Eye Say, False Eyelashes or Feather Dusters?
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.
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.
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)