Let’s face it. When a woman bats her lush, long, and thick lashes, the moment is considered all hers. Time stands still, the whole world of men is enslaved by her, and all no one of her favors are left ungranted. The eyes are the ultimate weapon of seduction, and long, thick, black lashes are the lethal accessories, along with fabulous eye makeup.
False lashes were first invented for the 1916 film, “Intolerance,” wherein director D.W. Griffith wanted Seena Owen “to have lashes that brushed her cheeks.” Hollywood legends , such as Betty Davis ( immortalized by the song Bette Davis’ Eyes ), also used false lashes for some of her movies.
The recent hype of false eyelashes started with J.Lo’s controversial red mink eyelashes for her Oscars attendance last 2002, followed by Madonna’s mink and diamond lashes for her music video, and Oprah’s fabulous false mink eyelashes. ( I’m hearing alot of “mink” here! ) Shu Uemura certainly is the stars’ favorite when it comes to lash work!
I admit that the women of yesterday who had false eyelashes on did not look as good as women who wear them now. The progressive civilization , including the advancement of the beauty industry, just made false eyelashes dust off their “noticeability”, and they just look so natural today that anyone can get away with it. If normal women cannot see the difference between false or real lashes, what more, with men?
It’s a plus that false eyelashes aren’t for movie stars anymore. False eyelashes are sold just everywhere, and can be worn by any woman wishing for some hint of seduction, and glamour in her eyes. Shu Uemura has been acclaimed to be the “lash expert,” coming up with other brilliant products for the eyes, from eye makeup to eye lash curlers, and mascaras.
Tokyo Lash Bars, a brilliant concept of Shu Uemura, are installed over cosmetic sections all over the world , and prices start at $ 15.00.
Another good find, is the Sugar Flirt False eyelashes. They retail at $ 7.50 at Sephora, and according to reviews, they’re really sturdy, of good quality, and look really natural and pretty. Not to mention, inexpensive!
Well, are you ready for your “moment?” Flutter those fabulous falsies for the time of your life!