Contributing Monkie G Monkie
Published on January 7, 2009
Madonna is still a material girl after all, People Magazine writes, when they covered her Very “Un-G” custom fake eyelashes made from mink fur and diamonds. No we are not joking, this is a new trend coming to us from the trendy makeup company Tokyo Lash Bar and the makeup artist Shu Uemura’s.
People Magazine goes on to say the Not So Material girls can opt for the synthetic fiber and crystals version. I think this is pretty good advice even for the not so soaked in money types. A single pair of the mink eyelashes cost a whopping $10,000 plus they are only good for 5 to 7 times.
Even the green minded Oprah Winfrey seems to be hitting the mink eyelash trend according to New York Times “ Oprah Winfrey makeup artist Reggie Wells, ordered 200 pairs after he heard about Madonna, said Peter Malachi, assistant vice president for Shu Uemura public relations.”
Now, I see the fun factor in the lash extension trend, but do they really need to kill animals to have fun? Why not create a biodegradible corn plastic version? I am sure if the Japanese put their minds to it, they could come up with the next Super G Eyelash Mega Trend, with eyelashes that expand and contract on demand and pulse with glowing colors that follow the musical beat pulsing across the dance floor. Now that would be something to write about and a trend Madonna could wrap her eyelashes around.
Via Wired Magazine: Hip teens are hitting the Tokyo Lash Bar in the city’s Omotesando district for eye-poppingly over-engineered fake lashes. Using a unique applicator and a special latex adhesive, makeup pros install a set of these architectonic master pieces, like the high-end Velvet Feather for about $43 and Yellow Flash or Dazzling Diamante for less than $20. A bit steep, but the lashes can be reused as many as 10 times.