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Eye Lashes.

Eye Lashes Are Back

As false eye lashes gradually shed their tarty image, cosmetics companies such as MAC, Shu Uemura and Vincent Longo have begun offering lash serum to compliment the false eye lashes on offer at Saks Fifth Avenue, Barneys New York or their own tony boutiques, training the sales staff in application techniques.

Scan the celebrity tabloids, flip on daytime TV or even the national news and you’ll see them. Amid the amazingly ample breasts, the unlined foreheads and the full lips are sets of long, dense, fluttery eyelashes.

You may cynically, and rightly, assume that implants, Botox and collagen have worked their magic on more than a few of these body parts. Guess what? The eye lashes are fake, too.

Look closely at Angelina Jolie, Oprah Winfrey, Eva Longoria, Jessica Simpson, Lindsay Lohan and a long list of cable news anchors, and you’ll spot the telltale signs: thick eyeliner (to hide the false-eye lash strip edges); eye lashes that nearly touch the brows (only freaks of nature grow them so long); a spidery pattern of spikes that would make Liza Minnelli proud.

The old obsession over big lips has given way to a new fetish for big eye lashesEye Lashes
are Back
. It started with the troupes of thick-eye lashed lasses walking the runways for lofty fashion houses. Fashion magazines and celebrity hairdresser picked up on the notion, and now the rest of us are buying record numbers of “fortified” mascaras and flocking to salons offering the latest beauty fad: eye lash extensions.

And at last, top makeup artists are coming clean about how they make the stars’ eyes shine so bright. “False eye lashes are the best-kept secret in makeup,” said Vincent Longo. “I’ve been doing eye lashes for 22 years, and I don’t think false eye lashes have ever left my kit.”

Eye lash extensions are creating the most buzz. In the painstaking, two-hour process, a technician glues about two dozen individual, artificial eye lashes onto each eyelid’s natural eye lashes, one by one by one. The service is becoming popular nationwide. It can cost anywhere from $45 in a makeup boutique to $250 in a Beverly Hills hair salon. Some practitioners say the single eye lashes are an aesthetic improvement over the three-lash, semi-permanent eye lashes that have been around for 30 years or more and cost less than $10 at a drugstore.

  





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  1. I just thought I would drop a little bit of advice for you guys. There is something I have been dong religiously for five years that takes 2 seconds, and makes my lashes look as if they have had $250 put into them.And I promise, nearly every one of my girlfriends has asked me at one time or another if I use falsies (and when I deny it, most look skeptical).
    When applying your makeiup, take your mascara wand and -as gently as possible- flick just the tipe of your lashes. Do this until you notice the effect it is having (it should visibly extend yoru lashes quite a bit). Then go and fill in just the roots to gice them more thickness.
    This can be done using a $30 dollar tube of Lancome Hypnose, or a $5 tube of N.Y.C mascara. I have used both, and both have been equally effective, I have naturally long lashes already, but this is garunteed to step anyones up.
    But Ssssh! Don’t let the secret out. None of my girlfriends know my secret, and I get so flattered when they ask me to do their makeup for special occasions. I guess they just love the effect I have.
    Loves-
    Ashleyy*

    Comment by Ashley — November 14, 2006 @ 12:32 pm

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