When Eyelashes Attack
Confession time. During my lunch hour I like to take the opportunity to catch up on all my trashy gossip (Jake and Vienna split, can you even stand it?!) and watch clips of reality TV I might have missed from the week. I call this "research." When I heard Danielle Staub from The Real Housewives of New Jersey was going to sing live on Andy Cohen's Bravo after show Watch What Happens, some Googling was definitely called for.
I'll be perfectly honest. I didn't hear one word of what came out of Danielle's mouth because all I could focus on were those terrifying eyelashes she was wearing (watch the close-up below). Holy lashes! Those things looked like they were dutifully trained by Danielle and at a moment's notice would leap off her face and smack you when instructed to. Too much, too spiderlike, and just too scary. I love fake eyelashes, and when done correctly they can look absolutely gorgeous (as many a member of the Kardashian family has proven), but these were too severe, especially when Danielle's face structure (i.e., angry brows) is also severe. If you want to get full lashes but don't feel like investing in a pair of fake ones, try these tips below.
Curl the corners of your lashes. You can also curl all your lashes, but for a quick, wide-awake look, curling the corners will do the trick.
It's all in the motion. Pushing up your wand as you apply will give added volume, and using a zigzag motion throughout your lashes will make sure you hit them all.
If you're going fake, go short. The longer lashes you get, the more prone yours will be to looking fake, which is not the point. You want the most natural-looking lashes possible. Especially if you're a first-timer, start short and then build your way up the lash ladder.
We love Shu Uemura's false lashes. What's your favorite brand? Plus, take a peek at Danielle's lashes below.