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Tuesday, April 6, 2010

False Eye Lashes

I have always loved False Eye Lashes and wondered the other day where they actually came from in the first instance so I went looking for the history of these favorite little things.  I loved the looks created by  Twiggy and Mary Quant years back in the 60's!

Guess what? 

I found the history of who and where they were created, so read on.  The next installment will me a tutorial on how to apply these little treasures as they are not an expensive item to buy, but you do need to apply them correctly..so check back for the next installment.

The History of False Eyelashes

Beauty legend has it that American movie director D.W. Griffith designed the first set of false eyelashes. While creating a motion picture in 1916, he wanted his leading lady to have lashes so long they graced her cheeks when she blinked or looked down thoughtfully.
A wig maker set to work creating the lashes out of human hair and gauze, and the result was movie magic. Unfortunately the film itself was not, and the screenplay became forgettable. However, the false lashes were remembered to the misfortune of Griffith who never formally made a claim to their fame and had his idea simulated, stolen, and altered in the decades to come.
Since 1916, there have been plenty of leading ladies and celebrities who used false eyelashes. Twiggy is an example of someone in the public spotlight who used falsies in the way that they were intended. Others unfortunately have not, picture Tammy Faye Baker & Liza Minnelli for example. False eyelashes are almost an art when it comes to appropriate use and application, therefore it takes time and patience to learn the trade.




Great looks created with the addition of false eye lashes. 

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