Nov 8, 2011
what do you think about false lashes?
i never was a false lashes girl. i am very unsatisfied with my natural lashes which are sparse, short and point straight downward, but i never considered using fake lashes, lash extensions and such sorts to add some impact to my lashline.
reason why: i just think they are much too obvious on my asian eyes. most lashes are too long, too curved and too dense to be able to fake a natural, thick lashline and wearing them would only emphasize on the phoney look. the result is inverted into something one hasn't aimed at all. it always looks fake and obvious. legit.
also, i think the bigger the lashes, the more they absorb from your eye make up, especially if you have small asian eyelids, and there's no real point anymore to put much effort into it. and i love my eyeshadows and eye brushes too much to go back to the basics.
third, i have seen much too many deterrent examples in my youth (i just say friends with one side lashes half off ... they seemed too confident and i was too insecure to tell them - no good for either side).
if it's not for arty looks, or photoshoots that aren't close up, for on-stage performances etc., i just can't become friends with falsies. especially if a person talks directly to me, it makes me feel incredibly uncomfortable wearing false eyelashes, worse than any slutty make up or embarrassing clothing, i would concentrate my insecurity on my lashes - because it's just undeniably obvious from the distance you have in normal everyday interactions. what if they are about to fall off? what if my counterpart stares at my lashes, thinking less of me, my personality, my intelligence? it just pressures me to have to prove myself even more, and that's quite stressing.
i think many women with caucasian eyeshapes look even more beautiful when they have false lashes applied, but i found less than few asian women who can sport fake lashes on a daily basis and don't look awkward.
this is not meant disrespectful or to devalue anyone - each woman chooses what she likes and has an own imagine of herself, it's just not my taste. i even have difficulties to put on fake lashes for festive events. until recently, when a sister-in-law gave me some sets of false eyelashes that she bought during a trip to our home country, i only had two or three pairs of drugstore fake lashes to play around with.
here you can see the result - pretty phoney, right? haven't even dared to go out of the door with them yet.
first i have a set of flared lashes, they are pretty natural, short and fine in the inner corners, but the outer wing is too much, too flirty. here a full face comparison with/without lashes. the difference of course is even bigger since i've only coated my lashes in a super thin layer of mascara.
the other set looks denser and in fact more artificial, but the shorter outer corner makes them look a bit more normal than the other style. this one gives you a more dolly look.
what are your preferences? do you have tips on good and natural looking lashes for asian eyes? i have ordered the Princess Lee false eyelashes to try which are told to be the most natural and undetectable lashes out there, but they haven't arrived yet so i can't say anything about them. i surely have never purchased nicer and more pricey ones such as MAC, Shu Uemura and sorts. i also am curious about individual lashes, half lashes or lash segments. oh, and what's the best glue? i have one bottle of Eyelure and a tube of ModLash glue here. haven't bought Duo glue yet since i am too stingy for only occasional wear but i heard that it's the best.