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Eye Say, False Eyelashes or Feather Dusters?

It's love at fur sight!It's love at fur sight!
Eye, matey! In the olden days, "40 lashes!" was a punishment. Now it's a fashion, but don't blink or you'll miss it. Or more likely, hurt yourself.

False eyelashes have never looked more unreal, thanks to the late (2007) Japanese make-up artist Shu Uemura. That doesn't mean they're not useful, however. Imagine the calories you'll burn as you build up your eyelid muscles with every blink. Birthdays will be different too: no need to blow out the candles when a well-timed wink will do the trick! The luxurious lashes would also match well with a set of extra wide, anime-style contacts.


Quick blinking may result in unexpected lift-offQuick blinking may result in unexpected lift-off
Though Uemura's eye-catching (or eye-cramping) creations look more suited to a Halloween party, one must remember that Japanese fashionistas strive for the extreme in an effort to get noticed - and will pay handsomely for the privilege. Uemura's trademark "lash bars" offer 22 variations on the ultra-lash theme at his signature boutique; the Shu Uemura Lash Bar in Tokyo's ritzy Omotesando shopping district.


Singapore sez, "Take me to the Lash Bar"Singapore sez, "Take me to the Lash Bar"
A pair of these lengthy lashes costs between $13 and $43 with the top-end eye candy sporting real feathers. What's more, they seem to be selling well - well enough for Shu Uemura to open eyelash bars in other Asian cities such as Singapore. "Pirate's dream" or freak of the week, it's certain all eyes will be glued to yours once you bolt these beauties to your blinkers! (via WGAL)

EDITOR'S NOTE: Baci has a similar line of extreme and novelty eyelashes. You can see a sampling of BACI eyelashes here.

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Steve Levenstein
J A P A N O R A M A
InventorSpot.com

Comments
Oct 7, 2008
by Anonymous

Um...

Us guys will instantly look in the other direction if we see a girl wearing this. It's truly grotesque.

Oct 8, 2008
by Anonymous

Ugly

Eeeeww, them eye lashes gotta go man!

www.anonymity.at.tc

Oct 8, 2008
by Anonymous

Gross!

disgusting...

Oct 8, 2008
by Anonymous

Ok, I'm a girl and i find

Ok, I'm a girl and i find some stupid stuff interesting, but that is the ugliest thing i have ever seen. its like big bird puked on her eyes...

Oct 8, 2008
by Anonymous

Not ugly

Just imagine how it would feel with her working below your waistline, blinking, fluttering those things across your belly. Awesome.

Oct 8, 2008
by Anonymous

those eyes would be great

if they were looking up at you . .. .

Oct 8, 2008
by Anonymous

I LOVE IT!

I am in love with eyelashes!! I think every girl needs to try it once before they can start judging the beauty of it.. but im thinking exotic eyelashes like these should probably be saved for some special occasion...

Oct 9, 2008
by Anonymous

Does the carpet match the

Does the carpet match the er... lashes?

Oct 9, 2008
by Anonymous

And how do you shower with

And how do you shower with those?

Oct 9, 2008
by Anonymous

Funny looking.

You can have the big eye lashes.

Oct 9, 2008
by Anonymous

you say you hate it now..

but wait for it to catch on over in the US in a few years. You'll all be sporting them around!