. One woman who tried Lumigan, an $80 alternative, found stray hairs growing from the skin at the corner of her eye. [Wha!? Seriously? -- Editor Erin] We’ve got enough random hair to tweeze; excess eyelashes in odd spots doesn’t really need to be added to our list of concerns. Add to that the fact that these Latisse alternatives aren’t FDA-approved and we officially don’t care enough about the length of our lashes to deal with that mess. [StyleList] Keep reading »
We’ve talked about the alleged horrors of the eyelash growing formula Latisse gone wrong before, but this video from Consumer Reports tells us a few more scary things about the beauty product. You shouldn’t be easily fooled by the FDA-approved label. The reason Latisse has FDA approval is that it was previously a medication used to treat glaucoma. And while we knew that some Latisse users had complained about weird pigmentation going on, Consumer Reports confirms that the treatment can turn blue or green eyes permanently to brown, and that users have complained about dyed eyelids—on both the top and bottom—which results in a “raccoon look.” Watch and hear it for yourself. [Stylelist.com] Keep reading »