In the 1960s, full, dramatic lashes surged in popularity. Women started applying mascara to both top and bottom lashes, and false lashes created a bold, wide-eyed effect. Colored lashes and those in a variety of lengths and thicknesses heightened the drama, even going to extremes with embellishments. Today, we still enjoy a similarly diverse range of options. While false lashes aren’t as common for daily use, they are still a fun way to subtly — or not-so-subtly — enhance one’s look.
Natural '60s Flair
To recreate a 1960s (think Twiggy) look with just mascara, curl lashes (try Shu Uemura New Generation Eyelash S Curler), and then layer on a black, thickening formula like L’Oréal Paris Voluminous Original Mascara or Urban Decay Perversion. Don’t comb through the lashes! This look is more authentic when lashes clump a little. For a more dramatic look on lower lashes, use a thin, black eyeliner to draw lashes on your skin (really!). Use something that won’t smear, like YSL Waterproof Eye Pencil in Black Ink.
Vintage Lash Queen
To go faux, try something like Urban Decay Perversion False Lashes in Trap or Shu Uemura Black V False Eyelashes on just the tops or on both lashes. Finally, walk (or wink) on the wild side with Shu Uemura Black Jewel On Wing False Eyelash Premium Edition — jewels and feathers included!
What’s your favorite way to rock bold lashes? Share in the comments below!
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